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196 Dutch king meets 350-year-old compatriot imagefile 7321 Nov 07, 2014
With the visit to Korea of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, there has been a reenactment of a 17th century Dutchman meeting Joseon's King Hyojung (r. 1649-1659). Hendrick ...  
195 Enjoy street performances with Hi Seoul Festival 2013 imagefile 7206 Oct 01, 2013
Downtown Seoul will transform into a festival stage from October 2 to 6 with the 11th Hi Seoul Festival 2013. The festival will take place at Seoul, Cheonggye, and Gwanghwamun squares under the theme ...  
194 Korea agrees on currency swap with Indonesia, UAE imagefile 7102 Oct 15, 2013
Korea has finalized currency swap arrangements with both Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates. Finance ministers and central bank governors from Korea and Indonesia reached agreement on a won-rupiah...  
193 Jeju Island hallabongs now available in US imagefile 7079 Mar 09, 2015
The sweet and sour hallabong, a type of tangerine, is similar to standard oranges in appearance. The fruit, mainly produced, at least in Korea, on Jeju Island, has a high sugar content, a soft tex...  
192 Canadian sitcom 'Kim’s Convenience' going strong in 3rd season imagefile 7078 Jan 25, 2019
The Canadian sitcom "Kim’s Convenience" on CBC Television tells of a Korean-Canadian family that runs a convenience store in Toronto. From left: Jung, the son; Yong-mi, the mother; Sang-il, the f...  
191 Fine Arts imagefile 6983 Oct 21, 2014
Though people started living on the Korean Peninsula in the Paleolithic Age, existing remains indicate that the origin of fine arts dates back to the Neolithic Age (c. 6,000-1,000 B.C.). Rock carv...  
190 Big Bang′s G-Dragon teams up with SeMA for art exhibition imagefile 6732 May 28, 2015
Big Bang′s G-Dragon and the Seoul Museum of Art are joining forces. From June 9 to August 23, G-Dragon will hold the PEACEMINUSONE: Beyond the Stage exhibition at the Seoul Museum of Art. The ...  
189 North Korean delegation attends Incheon Asian Games closing ceremony imagefile 6561 Oct 10, 2014
A high-level North Korean delegation, including Hwang Pyong-so, director of the North Korean military’s General Political Bureau, Choe Ryong-hae, secretary of the ruling Workers’ Party, and Kim Yang-...  
188 Music and Dance imagefile 6494 Oct 21, 2014
 Music and dance were means of religious worship and this tradition continued through the Three Kingdoms period. More than 30 musical instruments were used during the Three Kingdoms period, and parti...  
187 Festivals imagefile 6425 Dec 29, 2014
In bygone days, festivals were lavish religious observances. Even before the Three Kingdoms period, harvest thanksgiving festivals were observed officially in the smaller confederated kingdoms. They includ...  
186 Two year-end movies to warm your heart imagefile 6418 Dec 22, 2014
The year end is just around the corner. Two recently released heart-wrenching movies are being recommended for the season. The two movies share one thing in common, that both are documentaries based ...  
185 Lee Seung Gi and SNSD′s Yoona confirm split imagefile 6397 Aug 14, 2015
Lee Seung Gi and Girls′ Generation (SNSD)′s Yoona have broken up. Yoona′s agency, SM Entertainment, stated to Newsen on August 13, "It′s true they broke up recently. They decided to remain as ...  
184 Talk Talk Korea 2017 exhibition opens image 6101 Nov 02, 2017
Director of the Korean Culture and Information Service Kim Tae-hoon (fourth from left) poses for a photo with winners of the Talk Talk Korea 2017 contest, at an exhibition of the winning works...  
183 Bohemian glass comes to Seoul imagefile 6054 Feb 12, 2015
The Czech Republic is known for its well-preserved monumental architecture and relics from the Middle Ages. In addition to its rich culture and history, the Czech Republic was also the center of...  
182 Greeting 2017's first sunrise with seaside festivities imagefile 6033 Dec 30, 2016
In Korean, Songgu Yeongsin (송구영신, 送舊迎新) is an age-old saying which means "time to let go of the old year, and turn over a new leaf." It may be hard to believe, but the year of the rooster (...  
181 All foreign residents must get nat'l health insurance from July 16 imagefile 5995 Jun 14, 2019
From mid-July, non-Koreans who stay in Korea for six months or longer are required to subscribe to national health insurance. (National Health Insurance Service) All foreign nationals who stay in K...  
180 Exhibits trace history of Gyeongsang imagefile 5957 Feb 02, 2015
Two interesting exhibitions are underway in Gyeongsang-do (North and South Gyeongsang Provinces). The first is the “Dalseong, Matrix of Daegu” exhibit that has been going on at the Daegu Nationa...  
179 Museums and Theaters imagefile 5899 Jan 02, 2015
Korea abounds in cultural facilities of all levels and categories where people can enjoy exhibitions and stage performances throughout the year. These places offer an on-the-spot glimpse into the cultural...  
178 ‘Saimdang, Light’s Diary,’ though fictional, pursues truth imagefile 5840 Feb 10, 2017
TV stars Lee Young-ae (left) and Song Seung-heon play the leads in the TV show ‘Saimdang, Light’s Diary.’ Shin Saimdang (신사임당, 申師任堂) (1504-1551), the epitome of a mid-Joseon perfect wife and ...  
177 Is there a proper way to wear Hanbok? imagefile 5833 Aug 23, 2017
Tourists stroll through Gyeongbokgung Palace wearing modernized Hanbok rented from a local Hanbok shop on Aug. 11. Tourists walking around in Hanbok attire are being seen more and more these days in S...  

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