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S. Korean Team to Enter $1.75 Mil. Water Abundance XPrize Competition
98 Teams from 25 Nations Participates in Competition
98 teams from 25 countries will compete for the $1.75 million Water Abundance XPRIZE. South Korean team "Hurricane" and one other Asian team will take on this critical challenge. ...

FIT Launches Fashion Programs at SUNY Korea
SUNY's First Classes to Start in August 2017 in Songdo
In August 2017, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) will become the second State University of New York (SUNY) institution to offer degree programs at SUNY Korea in ...

Forbes Launches 2017 Global Game Changers List
NEW YORK (May 16, 2017) – Forbes released today its second annual Global Game Changers list (p.38 of the June 13, 2017 issue of Forbes magazine), featuring the most ...

Op-Ed Special
"Golden Period" for New President Moon Jae-In

By Moon Il-Suk
Publisher of The Break News
For newly elected President Moon Jae-In of the liberal Democratic Party the period of May 10 through the end of August is critical time dubbed as "Golden Period" by the ...

"2017 NewCities Summit" to Be Held in Songdo
2017 Class of Global Urban Innovators Announced
The NewCities Foundation on May 2, 2017 named eight startups and social enterprises as 2017 Global Urban Innovators. These promising young enterprises from ...

S. Korea Market Flash
Election of New President to Have Mixed Impact on Real Estate Market

On May 10, 2017 the South Korean National Election Commission announced that Democratic Party candidate Moon Jae-in had been elected as the new president. ...

Letters from London
Trump Uses Saudi Arabia to Balance Its Ties with Middle East and Southeast Asia

By Marcelle Geroux
London Correspondent
In 2017, with new US President Donald Trump in office, the United States seems to be headed falling into the same trap as the previous US presidents in the first decade of the 21st ...

Op-Ed Special
Dog Meat Industry in South Korea

Special Contribution
By John Dalley
South Korea’s dog meat industry has caused controversy for years with exponents citing it as a part of Korean culture, and pointing out the apparent hypocrisy of detractors who eat ...

Letters from Tokyo
Moon Jae-in to Become President of South Korea: Economic Issues and North Korea

By Lee Jay Walker
Tokyo Correspondent
The presidential election in South Korea witnessed no drama because like expected Moon Jae-in won smoothly from his nearest rival. Internationally, the emphasis is North Korea ...

My Experience with Korean Pop Culture

Special Contribution
By Shreya Suresh
My first memory of composing music was when I was around three. It was a simple song about a baby in a bassinet, but it was the first time I had expressed myself through music. ...

Cherishing Our Children
Children are the gems of adulthood; the pride and joy of womanhood, the affirmation of manhood, and validation of parenthood. That’s because kids are like the uncanny ...

Mission Hills China Invites Golfers to Scale 5 Continents in 5 Days
(Shenzhen, China: May 3, 2017) Golf enthusiasts now have the opportunity to achieve their bucket-list of playing golf in five different continents…in just FIVE days! Mission Hills ...

Keeping Workforce Healthy Is Also a Smart Business Strategy
Later this month, health ministers of our governments will convene for World Health Assembly (WHA) to shape the agenda of the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as ...

Japanese Minister in Shameful Comment about Tohoku: Tsunami, Nuclear Crisis, Tokyo Centric
Masahiro Imamura, a Cabinet Minister in the government of Shinzo Abe, made a disgraceful comment about the Tohoku region. He implied, openly, despite later squirming, that “it ...

America, China, Russia Should Work Together on the Issue of North Korea
The crisis on the Korean Peninsula needs calmness in the corridors of power in Washington and Pyongyang respectively. Yet, in order to reach this, it is essential that the leading ...

The Fading Spirit of Kano Chikanobu Awakened by Shintoism
Asia’s Creeping Catastrophe
LPGA Tour Opportunity Bekcons for Strongest Ever Annika Field in China
Robert Mugabe, 93, Scoffs at Anti-Mugabe Alliance in Zimbabwe
Forces That Shape Military Options in Korea
Behind the Scene of Khan Sheik Hun Chemical Attack and US Strike on Syria
China Needs to Re-evaluate the Independence of Taiwan: America and Japan
India Stands Shamed after Racial Attacks near New Delhi
"Hong Kong Phil" Performs in Seoul
Japanese Poetry of Kakinomoto no Hitomaro: Impact of the Asuka Period


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