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Splinters in Korea-Japan relations

Today, one cannot discuss contemporary international relations in Northeast Asia without addressing the chronic problems fundamentally stemming from differences in perceptions of history, which hinder the potential for growth and friendship in the region. In the center of it all is the Government of Japan’s mostly unapologetic stance toward […]

All eyes on the peninsula

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea last week invited The Honourable David Kilgour, a former Canadian MP from Winnipeg who served in Parliament for 27 years, to be its 2nd speaker in its ongoing “Embassy Speakers Series.” For those who don’t know, the series is part of the […]

Korean War Veterans share stories

While the Korean War (1950-53) is often referred to as the “Forgotten War” – occurring at a time in history sandwiched between WWII and the Vietnam War  – it is still freshly etched in the memories of the Canadian soldiers who fought to defend freedom in South Korea. […]

Book Review: The Geography of Thought

The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently … and Why By Richard E. Nisbett 288 pages, Free Press, 2004 ISBN: 978-0743255356 Reviewed by Glen Choi Korea-Canada 50th Anniversary Blog Imagine you are the manager of a company and have to make a decision about an […]

SIDance Ottawa Performance

In anticipation of the 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Korea and Canada, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada invited teams from the Seoul International Dance Festival (SIDance) led by Director Jong Ho Lee for the “Korea Focus” Ottawa Dance performance on November 19th, 2012, […]