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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Seoul cultural jewel, Namdaemun gate, restored five years after fire

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... restoring our precious national treasure, but I've poured all my energy into rehabilitating our crucial cultural heritage." The restoration team said the original stones and materials were ... The cultural jewel in central Seoul will reopen to the public on Saturday, following one of the longest and most expensive restoration projects undertaken in South Korea, involving hundreds of highly ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean treasure set to rise again from ashes

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... painting. Seoul's 600-year-old Namdaemun (South Gate), listed as "National Treasure No 1" and a source of immense cultural pride, was burned pretty much to the ground on February 10, ... Hong, Namdaemun is ready to return. The restored landmark is set to be unveiled, on schedule, in late December. From the outset of the 25 billion won (HK$177.7 million) project, the Cultural ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Thousands marry in South Korean ‘Moonie’ mass wedding

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 02:50pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... that romantic love led to sexual promiscuity, mismatched couples and dysfunctional societies. Many were married just hours after meeting for the first time, and Moon’s preference for cross-cultural ...

  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Seoul wants Unesco to register records on Japan's wartime sex slaves

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 12:42pm by Audrey Yoo

    ... on its own,” a ministry official told Yonhap News Agency.  Unesco launched the Memory of the World programme in 1992 to preserve the documentary heritage of various parts of the world. ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Kimchi deficit' can't dull ardour for traditional dish in South Korea

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:50am by AFP

    ... relations between Seoul and Tokyo. With the exception of 2009, South Korea has run a kimchi deficit every year since 2006. Many see this state of affairs as an affront to the cultural heritage ... that the practise is becoming less prevalent, especially among younger South Koreans. "It's sad that our traditional culture is disappearing like this," said Jin Hae-Kyung, her plastic gloves ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea calls for ‘language purification’ campaign on Korean alphabet day

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 03:07pm by Audrey Yoo

    ... Dynasty. “To remedy this bad culture, we need a national language purification campaign,” he added. Chung’s remarks come as many Koreans bemoan what they see as a language crisis resulting from ... to the early 20th century during Japan’s colonisation when Tokyo restricted its usage. Koreans, however, asserted their national and cultural identity through language. Even today, South Korea ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Koreans dismiss cockpit culture as cause of crash

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 09:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korean aviation officials on Friday dismissed any suggestion that a deferential culture in which junior pilots were afraid to challenge their seniors ... But Chang Man-heui, director of flight standards at the South Korean transportation ministry said it was “outrageous to suggest that traditional Korean Confucianist culture might have contributed ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Kimchi, South Korea's pungent cabbage dish, gains an index

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 10:25pm by Reuters

    ... Napa cabbage from the White House garden she started, on her FLOTUS Twitter account. This prompted an avalanche of headlines in South Korea, which uses cultural products ranging from pop music ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean filmmaker Kim Jho Gwang-soo announces symbolic gay 'wedding'

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Korea still has a long way to go." Anti-gay sentiment runs deep in a society that includes a large, vocal conservative Christian community and a deep-rooted Confucian heritage that has long ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean toilet park in stark relief to your usual museum

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian

    ... park in South Korea points towards the smallest room in the house. The Toilet Culture Park in the city of Suwon is reputed to be the first in the world devoted to what happens when we answer ... living place that possesses culture." ...




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