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[Eye interview] Breaking free of the Korean dream

The Korean dream, a highly competitive pursuit of the masses, is so deeply entrenched in the collective consciousness that there is hardly room for deviation: Study day and night to get great test sc...

Updated : 2016.01.15 14:53

Iranian literature showcased in Seoul

The Iranian Embassy has organized an exhibition that sheds light on the country’s literary masterpieces spanning over a thousand years. The event at the Seoul Metropolitan Library ― “For two eyes...

Updated : 2016.01.11 18:23

[Herald Interview] Korea aims to keep tourists coming back

At 25 minutes past midnight on Jan. 1, government officials and corporate executives welcomed the country’s first foreign tourists of the year at Incheon International Airport. Gifts including cosm...

Updated : 2016.01.03 17:36

[Herald Interview] ‘I’m survivor, not victim’

In Park Yeon-mi’s defection from North Korea, she encountered a South Korean pastor. The compassionate minister had told the then-teenage girl, who had just escaped the clutches of one of the most ...

Updated : 2015.12.13 18:05

[Herald Interview] Korean iron man Park Byung-hoon on life after triathlon

This is the first installment in a three-part series featuring athletes who help people transform their lives. – Ed. Park Byung-hoon doesn’t have a special high-tech suit of armor to keep himself ...

Updated : 2015.12.09 18:27

Actor Namgung Won gets lifetime achievement award

Veteran actor Namgung Won was honored with the lifetime achievement award at the fifth Shin Young Kyun Arts & Culture Foundation Artist of the Year Awards ceremony held at the Seoul Press Center Tues...

Updated : 2015.12.08 20:13

[Eye] Being a responsible man

Men in uniform were the objects of pure admiration for Kang Sin-myeong, South Korea’s police chief, who now commands more than 140,000 police forces across the country. Recalling his childhood when...

Updated : 2015.12.04 18:22

New KBS CEO takes office

Former KBS Business CEO Ko Dae-young took office as the new chief executive of KBS, South Korea’s public broadcast network, on Tuesday. Ko, 60, succeeded Cho Dae-hyun as the broadcaster’s 22nd pre...

Updated : 2015.11.24 17:58

The Hyundai Project unveiled at LA gallery

LOS ANGELES - A downpour filled a dark room in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Thursday, as if a rainstorm were hitting hit sunny California. However, when people spread their hands into it,...

Updated : 2015.11.22 18:13

[Foreigners Who Loved Korea] McKenzie, journalist who delved into Korean justice

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 overshadowe...

Updated : 2015.11.17 15:43

McKenzie, journalist who delved into Korean justice

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 overshadowe...

Updated : 2015.11.17 10:19

Korea vows to back U.N.’ convention on corruption

The head of South Korea’s anticorruption body said Monday the country would support the implementation of the United Nations’ Convention against Corruption at an international conference of the sta...

Updated : 2015.11.02 22:55

[Foreigners Who Loved Korea] Tracing Underwood’s legacy

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 overshadowe...

Updated : 2015.10.26 17:55

Training cars to be smarter

A black sedan pulls over by the gate next to a group of men. The seemingly insignificant sight edges over to the realm of science fiction when the door opens to reveal no one sitting in the car, not ...

Updated : 2015.10.23 18:20

From classical scholar to policy adviser

On the cover of Emanuel Pastreich’s “Hangukinman moreuneun dareun Daehanminguk” ― translated by the author as “A Different Republic of Korea” ― bought in preparation for the interview with the...

Updated : 2015.10.21 15:24