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Hangul for the world?

The Chosun Ilbo recently published a rather odd little editorial about foreigners learning Korean. A typical article like this just goes ra-ra, hangul is awesome and scientific, but this one...

Korean 9th most useful language in the world: UN

Original article Chinese #2, Korean #9 According to a UN survey on the distribution and use of the world’s most important languages, the following languages make up the top ten:...

Video games surfing the Korean Wave

Right into Vietnam, in fact, as one reporter from free daily The Focus discovered. A boatload of Korean stars, films, and soap operas have hitched their ride on the Korean...

A Korean in Mexico

2006 Miss Korea pageant winner Lee Ha-nui is making waves in Mexico as a Miss Universe contender. This article, translated from the Munhwa Ilbo, gives a taste of her recent...