Sunday, December 19, 2010

Korean News Headlines December 19

Seoul to go ahead with live-fire exercise

Korea Herald

South Korea to go ahead with sensitive military drill

BBC

Seongnam Eye Inter Clash at Club World Cup

Soccerphile

How will S. Korea respond to NK's next attack?

Korea Times

N.Korean TV Viewers Favor American Shows

Chosun Ilbo

Chinese fishing boat capsizes in scuffle with S. Korean coast guard ship, killing 1

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Monday, December 13, 2010

Korean News Headlines December 13

President Lee seeks support for S.Korea-Malaysia ties on nuclear energy

Korea Herald

South Korea fishing boat sinks in Southern Ocean

BBC

Seongnam Eye Inter Clash at Club World Cup

Soccerphile

Groping on Seoul Subway On The Rise In Party Season

Korea Times

K-Pop Girls' Generation, Kara in Battle for No. 1 Spot in Japan

Chosun Ilbo

Ex-US intelligence chief says South Korea losing patience with North, may take military action

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Korean News Headlines November 28

N. Korea warns of 'shower of fire' over artillery clash

Korea Herald

China calls for emergency talks amid Korea crisis

BBC

Seongnam Hungry For Domestic Success Too

Soccerphile

Fallen soldiers’ families to receive 200 million won

Korea Times

N.Korean Shelling 'Aimed for Maximum Damage to Lives, Property'

Chosun Ilbo

US, SKorea start war games; China proposes emergency meeting amid escalating Korean tensions

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Korean News Headlines November 21

Fewer ready to shoulder unification costs

Korea Herald

South Korea country profile

BBC

Out Of It Octet Already Thinking Of 2011

Soccerphile

Is Korean language a “disadvantage” to get a Nobel literature prize?

Korea Times

Korea to Launch New Satellite Next Year

Chosun Ilbo

North Korea is building new light-water reactor, 2 U.S. experts say

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Korean News Headlines November 14

Al Jazeera reporter denied access to G-20 Seoul summit

Korea Herald

Ten die in fire at South Korea nursing home

BBC

Out Of It Octet Already Thinking Of 2011

Soccerphile

Actress says she had an affair with a well-known politician

Korea Times

Legacies of the G20 Seoul Summit

Chosun Ilbo

Seoul Ford dealer is dealt a lemon as U.S.-South Korea trade agreement stalls

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Korean News Headlines November 7

Mobile information on Seoul offered in four languages

Korea Herald

South Korea bear farming criticised ahead of G20 summit

BBC

Out Of It Octet Already Thinking Of 2011

Soccerphile

G20. It’s the foreign journalists, stupid!

Korea Times

North Korea Cracks Down on Prostitutes

Chosun Ilbo

Activists in South Korea rally against G-20 summit; police fire pepper spray

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Korean News Headlines October 31

Putin’s daughter to marry Korean man

Korea Herald

North and South Korea family reunions go ahead

BBC

South Korea v Japan international friendly

Soccerphile

150km/h electric car to debut in Seoul

Korea Times

Korean Film "My Barefoot Friend" Invited to Compete in Amsterdam Documentary Festival

Chosun Ilbo

Alleged Samsung heiress has South Koreans riveted

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Monday, October 25, 2010

Korean News Headlines October 25

Sexist Korean firms undervalue female talent: report

Korea Herald

Fernando Alonso wins Korean Grand Prix from Lewis Hamilton

BBC

South Korea v Japan international friendly

Soccerphile

Appealing faces for each race created

Korea Times

Huh Gak won the top prize in "Superstar K2"

Chosun Ilbo

Culture clash in South Korea starts with a bang

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Monday, October 18, 2010

Korean News Headlines October 18

Superstar K rocks the nation with its uniqueness

Korea Herald

Close-Up: A little corner of Korea in India

BBC

South Korea v Japan international friendly

Soccerphile

Highest-ranking N. Korean defector found dead

Korea Times

Kim Jong-un's Chances of Success 'Less Than 10%'

