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Korea, CIS countries mark 20 years of friendship
Nov 08, 2012
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Korea’s bilateral diplomatic relations with four Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. In celebration of the anniversary, over 50 policymakers, administrators, and scholars from each country met t...

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11 honorary citizens of Seoul recognized
Nov 07, 2012
Eleven outstanding foreign residents have been granted honorary citizenship of Seoul, in recognition for their accomplishments. Selected among the recipients were diplomats, clergy, entrepreneurs, and culture leaders who serve as role models to Seoul citizens and foreign resident...

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Autumn athletics day: a look back
Nov 04, 2012
With the arrival of autumn comes golden leaves, a round Harvest Moon, and in Korea, the long-awaited annual athletics day. The autumn athletics day or sports day has been a popular and steady pastime throughout recent Korean history, enjoyed by both young and old in all sectors o...

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Old Japanese map marks Dokdo as Korean territory
Nov 02, 2012
An ancient Japanese map that affirms Dokdo as Korean territory has been restored by the National Archives of Korea. The restored map, produced in 1936 by the cartography unit of the Japanese army with high credibility, played a decisive role in acknowledging Korea’s sovereignty o...

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Seoul Peace Prize goes to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-m...
Oct 30, 2012
“Peace and security, development and human rights are indivisible. We will not enjoy one without the other. We must deliver peace in the fullest sense of the word.” Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon became the first South Korean to receive the Seoul Peace Prize ...

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Seoul City Hall’s metamorphosis pleases book lovers
Oct 25, 2012
In front of Seoul City Hall is Seoul Plaza, a popular gathering spot and venue for numerous events and festivals. After more than four years of renovations, the old Seoul City Hall building is set to reopen as Seoul Metropolitan Library. Opening on October 26, the new library wi...

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A feast for your senses in Jeonju
Oct 24, 2012
“Eating food is about more than just consumption. It is rather the consumption of a particular culture. Each culture's food will have differences in style, and this year’s food festival aimed to publicize the cultural elements embedded in Korean food”. Organized with th...

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Korean antique books discovered in France
Oct 22, 2012
Hundreds of old Korean books collected by French scholar Maurice Courant (1865-1935) have been discovered. The National Library of Korea said it found 254 Korean books, reportedly collected by Courant, at the College de France in Paris during the digitalization of antique books f...

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Korean football fans earn respect in Iran
Oct 22, 2012
South Korea faced off against Iran in a qualifying match for the 2014 World Cup on Tuesday, October 16 at Azadi Stadium in Tehran. Although Korea's Taegeuk Warriors lost to the Iranian team 0-1, a post-game show of sportsmanship by Korean fans has become the talk of Iran's Intern...

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More Korean couples choose cost-friendly weddings
Oct 15, 2012
For couples looking to get married, preparations for the big day are often complicated by any number of issues including time, cost, varying preferences, and invitations. In Korea, the question of location has become particularly important, with the relatively high cost of rentin...