December 28, 2019

‘Stay vigilant’ with North Korea despite failure to deliver ‘Christmas gift’: Experts

iStock/nigelcarse(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Christmas passed without the promised "gift" from North Korea's Kim Jong Un, but South Korean authorities are still keeping an eye on possible provocations by the North. Kim announced in the Supreme People’s Assembly speech in April that North Korea "will wait till the end of this year to see whether the United States makes a courageous decision or not," demanding concessions in the nuclear negotiations such as lifting sanctions. And recently, he ann..
December 28, 2019

South Korea trains grandmothers to become professional storytellers

iStock/nigelcarse(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Park Jeonghee, 64, donned a traditional Korean dress embroidered with tiny flowers and sat down in front of a class of preschoolers. Children gathered around her, their eyes twinkling with curiosity and anticipation. Once Park grabbed the audience’s attention with her shiny antique dress, she began to tell a folktale -- on this particular day the title was "Price of smell, price of sound." She is a professionally trained "storytelling granny." To foster c..