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“Please Look After Mom” to be published in Japan
Aug 17, 2011
“Please Look After Mom” by Korean author Shin Kyung-sook (left) is set to make its debut in Japan next month. The bestselling novel has already become a hit in the United States and Europe. The Japanese version of “Please Look After Mom” was the last piece translated by the disti...

Underwater performance to mark National Liberation Day
Aug 16, 2011
Divers wearing traditional Korean garments, called Hanbok, showcase an underwater performance at an aquarium in Busan to celebrate the 66th National Liberation Day, which fell on August 15. (Yonhap News)By Yoon SojungKorea.net Staff Writer  

Korea marks 66th National Liberation Day
Aug 12, 2011
The 66th anniversary of the National Liberation Day falls on August 15.The day holds special meaning and significance in modern Korean history as the day Korea won back its national sovereignty, bringing the Japanese colonial period to an end.Korea was liberated on this date...

Discounts on coffee for saving paper cups
Aug 04, 2011
From August 1, some Korean coffee chains, including Hollys Coffee, Café Bene and Angel-in-us Coffee will give customers a discount on for bringing in their own mug to help cut down on waste from disposable paper cups.Around 300 Hollys Coffee branches will serve coffee in mugs ins...

How to stay healthy in flood-damaged areas
Aug 02, 2011
Many regions in Korea are experiencing flooding and other weather-related problems due to some of the heaviest rainfall in the past 100 years.Residents who live in the worst-hit areas need to take extra care to avoid highly contagious diseases like cholera, typhoid and other epid...

Korean Communications Commission to help overseas trave...
Jul 28, 2011
With the summer season bringing an increase in international leisure travel, the Korea Communications Commission is conducting a campaign at Incheon International Airport to remind smartphone users to use overseas data roaming carefully.Data roaming is a service that allows smart...

SUNY-Stony Brook to open Korean campus
Jul 20, 2011
The State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook will open its Korean campus, SUNY Korea, in Songdo International City in March, 2012.SUNY Korea will be the first foreign university to open at Songdo Global University Campus and the first branch of an American university si...

Fighting summer heat with traditional Korean cuisine
Jul 13, 2011
A group of foreign students try samgyetang, a traditional Korean soup made of a whole chicken stuffed with rice and ginseng on July 14.  (Photo: Yonhap News)By Cindy Ji-Eon KimKorea.net Staff Writer

Korean dancers win prizes at Sicilian dance competition
Jul 13, 2011
Several Korean ballet dancers received awards at an international dance competition in Sicily, Italy. Korean National University of the Arts students Shim Hyun-hee and Yang Chae-eun received top prizes in the senior section, while  Jeong Ga-yeon and Choi Ye-rim took fi...

International students choose Korea
Jul 08, 2011
Last year, of the 83,842 foreigners studying in Korea, nearly 85% were from Asia. Roughly 6% were from South America, while students from North America, Europe and Africa followed in decreasing order. Korea has witnessed a rapid rise in the number of foreign students since the mi...