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The battle against electricity
Jul 12, 2012
Korea is no exception to global warming. The summer season has recently expanded to approximately six months, from early May to mid October. Tropical night weather of over 25°C is no longer a surprise. As a result, the country’s reliance on air conditioning in the summer is extra...


Historic markets come to life
Jul 12, 2012
Transformation is underway in Korea’s traditional markets. From home delivery services and updated facilities to the addition of budding young entrepreneurs, artists, and fun programs for all ages, the changes in the marketplace are drawing growing crowds. More convenient, more a...


Now playing, films on multiculturalism
Jul 10, 2012
As of 2011, over 1.4 million non-Koreans have come to call Korea their home. On June 27, the fourth annual Multicultural Film Festival, organized since 2009 to spotlight the themes of multiculturalism and diversity that have emerged in Korean society in recent years, kicked off a...


Libraries in Seoul
Jul 04, 2012
There are over 100 public libraries throughout the greater Seoul area, all of which are open to foreigners residing in the city. A summer day spent at these libraries will give you more than just books but also hidden treasures of fun. The National Library of Korea is the countr...


Lions Clubs International Convention wraps up in Busan
Jul 03, 2012
The southern port city of Busan successfully hosted the 95th Lions Club International Convention. The annual gathering, which drew to a close on June 26, marked the largest of its kind for the organization and the largest ever held in the city as well, with more than 50,000 membe...


[Interview] Chinese bloggers explore Korea
Jun 29, 2012
On June 25, Korea welcomed a unique team of 15 Chinese professional and amateur writers, journalists, and bloggers to take part in a six-day tour of the country. In addition to journalists from prominent media outlets such as CCTV, Xinhua News Agency, and Global Times, the group ...


Korean culture fascinates D.C. public school pupils
Jun 28, 2012
Alice Deal Middle School students in Washington, D.C. reunited with representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea on June 7 for a series of presentations about Korean culture. Nearly 150 sixth graders flocked to the auditorium to wrap up a six-month-long adventure delvi...


Behind Korea’s economic success story
Jun 22, 2012
Recent reports by major international news and media outlets have focused new attention on the factors behind Korea’s impressive economic growth over the last two decades. “The approach taken by Korea to the 1997 Asian financial crisis effectively transformed a serious crisis int...


War veterans return to Korea
Jun 21, 2012
On May 24, a group of former soldiers and their families crowd around an outdoor exhibit of faded photos at the Memorial Hall for the Incheon Landing Operation. A month ahead of the 62nd anniversary of the Korean War, the veterans from the United States, Denmark, and the Philippi...


Korean educational philosophy inspires Harlem public sc...
Jun 20, 2012
“Work Hard. Go to College. Change the World!” A school motto that may sound familiar to Korean people is guiding pupils in one of New York’s public schools to instill a desire to develop their potential and succeed academically and socially. “Discipline, Respect, Enthusiasm, Acco...