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"The Legendary Witch" drops slightly but stays in the lead

Source | 2015/03/01 | | Permalink


"The Legendary Witch" came in first despite the slight drop in percentage.

According to Nielsen Korea, MBC weekend drama "The Legendary Witch" rated 28.2%...More

China to Lift Ban on Kimchi Imports from Korea

Source | 2015/03/01 | | Permalink

China is expected to lift a ban on kimchi imports from Korea later this year.

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety on Thursday said China's National Health and Family Planning Commission announced on its website on Feb. 11 plans to ease regulations on the permitted level of coliform bacteria so kimchi imports can resume...More

U.S. Urges Japan to Keep Wording of War Apology

Source | 2015/03/01 | | Permalink

The U.S. government has called on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe not to depart from the standard wording in his upcoming speech on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported Thursday.

Past Japanese leaders have usually said the country "repents" for the invasions and atrocities of imperial Japan. The touchstones are apologies from 1995 and 2005 by prime minister Tomiichi Murayama marking the 50th anniversary and Junichiro Koizumi marking the 60th...More

Why More Young People Decide to Take It Easy

Source | 2015/03/01 | | Permalink

A new modesty is making inroads in Korea as young people begin to accept that the glamorous lifestyle of the very rich, the fast cars and spectacular weddings may never come their way.

This is already a phenomenon among young people in Japan, which has been experiencing prolonged recession for two decades since the 1990s. Now many young people in Korea too are settling for a modest and more contented lifestyle, knowing that they would not be much happier if they worked all the hours that God sends and miraculously landed a permanent job...More

Hangwa master works to spread sweet's notoriety

Source | 2015/03/01 | | Permalink

During a recent visit to the Blue House, Hangwa Grand Master Shim Young-suk suggested to President Park Geun-hye that the traditional Korean sweet be introduced in duty free shops in airports. Provided by Gyodong Traditional Food

Over the past 20 years, Shim Young-suk has experimented with hangwa, a traditional Korean confection, with the idea that she wanted to distinguish it from other types of world-renowned desserts.

The sweet, commonly made with grain flour, honey and yeot - a traditional candy similar to taffy - dates back to the Three Kingdoms era (57 B.C. to A.D. 668)...More

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