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광복절 – Korea’s Independence day: 10 Facts You Need to Know

n this day 72 years ago, Korea gained independence from Japan and was liberated. 광복절, pronounced Gwangbokjeol, which literally translates to the day light returned, i.e liberation day, means a lot to Koreans all over the world and it’s wildly celebrated as the day Korea freed itself from the clutches of Japan’s rule. Even though independence was […]

Living in Korea: What Do Foreigners Love About Korea?

Korea Life: What Do Koreans Think of Kim Jong Un and North Korea

“Pyongyang will reach the final preparation stages for test-firing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICMB)”, said Kim Jong Un, the leader and dictator of North Korea, on his New Year’s public address. Inevitably, a statement like that is bound to cause worry for the rest of the world. The United States outgoing Defence Secretary Ashton Carter […]

Living in Korea: What Do Foreigners Love About Korea?