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Geumseonjeong (錦仙亭), a Resting Place for Confucian Scholars of Jeoseon Dynasty
Yeongcheon Is the "Village of Confucian Scholars"
Geumseonjeong (錦仙亭), a traditional Korean-style pavilion, stands atop a solid rock by the crystal-clear stream, witnessing the dignity and nobility of the Confucian scholars of bygone Jeonseon ...

Public Hearing for S. Korea's New Ocean Industry to Be Held in Seoul
KMI President Yang Chang-Ho Invites Many Experts
Korea Maritime Institute (KMI) President Yang Chang-Ho will host a public hearing event to make a long-term road map to develop nation's new maritime and ocean industry in Seoul on Jan. 12 ...

Mission Hills Tops 100,000 Rounds by Junior Golfers as New Schedule Announced for 2018
(Shenzhen, China: Jan. 8, 2018): Mission Hills China has announced its tournament schedule for 2018 in a year when the number of competitive rounds played by juniors since its golf development ...

Book Review
"White Chrysanthemum" by Mary Lynn Bracht

Heartbreaking Tale of Two Korean Sisters Victimized As Sex Slaves by Japanese Soldiers During Pacific War
"White Chrysanthemum" authored by Mary Lynn Bracht tells of the heartbraking tales of Korea during the Second World War is brought to life in this gripping, redemptive debut about two sisters. 'Look for ...

Japanese Activist Blames Japanese Gov't, Press for Lack of Sincerity on Sex Slave Issue
Okamoto Yuka Voicres Her Opinion in Spite of Threats
By Joseph Joh
Staff Writer
“Japanese government and news media are unwilling to listen to the voices of the survivors of Japanese military sexual slavery," argued a Japanese activist recently. "The Japanese only blame the Korean ...

Letters from Tokyo
Myanmar, Bangladesh Sign an Accord but Buddhists, Hindus, Others Need Protecting

By Lee Jay Walker
Tokyo Correspondent
The nations of Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a tentative accord aimed at allowing Bengali Muslims to return to Rakhine providing they meet certain requirements. However, it is clear ...

No Room for the Christ-child
By Carlton U. Forbes
Staff Writer & Columnist
Since leaving Jamaica in 1981, I have had the privilege of visiting ten countries on three continents. During my travels, I have been a guest in guesthouses, hotels, inns, and private homes. Naturally, ...

“Tears Are Still Streaming Out of My Eyes," Says Ex-South Korean Comfort Woman
One of 33 Survivors of Sex Slavery Marks 90th Birthday
By Joseph Joh
Staff Writer
“Tears are still streaming out of my eyes," said the former sex slave of the Imperial Japanese solders in an interview with the local South Korean news media. On. Dec. 13, 2017 she was celebrating her ...

Japan Hopes to Boost Ties with Myanmar
By Sawako Utsumi
Tokyo Correspondent
The nation of Myanmar is multi-ethnic and multi-religious, with Buddhism being the dominant faith. In Japan, despite secularism being a reality, the faiths of Buddhism and Shintoism are interwoven into the ...

Cold Front Hits the Korean Peninsula
Temperature Drops to -13 Degrees Celsius in Seoul
Farmers put a padded winter clothing on the newly-born calves in a farm in the southern part of South Korea as the cold temperature kept hitting the entire nation as of Dec. 13 (Wednesday), 2017. ...

World Bank's IFC Hosts Conference in Seoul
International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group will host a conference titled "Innovation Day: Korea's VCs/Startups and Opportunities in Emerging Markets" at Diamond Hall of Coex in ...

Scam, Media Outburst and Its Aftermath
The mainstream media in Assam (or India) today faces enormous credibility crisis, but has it turned such low that a young State civil service officer could out rightly slam the ‘men in the medium’with the ...

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Opens New Website
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC in the United States has launched a new website highlighting the jobs, exports, and growth created by the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) ...

Julia Mullock, Ex-Wife of Korea's Late Last Prince Yi Gu, Dies Alone in Hawaii
Former Princess Julia Mullock, the American ex-wife of the Last Crown Prince Yi Gu or Lee Gu (李玖) of Korea's Jeoseon Dynasty, died of old age in Hawaii on Nov. 26, 2017. She was 94 years of age. Her ...

“Italian Cuisine: Sharing Health and Taste with the World” Held at Hanyang University in Seoul
"The World Week of Italian Cuisine," launched by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reached its second edition with the aim of promoting culinary traditions and high quality food-and-wine . ...

The Phenomenon Bruno Groening on the Tracks of the "Miracle Healer"
Korean Tigers Exterminated by Japanese
Fermented Food Products and Traditional Practices of Indian Origin
Seoul, Asia's Modern City Under Kojong's Rule
The Other Side of the North Korean, Iranian, Hezbollah, and Yemeni Missile Threat
The Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle Conclude Successful Asian Tour
ICCK Hosts Investment Forum in Seoul
"2017 East Sea Energy Cluster Forum" Held in Gyeongju for Renewable Energy's Future
S. Korean Ambassador Shin Soong-Chull Decorated by Costa Rican Government
Bolivia's Salt Flats, Filming Locations of Upcomming US Film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"


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Among hundreds of plastic surgery clinics clustered in Seoul’s Gangnam area, Mecca of South Korea’s medical industry, Grand Plastic Surgery Clinic stands out. Equipped with state-of-the-art medical facilities and top-notch skills its 31 highly specialized doctors meet their patients, both locals and foreigners in its own system of one-stop service that ... more
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