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'Helping others is helping myself'
Jul 12, 2016
The shifting roles and responsibilities played by South Korea in the global community have led the citizens to reflect more on their government's role when it comes to international cooperation and assistance. Experts across many fields have tried to define and understand interna...

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Proud, meaningful march
Jul 04, 2016
Descendants of Korean War veterans from overseas and Korean students pose for a group photo on July 1 at the U.N. Memorial Cemetery in Korea in Busan. About 60 descendants of Korean War veterans from overseas and a group of Korean students have proclaimed with one voice that th...

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Battlefield piano sounds revived after 66 years
Jun 22, 2016
A young Seymour Bernstein (center) performs for his fellow soldiers during the Korean War. The Ministry of Patriots' and Veterans' Affairs invites Korean War veterans and their families to South Korea every year. “Performances on the front lines took place by placing an...

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Angel revisits Sorokdo
Apr 21, 2016
Former nurse Marianne Stoeger exchanges hellos with people at a Roman Catholic church on Sorokdo Island. The Austrian former nurse, often called an 'angel' by residents there due to her devotion to people with leprosy on the island for some 40 years, recently revisited Sorokdo. ...

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A spring letter from Bulgaria
Mar 18, 2016
The cold snap has finally passed and Seoul welcomed in the spring on March 15. On the same day, the Korea.net team, with offices at the National Museum of Korea in Yongsan-gu District, received a package. Bojana Doneva, Diana Trifonova and Lilia Bozhinova, all Korea.net Honora...

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Her evolution has no end
Mar 14, 2016
Her life is considered to be dramatic, as she switched her career from a fashion model and an actress to a painter. Also, she has broadened her work as a columnist and a calligrapher. During her childhood, drawing played a role in healing mental and physical deficiencies. Now, it...

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Remembering cartoonist Lee Sang Moo
Mar 08, 2016
The late cartoonist Lee Sang Moo is the creator of the beloved Dokko Tak, a cartoon character that rose to prominence in the '70s and '80s. Most of us have a cartoon we associate with our childhoods. You may have fond memories of a cartoon whose theme song you could --...

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'Museums tell story of humankind through history, cultu...
Feb 16, 2016
Stone blades from the Neolithic Era, stone arrowheads from the Bronze Age, stainless steel spoons, hwatu  gambling cards and even blue jeans worn by people today. These are all part of the resources owned by the National Folk Museum of Korea, and all of these hist...

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‘A dining table can change the fate of a nation’
Feb 12, 2016
CEO Cho Tae-kwon of the Kwangjuyo Group emphasizes that, 'Our traditions are something that will never disappear. They're the things that have been accumulated all these years.' There is a man who has turned traditional culinary arts into a business, has turned them int...

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Angels descend to Sorokdo
Feb 11, 2016
At the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula sits the seaside town of Goheung in Jeollanam-do Province. Then even further southward lies the little island of Sorokdo. For many years, the island was populated by people who had leprosy, and so visitors from the mainland generally di...