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Sumi Jo's Art of Sharing
Jan 12, 2012
Sumi Jo performs at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in 2010.Since debuting in Trieste, Italy, in 1986, Sumi Jo has become one of the most sought-after sopranos of her generation, performing in nearly all the major halls and conquering seemingly impossible vocal height...


Travel back to 1970 at the Sejong Center
Jan 10, 2012
During the '70s, the military government imposed a curfew on all civilians. As curfew approaches, there is a sudden rush to get a taxi home (photo courtesy of the Sejong Center). The Korea of 40 years ago was a very different place, and it’s hard to imagine it developed into the...


Photo contest looks toward the future of Korea
Jan 06, 2012
Park Hyun-chan’s “Dockyard People” Choi In-suk’s “The Resplendence of Gyeongbokgung’s Dancheong”Park Hyun-chan’s “Dockyard People” (above) won the grand prize in the fourth annual “Korea and Koreans as Seen Through the Lens” photo contest. The photo captures the intersection of ...

Year-end tax settlement for foreign nationals in Korea
Jan 06, 2012
The number of foreigners who file the year-end tax settlement in Korea has increased from 344,000 in 2008 to 403,000 as of 2010. Since there is a growing interest in the details of the year-end tax settlement among foreign workers in Korea, the National Tax Service has issued a g...


102-year-old woman survives cancer treatment
Jan 02, 2012
Cancer has been treated successfully in Korea. What surprised everyone was that the patient was over the age of 100. The 102-year-old Mrs. Mun Gwi-chun’s discharge from the hospital after her treatment was covered by several media channels. Mun, born in 1919, had been recently di...


Culture in Translation
Jan 02, 2012
The sounds of gayageum (Korean traditional zither) fill the office cluttered with an astounding collection of books and tea sets. This is where Brother Anthony _ also known by his Korean name An Son-jae since his naturalization in 1994 _ translates some of Korea’s most beloved wo...


Speaking in the language of art
Jan 02, 2012
It is no exaggeration to say that one is an internationally-acclaimed artist when his or her works have been collected by prestigious art museums around the world. The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York is the latest addition to the list of major venues to have included work...


2011 sports news in review
Dec 29, 2011
The July 6 announcement that Pyeongchang would host the 2018 Winter Olympics resounded across the globe, as the news from the International Olympic Committee in Durban, South Africa, reached excited bid-watchers in Korea. After several disappointing losses, to Canada in 2004 and ...


Araon rescues stranded Russian ship
Dec 27, 2011
The Korean icebreaker Araon launched a rescue operation for the Russian fishing vessel Sparta which has been trapped in the Antarctic. The Araon approached the site of the stranded ship on Christmas Day and began transferring fuel in order to reduce the Sparta’s load so that the ...


Media consumption in 2011
Dec 26, 2011
Korea’s media portals and think-tanks have joined in the flurry of year-end list-making, each offering their takes on the products, people, and events that defined Korea in 2011.The Samsung Economic Research Institute (SERI) released its annual survey of the top ten consumer favo...