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False Chinese Claims Spur Korean American High School Students to Push for Korean Hanbok Day

False Chinese Claims Spur Korean American High School Students to Push for Korean Hanbok Day

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean American high school students in the United States have stepped up to take action against false claims by China that hanbok, Korean traditional attire, actually originate in China. The Asian American Youth Council (AAYC), a youth organization active in the U.S., announced Sunday that municipality of Tenafly in [...]

Overseas Korean Cultural Centers to Host Events Celebrating Hangeul Day

Overseas Korean Cultural Centers to Host Events Celebrating Hangeul Day

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s state-run Korean Cultural Centers overseas will hold various events this month to mark the anniversary of the creation of Hangeul, the Korean writing system. Dozens of overseas Korean Cultural Centers in 27 countries, including the United States, Canada, Russia and Japan, will host various events, such as [...]

Butterfly Effect Triggered by Korean Couple in Berlin to Fight Against Racism

Butterfly Effect Triggered by Korean Couple in Berlin to Fight Against Racism

SEOUL, May 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Last Friday, the front page of Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s leading daily newspaper, covered the painful story of a Korean student couple. The article shed light on the racist violence that the couple suffered on the subway in Berlin on April 27. Lee Se-jin and his wife, Kim Hyun-eum, suffered [...]

French Student Clinches Top Prize at Korean Speech Contest

French Student Clinches Top Prize at Korean Speech Contest

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A Korean speaking contest for foreigners was held at Kyung Hee University’s Crown Concert Hall yesterday. Competition was fierce at the 21st “World Korean Language Speech Contest for Foreigners” co-hosted by Kyung Hee University and Yonhap News Agency, in which 16 contestants from 12 countries vied for the top [...]

New York City Makes Efforts to Teach Korean-American Children Their Mother Tongue

New York City Makes Efforts to Teach Korean-American Children Their Mother Tongue

SEOUL, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) – A campaign promoting the instruction of Korean to Korean-American children has been launched in New York. New York City launched its ‘Talk to Your Baby’ program at the Flushing Library in cooperation with the Korean Consulate General in New York. The program is targeting Korean communities in the area. The [...]

Koreans 6th Largest Foreign Language Speaking Population in the U.S.

Koreans 6th Largest Foreign Language Speaking Population in the U.S.

SEOUL, Nov.6 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent report has revealed that 1,117,343 individuals in the U.S. currently speak Korean at home. Local newspapers from the Korean community reported that there are currently 60,361,574 people speaking a foreign language other than English in the U.S., which is equivalent to 20 percent of the population over five [...]

2014 POSCO Music Concert with Opportunity-Passion-Challenge

2014 POSCO Music Concert with Opportunity-Passion-Challenge

SEOUL & POHANG, Korea, Feb 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The POSCO Music Concert is returning with a more enriched program. Since being held first as the `Millennium New Year`s Eve Concert` in December 1999, leading Korean artists have performed at the POSCO Music Concert, regardless of genre. Marking 156 performances and over 140,000 cumulative attendees, the [...]