All posts tagged "King Sejong"

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    ‘Hangeul’ celebrates 568th Birthday

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea will observe a national holiday Thursday to mark the promulgation of “Hangeul” with a variety of events highlighting the history and value of the Korean alphabet, organizers said Wednesday. Considered one of...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • ROK Navy’s Aegis-equipped destroyer DDG-993
    Korea plans to double Aegis power

    By Kim Tae-gyu Korea plans to build three more Aegis destroyers to double the total number to six at a time when the country faces multiple challenges including the North Korean threats and lingering territorial disputes with...

    • Posted December 2, 2013
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  • Psy; as Korea is tryingto extend “hallyu,” or the Korean wave, around the world, Japan and China have responded with their own policy strategies to promote their own cultural products. The Japanese government is pushing ahead with “Cool Japan,” while China is promoting the Confucius Institute program. / Korea Times file
    Hallyu sparks cultural rivalry for Asia’s big 3

    By Chung Ah-young Policymakers have been desperate about extending “hallyu,” or the Korean wave, that describes the international boom in Korean pop culture exports witnessed over the past decade. However, the government’s aggressive involvement has now presented...

    • Posted November 5, 2013
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  • Hangeul Day, which falls on Oct. 9, has been re-designated as a national holiday from this year. Comprising 24 letters — 14 consonants and 10 vowels, hangeul, a Korean writing system, was completed by King Sejong the Great and scholars of the Joseon Kingdom in 1443 and promulgated in 1446.  / Korea Times file
    October 9 is Hangeul Day

    By Chung Hyun-chae Hangeul is no longer an alphabet only for Koreans. Some people who don’t have a writing system have adopted it, while others learn it to better understand lyrics of K-pop or watch Korean dramas...

    • Posted October 8, 2013
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  • Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova, left, gives the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize to an Indian representative from Saakshar Bharat (Literate India) Mission under the National Literacy Mission Authority (NLMA) at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, on Sept. 9.
/ Courtesy of Korean National Commission for UNESCO
    Hangeul now more than words

    Korean alphabet extends to fashion, digital gadgets, helps global literacy campaigns By Chung Ah-young Korea boasts a literacy rate of nearly 100 percent, which means that all people aged 15 and above can read and write. In...

    • Posted October 8, 2013
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