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Light rail comes to Busan
Apr 07, 2011
(Photo: Yonhap News)Busan opened Korea’s first automated Light Rail Transit (LTR) system on March 30, bringing the total number of metro lines in the city to four.After eight years in development, the finalized train design is 30 percent more energy efficient and half the weight ...

Rooftop parks in Seoul
Apr 07, 2011
The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on March 29 that it will invest 10.2 billion won to build 107 new rooftop parks this year. The plans include 51 public buildings and 50 private buildings that have already begun construction on rooftop park spaces with financial support...

Busan opens new global center
Mar 30, 2011
Busan Metropolitan City opened its first global center branch in close partnership with Busan Foundation for International Activities (BFIA) on March 28. The new global center aims to help newcomers from overseas, as well as expatriates and transnational immigrants living in Busa...

YouTube Symphony Orchestra holds Grand Finale concert i...
Mar 25, 2011
The 2011 Grand Finale Concert of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra was held at the Sydney Opera House in Australia on March 20. All 2000 seats were sold, thanks to a blaze of publicity.The concert, sponsored by Hyundai Motors, was organized by YouTube, who recruited 101 musicians fr...

Warren Buffett sees Korea as a “promising market”
Mar 24, 2011
Warren Buffett, chairman of U.S. conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway and one of the world’s most successful investors, paid his second visit to Korea since 2007 earlier this week and said that Korea and its national corporations were a “promising market.”The “Sage of Omaha” arrived i...

Korean cadet appointed Vice Wing Commander of US Air Fo...
Mar 23, 2011
Korea Air Force Academy cadet Bae Jae-jin was appointed Vice Wing Commander at the United States Air Force Academy in Denver, Colorado.The Vice Wing Commander is the second highest student position at the academy and is responsible for overseeing 4500 cadets. This was the first t...

Korean associations in Japan aid earthquake victims
Mar 22, 2011
The Korean Residents Union and Korea Federation of Companies in Japan has started a volunteer group to help victims of the March 15 earthquake, supported by Embassy of Korea in Japan.The group will collect donations and supplies, as well as assist in rebuilding and other activiti...

Documentary on comfort women in production
Mar 21, 2011
Canadian Gregory Laychak and Marinel Kniseley from the United States, both working at Kyungil University in North Gyeongsang Province, are producing a film about Korean comfort women. Laychak has a strong interest in human rights issues, and was inspired to make a film about...

Korea registers more than 1 mil. patent applications
Mar 21, 2011
Korea ranked fourth last year in the number of international patent applications, with more than one million applications, according to the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO).America, Canada and Japan lead with more than one million patents registered to each country. How...

Government improves and expands services for multicultu...
Mar 16, 2011
According to the Ministry of Justice, the number of non-Koreans residing semi-permanently in Korea has exceeded 1,000,000 people. The First Basic Plan for Immigration Policy was released in December last year, and includes government plans to invest 612.7 billion won to support m...