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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...

Korean census underway
Nov 03, 2010
The 2010 Korean Census of Population and Housing is currently underway, having begun on October 22 and concluding on November 15. Online participation is also possible until Nov. 7.The census, which covers all residents and houses in each county and district, takes place every fi...

Korean characters at Halloween parade in NY
Nov 03, 2010
Drawing two million spectators and fifty thousand costumed participants, New York's Village Halloween Parade is an annual holiday parade each Halloween (October 31) in New York City. This year, some 40 traditional Korean characters, including ghosts, generals, warriors and aristo...

Survey suggests G20 will improve Korea's image
Nov 02, 2010
A Korean daily newspaper, the Munwha Ilbo, carried out a survey that suggests the G20 summit will have a positive effect on Korea’s national image. In the survey, 41.8 percent of respondents said that the G20 Seoul Summit will increase Korea’s standing in international society, ...

Vietnamese King Sejong Institute holds graduation cerem...
Nov 02, 2010
The Vietnamese branch of the King Sejong Institute recently held a graduation ceremony in Ho Chi Min City on October 22, according to Korea's Chosun University. Now in its second year, the Vietnam branch of the language institute held a graduation ceremony where 28 students recei...

Everything you ever needed to know about bicycles
Nov 01, 2010
The World Bicycles Exhibition - 2010 was held from October 22 to 24 at KINTEX in Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do.  More than 100 bicycle manufacturers participated in the exhibition, which included the first non-chain electric bicycles, and wooden bicycles.The exhibition also feature...

Korean language institute opens in UAE
Oct 28, 2010
Korea’s Chungnam National University recently opened a branch of the King Sejong Institute in the United Arab Emirates. The institute will be housed at Zayed University's Abu Dhabi campus.Zayed University's Vice President, Dr. Sulaiman Al Jassim, Korean Ambassador to the UAE, Kwo...