Chosun Ilbo

A foreigner's battle to preserve South Korea's hanok houses

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Monday, October 11, 2010

Korean News Headlines October 10

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and his 3rd son and heir review military parade

Korea Herald

In pictures: North Korea parade

BBC

K-League clubs make ACL history

Soccerphile

Highest-ranking N. Korean defector found dead

Korea Times

New Guidebook Highlights Seoul's Unique Style

Chosun Ilbo

North Korean heir apparent Kim Jong Un appears with father at lavish parade signaling succession

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Korean News Headlines October 3

3 TVXQ members back together

Korea Herald

New images of North Korea's heir apparent Kim Jong-un

BBC

K-League clubs make ACL history

Soccerphile

Seoul to increase lodgings for Chinese tourists

Korea Times

Girls' Generation Make Cover of Nikkei Business

Chosun Ilbo

China's president welcomes North Korea's new leadership, promises to enhance ties

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Korean News Headlines September 28

Korea, U.S. likely to hold talks over FTA next month

Korea Herald

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's son 'made a general'

BBC

K-League clubs make ACL history

Soccerphile

South Korea wins U-17 Women's World Cup

Korea Times

Defense Ministry Mulls Adjusting Military Service Terms

Chosun Ilbo

Propagandists tell North Koreans that supreme leader's son is a successor in the making

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Korean News Headlines September 19

Top auditor Kim Hwang-sik picked as Prime Minister nominee

Korea Herald

Middlesbrough women footballers head to North Korea

BBC

K-League clubs make ACL history

Soccerphile

Singer MC Mong pulled out teeth to dodge draft

Korea Times

Why Japanese Girls Go Mad for Korean Girl Bands

Chosun Ilbo

Koreas agree on divided families' reunion but differ on details, highlighting their strain

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Korean News Headlines September 12

North Korea proposes family reunion around Chuseok

Korea Herald

North Korea proposes new family reunions

BBC

Busy, Busy, Busy

Soccerphile

Singer MC Mong pulled out teeth to dodge draft

Korea Times

Girls' Generation Off to a Roaring Start in Japan

Chosun Ilbo

Hyundai Equus may have rough ride into luxury market

Los Angeles Times



Previous Korea news

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Korean News Headlines 5 September

MBC popular drama Dong Yi may miss airing on Monday

Korea Herald

South Korean FM offers to resign over nepotism charge

BBC

Busy, Busy, Busy

Soccerphile

Another typhoon may hit Korea

Korea Times

Japanese Tourists in Korea Increasingly Go Their Own Way

Chosun Ilbo

Kim son may step into limelight when North Korea holds biggest political gathering in 30 years

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Korean News Headlines August 31

Kim Yu-na splits with coach Brian Orser

Korea Herald

South Korea offers aid to flooded North

BBC

Busy, Busy, Busy

Soccerphile

More Korean farmers embrace Twitter

Korea Times

Why Kim Jong-il Still Gets a Warm Welcome in China

Chosun Ilbo

North Korean jet crashes during apparent defection attempt

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Korean Headlines August 1 2010

[East Sea(10)] Usage of 'East Sea' in scientific, reference literature

Korea Herald

North Korea UN talks go ahead after US military drill

BBC

Transfer Mill Starts To Grind In South Korea

Soccerphile

Korea women should also serve in the military

Korea Times

North Korean Footballers Publicly Humiliated

Chosun Ilbo

U.S.-South Korea war games raise China's hackles

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Monday, July 19, 2010

Korean Headlines July 19

Kim Yu-na may prepare Tango for new season

Korea Herald

Aid agencies row over North Korea health care system

BBC

Back To The Bread And Butter (Or Kimchi And Rice)

Soccerphile

Seoul deploying 1,500km range cruise missiles

Korea Times

Korean Songs Replace Dramas as Latest Fad in Japan

Chosun Ilbo

60 years on, US ponders Korea MIA decision, and Unsan's lost battalion waits to come home

