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168 Asian nations work together to stop desertification image 20710 May 12, 2014 14:33
Asian countries, including Korea, China, Cambodia and Mongolia, have joined forces to combat desertification and to beef up cooperation in the forestry sector. As part of a series of joint efforts,...  
167 Latin America eyes Korean white goods image 33045 May 08, 2014 17:54
Central and South American markets have shown great interest in many things Korean, not limiting their interest to hip hop and pop groups and soap operas. Latin American consumers are now keeping a ...  
166 Education gives hope to Harlem image 26531 Apr 29, 2014 15:08
The sounds of Korean language are echoing through the hallways of schools in Harlem, in New York City. Now and then, the lively notes of Korean hip-hop and pop music, sometimes mixed with tradition...  
165 Art in the Streets: Exploring Daegu’s Bangcheon Market image 8512 Apr 24, 2014 18:02
If you’re travelling in Korea, you’ve gotta get yourself to a traditional market! Filled with every snack and knick-knack you can imagine, the traditional markets are a real slice of Korean culture. They ...  
164 Lantern in central Seoul marks Buddha's birthday image 24934 Apr 18, 2014 16:53
Celebrants circle an over-sized, pagoda-shaped lantern while carrying their own lotus lanterns on April 16 in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul. (photo: Jeon Han) An over-sized lantern resembling the stone ...  
163 Korea.net's list of must-see films 1 : Pieta image 24853 Apr 16, 2014 17:54
When do you think movies were first introduced to Korea? The debate is still ongoing, but it is reasonably fair to say that regular public screenings of movies existed in major cities by 1903, even ...  
162 A spring stroll around Seoul imagefile 10131 Apr 14, 2014 15:41
An air of spring is everywhere these days. The Yunjungno parkway in Yeouido is the best and most popular destination to appreciate cherry blossoms. It saw an endless flow of visitors during all of la...  
161 Everest, Poles, Korea and the world image 40622 Apr 11, 2014 14:59
There is a young man living in Seoul who climbed Mt. Everest at the age of 19 and who travelled from the North Pole to the South Pole when he was 21. His name is James Hooper, a 27-year-old uni...  
160 Traditional crafts showcased in Milan image 32373 Apr 09, 2014 17:07
A modern reinterpretation of traditional Korean crafts will be showcased in Milan, Italy. The "Constancy & Change in Korean Traditional Craft 2014" exhibition will take place at the Triennale ...  
159 'The Elixir of Love' hits Seoul stage in joint Korea-Italy production image 17325 Apr 07, 2014 11:12
The comic opera "The Elixir of Love" will be appearing on stage in Seoul, produced hand-in-hand by Korean and Italian opera companies. It will be a new opportunity for Seoul classical music aficiona...  
158 Be a hero at the Trickeye Museum image 30410 Apr 07, 2014 11:05
A medieval knight comes out from the frame and holds his lance at head height, aiming at his target. A giant, scary fish opens its maw as wide as it can, to swallow everything in sight. People have a...  
157 500 years of Korean royal history on tour in US imagefile 19991 Apr 02, 2014 10:29
Korean royal art and culture will be on display in the U.S. at a soon-to-be-opened exhibition, “Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910.” As part of an effort at c...  
156 Colorful flowers beckon in the markets imagefile 7957 Apr 02, 2014 10:11
The flower buds are already opening everywhere, but it is too early to say that spring is here. Winter still lingers with the last cold snap and outside it is still difficult to see the feast of ...  
155 Korean film festival wows Italian fans imagefile 7510 Apr 02, 2014 10:09
A Korean film festival in the heart of the Renaissance has gathered much interest in Florence, Italy. The 12th Florence Korea Film Fest is the first of many events taking place in Italy throughout...  
154 Popular soap 'Daejanggeum' returns to air after 11 years imagefile 7640 Apr 02, 2014 10:08
The soap opera "Daejanggeum," or, "Jewel in the Palace," is based on the life of Janggeum, a chef-turned-physician who served the royal family in the 16th century during the heart of the Joseon Dynasty ...  
153 Culture City of East Asia celebration held in Gwangju imagefile 7188 Mar 26, 2014 14:35
An opening ceremony to mark the beginning of a project to promote cultural exchanges between Korea, China and Japan was launched in Gwangju on March 18. The Culture City of East Asia celebration wa...  
152 Jeju hosts world’s 1st electric car expo imagefile 7440 Mar 26, 2014 14:21
Jejudo Island is bustling with brand-new electric vehicles (EVs) and all the related technologies that will lead the future of green transportation. The island is currently hosting the first Internat...  
151 Paul Potts’ movie-like life hits the screen imagefile 25124 Mar 17, 2014 13:22
Opera singer Paul Potts has lived a life more dramatic than that of many movie characters. The 43-year-old Potts recently came to Korea for the March 13 launch of “One Chance,” a new biographical ...  
150 Cho Yong-pil, SECRET add color to ‘Arirang’ imagefile 26690 Mar 17, 2014 13:12
What would the folk song “Arirang” sound like when mixed with elements of jazz, classical music, movie soundtracks and musicals? With the addition of a bit more color, traditional tunes have now been ...  
149 Winter fun abounds in Cheongpyeong image 15310 Feb 10, 2014 14:00
“Korea’s Scotland.” “Korea’s Switzerland.” “Korea’s fjord country.” These are just a few of the appellations bestowed by visitors to the beautiful Cheongpyeong area, and not without reason. This ...  

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