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No small talk: Korea's new communication arena
Dec 21, 2011
A new kind of concert has captured audiences in Korea, but there is no music to be found on its stages. Save for a microphone and the readiness to ask and answer important questions, the main act requires few props or effects. These “talk concerts” build not on well-strung melodi...

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Korea’s international students reach out
Dec 16, 2011
On December 9, Korea’s first student council for international students was formed at Kyung Hee University (KHU). Third-year undergraduates He Yun from China and Sun Zhiwei from Inner Mongolia, were chosen by their peers to represent the international student community in the com...

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A look back at the year's breakout films
Dec 15, 2011
In 2011, Korean films brought attention to the individuals and issues that have otherwise remained unaddressed, underrepresented, or simply unexplored. While the questions posed by these films varied, provoking responses ranging from angry shock to laughter and sympathy, all call...

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Seoul Design Festival to run until Sunday
Dec 14, 2011
The Seoul Design Festival comes to COEX this week to showcase the works of skilled designers both from Korea and around the world. The festival, which runs from Wednesday December 14, to Sunday, December 18 in Hall B of COEX Convention and Exhibition Center, is a venue for yo...

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HangulBot wows international crowd
Dec 13, 2011
The HangulBot, developed by a research team at POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology), won the prize for the most popular attraction on December 8 at the International Conference on Social Robotics 2011 held in the Netherlands. The HangulBot was designed based on t...

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Donating to the needy
Dec 13, 2011
It’s easy to find red pots on the street during the winter in Korea. Volunteers wearing navy-color uniforms stand next to the red pots and ring bells to ask for donations. The season for the red kettle pots of the Salvation Army has come. Donations in Korea have developed subst...

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Snow season returns
Dec 02, 2011
After a great amount of snow fell in Gangwon Province, children living in Daegwallyeong make a snowman (photo: Yonhap News).  

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KT's 2G service to come to an end on Dec. 8
Dec 02, 2011
Korea’s telecommunications company KT will end its 2G service on December 8, upgrading to the 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE). KT’s current 2G service users will be required to cancel their plans, upgrade to KT’s 3G or 4G service, or move to another service provider. In order to en...

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End-of-the-year parties are replaced with public welfar...
Nov 25, 2011
More and more local businesses in Korea decide to replace an office party for New Year's Eve with public welfare work (Photo: Yonhap news)Rather than getting drunk at an office party for New Year’s Eve, many local businesses in Korea are deciding to spread warmth and reach out to...

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Learn foreign languages from native speakers
Nov 25, 2011
While English is taught as a foreign language in most schools in Korea, other foreign languages including Spanish, French, Japanese, and Chinese are also becoming more popular in Korea. More and more language schools that teach those languages are being established to meet the i...