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Seoulites enjoy Halloween parties
Oct 31, 2011
People enjoying Halloween parties in costume (Photo: Ashlee Anne)Some Koreans may be familiar with Halloween, an annual holiday on October 31 that commonly includes activities such as trick-or-treating, costume parties, and carving jack-o'-lanterns. It is also one of the most pop...


World Koreans Festival 2011 to be held for seven days
Oct 27, 2011
More than 400 Koreans living in more than 40 countries will come to Korea for the World Koreans Festival to be held for seven days starting on October 26. Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the festival marks its 21st anniversary this year. The festival was...


Websites on Dokdo open in English, Japanese to mark Dok...
Oct 26, 2011
A variety of events were held in Korea for Dokdo Day on October 25 to raise public interest in Korea’s easternmost territory. These events included a marathon, concerts, and street parades across the country. Among the related events, the opening of a new website on Dokdo grabb...


Oriental medicine treatments offered free of charge in ...
Oct 21, 2011
The Heojun Festival was held on October 9. (Photo: Yonhap News)Oriental medicine treatments are being offered free of charge for the month of October.The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it is hosting an Oriental medicine treatment event from October 13 to Novemb...

Korean restaurant in NY earns Michelin stars
Oct 11, 2011
Kim Hun-ee at the restaurant Danji (Photo: Yonhap News)The Korean restaurant 'Danji,' located in Manhattan, New York, was awarded a Michelin star on October 4. Launched in December last year, the restaurant became the first Korean restaurant listed in the Michelin Guide. During a...

A desperate plea to Steve Jobs
Oct 06, 2011
As obituaries paying tribute to Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs have cropped up across the globe, a photograph of graffiti drawn ahead of Jobs’ death has been quickly circulating on the Internet through Twitter and other social networks. The graffiti, which can be foun...

Korea ranks first at the 8th International Abilympics
Oct 06, 2011
The Eighth International Abilympics (IA), hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Ministry of Employment and Labor, ended on September 30 with a closing ceremony in Olympic Park. The International Abilympics is a vocational skill competition for persons with disabilit...

French school chooses Korean as second language
Oct 06, 2011
A high school in France has selected the Korean language as one of its regular courses. Another French high school will begin a Korean language course for the baccalauréat, France's university entrance exam. The director of the Korean education center in France, Choi Jeong-rye, s...


Young environmental ambassador visits Dokdo
Sep 23, 2011
Fourteen-year-old Jonathan Lee has been named environmental ambassador of Dokdo. The title was awarded by the government of Gyeongsangbukdo (North Gyeongsang Province), the province Dokdo belongs to.Lee, a half-Korean living in Mississippi, is embarking on an environmental campai...

Korea International School in Jeju opens
Sep 22, 2011
Korea International School (KIS) located in Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo City on Jeju Island opened on September 19. The first international school of Jeju Global Education City, it was built on a 39,121 ㎡ plot of land and is equipped with various facilities including a dormitory, libr...