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New dog registration system enacted for 2013
Jan 21, 2013
All dog-owners in Seoul are now required to register their dogs over three months old with the city, under revisions to the Animal Protection Act. The new registration system is intended to address the rising numbers of dogs that go missing or are abandoned each year. “It will pr...


KTX takes you from Seoul directly to Incheon Airport
Jan 17, 2013
The new KTX service will be extended to Incheon International Airport starting December, 2013 (photo courtesy of Gonggam Korea). Soon, travelers will be able to take the high-speed KTX bullet train directly to Incheon International Airport from Seoul Station starting at the end o...


"Healing" rises as new trend of Korean culture: report
Jan 04, 2013
"Healing" will be a new trend of Korean cultural and artistic industries in 2013, a report predicted on December 26, 2012. The report, published by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, also noted the localization of cultural and artistic projects of local communities, art...


President-Elect Park performs acts of sharing
Dec 28, 2012
President-Elect Park Geun-hye volunteers to prepare lunch boxes for seniors living alone on Christmas Day (photo: Yonhap News). Park meets with members of the public to hear their opinions (photo: Yonhap News).


Best places to find Christmas displays & Christmas mark...
Dec 24, 2012
Every Christmas season, big cities start putting up incredible lighting displays to celebrate the most festive time of the year. Major department stores and shopping malls brighten up their exteriors with unique, beautiful lights, beckoning people to come in and buy gifts for lov...


Gimjang, Korea’s winter tradition
Dec 03, 2012
As temperatures continue to drop, people in Korea have begun preparations for the long winter ahead. The recent weeks from mid-October to late November, in particular, marked a special time of year known in Korea as gimjang season. Just in time, the National Archives of Korea has...


Foreign tourists take a walk with Korean stars
Nov 21, 2012
10 Million Foreign Tourists Series A walking event with Korean stars took place at Seoul Olympic Park last weekend. Korean stars, who took part in ‘A Walk With the Stars’ on November 17, count down the start of the competition (photo: Yonhap News).In commemoration of Korea welc...


Korea's biggest shopping festival
Nov 19, 2012
Korea’s biggest shopping festival, “Korea Grand Sale 2013,” will take place in major Korean tourist attractions in Seoul, Busan, and Jeju Island from January 11 to February 28, 2013.In the Korea Grand Sale 2013, 85 companies and 24,700 stores such as department stores, duty-free ...


In Timor-Leste, football dreams live on
Nov 16, 2012
In 2001, former football player Kim Sin-hwan arrived in Timor-Leste looking for a happier, more lucrative lifestyle that would move him past the failed marriage and business he’d left behind. What he found instead was widespread poverty, a group of children playing street ball ba...


Spanish media highlight miracle of Korea’s education sy...
Nov 16, 2012
Students in Korea strive for high scores and aim for top schools in a highly competitive society, which has contributed to the country’s economic and social progress, said ABC, an influential newspaper in Spain, in a recent article. The newspaper ran an article titled “A miracle ...