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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,...


Forbes ranks President Park 11 in World's Most Powerful...
May 27, 2013
President Park Geun-hye was recently ranked 11th in a list of the “The World's Most Powerful Women” by Forbes Magazine. President Park Geun-hye is ranked 11th in Forbes’ list of the World's Most Powerful Women (captured image).In its May 23 edition, the leading U.S. business...


Thai anti-corruption committee delegation visits KOCIS
May 21, 2013
A delegation of Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) visited Korean Culture & Information Service (KOCIS) on May 21 as part of their overseas training program. KOCIS director Woo Jin-Yung met the 27-strong NACC delegation composed of high-ranking Thai governm...


RAS helps deepen knowledge about Korea
May 21, 2013
There are many ways to learn about a foreign country such as Korea, and most people would first turn to the Internet for information. However, there is a century-old organization that has tirelessly dedicated itself to Korean studies offline, sharing its knowledge and experience ...


Foreign media nickname President Park ‘Iron Lady’
May 21, 2013
Foreign media outlets have nicknamed President Park Geun-hye the “Iron Lady of Asia” or “South Korea's 'Iron Lady.’” The nickname was popularized in an interview with leading U.S. TV broadcaster CBS during her official trip to the United States. President Park Geun-hye answe...


Former U.S. ambassador, ‘Korea always stays with me’
May 20, 2013
Former U.S. ambassador to Korea Kathleen Stephens was selected as a recipient in the Korean culture category at the 32nd Sejong Culture Awards Ceremony held at the National Gugak Center in southern Seoul on May 13. Former U.S. ambassador to Korea Kathleen Stephens gives an a...

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Events celebrate 60 years of Korea-U.S. alliance
May 07, 2013
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Korea-U.S. alliance. Various events celebrating the milestone anniversary are taking place around Korea. The ROK-U.S. Navy Band held a joint concert in Seoul and Busan for the first time in history. The navy bands of Korea and the ...


President Park encourages children to realize their dre...
May 06, 2013
President Park Geun-hye said she will work hard to make Korea a country that helps children realize their dreams. President Park Geun-hye (center) hugs a boy at a meeting with children invited to Cheong Wa Dae to mark Children’s Day on May 5 (photo: Jeon Han).Nearly 300 chil...