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Free interpretation service in Gangnam during G20 Seoul...
Oct 19, 2010
The Gangnam district in southern Seoul announced on October 18 that it will launch a 24-hour free interpretation service to help visitors and residents with problems because of language barriers.The district office signed a memorandum of understanding with BBB Korea, a free inter...

Kim Yu-na receives sportswoman of the year award
Oct 18, 2010
The Women’s Sports Foundation held its 31st annual “Salute to Women in Sports” on October 13. Figure skater Kim Yu-na received the Sportswoman of the Year Award for individual sport athletes.The poll was conducted online at the Women’s Sports Foundation homepage from August 1, 20...

FAU Busan campus announces historic first class of 25 s...
Oct 15, 2010
Germany's Friedrich Alexander University of Eerlangen-Nuremberg 's Busan branch campus-located in the Busan Jinhae Free Economic Zone officially announced the recruitment of 25 students for the 2011 Spring semester.Professor Thomas Neesse, current President of FAU Busan branch ca...

Korean-American elected to head the IPA
Oct 15, 2010
Chi Yongsuk, a Korean-American publisher, was elected as the new head of the International Publishers Association (IPA) during the Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest book festival in the world, on October 7.The IPA, an international association of publishers formed in 1896, said on...

World Congress of Korean Studies to open in Taiwan on O...
Oct 14, 2010
The Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) announced that the 5th World Congress of Korean Studies will be held at the Chinese Culture University (CCU) in Taipei, Taiwan from October 25 to 28. Over 400 scholars from around the world will gather to participate in what is currently the la...

2014 Incheon Asian Games announces official slogan
Oct 14, 2010
The 17th Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) officially unveiled their slogan, “Diversity Shines Here”, on September 16 to commemorate the 4-year countdown of 17th Asian Games. Executive Committee members of the IAGOC, sports leaders, sports media, and city officials...

Gov’t to establish new Korean language test
Oct 13, 2010
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) and the National Institute of International Education (NIIED) announced on October 8 that they hope to launch a new Korean language test by 2012. Currently, the Test for Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) comes in two formats: ...

Drama about the life of Queen Seon Deok to air in Hunga...
Oct 12, 2010
A Korean historical drama, “Queen Seon Deok,” will air during prime time in Hungary, starting from October 15. Previously, another historical drama about the life of a royal chef and doctor, “Daejanggeum (Jewel in the Palace),” found success in Hungary, and helped create demand f...

K-pop sweeps Japan's Oricon charts
Oct 07, 2010
K-pop groups are continuing to see strong followings in Japan. Several different groups are proving themselves a lasting part of Hallyu, or the Korean Wave, in Japan. Not one but three different K-pop groups have made it to the top five this week on Japan’s prestigious Oricon c...

Open lectures on Korean culture for expats
Oct 07, 2010
"Open Lectures on Fine Arts, Architecture and Music of Korea" will be held by the Korea Foundation Cultural Center from October 19 through November 23, 2010 at the Korea Foundation Cultural Center. During this period, the lectures and on-site activities are scheduled on Tues...