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The British Chamber in Korea is organising Queen's Birthday Ball to honor the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Britain on June 4 at the Grand Hyatt.

Queen's 90th Birthday

13 May 2016 - 12:45am
Sara Rai

A grand Queen’s Birthday Ball is going to be held to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday at the Grand Hyatt, Seoul on June 4, 2016. The largest annual dinner celebration of the British community in Korea aims to honour the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and raise funds to support charities. The dinner will be attended by over 500 senior business and diplomatic guests.

The celebration is jointly organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea (BCCK) and British Association of Seoul (BASS).

On the occassion, Sean Blakeley, the CEO of BCCK said, "...

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(from left) Paul Carver of Seoul Global Center, Jeong Jae-min of the Korea Culture Association, Ambassador Hernandez, Chairman de Leon, Yang Hyun-hee of Seoul Metropolitan Gov't and Kim Yun-tae of the Multicultural Museum cut the inaugural ribbon.

Sentro Rizal Korea

17 March 2016 - 9:30am
Sara Rai

The Philippine Embassy in Seoul led by the Philippine Ambassador to South Korea Raul S. Hernandez, together with the Chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Professor Felipe M. de Leon Jr., inaugurated Sentro Rizal Seoul on March 6, 2016, on the 2nd floor of the Embassy Chancery.

Sentro Rizal Seoul is the 17th cultural promotion office to open in Philippine diplomatic missions around the world and the third formal inauguration arranged with the NCCA.

Established under the virtue of the National Culture Heritage of 2009, Sentro Rizal is dedicated to...

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About 160 attendees gather at the 2016 ECCK New Year Party at the Grand Hyatt on Jan 28.

2016 ECCK New Year Party

1 February 2016 - 6:00pm
Sara Rai

The European Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ECCK) held its 2016 New Year Party at the Grand Hyatt in Jan 28.

H.E. Gerhard Sabathil, the ambassador of the head of the delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea, delivered a congratulatory speech on the occasion. He stressed the importance of EU-Korea relations and the importance of the implementation of the FTA. H.E. Peteris Vaivars, ambassador of Latvia to Korea, mentioned the mission of the newly established embassy of Latvia in Korea. Ruth Emmerink, the deputy head at the Dutch Embassy, praised the development between...

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Visa Simplification

1 February 2016 - 5:15pm
Sara Rai

Citizens of the Republic of Korea will be able to get a single entry visa to Azerbaijan beginning today. A 30-day visa will be granted to Korean citizens at all international airports of the Republic of Azerbaijan upon their arrival. The visa section of the Consular Departments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan in all countries are authorized to issue a single entry visa to Korean citizens upon their arrival as well.

The Embassy of Azerbaijan strongly believes that the recent decision will positively affect bilateral trade relations between the two...

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Called ‘Apple Mangoes’ in Korea due to the deep-orange color of their skin, Australian mangoes are larger in size compared to mangoes from other countries, and have a rich and sweet flavor.

Mango Festivities

22 December 2015 - 3:30pm
Sara Rai

The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) announced today that the ‘Australian Mangoes Promotion’ will be held from 24 to 30 Dec. at select Homeplus stores.

The promotion will run at all Homeplus stores and will provide consumers the opportunity to purchase quality Australian mangoes at a discounted price. Together with the promotion, a tasting event will run at 15 Homeplus stores from 24 to 26 December.

Australian mangoes are harvested from October to March. Mangoes are low in fat and a rich source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Beta-carotene. Mangoes are a great source of...

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Danish Ambassador Thomas Lehmann gives a welcome speech at the Music and Life of Carl Nielsen – 150 Years concert held at the Seoul National University Museum of Art on Dec. 15.

150th Anniversary

18 December 2015 - 3:45pm
Sara Rai

On Tuesday, Dec. 15, a classical concert titled Music and Life of Carl Nielsen – 150 Years, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the world-renowned Danish classical music composer and composer Carl August Nielsen (June 9, 1865 – Oct. 3, 1931) was held at the Seoul National University Museum of Art (MoA).

Carl Nielsen, considered to be one of the biggest Nordic musical talents of his time, is treasured by the Danes, even once being featured on the 100 Danish Kroner bank note. Some of his most beloved works include the opera “Masquerade” and the symphony “The...

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World Class Faculty

17 December 2015 - 2:45pm
Sara Rai

On Dec. 17, George Mason University Korea officially announced that Bachelor of Science degrees for Accounting and Finance will be offered in addition to their existing degrees starting this Spring 2016 semester.

The new Accounting and Finance majors are two primary programs of George Mason University’s School of Business, which is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 10 percent of all schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The school aims to educate students as business experts with strong analytical skills and a...

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Danish Ambassador Thomas Lehmann gives a congratulatory speech at the opening ceremony for ‘I Belong to the World’, a Seoul-Odense International Exchange Exhibition at the Seoul Museum of History Dec. 3.

‘I Belong to the World’

10 December 2015 - 3:00pm
Sara Rai

An exhibition on the life and works of world famous Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen opened for the first time in Korea at the Seoul Museum of History on Dec.3. The exhibition, aptly titled ‘I Belong to the World’, presents Seoulites with the life and works of Andersen, who has enchanted children all over the world with his classics like The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, and The Emperor’s New Clothes.

The exhibition is divided into two parts: The first part focuses on the life of Dane Hans Christian Andersen and his works with original artifacts such as Andersen’s bed, manuscripts...

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Newly appointed President of George Mason University Korea Dr. Steven K. Lee delivers inaugural message at the Incheon Global Campus concert hall on Nov. 19, 2015.

Fostering Global Mindset

20 November 2015 - 12:15pm
Sara Rai

Dr. Steven K. Lee was inaugurated as the president of George Mason University Korea (GMUK) at a ceremony held at the Incheon Global Campus concert hall on Thursday, Nov. 19. The ceremony was attended by more than 200 dignitaries, business and community leaders from around the world.

During his inaugural address, President Lee said, “I will do my best to continue to develop George Mason University Korea as a responsible global higher education institution, contributing to Incheon and the local community and the world, and actively participate in solving global issues.”


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Per Okkels, the permanent secretary of the Danish Ministry of Health, gives a welcoming speech at the Biocare Copenhagen launch event held on Nov. 13 at Shilla Hotel in Seoul, Korea.

Danish Probiotics

17 November 2015 - 5:00pm
Sara Rai

The Embassy of Denmark in Seoul hosted a press conference for Biocare Copenhagen’s launch in Korea on Friday, Nov. 13 at the Shilla Hotel in Seoul. It was the first official introduction ofBiocare Copenhagen to the local press as well as Denmark’s global competency in the probiotics industry.

On the occasion, Per Okkel, permanent secretary of the Danish Ministry of Health, stated that, “The Danish government is encouraging a business environment where SME companies can invest in R&D to develop cutting-edge products. I understand that Korea is also focusing on the establishment...

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