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Korean traditional markets ready to upgrade
Apr 16, 2012
In order to promote low prices at traditional markets in Korea, various promotional events and policies will be carried forward from the second half of this year. Starting next year, helpers will be available at most traditional markets to assist consumers. Gwangjang Market, one...


Learning Korean online gets easier
Apr 09, 2012
Nuri-Sejonghakdang, opened to the public on April 2 to bring Korean language and culture education to cyberspace. An affiliate of the King Sejong Institute, the Korean language study website run by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism now boasts a variety of tailor-made di...


Don't buy pets, adopt them
Apr 09, 2012
People who adopted pets from Yuhaengsa (Photos courtesy of Yuhangsa) There have been several movements in Korea campaigning to send the message "Don't Buy Pets, Adopt them." While the campaign is being held worldwide, some government agencies and civil groups began their movemen...


Old Japanese maps mark Dokdo as Korean territory
Apr 06, 2012
This 1892 map codes different parts of Japanese territory with different colors. The Shimane Prefecture, which today claims jurisdiction over Dokdo, is coded in orange. Ulleungdo and Dokdo are left blank (photo courtesy of the Northeast Asian History Foundation).The Northeast Asi...


Rediscovering the joys of market day
Apr 02, 2012
In the neighborhood around Ilsan Station in Goyang City sits Ilsanjang, a 100-year-old market that dates back to the Joseon Dynasty. Known then as Sapojang, the market featured prominently in the local landscape and was well known for opening only on dates ending with three or ei...


NYC TV airs show on Seoul NSS
Mar 20, 2012
As the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit approaches, NYC TV aired a special show on the upcoming summit for its “Asian America” series on March 18, inviting experts on nuclear security as guests. Asian America’s 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security SummitFollowing an academic seminar h...


International flight fuel surcharges to increase
Mar 20, 2012
Fuel surcharges for international flights are set to rise this April. Reflecting the current trend of increasing oil prices, the fuel surcharge for a round trip to North America will increase to around 420,000 won starting next month.In order to take the burden off airline compan...


East Sea ad published in Wall Street Journal
Mar 14, 2012
The front page of the Wall Street Journal Asia featured a Hangeul advertisement for Donghae, or the East Sea, on March 14.On March 14, the front page of the Wall Street Journal Asia featured a Hangeul advertisement for Donghae, or the East Sea, referring to the body of water betw...


Therapies of Korean Oriental medicine
Mar 14, 2012
Materials for preparing a decoctionWestern medicine generally deals with the diseased part of the body; Korean Oriental medicine seeks to find the fundamental cause of the disease to cure it. The basic principle of Korean Oriental medicine is to restore the harmony between yin an...


Grocery markets to close earlier
Mar 14, 2012
The Seoul Metropolitan Government is going to announce a new ordinance regarding the operating hours of large grocery markets including Super Super Markets (SSM) in Korea. Large grocery market (Photo: Yonhap News) According to the ordinance and revised distributive laws, those ...