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First snowfall in Seoul
Nov 19, 2013
With a rapid drop in temperature, the first snow of the season fell on November 18 in Seoul and a few other cities across the peninsula. Pictured is Bukhansan Mountain and the Pyeongchang-dong neighborhood surrounded by snow clouds accompanied by stiff winds. (photo: Jeon Han)The...


Dutch youth get deeper insight into Korea
Nov 15, 2013
On October 28, students at three elementary schools across Gorinchem, in the Netherlands, opened their textbook titled “Our Korea.” The students at Basisschool Mariengaarde, OBS Anne Frank and CBS De Regenboog, the three schools, were receiving their education on Korea and things...


A glimpse at East Timor
Nov 05, 2013
*This is a story featured in the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Newsletter, Vol.43, October 2013.Korea established formal diplomatic ties with East Timor in 2002. It had opened a Representative office in East Timor in 2001 but raised its status to an Embassy in 20...


Asian archaeology symposium takes place in Seoul
Nov 01, 2013
Archaeologists from Korea, Russia, Mongolia and China gathered in Seoul for the 2013 Asia Archaeology Academic Symposium on October 31. Co-hosted by the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage (NRICH) and the National Palace Museum of Korea, the global symposium invited ...


Smaller fruit for shifting market
Nov 01, 2013
Some new species of fruit have come out of Korea. The size has gotten smaller, but the taste is perfect. With the price of fruit on the rise and the smaller size of families, fruit consumption has recently decreased. To increase fruit sales, the Rural Development Administration (...


Busan Police: “We’re faster than a speeding bullet.”
Oct 30, 2013
Busan police recently revealed a series of hilarious outdoor advertisements. The work of the Busan Metropolitan Police Agency (BMPA), the installation art advertisements, have been gaining popularity among Busan citizens and netizens alike. Last September, a crashing police car a...


Dutch design stores food in natural, eco-friendly manne...
Oct 28, 2013
History repeats itself. Humans endlessly create things and they somehow return to where they were in the first place.A recent exhibition at the Korea Foundation (KF) Gallery, “A New Message from the Netherlands: Dutch Architecture and Design,” was themed with the history of recur...


Candid life stories told at documentary festival
Oct 25, 2013
Documentaries, full of candid life stories, were told at an annual festival organized by Korea’s Educational Broadcasting System (EBS), the EBS International Documentary Festival. Marking its tenth anniversary this year, the festival began on October 18 with a theme of “Truth, Le...


Polish President delivers special lecture to Korean you...
Oct 24, 2013
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski delivered a special lecture about his country and its relationship with Europe at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) in Seoul on October 23. “Though Poland and Korea are far away from each other geographically, that is just physical ...


Busan film festival comes to an end
Oct 15, 2013
The 18th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) concluded its ten-day run on October 12. The two weeks in Busan were crowded with a flock of both domestic and international movie stars. Invitees to the 18th Busan International Film Festival hit the red carpet. This year’s ...