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‘Let’s walk Seoul’
Aug 26, 2014
Participants in the 442nd Turtle Marathon yell out a cheer and start the race on August 24 at the Cultural Plaza of the National Theater of Korea located on Namsan Mountain, Seoul. (photo: Jeon Han)The Turtle Marathon involving overseas tourists was held on August 24. The race be...


Seoul metro turns 40: city's must-visit stations
Aug 25, 2014
This is the second part of our, "Seoul Metro Turns 40," series. Please click here to see the previous post. "I've been all around the world and ridden many a subway train, but only one's so near-perfect I can hardly complain. It's the Seoul Metropolitan Subway System." Thes...


Worldwide competition for wits: Busan Ads Festival
Aug 22, 2014
The 2014 Busan Ads Festival kicked off on August 21 at Bexco in Busan. A wide variety of advertisements submitted to the festival offer a glimpse of the humor and creativeness of people from around the globe. The festival heated up even before its opening, with more than 12,0...


Korea’s rare plant taking root in Himalaya
Aug 22, 2014
White forsythia, a rare plant that grows nowhere but in Korea, decorates the royal garden of Bhutan. Bhutan is a kingdom located in the alpine region of the Himalayan Mountains at an altitude of 2,500 meters. The plant got its Korean name, “Miseon namu” because its fruit is shape...


Pope's visit to Korea as seen by worldwide media outlet...
Aug 22, 2014
The pope's recent visit to Korea, the first nation in the Asian region, has brought with it the global limelight from a number of media outlets. There has been widespread coverage on the meaning behind the visit and on every step the pope took in Korea. Pope Francis visited Solmo...


Nature's resilient beauty as seen on Bamseom Island
Aug 19, 2014
The Hangang River is a gigantic stream that cuts through the capital city. In the middle of the flowing waterway, underneath the Seogang Bridge that connects Yeouido and Mapo, sits a tiny island that preserves nature in a pristine state. It is Bamseom Island. The island is cu...


Upon the completion of Pope Francis' visit to Korea
Aug 19, 2014
  Bishop Peter Kang U-il Dear beloved brothers and sisters, For the past few days we have enjoyed touching moments, exhilaration and delight with Pope Francis. The pope shouted out to the youth of Asia gathered in Korea to wake up, though they may be seeped in drowsin...


Pope Francis: ‘All Koreans are brothers and sisters’
Aug 19, 2014
Pope Francis celebrated a Mass for peace and reconciliation at the Myeongdong Cathedral in Seoul on August 18, wrapping up his five-day trip to Korea. Prior to the Mass, the pope greeted and consoled surviving sexual slaves who were forced to work for the Japanese military during...


Regional gov'ts present pontiff with small gifts
Aug 18, 2014
City and provincial governments and many individual citizens have presented Pope Francis with small gifts prepared with respect and sincerity, returning to him the favor of having visited Korea. The provincial government of Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province) gave the ...


‘Wake up and go out into the world’: Pope Francis
Aug 18, 2014
“As young people not only of Asia, but also as sons and daughters of this great Earth, you have a right and a duty to take full part in the life of your societies.” Pope Francis urged Asian youth to “wake up” and “be vigilant” as he celebrated the closing Mass of the sixth Asian ...