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Engraving smells of May flowers in heart

It was raining as if bidding farewell to the spring on the wane when I stood at the Bundang Memorial Park in Bundang, some 20 kilometers south of Seoul, on May 16. I found myself standing at the tomb-side of the late Kim Hyun-sik (1958. 1.7 – 1990. 11.1), a famous singer, on the slope of Mt. Youngjang being showered by the […]

Korea to showcase smart learning at APEC forum

Korea to showcase smart learning at APEC forum

Few would argue that Koreans’ zeal for education has been the driving force behind the country’s economic prosperity. Indeed, it has become a case example for many developing countries around the world. The nation is now seeking to establish a reputation as an educational powerhouse in the digital era by spurring the convergence of technology […]

Ashraf Aboul-Yazid’s poems published in Turkish

Ashraf Aboul-Yazid’s poems published in Turkish

*Editor’s note: Ashraf Aboul-Yazid, chief of The AsiaN Middle East bureau, is not only a noted journalist but also a famous poet and novelist in the region. Born in Egypt, he is now active in Kuwait writing stories on wide rage of topics for Al-Arabi Magazine and The AsiaN. His poems and novels enjoy high popularities among the people in the Middle […]

PGA champion Yang to lead youth templestay program

PGA champion Yang to lead youth templestay program

PGA Tour golfer Yang Yong-eun, the first Asian to win a major championship, will mix Buddhist teachings and golf techniques this weekend to promote the Templestay program, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The two-day session, starting Saturday will take place at Silleuk Temple in Yeoju, Gyeonggi Province, and will invite 20 young golfers […]

Multicultural children’s baseball team founded

Multicultural children’s baseball team founded

Former baseball player Heo Koo-youn, 61, will found a baseball team for children of interracial families in Korea, Monday. The team will be called Heo Koo-youn Rainbow Little. The initiation ceremony will be held at the National Baseball Center in Goyang, north of Seoul. The junior team will be comprised of about 20 children from […]

Korea-Arab Society actively builds up cultural bridges

Korea-Arab Society actively builds up cultural bridges

Although Korea and the Arab world have had links through the Silk Road for more than 1,000 years, in modern times, they have been restricted to the Arab construction boom in the 1970s and ‘80s and, more recently, to Korea’s energy dependency on Middle East oil. A joint partnership led by a retired Korean diplomat […]

‘Long-term vision planning needed for taekwondo’s longevity’

‘Long-term vision planning needed for taekwondo’s longevity’

Master of Korean martial art plants seed in US For most people, taekwondo is a great hobby but not for Min Kyung-ho. “It’s a way of life,’’ says Min, a taekwondo master who has spent more than 50 years practicing and teaching the sport. Credited as the taekwondo pioneer in the United States, the 77-year-old […]

“S. Korea needs bigger political role”

“S. Korea needs bigger political role”

“South Korea is asked to exert the political role as big as the economic role it plays in international community,” said Muteb Al-Mutoteh, Kuwait Ambassador to Korea. He made the remarks in a meeting with the AsiaN at his office in downtown Seoul on Mar. 14. He further said “Korea has become increasingly active in various […]

Change ‘formula for success’

Change ‘formula for success’

Everyone wants success in life. Since there is no single path to success, people pursue it in many different ways. However, only a few choose the right one, stay on it, and eventually reach their destinations. Ironically, even those who see success in their careers and businesses are not fully satisfied with what they have […]

Winners of Manhae Prize announced

Winners of Manhae Prize announced

The Society for the Promotion and Practice of Manhae’s Thoughts announced Thursday (Mar. 1) the winners of the Manhae Prize given in three different categories. A total of seven winners, two in the peace category, three in social service and two in literature, were chosen from among some 50 candidates across the world.The winners in peace category were […]

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