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Korean Headlines 11 July

Kangin of Super Junior joins the Army

Korea Herald

North Korea welcomes UN statement on Cheonan sinking

BBC

South Korean coach Huh steps down

Soccerphile

'Kim Jong-il could live only 3 more years'

Korea Times

Naked News Korea

Chosun Ilbo

North Korea says it is willing to return to nuclear disarmament talks; South wants proof

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Korean Headlines 20 June

Huh sets sights on big win against Nigeria

Korea Herald

North Korea in leadership reshuffle

BBC

South Korea Set For Nigeria Showdown

Soccerphile

Study groups using Twitter, Facebook hot in Korea

Korea Times

Korean Diet Promoter Tops Japanese Bestseller List for 2nd Time

Chosun Ilbo

Korea, the war without end, casts a long shadow as 60-year mark nears

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Korean Headlines 8 June

North Korea promotes Kim’s brother-in-law

Korea Herald

US demands world response over Korea warship sinking

BBC

World Cup Fever Brings Festival Of Football

Soccerphile

Filipino English teacher challenges visa rules

Korea Times

Korean TV Crew Mugged in South Africa Ahead Of World Cup

Chosun Ilbo

North Korean leader's son denies asylum rumors, says father's health is good

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Monday, May 31, 2010

Images of South Korea

Find images of Korean culture on our site, check back frequently for new additions.


KoreaVisitor offers photographs of Korean culture, Korean sights and Korean food.


© Daniel Allen

Korean Headlines 30 May 2010

North Korea says it wants to keep Gaeseong park

Korea Herald

North Korea 'severs all ties' with Seoul

BBC

South Korea Getting Into Stride

Soccerphile

Expats to get easier iPhone contracts

Korea Times

Former Miss Korea to Return to Korea After Graduating from Parsons

Chosun Ilbo

Russian experts review results of probe on ship sinking blamed on North Korea; war drills in South

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sinuiju

신의주

Sinuiju is across the Yalu River from Dandong in China and a major conduit for much of North Korea's trade with the outside world.


The town was developed during the Japanese colonial period (1910-1945) when the railway bridge across the Yalu River was built.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pansori

판소리

Pansori is a traditional Korean art form performed by one vocalist (kwangdae) and one percussionist (gosu). The singer uses a fan to emphasize movement during the singing.

Pansori

Traditional pansori performances can last several hours and involve the retelling of a classical Korean folktale - a madang.

Visitors can catch a performance of pansori at the The National Theater of Korea in Seoul.

The National Theater of Korea
SAN 14-67, Jangchungdan-Gil 158, Jung-Gu
Tel: +82 2 2280 4414-6


Image © Daniel Allen

Monday, May 24, 2010

Korean Barbecue

Korean barbecue, or gogi gui, is a traditional method of grilling meat over charcoal or more frequently nowadays a gas grill set in the diner's table.

Korean Barbecue

Galbi, marinated ribs and bulgogi, grilled sirloin, are a particular favorite.

Korean Barbecue

Images of Korea © Daniel Allen

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Korean Headlines 23 May

Roh remembered on 1st anniversary

Korea Herald

How South Korean ship was sunk

BBC

South Korea Getting Into Stride

Soccerphile

Lucky men who married beautiful TV anchors

Korea Times

Young People Crowd Love Hotels for Coming-of-Age Day

Chosun Ilbo

South Korean, Chinese, Japanese trade ministers praise free trade agreement study effort

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Korean Headlines 16 May

Seoul to name North Korea as attacker of Cheonan

Korea Herald

Warning shots fired in Korean navy border skirmish

BBC

South Korea Starts To Show World Cup Fever

Soccerphile

500-year-old female mummy uncovered

Korea Times

Low Birthrate, Waning Interest 'to Hurt Korean Carmakers'

Chosun Ilbo

The RockTigers: Bringing Kimchibilly to the masses

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Korean Headlines 9 May

Kim, Hu hold talks in Beijing

Korea Herald

North Korea 'committed to disarmament talks'

BBC

South Korea Starts To Show World Cup Fever

Soccerphile

North Korea told China it has no relation with Cheonan sinking

Korea Times

Actress Kim Se-ah Makes Case for Natural Home Birth

Chosun Ilbo

Worn and frail, North Korea's Kim Jong Il scales down secret visit to China over nukes, aid

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Korean Headlines May 2

Will Jang Dong-gun and Koh So-young live happily ever after?

