Spotlight On Korea: Koreans Could Soon Be A Year Younger

South Koreans are to become a year younger as the country’s soon-to-be president aims to simplify the long-standing tradition. In South Korea, when a baby is born, they are considered one year old. They gain another year come New Year’s Day. This means a baby born in December would be considered to be two years […]

Dr Balcomb’s Tour Of Cheongpyeong [Video Update]

Dr Michael Balcomb gives us a tour of Cheongpyeong, South Korea. He shows us some of the new buildings, facilities and features that have been recently added to the HJ Heaven And Earth CheonBo Training Center. Watch the video below or directly on Vimeo.

Spotlight On Korea: 2022 Sunhak Peace Prize Focuses on Vaccine Equity

Professor Sarah Gilbert, Developer of AstraZeneca Vaccine, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance selected as Laureates of the 2022 Sunhak Peace Prize. Professor Sarah Gilbert, Professor of Vaccinology at Oxford University, was recognised for the key role she played in protecting billions of lives in less developed countries by co-developing the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, which is easier and […]

Spotlight On Korea: Little Angels Brought To Dubai Expo By South Korean President

South Korean ballet group Little Angels was brought to Dubai by President Moon Jae-In to perform at the Republic of Korea’s National Day, alongside Kpop stars PSY and Stray Kids. Korean artists including the Little Angels, boy band Stray Kids and singers PSY and Sunmi performed for the EXPO 2020 Dubai on Sunday (16th). The […]

Spotlight On Korea: What Do Koreans Do For New Years?

While Koreans typically follow the lunar calendar, many still celebrate New Year’s Eve by watching the sunrise and attending a bell ringing ceremony. Instead of ringing in the New Year at midnight, many Koreans prefer to head to the mountains near them or the east coast to watch the first sunrise. Koreans believe that watching […]

Spotlight On Korea: North And South Korea Restore Communication Hotline

North and South Korea have reinstated a communication hotline that was cut off by North Korea last year. In a statement from South Korea’s presidential office, the respective leaders of the two countries have agreed to improve ties and rebuild trust in one another. Several personal letters have also been exchanged between the leaders, South […]

Spotlight On Korea: How Is Korea Dealing With The Pandemic?

South Korea has been globally praised for its response to the on-going pandemic, with fewer than 80,000 cases and 1,500 deaths a year on from its first reported case. But how did the east Asian country achieve this? South Korea’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been praised across the world. The country was able […]

Spotlight On Korea: How Do Koreans Celebrate Lunar New Year?

Widely celebrated across East Asia, Lunar New Year is an annual traditional holiday where many Koreans visit family, eat traditional food and perform ancestral rites. Korean New Year, generally referred to as Seollal, is the first day of the Korean calendar. The holiday is widely regarded as the most important traditional Korean holiday, with the […]

Spotlight On Korea: Kimchi Vs. Covid-19

Kimchi and other foods rich in probiotics are leading the way in providing positive health benefits and longevity, in addition to helping people avoid and reduce the severity of Covid-19. Fermented foods, such as kimchi, miso and probiotic yogurt, could make it difficult for the coronavirus to infect the body, according to a study published […]