Italian decoration: Italian Ambassador to Korea Sergio Mercuri, right, toasts to three Koreans who have been honored for their contribution to beefing up relations between the two countries at the Italian national holiday reception, June 1. The Koreans are, from left, Lim Tae-hoon, director of the National Agenda Research Division at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and KIST robotics scientist Oh Sang-rok, both of whom were honored with the title of “Knight of the Star of Italy” and Lee Ki-chul, professor of Italian language and culture in Korea, who got the medal of Cavaliere dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.
/ Courtesy of Italian Embassy
Japanese Public Information and Cultural Center presents series of classical films.
They are “Samurai 1: Musashi Miyamoto (1954),” “Samurai 2: Duel At Ichijoji Temple (1955)” and “Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)” directed by Hiroshi Inagaki known for the Academy Award-winning Samurai I, and another three modern ones of “Norwegian Wood (2010),” “Nodame Cantabile: The Movie II (2010)” and “Letters from Iwo Jima (2006).”
The venue is the Japanese Public Information and Cultural Center near Anguk Station on subway line No. 3.
Every film will be shown at 2:30 p.m. twice this month except “Nodame Cantabile: The Movie II (2010)” which will be presented at 1:00 p.m., June 26. Admission is free.
For more information, visit http://www.kr.emb-japan.go.jp/
Chi honored by New Zealand: Chi Kap-jong, left, chairman of the United Nations Korean War Allies Association, shakes hands with New Zealand’s Ambassador to Korea Patrick Rata, after receiving a certificate on honorary officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit at the embassy in Seoul, June 4. Chi has served for more than five decades to promote better understanding between Korea and U.N. Allies, including the Oceanian country.
/ Courtesy of New Zealand Embassy
The Kenyan Embassy in Seoul invites applicants for three positions: accounts assistant, commercial assistant and cook.
All applicants must have self- motivated, dynamic personality; fluency in English and Korean and a university degree. Work experience will have an advantage.
An accounts assistant is expected to have a good knowledge of bookkeeping practices and computer literacy and good communication skills. As assistant to the financial attaché, he/she will assist procuring goods and services; and maintaining expenditure control and digital cashbook.The commercial assistant is expected to write proposals on trade and investment opportunities in Kenya, and prepare briefing papers on commercial issues. An ideal candidate for cook must have a certification as a cook and an ability to cook in bulk with a short notice.
For further detailed information, call (02)3785-2903~4.
Fire of Anatolia in Korea: Turkey’s legendary dance troupe Fire of Anatolia performs at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul, Friday. It is here in connection with the Yeosu Expo./ Korea Times
Fifth Arab Cultural Festival: Ahn Ho-young, second from left, first vice foreign minister, together with other guests cut a tape to open the 5th Arab Cultural Festival at Convention & Exhibition (COEX) in Seoul, Thursday. From left are Hocine Sahraoui, Algerian ambassador to Korea; Ahn; Ali Hamad Mubarak Al-Marri, Qatari ambassador to Korea; and Choi Seung-ho, secretary general of Korea-Arab Society who organized the festival. / Korea Times photo by Oh Rosy