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Korea: Spiteful reviews haunting restaurant owners amid boom of delivery apps

Korea: Spiteful reviews haunting restaurant owners amid boom of delivery apps

  SEOUL: Kim Tae-han (alias), a 27-year-old former restaurant owner in southern Seoul, said one of his most important daily routines was checking reviews of his store on food delivery platforms. Kim, who has now quit his restaurant business, said that one day he had to drive his car to visit a reviewer during the […]

GCS International signs MoU with World Children Taekwondo Union on promotion of world peace

GCS International signs MoU with World Children Taekwondo Union on promotion of world peace

By Seok-Jae Kang GCS International Secretary-General Vice President of the Asian Journalists Association  SEOUL: GCS International signed a cooperation agreement with the World Children Taekwondo Union (World CTU) on the promotion of word peace through the GCS movement and taekwondo at the WT headquarters in Seoul on July 15, 2021. Under the agreement, the two […]

Run-ins with Lee Kuan Yew cut short young activist’s career

Run-ins with Lee Kuan Yew cut short young activist’s career

  By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: On Sept. 27, 1957, a bright 26-year-old activist, Arun Mahadeva, Maha for short, was invited to meet Lee Kuan Yew,34, a United Kingdom-trained lawyer and up-and-coming politician who was soon to become Singapore’s Prime Minister. At the meeting in Lee’s law office, the secretary […]

Poet George Wallace: I still dream in Korean!

Poet George Wallace: I still dream in Korean!

Interview by Ashraf Aboul-Yazid President of Asia Journalists Association CAIRO: Eminent American poet George Wallace was born in March 22, 1949 into a New York family with associations to both popular entertainment and high culture. He attended Syracuse University 1967–71, met Allen Ginsberg, and studied with W. D. Sondgrass. In the early 1970s, he began a […]

Happy Sindhi Sarangi Day

Happy Sindhi Sarangi Day

By Nasir Aijaz Asia N Representative Sindh Priovince: Sindhi communities around the world are celebrating today – June 27, as the Sindhi Sarangi Day for revival and promotion of ancient Sindhi musical instrument. Rajesh Kumar Parasramani, a renowned Sarangi Player based in Bilaspur India, who pioneered Sindhu Gharana and developed his own Sarangi, had announced the […]

2021 DMZ Peace Festival held successfully in Paju, Korea

2021 DMZ Peace Festival held successfully in Paju, Korea

By Seok-Jae Kang GCS International Secretary-General Vice President of the Asian Journalists Association SEOUL: The 2021 DMZ Peace Festival was held successfully in Paju, Korea, on June 20, 2021. The 2021 DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Peace Festival, the third of its kind, was jointly promoted by GCS International, a Seoul-based UN-affiliated NGO, and the Kukmin Ilbo […]

Korean Buddhism played key role in Moon-Biden summit

Korean Buddhism played key role in Moon-Biden summit

By Dahye Min, Asia N Reporter SEOUL: “I’ve brought some pictures of First Lady Jill Biden when she visited Jinkwansa Temple in the mountains outside of Seoul in 2015.” President Moon said. South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who visited the United States for U.S.-South Korea Summit, surprised First Lady Jill Biden, wife of President Joe […]

Official points out reasons for fourth Covid-19 wave in Vietnam

Official points out reasons for fourth Covid-19 wave in Vietnam

By Phong Lan Deputy Head of the World News Desk Dantri Online Newspape HANOI: Illegal migrants, lax management at quarantine areas, and people’s ignoring virus prevention regulations have been pointed out as the main causes for the new Covid-19 outbreak in Vietnam. Speaking at a government meeting on May 20, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh […]

Chungcheongnam-do, one of the richest provinces in South Korea

Chungcheongnam-do, one of the richest provinces in South Korea

By Dr. Hassan Hamida Kiel, Germany CHUNGCHEONGNAM-DO: During the Japanese occupation of the Korean Peninsula, the Chungcheongnam-do was known as “Chusei-nan” Province and since 1910. The name has changed when it became from after one of the eight provinces of South Korea, and this immediately after the division of the Korean Peninsula into two states […]

Chungcheongnam-do – The “Capital of Welfare in Korea”

Chungcheongnam-do – The “Capital of Welfare in Korea”

By Khatuna Chapichadze Georgian Technical University San Diego State University Professor CHUNGCHEONGNAM-DO: As Yang Seung-jo, the governor of Chungcheongnam-do, South Chungcheong Province, welcomes the visitors of the place through the official website of The Province of Chungcheongnam-do, he states that Chungcheongnam-do is becoming the “Capital of Welfare in Korea” by successfully solving three crises: low […]

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