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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...


Santa Claus comes to Korea
Dec 23, 2011
As Christmas approaches, sightings of Santa Claus have been reported all across the country as locals and foreigners get into the Christmas spirit. On Saturday, December 10, a horde of Santas flooded Sinchon and Hongdae in Seoul, as well as the subway between the two districts,...


Seoul's buses spread Christmas cheer
Dec 23, 2011
With Christmas only a few days away, several of Seoul's city buses have joined in the festivities, adding a dash of holiday spirit to the daily commute (Photos: Yonhap News). By Kwon Staff Writer


Korea’s unique weather pattern returns
Dec 23, 2011
Three days of freezing cold followed by four days of milder weather was the typical cycle for Korea’s winters until recent years, which saw people fighting to keep warm during unusual long-lasting cold spells. But according to the latest predictions by the Meteorological Administ...


Post offices transform into Santa’s Village
Dec 23, 2011
Santa postmen in Seoul (Photo: Yonhap News).Marking its seventh year, Korea Post is transforming into the ‘Santa Post Office of Love’ at several post offices in Korea from December 12 to the end of the month. A total of nine post offices including Seoul Central Post Office and ...