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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...


Children from multicultural families promote Korean tra...
Sep 05, 2011
A group of children from multicultural Korean-Vietnamese families paid a visit to Ho Chi Minh City from August 24 to 26, to take part in a culturally rich journey, where they promoted Korean traditional culture to the local communities through a special performance. During the th...

6th Global Academy held in Busan
Aug 29, 2011
Photo courtesy of Gaonnuri's homepageThe 6th Global Academy was held from August 20 to 23 at the Arpina Youth Hostel in the Haeundae district, Busan, under the theme ‘Network of the World.’Hosted by the social company Gaonnuri and supported by the Busan Metropolitan Government, t...

Korean language instructors and students take knowledge...
Aug 25, 2011
International instructors, teaching staff, and practitioners of the Korean language converge at Olympic Parktel Hotel in Seoul for a three-day conference held from August 24 to 26. The conference seeks to reinforce the educational competence of Korean language educators overseas,...

IT in Salaam helps Tanzania by volunteering
Aug 22, 2011
“The world changes rapidly, especially when it comes to Information Technology, yet countries in Africa are isolated from the rest of the world. There are people in some towns in Tanzania who haven’t even touched computers. It’s important and urgent to foster IT human resources i...

“Please Look After Mom” to be published in Japan
Aug 17, 2011
“Please Look After Mom” by Korean author Shin Kyung-sook (left) is set to make its debut in Japan next month. The bestselling novel has already become a hit in the United States and Europe. The Japanese version of “Please Look After Mom” was the last piece translated by the disti...

Underwater performance to mark National Liberation Day
Aug 16, 2011
Divers wearing traditional Korean garments, called Hanbok, showcase an underwater performance at an aquarium in Busan to celebrate the 66th National Liberation Day, which fell on August 15. (Yonhap News)By Yoon Staff Writer  

Korea marks 66th National Liberation Day
Aug 12, 2011
The 66th anniversary of the National Liberation Day falls on August 15.The day holds special meaning and significance in modern Korean history as the day Korea won back its national sovereignty, bringing the Japanese colonial period to an end.Korea was liberated on this date...