2011.5.10 EVENTS CALENDAR

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2011.5.10 EVENTS CALENDAR

14th WORLD KOREAN LANGUAGE SPEECH CONTEST

Friday: The Institute of International Education at Kyung Hee University hosts the 14th World Korean Language Speech Contest for foreigners. The 20 contestants who passed the preliminary round of competition will compete on Friday for prize money and a certificate. The topics for this year’s contest are: “My favorite Korean food” and “Personal experience with Korean culture.”

The event will start at 2 p.m. at the Crown building at Kyung Hee University. Go to Hoegi Station, line No. 1, exit 1. For details, call (02) 961-9174 or visit http://speechinkorean.iie.ac.kr.


HOUSE OF SHARING - TOUR

Sunday: The House of Sharing’s International Outreach Team is offering a tour of the home of eight former “comfort women” and the adjacent Museum of Sexual Slavery by the Japanese Military.

So-called “comfort women” are survivors of sexual slavery by the Japanese military during the Asia-Pacific War (1932-1945).

The tour will leave at 10 a.m. from Gangbyeon Station, line No. 2, exit 1. The group will take a bus to Gwangju and a 10-minute taxi ride to the House of Sharing. The visit costs 13,000 won ($12.02), which includes the entrance fee, bus and taxi fares. Participants should bring a packed lunch as there’s no place to purchase food. To RSVP, send an e-mail with your name and phone number to visits@houseofsharing.org. For details, visit www.houseofsharing.org.


ASIA SOCIETY - ANNIVERSARY AND FASHION SHOW

May 18: The Asia Society’s Korea Center celebrates its third anniversary with a fashion show featuring the designs of Lee Young-hee, a leader in hanbok (traditional Korean clothing) design.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Lotte Hotel Seoul. It costs 80,000 won for members and 185,000 won for nonmembers. Go to Euljiro 1-ga Station, line No. 2. RSVP to askoreacenter@gmail.com. For details, call (02) 759-7806 or visit www.asiasociety.org.


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