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Meet comic book, cartoon characters at SICAF 2014

Source | 2014/07/27 | | Permalink

Myeong-dong in central Seoul has been transformed into a world of exciting and funny comic book and cartoon characters from around the world. The 18th Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF2014) kicked-off on July 22.

The area around Myeong-dong and Namsan Mountain will be filled with a festive air during the six-day festival, which runs until July 27 under the theme of "Challenge, Courage and Hero". As part of the festival, a total of 362 high-quality, artistic animated films from 43 countries will be screened during the festival...More

South, North joint excavation re-starts in Kaesong

Source | 2014/07/27 | | Permalink

The two Koreas have agreed to revive efforts at discovering historical artifacts remaining at Manwoldae, the site of the official royal palace of the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392).

Manwoldae is located in the ancient capital city of Kaesong (Gaeseong), North Hwanghae Province, just across the DMZ in southern North Korea. Nestled in the Songaksan Mountain range, Manwoldae was the main palace of Goryeo kings for more than 400 years, from the 900s to the 1300s. In recognition of its archeological, historical and cultural value, last year it was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites...More

Paris Baguette makes its eponymous debut

Source | 2014/07/27 | | Permalink

Paris Baguette's first bakery shop in the French capital. The boulangerie owned by Korea's largest bakery chain operated by SPC Group is located in the heart of Paris near Chatelet subway station. Provided by the company

Paris Baguette, the country's largest bakery chain owned by SPC Group, opened its first store in the heart of the French capital on Tuesday, a move it had long desired during its 26 years of operation...More

Korean literature in English: Cho Se-hui's 'The Dwarf'

Source | 2014/07/27 | | Permalink

Cho Se-hui's "The Dwarf" is now published in English, reaching a wider, global readership.

There is an author who wanted to speak for the most vulnerable members of society. Writer Cho Se-hui has been credited for bringing to light discrimination and the gap existing between the haves and have-nots of society in a crystal-clear manner through the art of words...More

1 in 4 Graduates Quits Job After Less Than a Year

Source | 2014/07/27 | | Permalink


University graduates faced a competition ratio of 28.6:1 to land a job last year, but one in four who did find work end up quitting in their first year, according to a study.

The main reasons are their failure to adjust to corporate culture and the demands of the new job...More

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