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Happy New Year from The Seoul Times
Year of the Earth Dog Dawns in 2018

By Carlton U. Forbes
Staff Writer & Columnist
Now that 2017 has entered the annals of history, it is time to embrace 2018 with anticipation and heightened expectancy. Indeed, the Fire Rooster Year was an eventful, tumultuous, and unmistakable ...

Mandela's 100th Birthday Celebrated
Special Contribution
By Don E. Porter
Nelson Mandela was at the head of the line during the Apartheid era in the late seventies but, like many, he was incarcerated and for 27 years languished in prison. When released, he ascended to the ...

Op-Ed Special
A Korean Spring after the Winter Olympics Is Unlikely

Special Contribution
By Thomas L. Knapp
Peace between the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) suddenly seems closer than ever as the 2018 Winter Olympics open in ...

"GENERTE" Launched in S. Korea's Songdo
Poet Lee Moon-Soon Launches New Brand Recently
A South Korean lady Lee Moon-Soon is an amateur poet who spends sleepless nights writing her poems and essays passionately. She may be called a poet with a little fame, but her friends do not ...

Letters to the Editor
Deep Condolence for Ha Ji-Won's Misfortune!

Hello! My dearest madam Ha Ji-Won! I express my deepest condolence for your other misfortune. I haven’t known that your dear actor brother has passed away! Previously, you missed ...

US to Unveil New Tough Sanctions on N. Korea
US to Keep Isolating N. Korea until It Gives Up Nukes
US Vice President Mike Pence completed his first day in Japan where he met with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, participated in a bilateral meeting and a joint press conference with ...

Convenience Food You Should Avoid
Not all foods that come out of a bag, box or can are bad, but many of them actually are. From peaches drenched in syrup, to dinners that you shove in the microwave all too often, here are the worst ...

Azeri Envoy to Host Concert in Seoul to Celebrate Proclamation of Its Independence
Azerbaijan Ambassador to South Korea Ramzi Teymurov will host "Two Violins Band" concert in Seoul on Feb. 21 (Wednesday), 2018 on the occasion of the proclamation of its independence as the ...

"Passion Show" Held in Seoul for Success of "2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics"
A lot of events have recently been held in South Korea right to pray for the big success for its first event hosting of the winter olympics. The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will take place in the ...

Jang Jun-Ha, Political Rival of Park Chung-Hee
Ex-Independence Fighter Killed by Secret Agents
The late Jang Jun-Ha (張俊河: 1918-1975) was an independence fighter against Imperial Japan, was a political rival of late strongman Park Chung-Hee, and was a publisher of a mass-circulation ...

S. Korean Actress Ha Ji-Won in Mourning Following Death of Her Own Brother
South Korea's famous actress Ha Ji-Won (河智苑) is currently undergoing a very difficult time of her life after she recently lost her blood brother the late Jeon Tae-Su, her management company has ...

ECCK to Reveal Results of Business Environment Survey at Press Meeting in Seoul
President Christoph Heider of ECCK (European Chamber of Commerce in Korea) will host a press meeting with the local Korean journalists at its office in downtown Seoul on Jan. 30 (Tuesday), ...

"Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55."
To mark the centenary of the October Revolution, Tate Modern presents "Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55." Drawn from the remarkable collection of the late graphic ...

Geumseonjeong (錦仙亭), a Resting Place for Confucian Scholars of Jeoseon Dynasty
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
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
"White Chrysanthemum" by Mary Lynn Bracht
Japanese Activist Blames Japanese Gov't, Press for Lack of Sincerity on Sex Slave Issue
Myanmar, Bangladesh Sign an Accord but Buddhists, Hindus, Others Need Protecting
No Room for the Christ-child
“Tears Are Still Streaming Out of My Eyes," Says Ex-South Korean Comfort Woman
Japan Hopes to Boost Ties with Myanmar
Cold Front Hits the Korean Peninsula
World Bank's IFC Hosts Conference in Seoul
Scam, Media Outburst and Its Aftermath


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