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'Dokdo is the proper name'
Dec 08, 2014
Representative Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said on December 6 that "Dokdo" is the proper name to refer to Korea's easternmost islands. Royce is known to have said that, "We have to understand history and what abuses occurred, b...

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New publication documents Vietnam’s floral diversity
Dec 05, 2014
The Korea National Arboretum publishes in both English and Vietnamese "Floristic Diversity of Hon Ba Nature Reserve" on December 3, the first of its kind in the region. A booklet documenting the floristic diversity of Vietnam's southeastern Hon Ba nature reserve has been publishe...


Seoul, a top-ten city for students
Dec 03, 2014
Seoul has been selected as one of the ten best cities in the world in which to be a student. The Guardian newspaper reports on the QS Best Student Cities 2015 report which introduced Seoul as one of the best cities worldwide for students. QS, a global online career and educat...


Reporters get stories before ASEAN talks
Dec 01, 2014
With the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit just around the corner, media personnel from across ASEAN are coming to Korea to get more stories from the host country. A group of journalists from Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand were invited to Seoul to check on pr...


Three national parks recognized for conservation, natur...
Nov 28, 2014
Three major national parks -- Jirisan, Seoraksan and Odaesan mountains -- have been included on the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas, as the level of protection, conservation and management at these parks has been internationally acknowledged. The International Union for Conser...


Zoologist Jane Goodall visits National Institute of Eco...
Nov 24, 2014
Jane Goodall, the 80-year-old zoologist and environmentalist, visited the National Institute of Ecology (NIE) in Seocheon, Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province) on November 23. Goodall is known for her life-long devotion to studying chimpanzees and other wild animals.Goo...


Northeast Asian scholars discuss 1,600-year-old Gogurye...
Nov 24, 2014
King Gwanggaeto (r. 391-413), the 19th king of the Goguryeo Kingdom (37 B.C.-A.D. 668), is a well-remembered and much-respected historic figure. He is known to have developed national power and to have stabilized society during ancient times disturbed by territorial disputes. ...


Wishes of luck for their critical 362 minutes
Nov 13, 2014
Test-takers from Yongsan High School smile as they enter the test venue to sit their College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT). Junior schoolmates salute and cheer at the test venue, Kungbok High School, in Jongno-gu (District), Seoul, on November 13.“Get in the groove!” “Get throug...


NYT describes festive atmosphere of Korean baseball
Nov 11, 2014
The celebratory atmosphere of Korean baseball is no less dynamic than in any other country. Cheerleaders kick and jump and spectators bang out a rhythm with their noise-making plastic tubes, chanting and singing in perfect unison to support their team. This is an everyday scene a...

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Number of registered cars tops 20 million
Nov 10, 2014
The number of registered vehicles in Korea has exceeded 20 million for the first time. According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the number has increased as many as 2,700 times over the past seven decades, to 20,002,967 as of October 30, from just around 7,...