Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982: a story about an ordinary woman in Korea
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The book Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 was published in 2016 and received enthusiastic responses. In Korea, more than 1.3 million copies were sold as of the second half of 2019, and overseas, copyrights were sold to 17 countries, including China, Japan, France,...
Kim Jiyoung, Born in 1982 selected as "100 Must-Read Books in 2020" by Time
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The novel Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 written by Cho Nam-joo was selected as one of "The 100 must-read books of 2020" by the U.S. weekly magazine Time. The book is a full-length novel by Cho Nam-joo and was published in October 2016. The novel is acc...
Son’s stunning goal wins 2020 Puskas Award
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Son Heung-Min's superb goal in Tottenham's 5-0 victory against Burnley has won thePuskas award. The goal also won the Premier League Goal of the Season award for 2019/20.Son picked the ball up on the edge of the Burnley penalty area, before scything throu...
Lantern Lighting Festival will be added to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list
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 South Korea's representative Buddhist event and National Intangible Cultural Property No.12 "Yeondeunghoe (Yeon Lantern Festival)" will likely be added to UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage.According to the Cultural Heritage Administ...
Hee-na Baek won the 2020 ALMA, Novel Prize in the field of children’s literature
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On March 31st, Hee-na Baek, author of Cloud Bread, won the 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA), and 611 million won was given as a prizeThe ALMA was made in Sweden in 2002 to honor Astrid Lindgren, the author of Pipi Long Stockings and the winner i...
The Korean monthly magazine, Saemteo returns
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In October 2019, Saemteo, one of the popular Korean monthly magazines announced that they would stop publishing due to financial problems, saying that the December issue would be the last. Then, several readers expressed their regret and donated money to ...

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Is Fukushima's radioactive water to be discharged into the ocean?
It is reported that Japan has plans to discharge radioactive water into the ocean due to the lack of storage for the contaminated water. This discharging process may begin as soon as 2022. However, many are concerned as to the harmful outcomes it may brin...
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A Russian child discovers a fossil of a fish dragon 250 million years old
Dmitri Sirenko, a seven-year-old child living in Primorsky, Russia's Far East, has made headlines after discovering the fossil of a prehistoric fish dragon that lived 250 million years ago.According to local media, on November 2nd, Sirenko visited Russky ...
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Muslims protest against French President Macron
Lately, there has been escalating tension in France, particularly President Macron, and Muslims. While President Macron strongly believes that Islamic extremism is a threat to the laws, way of life, and values of France, Islamic groups protest that they a...
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Documents on Kim Du-han's imprisonment are discovered
On November 3rd, Yongsan Ward Office in Seoul announced that it had discovered official documents of the Military Commission Order #2, #3, and #5 written by the United States Military Court in 1948. The documents officially prove that the political activi...
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COVID-19 as an opportunity for innovative and creative education
Kilryoung Lee is a professor of Department of English Education in the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. He earned his doctoral degree in TESOL from the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA. He had taught about four years in Ewha Girls’ High S...
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The term "alien" on the registration card for foreigners will be deleted
 From next year, the English word "Alien", which means foreigner, will reportedly disappear from the registration card for foreigners staying in Korea. The Ministry of Justice announced that it would issue advance notice of a revision to the enf...
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"Let's show Korea to the world properly and promote cultural exchange through global friendships"
VANK is an NGO for youths whose purpose is to showcase Korea to the world properly and to promote cultural exchange through international friendships. VANK started as a small pen pal site in 1999, but now it has become a huge organization with more than 1...

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