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Traditional liquors transformed into cocktails
Apr 13, 2015
It's no exaggeration to say that two words -- "integration" and "harmony" -- are keywords that represent modern society today. Everything is integrated and can be reproduced in harmony, and it can be found everywhere around us. This trend can also be seen in alcohol consumpti...


Special exhibition illuminates Ahn's life, philosophy
Apr 06, 2015
A young man from Joseon was executed in a prison in Lushun, Liaoning Province, China, at 10 a.m. on March 26, 1919. He was Ahn Jung-geun, who was found guilty of shooting former Japanese Prime Minister and then Resident-General of Korea Ito Hirobumi (1841-1909) at Harbin...


1,226 tree huggers embrace nature
Mar 27, 2015
A group of 1,226 people hug a forest of trees at the Korea National Arboretum in Pocheon, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province), on March 21, an event held to mark the International Day of Forests. Over 1,000 people have taken a tree into their embrace. On March 21, the International D...


Dresden opens Korean Plaza
Mar 25, 2015
The Korean Plaza, a new city park, opens in Dresden.The sign indicates the Korean Plaza in Dresden, Germany.A new sign was put up on March 23 in a park in central Dresden, the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. The sign says, “Koreanischer Platz,” meaning, "Kore...


Rice transformation: Noryangjin's Cup Rice Alley
Mar 25, 2015
It's a worldwide phenomenon that new cultures form where youngsters gather to hang out or to live. In Seoul, for example, many of its neighborhoods -- Gangnam, which represents the glamorous nightlife; Hongdae, a center of campus life; Myeongdong, known as the nation's number one...


Entering the long-awaited spring
Mar 24, 2015
Peeking over the tiled wall, flowering apricots burst into bloom, heralding the onset of spring, on March 24.Forsythias, azaleas and Korean apricot flowers (maehwa) have come into bloom this week, telling us that spring is on its way. People may not be in the same mood as they wa...


Marine city sparkles at night
Mar 23, 2015
The beautiful nightscape over the dark ocean of Haeundae has recently become increasingly popular online, showing up on more and more people's social media profiles, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The high-rises in the Marine City neighborhood add to the glamorous ...


An Indonesian girl expresses her passion for Korean cul...
Mar 20, 2015
One of our readers from Indonesia, Fitri Pratiwi, submitted an essay, telling us about various aspects of Korean society and what she loves about them. Please find excerpts of her essay below. I want to share a story about my love for Korea. It was already 10 years a...


Come and be part of the ancestral rites at Jongmyo
Mar 06, 2015
A select group of people perform the royal ancestral rites, the Sangmangjeon, at the Jongmyo Shrine in Seoul on March 5. On March 5, the first full moon of the Lunar New Year, known as Jeongwol Daeboreum, the Jongmyo Shrine played host to a reenactment of a special set of royal a...


‘Video games become sport in Korea’: Libération
Feb 25, 2015
The French daily Libération recently reported on the video game industry boom in Korea that has helped launch the new trend of electronic sports, or "e-sports." In its February 20 article, “In Seoul, video games are a sport of clicks,” Eva John wrote that, “Such e-sports have slo...