People #4: Dong-Hyek Lim, a Gifted South Korean Pianist

People #4: Dong-Hyek Lim, a Gifted South Korean Pianist

Dong-Hyek Lim (born July 25, 1984 in Seoul) is a young South Korean classical pianist. Lim currently studies with Emanuel Ax at the Juilliard School in New York City, and received the Samsung Culture Scholarship and the Ezoe Scholarship. Lim first began to study piano at the age of seven, following in the footsteps of […]

Echoes through nature: Woodcuts by Katsutoshi Yuasa

Echoes through nature: Woodcuts by Katsutoshi Yuasa

Date: 21 January – 19 March 2009, Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5.00pm (Late night openings until 8pm, 5 February & 5 March 2009) Venue: Daiwa Foundation Japan House,13/14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP. Nearest tube: Baker Street Tel: 020 7486 4348 Email: exhibitions@dajf.org.uk Web: www.dajf.org.uk Organiser: The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Private View: 4 February […]

ULKS (The University of London and Oxford University Korea Society)

ULKS (The University of London and Oxford University Korea Society)

The University of London and Oxford University Korea Society (ULKS) is the largest Korean student organisation in the United Kingdom, and is made up of the Korea Societies from within the various Universities of London. ULKS was formed over a decade ago, but it has only really become one of the key Societies for the […]

Discover Japan #1: Nagano (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)

Discover Japan #1: Nagano (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)

Nagano Prefecture is the treasure house of nature, history and culture. Situated in the center of Japan, it is home to the Northern, Central and Southern Alps, and so is often referred to as the “Roof of Japan.” Its 13,585 square kilometers play host to four national parks that offer year – round recreational activities, […]

Visit Korea #7: Taebaek Snow Festival (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)

Visit Korea #7: Taebaek Snow Festival (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)

Period: 30.01.2009 ~ 08.02.2009 Address: Gangwon-do Taebaek-si Sodo-dong Mt. Taebaeksan Provincial Park Hwangji Pond or Jangseong area Telephone: – Korea Travel Phone +82-33-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) – For more info +82-33-550-2081, 2828 (Korean) Admission Fees: Children (7~12) : 700 won / Teenagers (13~18) : 1,500 won/ Adults (19~64) : 2,000 won Home page: festival.taebaek.go […]

People #3: Jang Dong Gun (Article Courtesy of Koreanfilm.org)

People #3: Jang Dong Gun (Article Courtesy of Koreanfilm.org)

Jang Dong Gun (b. March 7, 1972), who has starred in not one but two record-breaking box office hits, first entered the entertainment world in a talent contest in 1992. He began by acting in TV dramas such as The Last Match, co-starring Shim Eun-ha, and he eventually made his film debut in Repechage (1997) […]

LG Held Its First Annual International Cooking Competition

LG Held Its First Annual International Cooking Competition

LG Electronics (LG), the world’s leading innovator of home appliances, held a premier culinary competition for home chefs, “The 2008 LG Global Home Chef Award,” at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. This year’s theme, “Eco-Cuisine”, is the perfect recipe for a green, healthy lifestyle: nutritious and delicious foods created using LG’s innovative cooking technology […]

Yosemoji & the Shaping of ‘Wa’ Essentially Japanese calligraphy

Yosemoji & the Shaping of ‘Wa’ Essentially Japanese calligraphy

Date: 9 December 2008-30 January 2009 (Closed 25 December 2008 – 4 January 2009) Venue: Embassy of Japan, 101-104 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7JT Fee: Free An exhibition of work by Tachibana Umon, Special Advisor for Cultural Exchange, Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs. Edo-moji Edo-moji (lit. Edo lettering) are a group of related styles of Japanese […]

Korean NGO brings hope to Kenyan children via choir project

Korean NGO brings hope to Kenyan children via choir project

“Hakuna Matata” (“There are no worries” or “No problem”). This Swahili phrase may ring a bell with you. Walt Disney Animation Studios once used it as the title of a song from the animated feature film “The Lion King.”It is the theme of the Jirani Children’s Choir which is currently on a performing tour in […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club