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Asia Culture Center to open this week

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that it would partially open the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju to the public this Friday. A nighttime view of the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju, whic...

Updated : 2015.09.01 16:01

We need maestro Chung: SPO members

Members of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra on Tuesday voiced their unflinching support for conductor Chung Myung-whun in an apparent plea to retain him as their music director.The rare collective act...

Updated : 2015.09.01 15:15

Bethell, vanguard of the anti-Japanese press

In Korea’s turbulent path toward independence and nation building, there were foreign nationals who stood steadfastly by the Korean people, although their contributions have been largely overshadowed...

Updated : 2015.08.31 18:43

A river runs through Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, Gwangwon Province -- The morning light reflects off the surface of the Pyeongchanggang River glittering with the sound of the flowing water echoing in the quiet atmosphere.As the county’...

Updated : 2015.08.31 16:21

[Travel Bits]

Visit Korea’s first lighthousePalmido Lighthouse on Palmido Island in Jung-gu, Incheon, is Korea’s first lighthouse built in April 1903. It officially lit up for commercial ships in June 1903. Korea...

Updated : 2015.08.30 17:45

Around the Hotels

The Korea Herald brings you the latest on what's going on around the hotels in Korea. Fruit dessert buffetat Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Sheraton Grande Walkerhill’s lobby lounge cafe The Pavilion is...

Updated : 2015.08.30 17:28

Charcoal-grilled saltwater eel at Doo-uh Mari

Doo-uh Mari -- a small, 22-seat restaurant -- opened in Seoul’s Nonhyeon-dong last year. (Lee Sang-sub/The Korea Herald)Eel, long considered a wholesome summer delicacy in Korea, is the main attracti...

Updated : 2015.08.30 17:26

[Herald Interview] Introducing the world, one dish at a time

Taking a seat in his cooking studio in Sangsu-dong, Seoul producer Lee Wook-jung was doing little to dispel his globetrotting image.“I just got back from a week in Kyoto,” he said. The KBS producer...

Updated : 2015.08.30 17:17

Design meets tech at Herald workshop

Herald Corp., in collaboration with Seoul Design Foundation, is hosting the Herald Design Tech workshop with the aims of bringing together and fostering rising talent in the areas of design and techno...

Updated : 2015.08.27 17:37

Koreans need to consume more meat: study

Many would think of Korean barbecue as one of the best-known -- and common -- Korean foods. But a recent study claimed that more than 70 percent of Koreans are in fact not consuming enough meat, whic...

Updated : 2015.08.27 16:49

Treating, avoiding sunburn

Lee Jong-heeMany people tan during the summer because it makes them look healthy and thin. Spending prolonged hours outside during the summer, particularly during vacation periods, results in skin exp...

Updated : 2015.08.27 16:48

Soprano Sumi Jo drops first K-pop album

Legendary Korean soprano Sumi Jo released her first K-pop album in her 30-year career on Thursday, a record label said.The album titled "Geu.Ri.Da.," in Korean, has Jo's reinterpretation of seven of her favorite domestic songs from the 90s such as Lee So-ra's "The wind blows," Yang Hee-eun...

Updated : 2015.08.27 15:22

'Korean Wave' expo opens in Shanghai

South Korea opened a three-day exhibition of the "Korean Wave" of pop culture and products on Thursday in the Chinese city of Shanghai. More than 100 Korean firms came up with their products to attract Chinese middle class consumers, whose disposable income is growing, by capitalizing on t...

Updated : 2015.08.27 14:24

Gov't to host Korean music festival in London

South Korea will host a Korean music festival in London next month to enhance the global interest in Korean music initially sparked by the popularity of K-pop, the government said Thursday.The second edition of the "K-Music Festival" will be held from Sept. 1-30 in several performance hall...

Updated : 2015.08.27 11:15

Gov't starts 'one-plus-one' service for show ticket buyers

The government launched a program Thursday to provide an additional ticket to people who purchase tickets to certain shows to help revive the country's performing arts industry hit by the MERS outbreak, officials said.Last month, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced the pr...

Updated : 2015.08.27 11:14