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Donating to the needy
Dec 13, 2011
It’s easy to find red pots on the street during the winter in Korea. Volunteers wearing navy-color uniforms stand next to the red pots and ring bells to ask for donations. The season for the red kettle pots of the Salvation Army has come. Donations in Korea have developed subst...


Snow season returns
Dec 02, 2011
After a great amount of snow fell in Gangwon Province, children living in Daegwallyeong make a snowman (photo: Yonhap News).  


KT's 2G service to come to an end on Dec. 8
Dec 02, 2011
Korea’s telecommunications company KT will end its 2G service on December 8, upgrading to the 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE). KT’s current 2G service users will be required to cancel their plans, upgrade to KT’s 3G or 4G service, or move to another service provider. In order to en...


End-of-the-year parties are replaced with public welfar...
Nov 25, 2011
More and more local businesses in Korea decide to replace an office party for New Year's Eve with public welfare work (Photo: Yonhap news)Rather than getting drunk at an office party for New Year’s Eve, many local businesses in Korea are deciding to spread warmth and reach out to...


Learn foreign languages from native speakers
Nov 25, 2011
While English is taught as a foreign language in most schools in Korea, other foreign languages including Spanish, French, Japanese, and Chinese are also becoming more popular in Korea. More and more language schools that teach those languages are being established to meet the i...


Rice transforms walnut cakes
Nov 23, 2011
Rice is transforming from its original form into new types of ice creams, alcoholic beverages, snacks, and walnut cakes (Photo: Openas). There has been a huge change in Korean’s eating habits during the past ten years. The staple food of Koreans, rice, is gradually disappearing ...


Korea's 2040 generation, onscreen and on the pages
Nov 22, 2011
Faced with uncertain prospects birthed by the worldwide trend of the jobless economic recovery, the younger generations of Korea have redefined themselves as a politically and socially potent demographic. A 2010 opinion poll conducted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Touris...


Seoul’s youths come home
Nov 18, 2011
Growing up means more than moving out, but for many young people living in large cities, securing a room of one’s own is a familiar and even necessary rite of passage. In Seoul today, as the costs of rent continue to climb and fewer housing options are available, college students...


Educational animations attract children
Nov 18, 2011
Oops! Ikooo (Photos: Maro Studio)More and more educational animations produced in Korea focus on safety education. The animations plant safety rules and the importance of obeying them in children’s mind by showing main characters encounter and overcome problems. ICONIX Entertainm...


Social enterprises create jobs for North Korean defecto...
Nov 16, 2011
As of this year, a total of 20,000 North Korean defectors live in South Korea, and a growing number of social enterprises have taken measures to facilitate their adjustment to South Korean society.Mezzanine Ecowon and Mezzanine I-Pack, both located in Paju, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi ...