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War-separated families meet for first time in 65 years

War-separated families meet for first time in 65 years

Relatives separated by the 1950-53 Korean War tearfully reunited at Mount Geumgang in North Korea, Monday, for the first time in 65 years. Participating from the South were 89 people who registered with the Korean Red Cross to find their relatives in the North, accompanied by family members. Kim Choon-sik, 80, embraced his two sisters […]

Where to go: Weekend Theater

Where to go: Weekend Theater

“What is there to do at home? … It’s finally the weekend.” With a new story and performance every time, Weekend Theater does not fail to impress. It’s the stage where artists are given a chance to express their creative work and a space for tired audiences to be lifted of their spirits—Weekend Theater in […]

Where to go: Boan Yeogwan

Where to go: Boan Yeogwan

There aren’t many places that hold innocent history within its walls. But right in the heart of Seoul, in Tong-uidong, Boan Yeogwan(Inn) has for 80 years carried that kind of historical significance. In 1936, Korean poet Seo Jeong-ju frequented this inn where he met with friends such as Kim Dong-ri and Kim Dal-jin (also poets) […]

Metrocity: Fashion Forward and Total Fashion Brand

Metrocity: Fashion Forward and Total Fashion Brand

Fashion brand Metrocity was launched in Florence (Firenze), Italy, in 1992 and emphasizes metal decor with simple and minimalist silhouette designs. When Metrocity first came to Korea in 1997, Metrocity’s Jacquard backpack brought a sensational change, dominating the bag market by centering on leather, nylon, and cotton materials. This brought Metrocity to where it is […]

The Dark Side of the Korean Education System and New Purposes for the Future

The Dark Side of the Korean Education System and New Purposes for the Future

Suneung, the most important test of your life The Korean school system is based on six years of elementary school (age 6-12), three years of junior high school (age 12-15) and three years of senior high school (15-18). What comes next is apparently the most important stage in life: the University entrance exam. South Korea […]

South Korea’s Springboard: Smart City Concept

South Korea’s Springboard: Smart City Concept

Journalists Association of Korea (JAK) organized a media forum, named World Journalists Conference to promote world peace in early April 2017. Nearly one hundred journalists attended this program and became witnesses of the Korean development. JAK provided good opportunities to see Korean economic and urban progress. Government establishes new cities in the empty areas of […]

Skeleton of Russian general found inside coffin in Turkey’s Ardahan

Skeleton of Russian general found inside coffin in Turkey’s Ardahan

A coffin thought to belong to a Russian general has been unearthed during foundation excavations for a construction project in the Turkish province of Ardahan, Doğan News Agency reported. Workers found a coffin with cross on it during the foundation excavation for an apartment building in Ardahan’s Karagöl neighborhood. Authorities from the Kars Museum later […]

Hera Seoul Fashion Week 2017 F/W

Hera Seoul Fashion Week 2017 F/W

2017 F/W: Day 1&2 As some of you may know, Seoul is one of the leading cities for fashion. Seoul fashion week (SFW) 2017 F/W brought some everyday looks as well as some extraordinary looks. SFW was held at Dongdaemun design plaza, which is one of the newest and most iconic landmarks in the Korean […]

Fate of a fishmonger

Fate of a fishmonger

Let’s introduce Ms. Yi (not her real name), one of many North Korean entrepreneurs and one of the pioneers of the country’s private economy. Ms. Yi and her husband began their operations in the late 1980s, soon after their marriage. Private enterprises began to pop up at the time despite the anti-capitalist founding father of […]

PM Modi, Paytm founder in Time’s ‘most influential people list’

PM Modi, Paytm founder in Time’s ‘most influential people list’

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma were the only two Indians to make it to an annual list of ‘100 most influential people in the world’ this year released by the Time magazine on Thursday. The list features pioneers, artists, titans, leaders and icons from around the world honored for […]

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