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Robot Party: Expanding Robotics attraction in Korea

Robot Party: Expanding Robotics attraction in Korea

With the latest surge of films and TV shows with ‘conscious’ robots, I have developed an interest in the artificial intelligence and well, robots which can perfectly mimic human behavior. When I heard about Art Center Nabi’s Robot Party exhibition, I imagined it to be like something right out of Dr. Krieger’s lab (from the […]

Opening of a new ice skating rink in Yeouido Park

Opening of a new ice skating rink in Yeouido Park

The governance of Seoul City decided to open a new ice skating rink in Yeouido Park on Tuesday 22nd December. The new skating rink covers the area of two thousand square meters, which is almost the same as the temporary ice skating rink rink opened in the middle of the capital in front of City […]

President Park replaces five ministers

President Park replaces five ministers

President Park Geun-hye nominated five new Cabinet minister candidates Monday to replace incumbents who are expected to step down in order to run in the general election scheduled for April 13. Rep. Yoo Il-ho of the ruling Saenuri Party was nominated to be finance minister and Seoul National University professor Lee Joon-sik was named to […]

President Park emphasizes the importance of female human resources

President Park emphasizes the importance of female human resources

President Park Geun Hye emphasized the importance of of women universities’ responsibility in taking care of female human resources, making them into a good example the Korean society would be proud of. This comes during President Park’s meeting with a number of trustees from Korean women universities, as she emphasized the importance of women’s role […]

South Korean parties may lower voting age to 18

South Korean parties may lower voting age to 18

Rival parties are in talks to lower the voting age by one year to 18. National Assembly speaker Chung Ui-hwa said Wednesday that parties are holding negotiations to increase the number of eligible voters by lowering the voting age. “They are talking about lowering the voting age to 18,” Chung said during a press briefing. […]

Top rookie Kpop groups and Korean dramas for 2015

Top rookie Kpop groups and Korean dramas for 2015

Towards the end of the year, the Korean entertainment industry starts making a compilation of stars and dramas that gained most popularity through the year. “Star News” conducted a survey to determine ‘2015’s Best Rookie Group,’ based on the expert opinions of 28 entertainment industry insiders such as agency reps, producers, broadcasting network producers, and […]

Cairo airport free of cigarette smell thanks to Korean company

Cairo airport free of cigarette smell thanks to Korean company

A South Korean company donated two cigarette smoke purifiers to Cairo International Airport on Tuesday 15th December. The Korean agency for promoting trade and investment announced that the Korean company “airtech21” held the ceremony for the donation event in Cairo’s international airport. The device is composed of a special colander to remove tar, nicotine, and toxic gases, […]

South Korea donations revive Honduras and Guatemala

South Korea donations revive Honduras and Guatemala

South Korea’s government decided to send some humanitarian help to Honduras and Guatemala to help them deal with the disastrous effects of climate change. 15% of people in Honduras suffer from acute shortage of food and nutrients because of the worst drought to hit the country in 50 years. Guatemala has been suffering from the continuous […]

South Korean employees experience their own funerals

South Korean employees experience their own funerals

South Korea companies are getting worldwide attention after their suicide prevention methods have been brought to light.  The country is known to have the highest suicide rate in the world with many employees identifying stress as the source of problem. Thus many companies are making their employees experience their own funeral in order to help […]

South Korea and Laos agree to work on hydropower project

South Korea and Laos agree to work on hydropower project

South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-Ahn and his Lao counterpart, Thongsing Thammavong, agreed Monday to work closely on a hydro-power project in the Southeast Asian country, a South Korean official said. The two sides had planned to sign a deal on the development of Sepon III hydro-power plant at their meeting, though they failed to […]

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