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NGO Video Criticizes Japan for Using Rising Sun Flag at Sporting Events

NGO Video Criticizes Japan for Using Rising Sun Flag at Sporting Events

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Non-governmental organization Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK) has produced a video to publicize the serious problem of sports fans at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics bearing the Rising Sun Flag. VANK, which previously posted Korean-language videos on YouTube on the November 11, added English subtitles. Furthermore, the organization also [...]

Vietnamese Can Read the Korean Declaration of Independence

Vietnamese Can Read the Korean Declaration of Independence

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Vietnam, with the Korean Wave sweeping a population of 100 million, will also be able to read Korea’s March 1 Declaration of Independence. Cyber diplomacy organization Voluntary Agency Network Korea (VANK) said Sunday it had recently translated the “March 1 Declaration of Independence” into Vietnamese. “Vietnam also has a [...]

Proclamation of Korean Independence Available in Six Languages on Seoul City Website

Proclamation of Korean Independence Available in Six Languages on Seoul City Website

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK) announced on Wednesday that it had posted the March 1st Proclamation of Independence in six different languages on the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s website that was established to promote the city to the world. The organization has translated the document into English, Japanese, Chinese, [...]

College Students Help Correct Historical Inaccuracies Regarding Jikji

College Students Help Correct Historical Inaccuracies Regarding Jikji

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Two Korean college students have been instrumental in identifying historical inaccuracies regarding the world’s oldest extant movable metal print book, Jikji, on online websites, and having them corrected. Oh Yu-jin, a 20-year-old college freshmen studying Korean folklore at Andong National University, discovered that the Japanese website Window to World [...]

Korean History Distorted on Google Japan’s “Knowledge Graph”

Korean History Distorted on Google Japan’s “Knowledge Graph”

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — VANK, the Voluntary Agency Network of Korea, a non-governmental organization, announced that historical facts were being distorted on Google Japan’s search portal as it made fun of former Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and current President Moon Jae-in. When Internet users search for the word “VANK” via Google Japan’s search [...]

Google Includes “East Sea” in Search Results for “Dokdo”

Google Includes “East Sea” in Search Results for “Dokdo”

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), a non-governmental organization, revealed yesterday that a quick type in the search engine Google (www.google.com) of the keywords “Dokdo,” “Liancourt Rocks,” and “Takeshima” will bring about search results pinned to the geographical location of the East Sea (Sea of Japan) and will [...]

History Education Website Cites VANK Videos

History Education Website Cites VANK Videos

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK for short), an internet-based South Korean organization that aims to correct discrepancies or inaccuracies related to Korean history and geography, said that the famed online history reference Ancient History Encyclopedia (AHE) has cited three videos produced by VANK on Korean ancient history. [...]