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Sanggang, the first fall of frost
Oct 20, 2016
The day of Sanggang (상강, 霜降) falls on Sunday, Oct. 23, this year. This is the day by the traditional calendar on which the first frost of the season can be seen. Sanggang is the 18th of 24 solar terms that demarcate the year, and it falls between Hallo (한로, 寒露), the Day of Cold D...


Experience Korea with all five senses
Oct 20, 2016
Winners of the Talk Talk Korea 2016 contest enjoy a virtual reality (VR) experience at the K-Style Hub in Seoul on Oct. 19. Winners of the Talk Talk Korea 2016 contest have been experiencing Korea with all five of their senses. By trying out for the competition back in their ho...


Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in literature
Oct 17, 2016
The JoongAng Ilbo published an article about Bob Dylan on Oct. 13 under the title 'Bob Dylan of 'Blowin' in the Wind' wins Nobel Prize in literature as poet' on its front page. U.S. musician Bob Dylan, aged 75, won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature. The KTH Royal Institute ...


Korean press on former Portugal PM as next UN head
Oct 14, 2016
The Chosun Ilbo newspaper reports that Antonio Guterres, a former prime minister of Portugal, has been nominated as the next U.N. secretary-general, on Oct. 7. The headline says, ‘Father of refugees, student of physics, leads world.’Portugal's former Prime Minister Antonio Guterr...


Nobel Peace Prize goes to Colombian pres. for end to de...
Oct 10, 2016
The JoongAng Ilbo reported that the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize recipient was Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on its front page on Oct. 8. The title says ‘Colombia’s peace accords, although incomplete, contribute to end to civil war that killed 220,000.’ The Norwegian Nobel...


Touching story in aftermath of Typhoon Chaba
Oct 07, 2016
YTN, an online media outlet, publishes a story on Oct. 6 about a mother and two daughters who helped clean debris along Busan's Gwangalli Beach in the aftermath of Typhoon Chaba. In the midst of the ongoing clean-up in regions affected by Typhoon Chaba, a story about a non-...


Hallo (한로, 寒露)
Oct 06, 2016
This Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, is the day of Hallo (한로, 寒露), literally "Cold Dew," the 17th of 24 solar terms throughout the year and a foreboder of the end of autumn. Hallo is marked by a drop in temperature, when the morning's dew is on the verge of turning into frost. On the Gre...

161006_Honorary Reporters_sub.jpg seeks Honorary Reporters
Oct 06, 2016
The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) is seeking its sixth group of Honorary Reporters to work with the team at throughout the end of 2016 and through 2017. This outstanding group of individuals will interact online with people from all around the world, le...


510K people help with '365 social services'
Sep 23, 2016
Seoul's Gwanak-gu District is one of the capitals' less wealthy boroughs, but the volunteers there, with some 98,000 people registered as good Samaritans, outnumber the number of registered volunteers in many other districts. Gwanak-gu District sits in southern Seoul, and some 5...


Chubun (추분, 秋分)
Sep 19, 2016
The autumn equinox falls on Thursday, Sept. 22, this year. In the traditional Korean calendar, it's called Chubun (추분, 秋分), literally "autumn, unit of time." It's exactly half way between the day with the most amount of daylight, in mid-June, the summer solstice, and the day with...