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Asian archaeology symposium takes place in Seoul
Nov 01, 2013
Archaeologists from Korea, Russia, Mongolia and China gathered in Seoul for the 2013 Asia Archaeology Academic Symposium on October 31. Co-hosted by the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage (NRICH) and the National Palace Museum of Korea, the global symposium invited ...

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Smaller fruit for shifting market
Nov 01, 2013
Some new species of fruit have come out of Korea. The size has gotten smaller, but the taste is perfect. With the price of fruit on the rise and the smaller size of families, fruit consumption has recently decreased. To increase fruit sales, the Rural Development Administration (...

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Busan Police: “We’re faster than a speeding bullet.”
Oct 30, 2013
Busan police recently revealed a series of hilarious outdoor advertisements. The work of the Busan Metropolitan Police Agency (BMPA), the installation art advertisements, have been gaining popularity among Busan citizens and netizens alike. Last September, a crashing police car a...

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Dutch design stores food in natural, eco-friendly manne...
Oct 28, 2013
History repeats itself. Humans endlessly create things and they somehow return to where they were in the first place.A recent exhibition at the Korea Foundation (KF) Gallery, “A New Message from the Netherlands: Dutch Architecture and Design,” was themed with the history of recur...

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Candid life stories told at documentary festival
Oct 25, 2013
Documentaries, full of candid life stories, were told at an annual festival organized by Korea’s Educational Broadcasting System (EBS), the EBS International Documentary Festival. Marking its tenth anniversary this year, the festival began on October 18 with a theme of “Truth, Le...

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Polish President delivers special lecture to Korean you...
Oct 24, 2013
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski delivered a special lecture about his country and its relationship with Europe at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) in Seoul on October 23. “Though Poland and Korea are far away from each other geographically, that is just physical ...

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Busan film festival comes to an end
Oct 15, 2013
The 18th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) concluded its ten-day run on October 12. The two weeks in Busan were crowded with a flock of both domestic and international movie stars. Invitees to the 18th Busan International Film Festival hit the red carpet. This year’s ...

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Six ASEAN nations participate in employment insurance w...
Oct 14, 2013
The Korea Employment Information Service (KEIS) invited twelve labor and employment ministry officials from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to a workshop in Seoul from October 7 to 11. The six-nation delegation and its Korean hosts, under the auspices of the In...

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Hangeul week: festivities across central Seoul
Oct 11, 2013
On October 9, 1446, King Sejong The Great proclaimed the invention of Hunminjeongeum, a new phonetic system designed to help the citizens learn their letters, and declared that its official use would begin immediately.This week, Koreans celebrated the 567th birthday of their alph...

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Sejong Institute’s global students arrive in Seoul
Oct 10, 2013
A large group of Korean language students from overseas are visiting Seoul from October 4 through 10. The students all attend branches of the King Sejong Institute, an overseas educational institute where non-Koreans can study Korean language and learn about Korean culture. Being...