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“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 […]

Vietnamese man and NK sweetheart reunited in 30 years of love

Vietnamese man and NK sweetheart reunited in 30 years of love

The love story between a North Korean woman and a Vietnamese man was aired on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, on BBC, attracting sympathy from across the world. They became united beyond the border in 30 years of love and now are living their old age life in Hanoi. Their story dates back to 1971, when […]

Passion of the Veteran Journalist

We had the pleasure of meeting Mr K. C. Hwang, former president of Seoul Bureau of Associate Press at his residence in Seoul. At 89 years old , he is the oldest active journalist in Korea if not in the World. He talked about his experience of working with Associate Press for 30 years from […]

Tell me your wishes

Tell me your wishes

The world’s population is 7 billion and among them 4.2 billion people are Asian. The AsiaN has met some of the Asians and asked their New Year’s wishes. They all expressed their dearest wishes – getting a job, recognition for work, a big salary, a good school report, happy marriage and health. They also wished […]

Korea’s “Democracy Godfather” Dies

Korea’s “Democracy Godfather” Dies

 <Photo>  The portrait of Kim Geun-tae is entering into the mortuary of the Seoul Nationl University Hospital on 30.   Kim Geun-tae, a leader of Korean democratic movement died Friday from a brain disease. He was 64. He was dubbed the “Godfather” of the country’s democratization. He served as leader of Korea’s former ruling Uri […]

Park Tae-joon, Father of Steel Dies at 84

Park Tae-joon, Father of Steel Dies at 84

  Park Tae-joon, the creator of Posco, one of the world’s largest steel companies that helped to lay the foundations for South Korea’s rise from a devastated postwar society into an industrial powerhouse, died on Tuesday in Seoul at the age of 84. According to Lee Sung-man, a spokesman for Severance Hospital where he had […]

Ela Bhatt Selected for 2011 Indira Gandhi Prize

 Well-known social activist Ela Bhatt has been selected for the prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2011 for her lifetime achievements in empowering women through grassroots entrepreneurship.     She was selected for the award constituted by Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust by an international jury headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.Announcing the award, Trust Secretary […]

The Mother and Son Reunited at the Graveyard in 41 Years

Jeon Tae-il, who burnt himself to death at the age of 22 in 1970 shouting “Keep the Labour Law!” and “We are humans, not machines!” At last, his mother Lee So-sun came to her son’s side in September, 41 years after his death. The mother and the son are now lying on their backs at […]

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