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Visitors still flocking to Korea
Apr 24, 2013
“Left South Korea after an interesting trip. Always impressed with their resolve when faced with adversity. Great people,” tweeted Richard Engel, NBC News chief foreign correspondent on April 19. Korea is just as calm as its citizens are, and its airport has seen a continuous inf...


TIME selects President Park ‘100 most influential peopl...
Apr 22, 2013
President Park Geun-hye was selected as one of “the 100 most influential people in the world” selected by TIME Magazine in its April 18 edition. Some of the other figures included on the annual list of the leading U.S. weekly are President of the United States Barack Obama, Chine...


Bikesharing spreads in Korea
Apr 19, 2013
Korea is becoming the land of two wheels, as cycling facilities and routes are expanded in cities across the nation as well as the countryside. Bikesharing programs have been introduced in cities across Korea, allowing affordable access to bicycles for all residents. The advantag...


Books on President Park win popularity in China
Apr 16, 2013
Books on President Park Geun-hye are winning popularity in China, reflecting a high interest among Chinese readers in Korea’s new leader. China’s Renmin Press (人民出版社) reported on April 10 that all 10,000 copies of the first edition of President Park Geun-hye’s biography, titled "...


President stresses role of newspapers
Apr 09, 2013
President Park Geun-hye (center) gives an address at a banquet to mark Newspapers’ Day at the Seoul Press Center on April 5 (photo Jeon Han). President Park Geun-hye emphasized the importance of newspapers and expressed her gratitude for the role of journalists at a banquet to ma...


Homestays to spring up across Seoul
Apr 08, 2013
There is a saying “Kill two birds with one stone.” This metaphor is very suitable to describe a new plan announced by Seoul City. The city government announced a plan on March 28 to increase the number of homestays which allow foreign visitors to stay at a Korean home with a host...


Friends of Diplomats teach diplomats Korean language
Apr 08, 2013
Many people think of diplomacy as something official, for which they must wear nice suits and address each other in a formal manner, but a group of students are engaged in a more casual form of diplomacy, by teaching the Korean language to diplomats posted to Korea. The Friends o...


Tree planting cultivates Korea’s hopes, future
Apr 08, 2013
  President Park (center) plants a Korean fir at Korea National Arboretum on April 5, Korea’s designated Arbor Day (photo from Cheong Wa Dae). President Park Geun-hye emphasized the importance of planting trees in Korea, as citizens planted trees nationwide on April 5 t...


U.S. veteran reunited with the girl he saved
Apr 04, 2013
On April 1 at Lotte Hotel in Songpa District, Seoul, U.S. Korean War veteran Richard Cadwallader is reunited with Kim Yeon-soon whom he helped six decades ago (photo: Jeon Han).An elderly American man said repeatedly, “Dreams come true,” as he hugged a woman with burn scars on he...


The pine tree’s close ties to Koreans
Apr 04, 2013
The pine tree is a favorite for many Koreans, enjoying a popularity that can be traced to its close ties to the lives of the Korean people and its versatile uses. In the distant past, Koreans used to hang pine-tree branches over the entrances of their homes when a baby was born, ...