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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...


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 ...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


Autumn in Seoul with deep blue sky
Sep 27, 2013
Amid the peak of autumn, the temperature drops and the weather is chilly especially early in the morning. A deep blue sky stretches out over Seoul, as seen from Cheongwun Park in Jongno District, Seoul, on September 26 (photo: Jeon Han).As typical autumn weather with a high ...


Korea, Taiwan top world earth science Olympiad
Sep 24, 2013
Korea walked away the winner at the International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) 2013 which was held in Mysore, India, earlier this month.The four Korean high school students who represented Korea competed with 101 students from 27 countries for nine days starting on September 11....


President visits traditional market ahead of Chuseok
Sep 23, 2013
President Park Geun-hye visited a traditional market on September 17, a day before the Chuseok holiday. Visiting the market in Yongin City, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province), she looked around shops inside the market and wished the market traders good fortune for the high season ah...


Police share its experiences with four Asian nations
Sep 09, 2013
The Korean National Police University is conducting training on how to deal with cyber crimes for 20 middle managers from Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Cambodia. Police officers from four Asian nations are under training (photo courtesy of Korean National Police U...