Korea Herald

South Korea vows to retaliate over warship sinking

BBC

Korea 100% In Asia But Could Do Better

Soccerphile

Korean 'prostitute' sues US police officer

Korea Times

English Deciding Factor in Success of Office Workers

Chosun Ilbo

James Bond theories arise in Korean ship sinking

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Monday, April 26, 2010

Korean Headlines April 26

External blast likely cause of ship sinking

Korea Herald

South Korea mourns victims of ship sinking

BBC

Korea 100% In Asia But Could Do Better

Soccerphile

Makers Issue 3D Health Warning

Korea Times

Versatile Korean Soprano Gains Plaudits Abroad

Chosun Ilbo

North Korea says it will seize 5 South Korean-owned properties at jointly run resort in North

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Korean Headlines April 18

External blast likely cause of ship sinking

Korea Herald

North Korea denies sinking South's warship

BBC

Time Running Out for injured South Korean stars

Soccerphile

Yu-na Voted Most Favored Korean Celebrity in Japan

Korea Times

Bubble Jet from Torpedo 'Likely' Cause of Shipwreck

Chosun Ilbo

Samsung tries to quell cancer concerns in semiconductor manufacturing after worker deaths

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Monday, April 12, 2010

Korean Headlines April 12

Foreign experts join sunken ship probe

Korea Herald

North Korea 'freezes Kumgang resort assets'

BBC

Time Running Out for injured South Korean stars

Soccerphile

Adoption Rare for Multicultural Children

Korea Times

Korean Reputation for Heavy Drinking Proved Unfair

Chosun Ilbo

Prosecutors arrest South Korean man for allegedly spying for North Korea, kidnapping activists

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Korean Headlines April 4

Fingerprinting for foreigners to be required at Korean airports and ports

Korea Herald

South Korea calls off rescue for missing sailors

BBC

South Korea Strikes Back Against China

Soccerphile

Korean Student in US Gets Perfect SAT Scores

Korea Times

Rich N.Korean Women Lead Craze for S.Korean Goods

Chosun Ilbo

North Korea's personal shopper has tales to tell

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Korean Headlines March 28

Search continues for missing sailors

Korea Herald

Sunk South Korea naval ship Cheonan 'split in half'

BBC

Seongnam Set Sights On Former Glories

Soccerphile

Kim Yu-na Fails to Defend Title

Korea Times

iPhone Sales 'to Hit Half a Million in Korea'

Chosun Ilbo

Convicted tycoon's return to Samsung brings sense of deja vu

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Korean Headlines March 23

Court probes P.M. office over Han's bribery charges

Korea Herald

North Korea 'to try US citizen for illegal entry'

BBC

2010 World Cup Could Have Been Korea Reunion

Soccerphile

Many Koreans Relocating to Smaller US Cities

Korea Times

Cambodia Bans Marriage to Korean Men

Chosun Ilbo

South Korea's 'Mother' named best picture at Hong Kong's Asian Film Awards

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Korean Headlines March 14

France's TV5 Monde to debut in Korea

Korea Herald

On/Off: Can South Koreans survive without the web?

BBC

Good African Test For Korea In London

Soccerphile

Kim Latest Psychopath to Stun Korea

Korea Times

How North Korea's Double Dealing Ruined a S.Korean Businessman

Chosun Ilbo

North Korea to rejoin six-nation nuclear talks early next month

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Korean Headlines March 7

Nation rocked by abduction, murder cases

Korea Herald

South Korean child 'starves as parents raise virtual baby'

BBC

Good African Test For Korea In London

Soccerphile

Teens Show Flesh on Web Site for Pocket Money

Korea Times

Worldwide Recognition of Korean Products Grows

Chosun Ilbo

North Korea threatens 'merciless force' ahead of US-South Korea military drills

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Korean Headlines February 28

Kim Yu-na wins Olympic gold

Korea Herald

South Korean police reunite stolen shoes with owners

BBC

Ahn Jung-hwan to return to national squad?

