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Apple’s Siri Criticized for Distorting Korean Modern History

Apple’s Siri Criticized for Distorting Korean Modern History

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Apple Inc.’s Siri is being criticized for describing Korea as “the Korean peninsula in modern history, or Joseon under the Japanese empire.” The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), a South Korean civic organization, revealed that asking the virtual assistant about Korea returns the aforementioned response. “Korea is a region [...]

Educational Websites Contain Flawed History Maps

Educational Websites Contain Flawed History Maps

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), an internet-based organization, stated yesterday that 16 well-known educational websites such as Britannica and Wikipedia have included the area of the former Korean kingdom Goguryeo as part of China’s Han Dynasty on their websites. On Britannica’s official website (www.britannica.com/topic/Xiongnu), the area denoted [...]

Seoul Catholic Archdiocese Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Religious Persecution

Seoul Catholic Archdiocese Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Religious Persecution

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Byeongin Persecution, the Archdiocese of Seoul has arranged a special exhibit entitled “Memory & Commemoration”.  The Byeongin Persecution is among the deadliest religious persecutions in Korea’s recorded history. It took place from 1866 to 1871, during which some 8,000 Catholics including foreign missionaries [...]

Korea Hosts 2016 ASEAN School Tour Program

Korea Hosts 2016 ASEAN School Tour Program

GANGNEUNG, June 10 (Korea Bizwire) – The Asean-Korea Centre is hosting the 2016 ASEAN School Tour Program Friday at Dano Culture Center in Gangneung, Gangwon Province. The event is being co-hosted with the Gangwon Education Office, Gangneung Office of Education, and Gangneung Dano Festival Committee, and some 450 middle school students and teachers from the city [...]

Royal Palace Hosts Rice-Planting Ceremony

Royal Palace Hosts Rice-Planting Ceremony

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Rice has long been a big part of the Korean diet. And despite a recent decline in the consumption of the staple, rice still remains an irreplaceable dish in Korean cuisine, with an annual average rice consumption per capita of 62.9kg (2015).  The ancient kings of Korea used to [...]