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Korea's biggest shopping festival
Nov 19, 2012
Korea’s biggest shopping festival, “Korea Grand Sale 2013,” will take place in major Korean tourist attractions in Seoul, Busan, and Jeju Island from January 11 to February 28, 2013.In the Korea Grand Sale 2013, 85 companies and 24,700 stores such as department stores, duty-free ...

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In Timor-Leste, football dreams live on
Nov 16, 2012
In 2001, former football player Kim Sin-hwan arrived in Timor-Leste looking for a happier, more lucrative lifestyle that would move him past the failed marriage and business he’d left behind. What he found instead was widespread poverty, a group of children playing street ball ba...

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Spanish media highlight miracle of Korea’s education sy...
Nov 16, 2012
Students in Korea strive for high scores and aim for top schools in a highly competitive society, which has contributed to the country’s economic and social progress, said ABC, an influential newspaper in Spain, in a recent article. The newspaper ran an article titled “A miracle ...

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Life in Asia, a photo exhibit
Nov 15, 2012
A new photo exhibit offers a unique glimpse into the daily lives of the diverse peoples whose traditions and cultures together make up modern-day Asia. “Asia, 0.0 Kilometers” is the latest exhibit to be featured at the Asian Culture Complex in Gwangju, Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla ...

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Mobile games shine at G*STAR 2012
Nov 12, 2012
Over the past year, the sight of commuters and pedestrians engrossed in the latest smartphone games on their mobile phones has become increasingly commonplace in Korea. Accordingly, this year's G*STAR, Korea's largest international game show and trade fair, saw a greater emphasis...

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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 ...