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Hopeful Poster Made by S. Korean Civic Group Liked by Thousands of Foreign Netizens

Hopeful Poster Made by S. Korean Civic Group Liked by Thousands of Foreign Netizens

SEOUL, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A poster designed by a South Korean civil group with a message of encouragement to overcome the coronavirus is being met with positive responses from foreign netizens. The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), which internationally promotes the country and its history online, distributed posters in seven languages on [...]

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 [...]