Soccerphile

New Evidence Testifies to Yi's Pro-Japan Activities

Korea Times

Bullying on the Rise in Elementary Schools

Chosun Ilbo

A Korean Japanese family's bitter 'homecoming'

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Korean Headlines February 21

Doii 'fulfills dream' at London Fashion Week

Korea Herald

North Korea warns the South of naval firing exercises

BBC

Ahn Jung-hwan to return to national squad?

Soccerphile

Korea Still 'Foreign Territory' for Nude Performance

Korea Times

Newsweek Focuses on Seoul

Chosun Ilbo

South Korea boot camp for cub reporters

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Korean Books Slideshow

See a slideshow on books on Korea including Korea travel guides, teaching English in Korea, Korean food and culture.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Korean Headline February 14

Koreans begin annual Seollal exodus

Korea Herald

Thailand drops North Korea weapons charges

BBC

East Asia provides route to Africa

Soccerphile

Korea Still 'Foreign Territory' for Nude Performance

Korea Times

China's Football Victory Dispels Awe of Korean Power

Chosun Ilbo

South Korea's complicated embrace of gyopo

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Monday, February 8, 2010

Korean Headlines February 7

Nuclear talks hopes rise on Wang's visit

Korea Herald

Freed US missionary Robert Park leaves North Korea

BBC

East Asian Championship in Japan

Soccerphile

2 Koreas to Discuss Stalled Tour Programs

Korea Times

More Foreigners Pay Taxes in Korea

Chosun Ilbo

North Korea's economic moves bring new misery

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Monday, February 1, 2010

Korean Headlines February 1

Makeup salons for men are gaining popularity

Korea Herald

South Korea pyramid scheme suspect arrested

BBC

No Big Korea Moves In Transfer Window - Yet

Soccerphile

Police Under Greater Scrutiny

Korea Times

Koreans Less Happy with Financial Well-Being Than Other Asians

Chosun Ilbo

Korea activists target foreign English teachers

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bizarre Theatre At Yongsan Station

We came across this bizarre theatre performance in a shop window at the mall at Yongsan Station in Korea.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Korea Headlines January 24

17% of Koreans have relatives overseas

Korea Herald

North Korea responds angrily to South's talk of strike

BBC

Ki Starts Scottish Spell Well

Soccerphile

Judiciary Reform Program Proposed

Korea Times

Author Says Race, Not Socialism, Is Key to North Korean Ideology

Chosun Ilbo

North Korea honors seamen who tried to save Kim portraits

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Korea Headlines January 17

Seoul holds back full PSI support

Korea Herald

South Korean team wins text messaging world cup

BBC

All change (almost) for K-league's foreign coaches

Soccerphile

Foul-Mouthed Teacher Earns Praises From Students

Korea Times

Teenagers Communicate in Rude Code

Chosun Ilbo

Cyber Bullies Reign in South Korea

Los Angeles Times

Previous Korea news

Monday, January 11, 2010

Korea Headlines January 10

Seoul to place buoys for artificial islets

Korea Herald

North Korea calls for end to hostility with US

BBC

Big month for South Korea's World Cup hopefuls

Soccerphile

Ex-'Comfort Women' to Hold 900th Protest

Korea Times

Korea Poised to Launch 3 Satellites

Chosun Ilbo

Previous Korea news

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Korea Headline January 3

Ruling party rams through 2010 budget bill

Korea Herald

North Korea calls for end to hostility with US

BBC

2009 a good year for South Korea

Soccerphile

Native English Teachers to List 'Bad' Schools

Korea Times

More Teenagers Take Up Smoking

Chosun Ilbo

Previous Korea news

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

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