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WSJ: Korea overcomes preference for boys through education

Source | 2015/11/29 | | Permalink

With imbalance in male and female populationsserious worldwide, the world is paying attention to the secret of how Koreaachieved a balance of populations between the two genders.

In a report entitled Asia Struggles fora Solution to Its Missing Women Problem: How South Korea turned the tide on ademographic imbalance threatening economic growth and social structures on Thursday, the U.S. daily Wall Street Journal gave detailed accountof the process Korea overcame imbalance in male and female populations...More

Park In-bee sets to enter into the Hall of Fame

Source | 2015/11/29 | | Permalink

Park In-bee (27) is set to join the LPGA Tours Hall of Fame. Park played 3-under 69 in the fourth round to post 12-under 276 overall and rank sixth at the CME Group Tour Championship, the final of this seasons LPGA tour, at Tiburon Golf Club (par 72) in Naples, Florida, the U.S. on Monday. She has thus become the player to play the fewest average par (69.415 pars) to rank first in this category this season...More

Pianist Kim Sun-wook releases Beethoven sonata album

Source | 2015/11/29 | | Permalink

Pianist Kim Sun-wook (27) has released his first solo album through Accentus, a German label, which includes two Beethoven piano sonatas, Op.53 Waldstein and Op.106 Hammerklavier. The album was recorded in June at Jesus Christ Church in Berlin, which is a well-known recording site. Famous conductor Herbert von Karajan and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra also have done their recordings there.

Kim gave a complete cycle of Beethovens sonatas at Seoul LG Art Center in 2012 and 2013. "The two sonatas in the album are the ones I have played the most on stages, and those I can entirely perform with my own style, he said...More

Samsung chief's daughter Lee Seo-hyun to deliver speech at an int'l event

Source | 2015/11/29 | | Permalink

Lee Seo-hyun, second daughter of Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee and CEO of Samsung Corporation, will be delivering a keynote speech at the 2016 Cond Nast International Luxury Conference in Seoul next April. This marks her first official external activity. Launched in April this year in Florence, Italy, the inaugural conference offers the opportunity to network with leading figures of the global luxury industry, and provides a platform from which to engage with pending luxury issues...More

Pres. Park to attend Climate Change summit in Paris on Sunday

Source | 2015/11/29 | | Permalink

President Park Geun-hye will take on a tour to Paris and Prague just six days after an overseas tour for multilateral meetings. She will be traveling from Sunday to Friday next week.

Park will attend the U.N. Climate Change Conference and other events while visiting Paris for three days from Sunday. At the summit, which will bring together more than 140 heads of state or top officials, President Park will explain Koreas goal for greenhouse gas reduction, under which it aims to cut emission by 37 percent compared with business as usual (BAU) in 2030. She will visit UNESCO for the first time as a Korean president on next Tuesday, and deliver a special speech. In Paris, the epicenter of recent terror attacks, she will also hold discussions to counter terrorism...More

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