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"Please Look After Mom" finds success in Europe
Jun 17, 2011
Shin Kyung-sook meets with local fans at a reception celebrating the release of the French translation of “Please Look After Mom” at the Korean Cultural Center in Paris on June 7. (Photo: Yonhap News)Korean author Shin Kyung-sook’s novel “Please Look After Mom” continues to capti...

Love without borders
Jun 09, 2011
Korea is proud to be a country that sends medical volunteers overseas, but in the past decade there has been a particularly sharp rise in the number of its nationals being dispatched to every corner of the world. Organizations running medical volunteer programs for the underprivi...

Superstar K opens its auditions internationally
Jun 09, 2011
The popular Korean music TV program “Superstar K” will be opening up its third season auditions to non-Koreans who want to try their hand at K-pop.  The program, which looks for undiscovered talents, is similar to programs like “Britain’s Got Talent” and “American Idol.”Orig...

“Window on Korea” now available in Cairo, Egypt
Jun 02, 2011
(Photos courtesy of the National Library of Korea)On May 24, a resource room dedicated to Korea-related materials was inaugurated at the National Library and Archives in Cairo, Egypt. The newest “Window on Korea,” established in close cooperation with the National Library of Kore...

IIAC recruits members for multicultural singing group
Jun 02, 2011
Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) is recruiting choir members for a multicultural singing group. Hosted by the IIAC and the social enterprise group Noridan, members will be recruited through auditions and be brought on as regular, paid employees.The group will not ...

Kim Ki-duk takes "Un Certain Regard" prize at Cannes
May 26, 2011
Director Kim Ki-duk's movie "Arirang," received the top prize in the "Un Certain Regard" category at the 64th Cannes Film Festival in France. Son Tae-gyun also received third prize for his work "Ya-Gan-Bi-Hang (Fly by Night)"in the student film competition. Choung Byoung-gug, the...

Korean golfer Choi Kyoung-ju wins Players Championship
May 20, 2011
(Photo: Yonhap News)Korean professional golfer Choi Kyung-ju won the PGA Players Championship on May 16 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.Choi finished at 13-under 275 for prize money of 1.7 million dollars. He is the first Asian to win the Players Championship, ...

International residents appointed honorary ambassadors ...
May 18, 2011
Seoul Metro has appointed seven non-Korean residents as an honorary ambassador in order to promote the city’s metro system both locally and abroad.Cristina Confalonieri of Italy, one of the seven people selected, said she was amazed by the cleanliness of Seoul’s subways when she ...

Traveling the world on a working holiday visa
May 13, 2011
Korean university student Choe In-hwan returned to Korea in April after a one-year-stay in Australia. He’d traveled, studied English, and worked for a year in Perth without dipping into his savings at all. Instead, he made 10 million won, which he’s planning to use to pay his tui...

Rainbow Schools help multicultural children adjust
May 06, 2011
(hoto courtesy of the Ministry of Gender Equality & Family)The Ministry of Gender Equality & Family opened its Rainbow School in March  to help the children of international marriages adapt to life in Korea.The number of international marriages in Korea is rising ste...