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Foreign actors shine in Korean films
Dec 07, 2010
It is not uncommon to see foreign actors in Korean movies these days, both as supporting actors and leads. Many are accomplished Korean speakers and can even use different dialects.More and more non-Korean actors have been showing up on Korean TV and Korean films in the past few ...

Korean food festival held in Vietnam
Dec 02, 2010
A Korean food festival was held in Hanoi, Vietnam on November 27-28 to promote Korean food.The festival was sponsored by the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Vietnam. The festival primarily promoted kimchi, and hel...

Bibimbap advertised at Times Square in NYC
Dec 02, 2010
A video advertisement for the popular Korean food, bibimbap, has been on display at Times Square in New York since November 26. Produced by the makers of "Muhandojeon" (Infinite Challenge), an entertainment show on MBC, the video uses representative aspects of Korean culture lik...

Warming up winter for people in need
Dec 01, 2010
With winter right around the corner, people across the nation help keep underprivileged families warm during the winter by delivering coal briquettes, food and blankets. Students in Jeonju City, North Jeolla Province pull a hand truck full of coal briquettes. (Photo:...

Kimchi for charity
Nov 24, 2010
(Photo: Yonhap News) (Photo: Yonhap News)A kimchi-making festival for neighbors in need, organized by the International We Love U Foundation, was held at the Namsan Hanok Village in Seoul on November 21. Volunteers prepared winter kimchi that will be delivered to und...

KIST robots come to classrooms
Nov 24, 2010
The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), a government-funded research institute, has attracted international media attention for inventing robots that teach English.  The New York Times, CNN and Time Magazine have all rolled out coverage of the robots, with Time...

Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-shin undergoes restoration
Nov 19, 2010
(Photo: Yonhap News) The statue of Admiral Yi Sun-shin in Gwanghwamun Plaza in downtown Seoul was removed and transported to a factory in Icheon, Gyeonggi Province, for repairs.The statue was replaced with an art piece called, "Admiral Yi Sun-shin Under Change," an LED install...

A chance to experience the latest Korean products
Nov 18, 2010
The Korea Small & Medium Business Corporation (SBC) is hosting a product testing event for 500 foreign nationals living in Korea. This is an excellent opportunity for non-Koreans to test the latest products from small and medium-sized companies. Thirty companies will offer t...

G-STAR game exhibition opens in Busan
Nov 17, 2010
An international game exhibition, "G-STAR 2010," will be held from November 18-21 at BEXCO in Busan. The event is co-hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Busan Metropolitan City and arranged by the Korea Creative Content Agency and Busan IT Industry Promotion...

Park Ji-sung named to EPL's Team of the Week
Nov 12, 2010
Park Ji-sung in action against the Wolverhampton Wanderers (Photo: Yonhap News) Football player Park Ji-sung of Manchester United was selected for the England Premier League’s (EPL) Team of the Week.  The weekly roundup features the best performers in each position, forming...