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Chinese students show off their Korean writing skills
Jan 14, 2016
A group of Chinese students pose for a picture at the International Foundation for Education and Culture in southern Seoul on Jan. 6. The students are winners of the 10th Korean Writing Competition for Mandarin Speaking Students and they visited Korea from Jan. 4 to 9. ...

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Korean office workers build school in Lao village
Jan 14, 2016
"Do Project," a Korean volunteer group comprised of young professionals, is on a mission to build a new school for the small village of Nong Bua in Savannakhet Province, Laos. The group visited the village for the first time last summer. During their stay, they gave music...

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Fish cake: a must-eat snack
Jan 11, 2016
Fish cake, or eomuk in Korean, used to be a frequent element in a school kid's lunch box. Students would taste the food item all the time, if not from their own lunch box then from their friends’. As people grew up, they would long for winter to come, the only season whe...

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Korea.net looks back at 2015
Dec 24, 2015
Only a week is left until the end of 2015, the Year of the Sheep Korea was filled with all sorts of news over the past almost-365 days. It was a significant year for Korea, as it marked the 70th anniversary of National Liberation Day. Many events were held to celebrate an...

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'We are all urban farmers'
Dec 17, 2015
The main page of the 'We Are All Urban Farmers' website allows city dwellers to access information about urban farming and community gardens in their neighborhoods. City dwellers often daydream about tending their own gardens, lush with fresh greens and colorful ve...

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Spanish director to head modern art museum
Dec 16, 2015
Bartomeu Mari Ribas (left) poses next to Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok after his appointment as the new director of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, on Dec. 14 in Seoul. The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art...

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Korea.net honorary reporters officially begin their dut...
Dec 14, 2015
Members of this year's team of Korea.net honorary reporters pose for a photo after receiving their appointment certificates from KOCIS Director Park Younggoog (center), at the National Hangeul Museum on Dec. 11 in Seoul. The fifth group of Korea.net honorary reporters has ...

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Grandma storytellers are here to stay
Dec 04, 2015
Childhood days spent with grandma are filled with some of the warmest memories. Perched on her lap, you would listen intently as she recounted tales of fairies, woodcutters and tigers in the woods. Even as an adult, those magical moments sometimes resurface from the recesses of y...

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Late President Kim Young-sam 'towered like a mountain o...
Nov 27, 2015
Bereaved family members of the late President Kim Young-sam lay flowers and light incense in his honor on Nov. 26. The funeral for former President Kim Young-sam, who was in office during Korea's 14th presidential term, took place at the National Assembly of Korea on Nov. ...

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Korean, Chinese academics seek solutions to conflicts i...
Nov 27, 2015
A Korea-China joint academic conference was held on Nov. 26 in Seoul. It was part of celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of Korean independence and the end of World War II. The Northeast Asian History Foundation (NAHF) and the Institution of International Relations ...