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Reporter : Kang Hyun-kyung
Mon, December 11, 2023 | 12:34
Digital chefs to present gourmet food at Jeju's food festival
Some 30 Korean and international chefs will arrive on the southern resort island of Jeju next week for the Jeju Food & Wine Festival (JFWF). During the 10-day event, they will team up with local gourmet restaurants and culinary school students to create new recipes with local ingredients.
[INTERVIEW] College admission is not prize to be won
Becky Munsterer Sabky's 2021 book, titled “Valedictorians at The Gate: Standing Out, Getting In, and Staying Sane While Applying to College,” gives answers to the most sought-after question from some Korean parents about how prestigious U.S. universities select their students. Delving into what kinds of students top-tier universities like Dartmouth are looking for and how the...
[INTERVIEW] It's now or never to combat illegal drugs
“Buying illegal drugs online has become as easy as ordering a pizza over the phone.” With those comments, Kim Hee-jun, a partner at the Seoul-based law firm, LKB & Partners, highlighted the fact that easy access to prohibited drugs has played a critical part in a rapid increase of drug crimes involving teenagers.
Korean War hero's daughter recalls patriotic, yet strict father
Singer Kim Mi-ryeong, better known to the Korean public by her stage name, Jin Mi-ryeong, has mixed feelings about her late father, Army Colonel Kim Dong-seok (1923-2009) who was chosen earlier this month as a Korean War hero, along with 11 other notable veterans.
Numbers fail to show seriousness of drug-related crimes
President Yoon Suk Yeol's remarks during a town hall meeting in December last year sparked a debate about the rationale of local politicians who repeatedly use the inaccurate description that South Korea is “a country free from drug-related crimes.”
[INTERVIEW] Bad deal is better than no deal to halt North Korea's nuclear ambitions
In 2019, then U.S. President Donald Trump received bipartisan support, despite coming home empty-handed on the heels of a failed summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vietnam's capital. The rationale of U.S. senators who backed Trump, regardless of their party affiliations, was that sometimes no deal is better than a bad deal to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions. ...
[INTERVIEW] US urges China to play role to stop human rights abuses in North Korea
The United States will continue its diplomatic efforts to build pressure on China to scrap its forced repatriation of North Korean refugees as the brutal policy has resulted in unspeakable human rights violations of those returned to the North, according to a U.S. nuclear envoy.
[INTERVIEW] 'When in South Korea, do as Southerners do'
Kim Hong-kyun seems to be the man who can literally “make a living by selling sand to desert people.” Koreans use the phrase “doing sand business in the desert” to refer to people with exceptional business and survival skills. In the desert, sand is everywhere, so common that few people believe one can make ends meet there by selling sand. As always, however, people with extr...
Baseball helps North Korean defectors' children heal from trauma
“Catching a ball is like eating food. You need to get something in your mouth and then chew it until you swallow. Likewise, you need to know how to catch a ball in your glove first before you throw it.” Park Yoon-soo, the head coach of the baseball team, the Challengers, uses the food analogy as he teaches Choi Ha-eun, a 12th grader at Yeomyung School in Seoul, about ball cat...
How Daegu's largest market became 'go-to spot' for conservative politicians
It all started in October 1997 when then ruling party's presidential candidate Lee Hoi-chang visited Seomun Market, the largest open-air market located in the southeastern city of Daegu, for a campaign rally. Back then, his political career was at risk, triggered first by his nose-diving support ratings following accusations that his two sons were draft dodgers and then by lo...
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