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CNN reports on ‘the 10 bests’ of Korea
Nov 29, 2013
CNN recently published a travel piece about Korea, titled “10 things South Korea does better than anywhere else.” The top South Korean characteristic that grabbed CNN’s attention was the nation’s ”wired culture,” where, it said, people use their smartphones every minute of their ...


President Park donates to charity
Nov 25, 2013
President Park Geun-hye made a donation to charity on November 25. After making her donation to the Community Chest of Korea, President Park received a red fruit-shaped brooch, symbolizing the charity’s “Fruit of Love” campaign. This was during a meeting with Community Chest of K...


Help Thermometer of Love reach 100 degrees
Nov 21, 2013
People stroll past the Thermometer of Love in Gwanghwamun Square, central Seoul, on the morning of November 21. The thermometer shows the "temperature of love," which rises as people make donations to charity. The goal is to raise KRW 311 billion for the needy this winter. The te...


Nature in the heart of the city
Nov 21, 2013
The Muleoksaegil is a walking path where people can enjoy nature. Citizens stroll along the path next to the downstream end of the Cheonggyecheon Stream in Dongdaemun-gu (district), Seoul, on November 21. (Photo: Jeon Han)A winding stream that runs through the city. Silver grass ...


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...