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From poverty to prosperity, onward toward coexistence (...
Aug 29, 2016
(continued from part 1) - By contemporary Korean standards, you're a top-notch elite. An easier career would have been guaranteed if you had taken the exam to become a judge, but instead you came here. Why? In reality, it wasn't easy to put what I've learned into practice. Fir...

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'Koreans are good at making funny jokes'
Aug 26, 2016
Korea.net recently sat down with a German college student who came to know Korea while reading comic books in high school. Lisa Scheidig from Ewha Womans University, who is from Thüringen in Germany, goes back home next month after studying for a year in Korea. She has actively p...

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From poverty to prosperity, onward toward coexistence (...
Aug 26, 2016
Cho Hi-bu, leader of the Nunbisan farming community for the past 40 years, says that Korea's compressed growth -- from an agricultural society, through industrialization, and onward toward an information-based society -- over the past half century can even be seen in small commun...

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Students from Cambodia, UK realize dreams in Korea
Aug 26, 2016
Special bonds with Korea have helped two students from around the world to see their life goals -- to become educators -- come true with diplomas from Korea. The first-ever female Cambodian Ph.D. holder in mathematics has now graduated from a Korean university. Chan Sony,...

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German singer realizes dream to visit Korea
Aug 03, 2016
German singer Jamie-Lee Kriewitz visits the 'K-Style Hub' in Seoul as part of her trip to Korea. She's the winner of a German singing competition TV show last year and is known as a passionate K-pop fan. “I'm so happy to realize my long-awaited dream of finally coming to Korea,...

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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...