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Foreign diplomats visit Baengnyeong Island to honor Che...
Jun 17, 2013
Foreign ambassadors in Korea for the first time have paid a visit to Baengnyeongdo (Baengnyeong Island), the country’s northernmost point in the Yellow Sea. Located in Incheon’s Ongjin-gun (Ongjin County), the island was visited June 14-15 by Konstantin V. Vnukov of Russia, Dato ...


Endangered butterflies released into the wild in Wonju
Jun 12, 2013
Some 30 pairs of endangered red-spotted Apollo butterflies classified as Parnassius bremeri were released into the wild on June 10 in the city of Samcheok, Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province) as part of a restoration effort. Red-spotted Apollo butterflies (photos courtesy of Wonju ...

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Obama hails Korean schools’ Web access, urges same for ...
Jun 10, 2013
U.S. President Barack Obama has urged the U.S. to learn from Korea’s tech-savvy educational environment, citing the huge disparity in high-speed Internet in schools between the two countries. Citing 100 percent of Korean students have access to high-speed Internet, U.S. Pres...


Summer is already here
Jun 10, 2013
Though the month of June has only just arrived, the sweltering heat wave that visits Korea every summer has already begun with temperatures in recent days reaching up to 30 degrees Celsius. Since the early start of summer this year, “scorching summer heat” is becoming one of the ...


Korea: a ‘little dynamo that sneaked up on the world’
Jun 07, 2013
Foreign media are paying more attention to Korea’s dynamism and hallyu, as evidenced by the May 20 column of the U.S.-based Christian Science Monitor Weekly titled “South Korea: The little dynamo that sneaked up on the world.” Contributing writer Scott Duke Harris wrote in the co...


Korea honors war dead, patriots on Memorial Day
Jun 07, 2013
Certain places in Korea get crowded in June, specifically national cemeteries in Seoul and Daejeon. Early in the morning of June 6, Memorial Day, a large number of people formed a long queue to visit the two cemeteries, which house the remains of patriots who fought for independe...


60 years later, Korean War heroes remembered
Jun 03, 2013
Ahead of the 60th anniversary of the Armistice, veterans of the Korean War (1950-1953) have been making their ways to Korea in recent days. On May 28, war heroes from the U.S. paid a visit to an event held in Yangju, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province) in remembrance of the Nevada Ba...


Summer arrives in Korea
May 31, 2013
The temperature in Seoul hits 28 degrees on May 31, heralding the onset of summer ahead of the first weekend in June. Seoul residents will have sunny or cloudy days without rain for the first week of June, as hot weather will likely continue with the temperature reaching almost 3...


Foreign press highlights Korea from economy to Hallyu
May 30, 2013
Recently, media outlets in Argentina, Greece, and Germany have covered various sides of Korea from the economy and high-speed Internet to North and South Korea relations and Hallyu (Korean wave). Argentina’s daily newspaper Pagina 12, in particular, reported on how Korea has achi...


Join Gangnam Style Dance at Sungnyemun
May 27, 2013
American traveler Matt Harding dances “Gangnam Style”at Sungnyemun (photo courtesy of the Korea Tourism Organization).Well-known American traveler Matt Harding (wearing a blue shirt in the picture) shoots “Gangnam Style” video footage on May 25 with others in front of Sungnyemun,...