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Stamps to mark inauguration of President Park
Feb 28, 2013
(image courtesy of Korea Post)Stamps depicting President Park Geun-hye sold out right after their release. Korea Post issued the stamps on February 25, the day of the inauguration of the next Korean president. The theme of the stamps was “the first female president to open a new ...


Preparations for presidential inauguration ceremony ven...
Feb 25, 2013
Preparations are underway for the upcoming presidential inauguration at the National Assembly. The slogan of the inauguration is “Opening a new era of hope.” Nearly 70,000 people are expected to attend the gathering scheduled to take place on February 25 (photo: Jeon Han). Chai...


Seollal brings the world together in Seoul
Feb 13, 2013
There were a string of events welcoming the Lunar New Year across Seoul all throughout last weekend. Many foreign tourists took advantage of the traditional programs during the three-day long weekend which lasted from February 9 to 11, experiencing folk games and traditional rite...


Pyeongchang spreads message of miracle
Feb 04, 2013
Several "special" people who participated in the Special Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang have charmed the media with their life experiences and struggle to overcome obstacles. Among them include Park Mo-se, a man with a miraculous voice, Costa Rican tennis player Ariel A...


World leaders adopt PyeongChang Declaration
Jan 31, 2013
Pyeongchang, Gangwon -- The PyeongChang Declaration was adopted by world leaders to support the human rights of people with intellectual disabilities. World leaders and influential figures gathered in Pyeongchang on January 30 for the Global Development Summit, where they agreed ...


Filing for a tax return in Korea
Jan 25, 2013
In Korea, office workers welcome tax returns season; they call the year-end tax return "the 13th payday." Though it requires filing many related documents, non-Korean workers can still get it done if they follow the necessary instructions and prepare their documents carefully. No...


New dog registration system enacted for 2013
Jan 21, 2013
All dog-owners in Seoul are now required to register their dogs over three months old with the city, under revisions to the Animal Protection Act. The new registration system is intended to address the rising numbers of dogs that go missing or are abandoned each year. “It will pr...


KTX takes you from Seoul directly to Incheon Airport
Jan 17, 2013
The new KTX service will be extended to Incheon International Airport starting December, 2013 (photo courtesy of Gonggam Korea). Soon, travelers will be able to take the high-speed KTX bullet train directly to Incheon International Airport from Seoul Station starting at the end o...


"Healing" rises as new trend of Korean culture: report
Jan 04, 2013
"Healing" will be a new trend of Korean cultural and artistic industries in 2013, a report predicted on December 26, 2012. The report, published by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, also noted the localization of cultural and artistic projects of local communities, art...


President-Elect Park performs acts of sharing
Dec 28, 2012
President-Elect Park Geun-hye volunteers to prepare lunch boxes for seniors living alone on Christmas Day (photo: Yonhap News). Park meets with members of the public to hear their opinions (photo: Yonhap News).