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Medical services for overseas residents
Oct 01, 2014
For non-Korean residents who have adapted to life in Korea, visiting the hospital for medical treatment is not always as easy as can be. It could be harder if they cannot see the doctor because of their work schedule, or their unregistered status. For these members of the communi...


12 Jeju sites designated as Global Geoparks
Sep 26, 2014
Twelve geological sites, including Hallasan Mountain, the Manjanggul Lava Tubes and the Seongsan Sunrise Peak, have received "Global Geopark" designation from UNESCO. The UNESCO-affiliated Global Geoparks Network (GGN) re-designated nine sites on the island and added three more t...


Biodiversity conference to be held in Pyeongchang
Sep 26, 2014
The 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP12) is just around the corner, and it will be hosted in Korea.The world's biggest environmental conference will be held in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province), from September 29...


Korea shows that men, too, can be pretty
Sep 24, 2014
Beauty and grooming are often seen as the domain of women, but Korea has a bit more gender equality when it comes to looking good. The country is currently the world’s largest market for men’s skincare, leading in global sales of men’s cosmetics. Male cosmetics label Lab Ser...


Japanese media casts spotlight on Korean TV, music in M...
Sep 17, 2014
The Tokyo Shimbun, a Japanese daily, has highlighted the popularity of Korean television and pop music in Myanmar. The newspaper reported in an article on September 12 that Korean soap operas are enjoying huge popularity in the Southeast Asian nation. The newspaper's corresponden...


British press highlights Korean food
Sep 15, 2014
Korean cuisine has been garnering attention in British media. The Telegraph, a London-based daily, reported that Korean food has started to create a buzz in its article, "Korean food: a spice sensation taking Britain by storm," on September 10.The broadsheet said that Korean-Amer...


Wall Street Journal says Korean one of the best languag...
Sep 12, 2014
Korean is apparently one of the best languages for learning math. Korean, alongside Chinese, Japanese and Turkish, are easier than other languages when counting numbers and when explaining mathematical concepts, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Septembe...


Seoul metro turns 40 in safety and security
Sep 11, 2014
Chief Inspector Kim Yeong-chae (right) and Kim Sun-cheol of Seoul's subway police unit patrol a car on line No. 2, along with other police officers.This year marks the 40th anniversary of Seoul's metro system. History began on August 15, 1974, with the original Jongno Line, now l...


Plants free cancer patients of depression, anxiety
Sep 09, 2014
The Rural Development Administration (RDA) has found that the presence of plants and gardens may be effective in reducing depression and anxiety among cancer patients. The findings are a result of its “Plants Cure” program. The program was co-conducted by the RDA and Ajou Univers...


Happy Chuseok 2014
Sep 05, 2014
There will be a great migration of people across the Korean Peninsula beginning September 5. Major roads around the country will be jammed with an endless stream of traffic, as cars move at the speed of turtles. Tickets for trains and airplanes have been sold out and there a...