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Poet Jeong writes about sorrow, love
Korea’s representative lyrical poet, Jeong Ho-seung, is well known for his poetic inspiration that comforts the readers. “Of the many roles that poetry has, I believe the ability to give comfort is the most precious,” Jeong said. The beloved 66-year-old poet, who debuted in 1973 with the poem “Cheomseongdae,” enjoys a broad base of readers in Korea. The Cheomseongdae is an an...
Lee Ji-sun earns social welfare Ph.D. from UCLA
Lee Ji-sun, 38, a writer and blogger who survived a seven-car collision in 2000, has earned a Ph.D. in social welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles, reports said. She graduated on June 10. Lee was a senior at Ewha Womans University in 2000 when she was in a car accident that seriously burned 55 percent of her body. She faced despair and numerous surgeries aft...
Lee, Song to return to small screen
Top hallyu actors Lee Young-ae and Song Seung-heon will return to the small screen in October, as the network SBS has scheduled “Saimdang, Diary of Light” to air in October.
Renowned political science professor Moon Chung-in delivers last lecture
Perhaps only someone of Professor Moon Chung-in’s stature can deliver a lecture entitled “Why I’ve Failed as a Professor.” On Tuesday, the 65-year-old political science professor at Yonsei University in Seoul and political brain during the Kim Dae-jung and the Roh Moo-hyun administrations shared his thoughts in his last class. “Looking back, I realize that I have no big proje...
Busan Vice Mayor Cho Don-young shares knowledge on inviting foreign investment
The seaside city of Busan is largely known for its port logistics, good people and international film festival. Lately, it has made news after being named the host for Microsoft's new data center, which will be built to better service users of Office 365 and the cloud platform Azure.
Luna of f(x) to drop solo mini album
Luna, main vocalist of the girl band f(x), will release a mini-album titled “Free Somebody” on Tuesday. This will be the first solo album for Luna since her debut seven years ago. She is the second member of f(x) to make a solo album. Fellow f(x) member Amber released the solo EP “Beautiful” in February 2015 and followed it up with singles as well.
Kim In-shik, chief of the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX), will lead the International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), a report said Thursday. Kim, 66, will assume his post as president of Korea's aid wing, KOICA, on Friday.
Kang Young-hoon, ex-PM dies at 94
Former Prime Minister Kang Young-hoon, who served as the nation’s prime minister under President Roh Tae-woo, passed away Tuesday. He was 94. Korean Red Cross officials said that Kang passed away at Seoul National University Hospital. Born in Changseong County, North Pyeongan Province in present-day North Korea, Kang served as the head of the Korean Red Cross, lawmaker and mi...
Crush's new mini-album 'Interlude' gains favorable response
An album by singer Crush called “Interlude” is winning recognition from colleagues. Fellow hip-hop musician Jay Park commented “Yes…This is It” on social media regarding the 24-year-old’s mini-album. Rapper Gaeko of Dynamic Duo who features on the songs “9 to 5” rallied for the singer by posting a dragon emoticon identified with Crush.
Ha finds response in general election
The April 13 general election had interesting elements other than the result that produced the Minjoo Party of Korea as the dominant party while the ruling Saenuri Party lost its majority. Throughout the elections, voters noticed numerous political parties, including the Green Party of Korea.