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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...


Compete on understanding of Korea
Sep 04, 2013
For those who would like to play a role in promoting Korea throughout the world utilizing your knowledge, here is your chance to earn as much as KRW 900,000. The Center for International Affairs announced that they will host the 2013 Understanding Korea Essay Competition as part ...


Population Conference in Busan discusses low birthrate,...
Sep 02, 2013
The 27th International Population Conference, which lifted its curtain on August 26 in Busan, brought together global leaders and experts from around the world to an open dialogue on global population issues, especially challenges of today such as low birthrates and aging populat...


6 endangered goats born in Seoraksan
Aug 30, 2013
Endangered species of goats have been reproducing recently in Korea.A total of six goats were born over a period of two months from June to August at a Seoraksan-based restoration center, established in 2012 to reproduce mountain goats, according to the Korea National Park Servic...


Creative ideas celebrated at Busan Ads Festival
Aug 30, 2013
From across the globe, bright ideas came together for Busan International Advertising Festival 2013. This year, more than 12,000 entries were submitted under the slogan “Share Creative Solutions, Change the World” from 59 countries, allowing a fascinating glimpse at creativity th...