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Graphic Novel Brings Historic Naval Battle to Life

Source | 2016/05/01 | | Permalink

American gaphic novelist Onrie Kompan has illustrated the famous naval Battle of Myeongnyang in which Admiral Yi Sun-shin defeated a 330-strong invading Japanese fleet ships with only a dozen of his famous turtle ships...More

Flower Tea Relieves Spring Fatigue

Source | 2016/05/01 | | Permalink

Korea's traditional flower teas have a range of proven health benefits, especially as spring flowers are rich in antioxidant compounds that can soothe the mind.

Rich in polyphenol, magnolia tea is good for controlling blood pressure. Plum tea contains high levels of anthocyanin, which has anti-aging effects and stimulates digestion, while antioxidant pigments are found in brightly colored plants...More

Russian Filmmaker Exposes N.Korean Propaganda Machine

Source | 2016/05/01 | | Permalink

Vitaly Mansky

"Under the Sun" by Russian director Vitaly Mansky opens in theaters here on Wednesday to shine an unprecedented light on the North Korean propaganda machine.

"I wanted to make a film about North Korea, but there's no real life in the way that we consider", Mansky told the Chosun Ilbo in Seoul on Tuesday. "There is just the creating of an image of the myth of a real life. So we made a film about fake reality".

He said the North Korean government wanted something like the "Truman Show", where everything is tightly controlled and orchestrated...More

Seoul's Population Falls Below 10 Million

Source | 2016/05/01 | | Permalink

The population of Seoul has fallen below 10 million for the first time in 28 years with registered citizens at 9.99 million last month, Statistics Korea said Tuesday.

The population of the capital surpassed 10 million in 1988 and stayed above until now...More

Jamsil Sports Complex to Become Expo Hub

Source | 2016/05/01 | | Permalink

An artist's impression of a massive conference and exhibition center to be built at the Olympic sports complex in Jamsil /Courtesy of the Seoul Metropolitan Government

The Seoul Metropolitan Government unveiled a plan on Monday to transform the Olympic sports complex in Jamsil into a massive conference and exhibition center.

Some W2.8 trillion will be invested into the project, W1.7 trillion of it from a public fund to which Hyundai Motor contributed W1 trillion, and the remainder from the private sector (US$1=W1,150)...More

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