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Countryside home to world of conveniences
May 20, 2015
The word sigol refers to, "a rural village,” an area far away from a modern city. In fact, it can refer to any region far from the Korean capital of Seoul, and any agricultural or fishing village falls into the “sigol" category, too. Such sigolvillages are small in...


Stanford Univ. scholars ask Japanese prime minister to ...
May 18, 2015
"Feelings of deep remorse," for its colonial rule and aggression, and asking for, "forgiveness," from the women, in particular, who suffered under colonial rule were the phrases contained in the statements posted on the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) h...


Gourmets take culinary trip to countryside
May 14, 2015
A group of chefs and gourmets embarked on a culinary journey on May 12 to visit Jeongeup-si in Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province). Participating in the “Take Non-Korean Chefs on A Culinary Tour” program hosted by the Rural Development Administration (RDA), they slaked t...


Seminar explores future of Asia Culture Academy
May 06, 2015
With only five months remaining until the opening of the Asian Culture Complex in Gwangju, on April 30 Seoul hosted the third seminar on the vision and plans for the complex's new Asian Culture Academy (ACA). The ACA, one of the five cultural centers belonging to the new compl...


Pagoda lantern lights up central Seoul
Apr 30, 2015
Buddhist monks and believers circle a pagoda-shaped lantern after the lantern's lighting ceremony on April 29. The lantern is a replica of the pagoda at Mireuksa Temple. Ahead of Buddha’s birthday, a lighting ceremony for a lantern shaped like the pagoda at the site of&nb...


Last crown prince's tomb to be opened to public
Apr 29, 2015
The tomb of King Yeongchin, Yi Eun (1897-1970), and his wife, Yi Bangja (1901-1989), will be opened to the public for the first time beginning on May 10. King Yeongchin, was the last crown prince of the Daehan Empire (1897-1910). He and his wife are buried in Yeongwon (영원, 英園) in...


NYT asks PM Abe to confront Japan's wartime history
Apr 24, 2015
The New York Times (NYT) has called for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to honestly confront Japan's wartime history. In an April 20 editorial titled "Shinzo Abe and Japan's History," the newspaper's editorial board wrote that Prime Minister Abe will be the first Japan...


The day-to-day reality of unification
Apr 21, 2015
Korea has been divided into north and south for 70 years. Both North and South have suffered from war, as well as internal conflicts. Nonetheless, hope for reunification on both sides has never diminished. The reality of unification may be quite different from what you imagin...


Journalists discuss peace on the Korean Peninsula
Apr 14, 2015
The World Journalists Conference 2015 opened at the Korea Press Center in Seoul on April 13. Journalists from around the globe gathered for the event to discuss issues concerning the Korean Peninsula and freedom of speech. Approximately 100 reporters from about 60 countr...


Traditional liquors transformed into cocktails
Apr 13, 2015
It's no exaggeration to say that two words -- "integration" and "harmony" -- are keywords that represent modern society today. Everything is integrated and can be reproduced in harmony, and it can be found everywhere around us. This trend can also be seen in alcohol consumpti...