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Gov’t to establish new Korean language test
Oct 13, 2010
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) and the National Institute of International Education (NIIED) announced on October 8 that they hope to launch a new Korean language test by 2012. Currently, the Test for Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) comes in two formats: ...

Drama about the life of Queen Seon Deok to air in Hunga...
Oct 12, 2010
A Korean historical drama, “Queen Seon Deok,” will air during prime time in Hungary, starting from October 15. Previously, another historical drama about the life of a royal chef and doctor, “Daejanggeum (Jewel in the Palace),” found success in Hungary, and helped create demand f...

K-pop sweeps Japan's Oricon charts
Oct 07, 2010
K-pop groups are continuing to see strong followings in Japan. Several different groups are proving themselves a lasting part of Hallyu, or the Korean Wave, in Japan. Not one but three different K-pop groups have made it to the top five this week on Japan’s prestigious Oricon c...

Open lectures on Korean culture for expats
Oct 07, 2010
"Open Lectures on Fine Arts, Architecture and Music of Korea" will be held by the Korea Foundation Cultural Center from October 19 through November 23, 2010 at the Korea Foundation Cultural Center. During this period, the lectures and on-site activities are scheduled on Tues...

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2012 Yeosu Expo Committee Chairman Kang visits Russia a...
Oct 07, 2010
Chairman Kang Dong-suk of the Organizing Committee for Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea visited Russia and Poland from September 12 to 18, 2010 to promote participation of the two countries in Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea.Accompanied by a delegation including Ambassador Bae Young-han, Director Gen...

Carnegie Mellon University (US) coming to Sangam DMC
Oct 06, 2010
Four research centers including Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology Center coming to Korea Four research centers, including Carnegie Mellon University’s △Entertainment Technology Center, △IT & Software Engineering Center, △ Industrial Design Center, and △ Ar...

Collaboration between UNESCO and Seoul City
Oct 01, 2010
Seoul City and the Korean National Commission for UNESCO sing an MOU Seoul City and the Korean National Commission for UNESCO officially announced the logo for ‘Seoul as a UNESCO Creative City of Design’ and signed an MOU. Through this partnership, Seoul City and the Korean N...

Dokdo souvenir contest held
Oct 01, 2010
The province of Gyeongsangbuk-do held its second Dokdo Souvenir Contest this year, and displayed the winning products at the Daegu Gyeongbuk Design Center. A total of 51 entries including accessories, stationery, and kitchen wares were showcased for three days, from September 16 ...

Seoul sees its first high speed electric vehicles
Sep 30, 2010
The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced there are now five high-speed electric cars in operation in the capital city. The new vehicles are retrofitted RV’s, adopted to accommodate an electric motor. The cars went on official duty after receiving official license plates on Mon...

Painter Kang Dae-sung donates ‘Yeosu Geomun-do Lighthou...
Sep 30, 2010
The Promotion Center of the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea, sitting at the entrance to Odong Island in Yeosu, will host painter Kang Dae-sung’s exhibition dubbed “Beautiful Yeosu,” which is meant to wish for the success of the upcoming Expo.   Painter Kang, the grand prize winner ...