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KOTESOL reaches out for conference

Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages has joined forces with the Korea Association of Foreign Language Education for its conference this weekend at Coex in Gangnam, Seoul.The annual...

Updated : 2014.09.30 20:14

Camarata Music Company runs autumn fund-raiser

The Camarata Music Company will host its annual “Fall into Music” fund-raiser with McKinney Consulting next week.The evening will include performances by the Camarata Chamber Singers and Jazz Trio, ...

Updated : 2014.09.30 20:13

Free business consulting in Yeouido, Gangnam

Gangnam and Yeouido Global Business Centers are offering business consultations for expat entrepreneurs this month.The Yeouido sessions will focus on accounting on Oct. 7, offering advice on U.S. tax returns, avoiding double taxation and other issues. A second session on customs and cleara...

Updated : 2014.09.30 20:12

Expats Day event to open alongside FC Seoul match

Community Korea is holding its fifth Expat’s Day at Seoul World Cup Stadium on Sunday.The event is held each year alongside an FC Seoul match, and organizers say 10,000 people attended last year. This year’s event will include sideline activities such as dance performances and booths for...

Updated : 2014.09.30 20:11

Gwangju tour to take in Jindo Island

The Gwangju International Center is running a GIC Culture tour to Jindo Island, South Jeolla Province, on Oct. 25.The tour will stop at a marine energy park before moving on to Yongjangsa Temple and Yongjangsanseong Fortress, a fortification made in the Goryeo period (918-1392) that was us...

Updated : 2014.09.30 20:11

Paris fashion says non to ‘Normcore’

PARIS (AFP) ― Self-aware blandness, aka “Normcore,” may be the latest high street buzzword, but for the world of high fashion ― currently gathered in Paris ― the trend is something to be resisted...

Updated : 2014.09.30 20:06

Online medical tourism portal opens for tourists

An online website offering medical tour packages and information on Korean hospitals and clinics opened on Wednesday. The website “Visit Medical Korea,” launched by the Korea Tourism Organization, invites foreign tourists to browse medical tourism packages and services provided by Korean...

Updated : 2014.09.30 20:06

Marketplace for performing arts to open in Seoul

The Performing Arts Market in Seoul will run from Oct. 7-11 at the National Theater of Korea in Jangchung-dong, central Seoul.The annual event, organized by the state-run Korea Art Management Service,...

Updated : 2014.09.30 20:04

Fashion made in China: Fine for everyone but the Chinese

MILAN (AFP) ― It has been called fashion’s dirty little secret but according to Miuccia Prada, soon everybody will be doing it.Made-in-China’s just fine with Prada’s supremo and a host of other in...

Updated : 2014.09.29 20:38

Book festival returns to Paju

An annual literary festival will be held at Paju Book City in Gyeonggi Province, bringing over 500 writers from home and abroad to present and discuss a wide range of literary works. “Paju Booksori F...

Updated : 2014.09.29 20:38

Revisiting old Seoul

The simple rectangular building in Gwanghwamun, which looks identical to the U.S. Embassy building in Seoul, was a symbol of a power shift in the modern history of Korea. Initially built using an aid ...

Updated : 2014.09.28 20:47

Change afoot in Pyongyang? In fashion, yes

PYONGYANG (AP) ― High heels, with sequins. Brightly colored, tight-fitting dresses. Hairstyles and makeup that are almost like what you would expect on streets of Beijing or Seoul. Something is defin...

Updated : 2014.09.28 20:33

[Weekender] Natural wonders of Jeju

Every fall, Jejudo invites visitors to take part in a walking festival to explore the island’s fascinating landscape through the popular Olle walking trails.This year’s Jeju Olle Walking Festival, s...

Updated : 2014.09.26 23:02

A creature of habit

Writer Bae Su-ah is prone to carsickness and cannot travel to Seoul for the interview, I am told. So on the Friday afternoon before the long Chuseok holiday, I get on a bus to Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province...

Updated : 2014.09.26 22:35

Calendar

ROYAL MUSIC AT NIGHT ― Musicians practice Jongmyo Jeryeak, the UNESCO-listed royal ancestral ritual music, at Jongmyo, a Confucian shrine for Joseon kings and queens in Seoul, on Thursday. The grandi...

Updated : 2014.09.26 22:31