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Oriental medicine treatments offered free of charge in ...
Oct 21, 2011
The Heojun Festival was held on October 9. (Photo: Yonhap News)Oriental medicine treatments are being offered free of charge for the month of October.The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it is hosting an Oriental medicine treatment event from October 13 to Novemb...

Korean restaurant in NY earns Michelin stars
Oct 11, 2011
Kim Hun-ee at the restaurant Danji (Photo: Yonhap News)The Korean restaurant 'Danji,' located in Manhattan, New York, was awarded a Michelin star on October 4. Launched in December last year, the restaurant became the first Korean restaurant listed in the Michelin Guide. During a...

A desperate plea to Steve Jobs
Oct 06, 2011
As obituaries paying tribute to Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs have cropped up across the globe, a photograph of graffiti drawn ahead of Jobs’ death has been quickly circulating on the Internet through Twitter and other social networks. The graffiti, which can be foun...

Korea ranks first at the 8th International Abilympics
Oct 06, 2011
The Eighth International Abilympics (IA), hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Ministry of Employment and Labor, ended on September 30 with a closing ceremony in Olympic Park. The International Abilympics is a vocational skill competition for persons with disabilit...

French school chooses Korean as second language
Oct 06, 2011
A high school in France has selected the Korean language as one of its regular courses. Another French high school will begin a Korean language course for the baccalauréat, France's university entrance exam. The director of the Korean education center in France, Choi Jeong-rye, s...


Young environmental ambassador visits Dokdo
Sep 23, 2011
Fourteen-year-old Jonathan Lee has been named environmental ambassador of Dokdo. The title was awarded by the government of Gyeongsangbukdo (North Gyeongsang Province), the province Dokdo belongs to.Lee, a half-Korean living in Mississippi, is embarking on an environmental campai...

Korea International School in Jeju opens
Sep 22, 2011
Korea International School (KIS) located in Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo City on Jeju Island opened on September 19. The first international school of Jeju Global Education City, it was built on a 39,121 ㎡ plot of land and is equipped with various facilities including a dormitory, libr...

Social enterprises increase in Korea
Sep 20, 2011
Social enterprises are on the rise in Korea. As of July this year, the country has 555 certified social enterprises, an increase from 50 in 2007, according to the Ministry of Employment and Labor.  While the Korean government is continuously expanding its support for social ...

Korea ranked top at 5th IESO
Sep 19, 2011
Korea ranked top in the Fifth International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) which was held in Modena, Italy on September 5, with three gold medals and one silver medal. IESO, an international competition of students under 18 years old, was first held in Daegu, Korea in 2007. Korea...

Sports leagues run by expats in Korea rapidly growing
Sep 06, 2011
A 27-year-old American man residing in Seoul, Korea gets ready for Saturday, waking up at 6:00 a.m. After a long week of working hard, ten hours a day, there is still room for something else in his life in Korea, baseball. While there have been a number of baseball leagues in Ko...