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More Chinese tourists opt for independent travel in Kor...
Jul 01, 2013
A recent article in the China Youth Daily highlighted the merits of Korean tourism. Based on his latest experiences in Korea, the journalist provided insight into what aspects of Korea fascinate a growing number of Chinese tourists. The June 18 edition of the newspaper reported t...


Panama daily highlights Korea's culture and tourism
Jun 26, 2013
Panama’s daily newspaper La Prensa released a special article covering twelve pages of its weekend section to report on Korea’s culture and tourist attractions. It is very rare for the newspaper to spare one third of the entire section to report on a single topic. In an article t...


Seoul marks 60th anniversary of armistice of Korean War
Jun 25, 2013
Sixty years have passed since the gunfire of the Korean War (1950-1953) ceased. Since the start of the war, begun by an attack from the North on June 25, 1950, the whole Korean Peninsula was engulfed with gunfire which took many lives. Not only Koreans went through the agony...


Brit talks about Korean War to mark the armistice
Jun 24, 2013
Many of the British soldiers who were brought to the Far East to fight in the Korean War in the 1950s had no knowledge of the country. The first non-American UN soldiers dispatched to Korea during the war were the 27th Commonwealth Brigade. Some of them were Scots. They were very...


Pentagon opens Korean War exhibition
Jun 21, 2013
The Korean War (1950-1953) is often called “Forgotten War” in the United States. The war took place between two more well-known wars -- World War II (1939-1945) and the Vietnam War (1955-1975) -- and has been largely overshadowed by them. Some 38,000 Americans died fighting the t...


Foreign diplomats visit Baengnyeong Island to honor Che...
Jun 17, 2013
Foreign ambassadors in Korea for the first time have paid a visit to Baengnyeongdo (Baengnyeong Island), the country’s northernmost point in the Yellow Sea. Located in Incheon’s Ongjin-gun (Ongjin County), the island was visited June 14-15 by Konstantin V. Vnukov of Russia, Dato ...


Endangered butterflies released into the wild in Wonju
Jun 12, 2013
Some 30 pairs of endangered red-spotted Apollo butterflies classified as Parnassius bremeri were released into the wild on June 10 in the city of Samcheok, Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province) as part of a restoration effort. Red-spotted Apollo butterflies (photos courtesy of Wonju ...

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Obama hails Korean schools’ Web access, urges same for ...
Jun 10, 2013
U.S. President Barack Obama has urged the U.S. to learn from Korea’s tech-savvy educational environment, citing the huge disparity in high-speed Internet in schools between the two countries. Citing 100 percent of Korean students have access to high-speed Internet, U.S. Pres...


Summer is already here
Jun 10, 2013
Though the month of June has only just arrived, the sweltering heat wave that visits Korea every summer has already begun with temperatures in recent days reaching up to 30 degrees Celsius. Since the early start of summer this year, “scorching summer heat” is becoming one of the ...


Korea: a ‘little dynamo that sneaked up on the world’
Jun 07, 2013
Foreign media are paying more attention to Korea’s dynamism and hallyu, as evidenced by the May 20 column of the U.S.-based Christian Science Monitor Weekly titled “South Korea: The little dynamo that sneaked up on the world.” Contributing writer Scott Duke Harris wrote in the co...