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Hallyeo, Taean national parks are biodiversity reposito...
Jun 18, 2015
Hallyeohaesang and Taeanhaean, two of Korea's major national parks, are both thriving homes to a wide variety of animals and plants. The number of wild species inhabiting those two parks has nearly doubled over the past 10 years, the Korea National Park Service (KNPS) ann...


NYT calls Seoul 'Silicon Valley's closest rival'
Jun 17, 2015
The New York Times has highly praised Korea's mobile application developers and the high-speed Wi-Fi infrastructure in Seoul. In an article published on June 7, "What Silicon Valley Can Learn From Seoul," the newspaper reported that U.S. investors have begun to think of S...


Dolphin pair ready to go home
Jun 16, 2015
Two Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins will soon return to nature. The two dolphins, named Taesan, the male, and Boksun, the female, have been undergoing an acclimatization period in a specially installed floating cage in the waters off Hamdeok Beach on Jeju Island to get ...


Japan awards medal to father of Korean martyr
Jun 16, 2015
A young Korean man touched the hearts of every Japanese in January 2001. Lee Soo-Hyun sacrificed his life while trying to save an inebriated man who fell under the subway tracks in Tokyo that year. In order to pay tribute to Lee’s death, then Japanese Prime Mini...


Dutch museum opens in honor of Hamel
Jun 11, 2015
A special museum dedicated to Hendrick Hamel, a Dutchman who became the first Westerner to introduce Korea to the world and particularly to Europe, opened its doors in his homeland, the Netherlands, on June 4. Hamel landed on the shores of Jeju Island in August 1653 durin...


Remembering sacrifices while moving toward the future
Jun 08, 2015
People visit the Seoul National Cemetery on June 5. Korea's Memorial Day, which falls on June 6, is a day when people pay respect to the souls of all the fallen heroes who died protecting their nation and when people are reminded of their sacrifices. Visitors flocked to ...


How do our neighbors in the global community think abou...
Jun 05, 2015
What do Korea and the Korean people look like to our neighbors across the global community? What do you think about the nation's image? Some of you might have in your mind a certain image of this country through firsthand contact. Perhaps you visited or lived in Korea fo...


Korean strawberries loved around the world
Jun 04, 2015
With their vibrant color and wonderful taste, Korean strawberries are loved by people around the world. Korea-grown strawberries are mostly consumed in Asia, but people in North America, including Canada, will soon be able to enjoy the fruit, too. Beginning in November, ...


King's rice planting to be reenacted
Jun 02, 2015
An ancient royal rice-planting ceremony is set to be reenacted at a palace in Seoul. The rice planting will be held near the Cheonguijeong, a straw-thatched house on the grounds of Changdeokgung Palace, on June 5. The ceremony will replicate a ritual performed by the king per...


Interest in Korean books rises
Jun 01, 2015
New York recently hosted a special book fair from May 27 to 29. BookExpo America invited six Korean publishing houses to bring their bestsellers to audiences in the U.S. city. The book fair is one of the biggest annual publishing events in North America. It hosts more than ...