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[INTERVIEW] A Seoul lady from Japan
Can Korean pop music still be considered “K-pop” if it does not feature a Korean singer?Yukika Teramoto, 27, a Japanese city pop artist based in Korea, believes it can.
Typhoon Bavi is coming [PHOTOS]
Big waves hit rocks in southwestern Jeju, Tuesday, as Typhoon Bavi approaches the island. The Korea Meteorological Administration says the typhoon, packing powerful winds and heavy rain, will hit Jeju before reaching the country's west coast.
Foreign minister apologizes over New Zealand sexual abuse case
Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha apologized Monday over the handling of sexual allegations against a senior Korean diplomat once stationed in New Zealand. “We received the investigation results from Cheong Wa Dae that there were problems in the ministry's response,” Kang said during a meeting. “The case has become a diplomatic burden for the government, causing concern to the ...
[INTERVIEW] The case for building cities out of wood
YEONGJU/DAEJEON - For more than a century, concrete and steel have replaced wood as primary building materials, especially for tall structures. But thanks to increasing demand for “greener construction” and technological advances, timber is back in style. The Hangreen, a 19.1-meter wooden building in Yeongju, symbolizes the new trend in Korea. The five-story structure, mainly...
World Taekwondo to send relief supplies to Lebanon after explosion
World Taekwondo (WT) will provide relief funds and items to Lebanon to support recovery efforts after an accidental explosion of ammonium nitrate killed more than 200 people and destroyed thousands of buildings there early this month. The sport's global governing body said Thursday that it will send $30,000 and taekwondo equipment to the Lebanese Taekwondo Federation (LTF), w...
Korea promotes home-developed rice varieties amid boycott of Japanese products
Japanese rice cultivars such as Koshihikari have become increasingly popular among Koreans in recent years as more consumers seek new varieties of this staple food. In a bid to compete with them in “the luxury rice market,” a government research agency has recently developed and released two rice varieties - Haedeul and Alchanmi - which aim to overtake their Japanese rivals o...
Five rescued from bus caught in flood [PHOTOS]
Five people have been rescued from a bus caught in a flash flood in Paju, Gyeonggi Province. Firefighters said Thursday that they rescued four passengers and the driver from the vehicle, which was caught in floodwaters. No one was seriously injured in the incident. As heavy rain continues to wreak havoc in Korea's central regions, including the city and the Seoul metropolitan...
Mudslide: New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Korea mourns death of former official
The New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Korea is mourning the deaths of Anna Song, 36, its former official, and two other members of her family - all Kiwi citizens - after a mudslide triggered by heavy rain engulfed their vacation cottage near Seoul. According to the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, Song, a former director and treasurer of the chamber, was found dead Monda...
Law revised to better protect athletes from abusive coaches
The National Assembly has passed an amendment to better protect athletes from abuse and violence, several weeks after the tragic death of promising triathlete Choi Suk-hyeon. Under the revised National Sports Promotion Act, sports organization members are required to report violations of athletes' human rights, including physical and sexual abuse, to the Sports Ethics Center....
'Heukhyeong,' 'jjangkkae' among pejorative terms listed by human rights body
“Heukhyeong,” which means “black brother” in Korean, and “jjangkkae,” a demeaning term some Koreans use to refer to Chinese people, are among the pejorative expressions listed by the human rights body. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) said Tuesday that it distributed an education guide to 12,000 schools and other public institutions across the country as ...
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