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[Newsmaker] Steve Yoo asks to be taken back

So, Steve Yoo wants to be taken back into Korea, the country he abandoned 13 years ago to avoid military service. In an interview in Hong Kong late Tuesday night, the ’90s pop star who performed as Y...

Updated : 2015.05.20 19:11

[Herald Interview] The art and science of translation

On each desk are two copies of a text, one in Korean and the other in English. A handful of students ― some Korean, some international ― pore over each word, comparing and searching. A heated discus...

Updated : 2015.05.18 18:37

Yoo to discuss controversial exile over military service

Singer Yoo Seung-jun, whose successful career came to a halt 13 years ago over controversies about his military service, will talk in detail for the first time about the circumstances surrounding his ...

Updated : 2015.05.12 19:04

[Herald Interview] Bringing Christianity, Islam closer together

Kim Ah-young, director of the Center for Islamic Studies, often finds herself in the middle of a tug-of-war between Christianity and Islam.As a devout and open-minded Christian who seeks deeper unders...

Updated : 2015.05.04 19:14

[Herald Interview] ‘Be tenacious, commit, execute’

Lee Seung-hun’s career story is filled with failures. But when he looks back and adds all those failures up, Lee said, it equals success.He is now living his dream, working as a creature technical di...

Updated : 2015.05.04 19:11

Nationwide marathons to fight breast cancer kick off

South Korean cosmetics brand AmorePacific and the Korea Breast Cancer Foundation kicked off the Busan leg of this year’s Pink Ribbon Love Marathon on Sunday. The annual event aims to spread awareness...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:15

Flying on the wings of moths

Professor emeritus of Kangwon National University Park Kyu-tek is a man of conviction. It is conviction that has enabled him to stick to a single, arduous path for more than four decades. As a renowne...

Updated : 2015.04.24 20:34

Charity dinner with renowned monk Hyemin put on auction

A dinner with Ven. Hyemin, one of the most influential Buddhist monks in Korea, is up for auction, with a starting price of 3 million won ($2,780).The winning bidder of the online auction may take thr...

Updated : 2015.04.24 19:17

[Weekender] Single fathers fight against the tide

A child’s birth should be a joyous occasion, but little Sa-rang barely received a welcoming upon her entrance into the world last year.Within days of her birth, she was abandoned by her mother and was left under the sole protection of her father, who had just been discharged from military...

Updated : 2015.04.03 19:53

[Herald Interview] ‘Personalized service key to success of Hilton Namhae resort’

Dedicated and personalized service is key to the success of Hilton Namhae Golf & Spa Resort in South Korea, which has been awarded as the country’s leading resort by the World Travel Awards for eight...

Updated : 2015.03.24 18:29

Plaza names new general manager

The Plaza has appointed veteran hotelier Kim Young-cheol as its new general manager, the hotel’s parent company Hanwha Hotels and Resorts said Thursday. Kim, who started his career with the hotel in ...

Updated : 2015.03.19 19:52

Psy mired in legal wrangling with building tenant

“Gangnam Style” superstar Psy is embroiled in a legal battle with a tenant in his building in Seoul’s southern district of Gangnam, it was reported on Monday. The 38-year-old musician filed for an ...

Updated : 2015.03.16 19:18

Traditional memorial service to honor Ulrich Beck in Seoul

A memorial service honoring the late sociologist Ulrich Beck, considered one of Germany’s most renowned intellectuals for his academic works on modernity and future society, will take place in Seoul ...

Updated : 2015.03.12 19:20

Kumho Asiana chairman to head mecenat association

Kumho Asiana Group chairman Park Sam-koo has been elected as the chair of Korea Mecenat Association, a nonprofit body that encourages corporate support of the arts. He will replace Park Yong-hyun, for...

Updated : 2015.02.25 18:39

Pernod Ricard Korea donates scholarship

Pernod Ricard Korea CEO Jean-Manuel Spriet (left) delivers a scholarship to a student at Gugak National High School in Seoul at a ceremony on Monday. Chung Hee-cho/The Korea Herald

Updated : 2015.02.10 22:13