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Vietnamese Father, Daughter Living In America Take Part In Project To Preserve Stories Of Vietnamese-Americans

Vietnamese Father, Daughter Living In America Take Part In Project To Preserve Stories Of Vietnamese-Americans

In this Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 photo, Viola Van poses for a picture with her father, Hugo, at their home in Walnut, Calif. Viola Van is part of a Vietnamese-American Oral History Project at UC Irvine, that assembles, preserves, digitizes, and disseminates the life stories of Vietnamese-Americans in Southern California. <AP Photo/Chris Carlson>

Kim Yu-na reunites with former coaches

Kim Yu-na reunites with former coaches

Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu-na has rehired two former coaches. Shin Hea-sook and Ryu Jong-hyun will take charge of helping the 22-year-old to return to the competitive skating starting with the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships in March. Ryu worked with Kim when she started skating at the age of seven until she was […]

SNS to play big role in election

SNS to play big role in election

Pop sensation Psy may not be the only Korean to massively benefit from social networking services (SNS) this year. The three presidential candidates are also betting that sites such as YouTube and Facebook will catapult them into Cheong Wa Dae come December. So says Lee Hag-man, a social media expert who was appointed Tuesday to […]

Korean professor uses ‘ondol’ to help Cambodians

Korean professor uses ‘ondol’ to help Cambodians

BATTAMBANG, Cambodia — The mercury hardly drops below 30 degrees Celsius in the daytime throughout the year in Cambodia, but vegetables and fruits dry slow even under the blazing sun and often go bad. Kim Man-gab, a professor at the National Polytechnic Institute of Cambodia, wondered why. Kim eventually discovered that humidity had a lot […]

Wedding Of Luxembourg’s Crown Prince Celebrated By People

Wedding Of Luxembourg’s Crown Prince Celebrated By People

Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his wife Princess Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, leave the Notre-Dame Cathedral after their religious wedding service in Luxembourg, Oct. 20, 2012. <Xinhua/Ye Pingfan> Celebrations of the wedding of Luxembourg’s Crown Prince Guillaume and Countess Stephanie continue Saturday night Oct. 20 2012 following their church wedding. Thousands flocked […]

Kang tells about realities of coffee shop jungle

Kang tells about realities of coffee shop jungle

How one owner fell into financial abyss and lived to tell about it A fatigued Korea is about to round out its 15th year of economic ugliness dating back to the crippling foreign currency crisis of the late-1990s. The legacy of these dismal times is represented in the ubiquity of coffee shops, burying Seoul streets […]

Templestay marks a decade

Templestay marks a decade

Since the templestay program was first introduced ahead of the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup in a move to promote traditional Korean Buddhist culture, its popularity has been steadily soaring attracting both local and foreign tourists. In commemorating the 10th anniversary of the program, plans are being put in place to diversify the current programs on […]

Kim Jung-man recreates Magritte’s paintings

Kim Jung-man recreates Magritte’s paintings

Renowned photographer Kim Jung-man, 58, is showing 23 photographic works recreating the surrealist Rene Magritte’s works through photography at KT&G SangSang Madang in Seoul. Kim is known for realistic photos such as in the “Stone Heart” and “New Image of Korea” series. He became famous as a commercial photographer who worked with celebrities such as […]

Foreign Hangeul experts honored

Foreign Hangeul experts honored

To mark Hangeul Day, Seoul will award medals to Korean language experts within and outside Korea. The culture ministry announced Monday a list of 10 medal recipients. The country celebrates Hangeul Day today. Receiving the highest honor is Lev Rafailovich Kontsevich, 82, an expert on Korean language and history from Russia. He is a leading […]

Lecture hall named after Syngman Rhee in Princeton

Lecture hall named after Syngman Rhee in Princeton

Princeton University has dedicated a lecture hall in honor of Syngman Rhee, the first president of South Korea. The Syngman Rhee 1910 Lecture Hall was opened at the American university’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in New Jersey on Wednesday. The Princeton University Korean Alumni Association initiated the dedication of a campus […]

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