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Korean literature rediscovered by foreign diplomats
Mar 15, 2013
“What is writing to you?" This deceptively complicated topic aroused a heated discussion among the members of the Seoul Literary Society. The social club, whose 40-strong membership includes many foreign diplomats serving in Korea, celebrated its 30th session on March 5. “Lars Va...


Korean Jindo becomes runner-up at dog show
Mar 13, 2013
The Jindo dog is a Korean breed of hunting dog favored by many dog lovers for its loyalty and intelligence. It is often raised for special purposes, serving as police dogs and military watchdogs (photo: Yonghap News). President Part Geun-hye flashes her bright smile, hol...


Entrance ceremonies engage with students
Mar 11, 2013
Young children ride on horseback at Jangjon Elementary School in  Jeju as part of their school entrance ceremony. This is one of many scenes visible at the entrance ceremony for new students on the first day of school. These ceremonies can be very meaningful events in m...


Onset of spring
Mar 04, 2013
After undergoing a long cold winter, an adonis comes into bloom at last to welcome the onset of spring on March 4, a day before gyeongchip, one of 24 solar terms in early spring. Gyeongchip is one of 24 solar terms which literally means awakening of animals and insects from ...


Remembering Korea’s independence patriots
Mar 04, 2013
President Park Geun-hye gives an address at a ceremony commemorating the March First Independence Movement Day held at Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, central Seoul (photo: Jeon Han).President Park Geun-hye extended her sincere appreciation to the fallen patriots who dedic...


Stamps to mark inauguration of President Park
Feb 28, 2013
(image courtesy of Korea Post)Stamps depicting President Park Geun-hye sold out right after their release. Korea Post issued the stamps on February 25, the day of the inauguration of the next Korean president. The theme of the stamps was “the first female president to open a new ...


Preparations for presidential inauguration ceremony ven...
Feb 25, 2013
Preparations are underway for the upcoming presidential inauguration at the National Assembly. The slogan of the inauguration is “Opening a new era of hope.” Nearly 70,000 people are expected to attend the gathering scheduled to take place on February 25 (photo: Jeon Han). Chai...


Seollal brings the world together in Seoul
Feb 13, 2013
There were a string of events welcoming the Lunar New Year across Seoul all throughout last weekend. Many foreign tourists took advantage of the traditional programs during the three-day long weekend which lasted from February 9 to 11, experiencing folk games and traditional rite...


Pyeongchang spreads message of miracle
Feb 04, 2013
Several "special" people who participated in the Special Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang have charmed the media with their life experiences and struggle to overcome obstacles. Among them include Park Mo-se, a man with a miraculous voice, Costa Rican tennis player Ariel A...


World leaders adopt PyeongChang Declaration
Jan 31, 2013
Pyeongchang, Gangwon -- The PyeongChang Declaration was adopted by world leaders to support the human rights of people with intellectual disabilities. World leaders and influential figures gathered in Pyeongchang on January 30 for the Global Development Summit, where they agreed ...