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Last crown prince's tomb to be opened to public
Apr 29, 2015
The tomb of King Yeongchin, Yi Eun (1897-1970), and his wife, Yi Bangja (1901-1989), will be opened to the public for the first time beginning on May 10. King Yeongchin, was the last crown prince of the Daehan Empire (1897-1910). He and his wife are buried in Yeongwon (영원, 英園) in...


NYT asks PM Abe to confront Japan's wartime history
Apr 24, 2015
The New York Times (NYT) has called for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to honestly confront Japan's wartime history. In an April 20 editorial titled "Shinzo Abe and Japan's History," the newspaper's editorial board wrote that Prime Minister Abe will be the first Japan...


The day-to-day reality of unification
Apr 21, 2015
Korea has been divided into north and south for 70 years. Both North and South have suffered from war, as well as internal conflicts. Nonetheless, hope for reunification on both sides has never diminished. The reality of unification may be quite different from what you imagin...


Journalists discuss peace on the Korean Peninsula
Apr 14, 2015
The World Journalists Conference 2015 opened at the Korea Press Center in Seoul on April 13. Journalists from around the globe gathered for the event to discuss issues concerning the Korean Peninsula and freedom of speech. Approximately 100 reporters from about 60 countr...


Traditional liquors transformed into cocktails
Apr 13, 2015
It's no exaggeration to say that two words -- "integration" and "harmony" -- are keywords that represent modern society today. Everything is integrated and can be reproduced in harmony, and it can be found everywhere around us. This trend can also be seen in alcohol consumpti...


Special exhibition illuminates Ahn's life, philosophy
Apr 06, 2015
A young man from Joseon was executed in a prison in Lushun, Liaoning Province, China, at 10 a.m. on March 26, 1919. He was Ahn Jung-geun, who was found guilty of shooting former Japanese Prime Minister and then Resident-General of Korea Ito Hirobumi (1841-1909) at Harbin...


1,226 tree huggers embrace nature
Mar 27, 2015
A group of 1,226 people hug a forest of trees at the Korea National Arboretum in Pocheon, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province), on March 21, an event held to mark the International Day of Forests. Over 1,000 people have taken a tree into their embrace. On March 21, the International D...


Dresden opens Korean Plaza
Mar 25, 2015
The Korean Plaza, a new city park, opens in Dresden.The sign indicates the Korean Plaza in Dresden, Germany.A new sign was put up on March 23 in a park in central Dresden, the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. The sign says, “Koreanischer Platz,” meaning, "Kore...


Rice transformation: Noryangjin's Cup Rice Alley
Mar 25, 2015
It's a worldwide phenomenon that new cultures form where youngsters gather to hang out or to live. In Seoul, for example, many of its neighborhoods -- Gangnam, which represents the glamorous nightlife; Hongdae, a center of campus life; Myeongdong, known as the nation's number one...


Entering the long-awaited spring
Mar 24, 2015
Peeking over the tiled wall, flowering apricots burst into bloom, heralding the onset of spring, on March 24.Forsythias, azaleas and Korean apricot flowers (maehwa) have come into bloom this week, telling us that spring is on its way. People may not be in the same mood as they wa...