Bicycle imports jump 18.5 pct in three years: data

South Korea's bicycle imports rose 18.5 percent in the last three years, government data showed Sunday, fueled by the spike in people enjoying leisure and sports activities.  According to data by the Korea Customs Service, the c...

From branding guru to traditional arts patron

At the hill of Mount Namsan, where a sprawling metropolis of 10.5 million starts to give way to a forest of leafy trees, a small museum opened in December. Nestled inside are wooden chests, tables, jewelry boxes and other intricat...

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Lotte Hotel Moscow awarded ‘Best City Hotel in Russia’ Lotte Hotel Moscow has been awarded for “Best City Hotel in Russia” for three consecutive years by the luxury travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler. Opened in 2011, the hot...

Sushi to be savored one piece at a time

When that glistening morsel of sushi, a thin slice of ruby-fleshed tuna resting over snow white rice, is served by Koji Nakamura, head chef of Sushi Koji, it is melt-in-your-mouth good. The “akami” tuna is gleaned from near the ...