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Expats spread word about ‘comfort women’

The plight of World War II Korean sex slaves, known euphemistically as “comfort women,” is a tragic aspect of Japan’s relationship with South Korea, but expat volunteers at a museum preserving thei...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:13

Apostilles: What they are, when they prove nothing

If you have dealt with Korean immigration, you have likely dealt with the apostille, which was demanded on your criminal record and degree. Or if you traded in your driver’s license an apostilled copy was required. But many people have questions about what an apostille is and why it is ne...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:11

Storytelling contest open for submissions

The Asian Storytelling Committee is accepting submissions for its International Contest for Asian Creative Story until Aug. 31.The Asia Storytelling Committee aims to promote cultural exchanges across the continent. For its first project in 2011, it chose 23 myths, folktales and epics seen...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:10

Free classical music concert in Gwangju

Gwangju International Center is hosting a classical music concert Saturday for Korean and expat music lovers. Honam Theological University and Seminary and regional representatives are holding the “Pong-dang Classic” at the GIC. The “Pong-dang Classic” is performed regularly in Gwangju...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:10

Makgeolli-making night in Itaewon

Itaewon’s Global Village Center will be hosting a makgeolli-making night on Friday.Makgeolli is a traditional Korean rice wine that is made from water, yeast and fermented boiled rice, the latter of which gives the beverage its alcoholic and milky properties. At the end of the session, pa...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:10

RASKB to host talk on Korean shamanism

Lecturer Liora Sarfati of Tel Aviv University will lead a talk on Tuesday, July 29, about Korean shamanism in the media. Korean shamans, known as mudang or manshin, still exist today, continuing their ancient practices even within the Seoul metropolitan area. Sarfati will discuss the portr...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:10

Cricketers hit for six in Suwon

If on a summer afternoon in Suwon you hear the thwack of wood on leather, don’t assume it’s just another game of baseball. The field could be round, the bats could be made of willow, and two batsmen...

Updated : 2014.07.15 20:40

Busan to host International Children’s Film Festival

The 9th Busan International Kid’s Film Festival opens next week for a five-day run.The festival, based on the theme “With Fairytales, With Film,” features children’s films from across the world, mostly in English or with English subtitles, from July 23-27.Classic films to be shown incl...

Updated : 2014.07.15 20:39

Free weekend Korean courses for expats

The Seoul Global Center will be running its second term this year of free Korean language classes from July 26 to Nov. 20.The 15-week courses are open to all foreigners living in Korea, including those holding Korean dual citizenship. The courses will cater to beginner through to intermedi...

Updated : 2014.07.15 20:39

Korean legal research for lay people

The internet is flush with Korean legal information in English, much of which is quite helpful, and generally it’s probably better to have some knowledge than none. There are a few reasons to be cautious, however. Most importantly, secondhand information is often inaccurate. Sentences beg...

Updated : 2014.07.08 21:42

Gwangju troupe looks to ‘Rumors’ to spread the word

The Gwangju Performance Project will begin staging their summer production of Neil Simon’s “Rumors” next weekend.The farcical comedy explores the chaos unleashed after the Deputy Mayor attempts to ...

Updated : 2014.07.08 21:42

Camarata seeks ‘Joseph’ singers

The below has been altered to reflect that the date of the concert has been changed to Sept. 13. -- Ed.Camarata Music Company is looking for singers to perform at its annual pops concert, which this year will feature songs from the musical “Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”T...

Updated : 2014.07.08 21:40

‘Players Play’ offers Shakespearean diversion

Seoul Shakespeare Company will present “The Player’s Play,” a production of monologues and music, this Saturday in Haebangchon. A departure from the company’s full-length performances of Shakespea...

Updated : 2014.07.08 21:40

Art project celebrates Korea-Australia friendship

The Australian Embassy in Seoul on Tuesday launched the “Australia-Korea Friendship Tree” art project to celebrate 125 years of contact between South Koreans and Australians.The project will explore...

Updated : 2014.07.06 20:58

Seoul City Improv hosts U.S. performers for joint show

The cast of Seoul City Improv (SCI)Seoul City Improv and Improv America will team up in Itaewon and Haebangchon from July 4-6 to deliver a weekend of performances and workshops.The Seoul troupe will b...

Updated : 2014.07.01 21:05