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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,...


Google Street View comes to Jeju parks
Oct 31, 2014
With a mouse click, the beautiful scenery of Jeju Island can now unfold in front of you on your computer screen. It is like personally walking up to the Seongsan Sunrise Peak, from which people can see the oceans and the offshore island of Udo Island, and through the Manjanggul L...


Enjoy hiking, rock climbing and do it safely
Oct 31, 2014
New entrants to the Gyeonggi Fire Service Academy take a rock climbing course with instructors from the National Park School of Mountaineering Safety on October 29.Autumn is clearly the season for hiking. The mountains have changed their colors to yellow and red with the autumn f...


Countryside offers bounty of organic produce, cultural ...
Oct 30, 2014
Interested in organic farming and/or getting your hands dirty while exploring rural Korea? Ever want to practice your Korean far from the curious ears and eyes of urbanites? World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms Korea ( offers 64 such chances through farms, te...