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Best places to find Christmas displays & Christmas mark...
Dec 24, 2012
Every Christmas season, big cities start putting up incredible lighting displays to celebrate the most festive time of the year. Major department stores and shopping malls brighten up their exteriors with unique, beautiful lights, beckoning people to come in and buy gifts for lov...


Gimjang, Korea’s winter tradition
Dec 03, 2012
As temperatures continue to drop, people in Korea have begun preparations for the long winter ahead. The recent weeks from mid-October to late November, in particular, marked a special time of year known in Korea as gimjang season. Just in time, the National Archives of Korea has...


Foreign tourists take a walk with Korean stars
Nov 21, 2012
10 Million Foreign Tourists Series A walking event with Korean stars took place at Seoul Olympic Park last weekend. Korean stars, who took part in ‘A Walk With the Stars’ on November 17, count down the start of the competition (photo: Yonhap News).In commemoration of Korea welc...


Korea's biggest shopping festival
Nov 19, 2012
Korea’s biggest shopping festival, “Korea Grand Sale 2013,” will take place in major Korean tourist attractions in Seoul, Busan, and Jeju Island from January 11 to February 28, 2013.In the Korea Grand Sale 2013, 85 companies and 24,700 stores such as department stores, duty-free ...


In Timor-Leste, football dreams live on
Nov 16, 2012
In 2001, former football player Kim Sin-hwan arrived in Timor-Leste looking for a happier, more lucrative lifestyle that would move him past the failed marriage and business he’d left behind. What he found instead was widespread poverty, a group of children playing street ball ba...


Spanish media highlight miracle of Korea’s education sy...
Nov 16, 2012
Students in Korea strive for high scores and aim for top schools in a highly competitive society, which has contributed to the country’s economic and social progress, said ABC, an influential newspaper in Spain, in a recent article. The newspaper ran an article titled “A miracle ...


Life in Asia, a photo exhibit
Nov 15, 2012
A new photo exhibit offers a unique glimpse into the daily lives of the diverse peoples whose traditions and cultures together make up modern-day Asia. “Asia, 0.0 Kilometers” is the latest exhibit to be featured at the Asian Culture Complex in Gwangju, Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla ...


Mobile games shine at G*STAR 2012
Nov 12, 2012
Over the past year, the sight of commuters and pedestrians engrossed in the latest smartphone games on their mobile phones has become increasingly commonplace in Korea. Accordingly, this year's G*STAR, Korea's largest international game show and trade fair, saw a greater emphasis...


Korea, CIS countries mark 20 years of friendship
Nov 08, 2012
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Korea’s bilateral diplomatic relations with four Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. In celebration of the anniversary, over 50 policymakers, administrators, and scholars from each country met t...


11 honorary citizens of Seoul recognized
Nov 07, 2012
Eleven outstanding foreign residents have been granted honorary citizenship of Seoul, in recognition for their accomplishments. Selected among the recipients were diplomats, clergy, entrepreneurs, and culture leaders who serve as role models to Seoul citizens and foreign resident...