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How to find secondhand products in Korea?
Nov 15, 2011
The Korea Communications Commission announced on October 30 that the number of smartphone users in Korea has exceeded 20 million. As smartphones are becoming more popular than ever before, the demand for second-hand mobile phones has also increased. According to industry statisti...


Korea in the world seen through statistics [1]
Nov 11, 2011
Korea has undergone a major economic transformation, achieving remarkable growth over the past six decades and going from the one of the poorest countries buried under the ashes of the Korean War to the world’s 15th largest economy in 2010. Last year, the country garnered recogni...


How to rent artwork for your house?
Nov 11, 2011
Expensive art pieces also can be rented.(Photo: 29Art)There are many things that can be rented in Korea, such as water purifiers and bidets. In fact, those items have been considered rental products rather than something to be purchased for those who reside in the country tempora...


Diverse rural programs bear fruit for multicultural fam...
Nov 04, 2011
Jang Tae-in, from Vietnam, and husband Kim Chang-gu at work in an apple orchard (Photo: Weekly Gonggam Magazine)With international marriages on the rise in Korea’s rural areas, the Korea Rural Community Corporation (KRC) has expanded measures to support multicultural fa...


Seoul Metro continues its expansion
Nov 03, 2011
The Sin Bundang Line is running as of October 28 (Photo: Yonhap News). The Seoul Metropolitan Subway is becoming an increasingly inaccurate name as its network spreads out into the surrounding country. Already servicing Incheon, Gyeonggido, northern  Chungcheongnam-do (Sout...


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...