49 old East Sea maps to be put on display 2012/05/27, Source,
A Japanese world map from 1810 on display at the National Map Museum of the National Geographic Information Institute in Suwon, Gyeonggi, labels the body of water east of the Korean peninsula as the Joseon Sea, or the Korean Sea, in Chinese characters. Korea and Japan have long contested the official appellation of the sea. Korea claims it should be called the East Sea while Japan maintains it is the Sea of Japan. Provided by the National Geographic Information Institute
Nearly 50 Japanese and European maps and charts referring to the body of water east of Korea and the Dokdo islets will be put on display starting from today.
The Ministry of Land, Transportation and Maritime Affairs said that the exhibition at the National Map Museum of the National Geographic Information Institute in Suwon, Gyeonggi, would display 14 original maps from Japan and 35 from Europe,...More
Back from near extinction, dinosaurs tromp through new film 2012/02/02, Source,
Long-time documentary filmmaker Han Sang-ho makes his directorial debut with the film "Tarbosaurus 3D". [JoongAng Ilbo]
Dinosaurs once roamed through Korean film, but none were very fierce. All of the reptiles were shoddy creatures shot with miniature action figures, resulting in unnatural performances and awkward movements. The lack of technology also allowed these gigantic characters just one facial expression: an angry face with a mouth wide open to reveal a set of threatening, peg-like teeth.
Then, in the late 90's, dinosaur films did a disappearing act and it looked like they were on their way to extinction,...More
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