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Persimmon farmer moves upmarket with branding
Nov 16, 2015
On the cover of the red box it says "Natural Garden" (자연의 뜰). As you open the box, you can see that it carries about a dozen glossy orange-red persimmons. The persimmons are as big as a man's fist. As you peel one of the fruits and bite into a slice of it, the sweet persimmon jui...


Coffee cups across Korea
Nov 02, 2015
Coffee is an everyday culinary delight for many people these days. The delight that people find in coffee shows no signs of abating. According to trade reports released by the Korea Customs Service on Oct. 25, the nation’s imports of coffee beans and coffee produc...


Seasons begin shift from autumn to winter
Oct 27, 2015
Autumn rains fall on Oct. 27. Raindrops hanging off the fruit are reminiscent of icicles. Weather forecasters predict that temperatures will drop over the weekend and that Oct. 31 will see winter-like temperatures. The dyes of colorful seasonal foliage can be seen all ac...


World's sacrifices remembered in Busan
Oct 27, 2015
Busan, Korea's second metropolis and a beachside port city, has many popular tourist sites. There is the Busan International Film Festival, of course, but also the Busan Fireworks Fest, the Busan Gijang Anchovy Festival and other festivals that are held year round, ready to welco...


Koreaphile competition winners visit Busan
Oct 26, 2015
Winners of the "Talk! Talk! Korea 2015” contest have been invited to Korea as part of their Gold Prizes and were given the opportunity to see first-hand the nation and the people that inspired their competition entries across six categories: photographs, videos, covers of the son...


S. Korean separated families gather ahead of reunions w...
Oct 24, 2015
Another group of South Korean families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War gathered at the country's east coastal city on Friday to prepare for their first reunions with North Korean relatives. The second batch of 90 families or 255 South Koreans came to the city of Sokcho to ...


'We'll meet in the afterlife'
Oct 23, 2015
North Korean Ri Heung-jong (right), 88, sheds tears as his South Korean daughter, Lee Jeong-sook, 68, wipes them away. The father and daughter spent their final moments together before the father returned to the North on Oct. 22 at a resort near Geumgangsan Mountain in North Kore...

reporters_th_02.jpg seeks Honorary Reporters
Oct 21, 2015
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) are seeking their fifth group of Honorary Reporters to work with the team at throughout the end of 2015 and 2016. These outstanding individuals will interact online wi...


Years of loss rewarded by brief encounter
Oct 21, 2015
After being separated for 65 years, South Korean Lee Soon-kyu (left), 85, smiles as she greets her husband, North Korean Oh In-se (right), 85, during South-North family reunions on Oct. 20 at a resort near Geumgangsan Mountain. Oh left home for military training in July 1950, and...


Eat your way across Korea: barbecued ribs
Oct 20, 2015
The delicious world of Korean cuisine is broad and deep. From the vegetable dishes of kimchi, through the variety of soybean and soybean paste soups, Korean cuisine encompasses the expansive geography and habitats native to the Korean Peninsula. Korean cuisine is also the result ...