Posted : 2013-01-27 19:42
Updated : 2013-01-27 19:42



Chung Hae-moon, right, secretary general of the ASEAN-Korea Center,
poses with Mingqiang Ma, left, secretary general of ASEAN-China Center,
and Yoshikuni Ohnishi, secretary general of ASEAN-Japan Center, during a meeting on the sidelines of the 12th ASEAN Tourism Forum in Vientiane, Laos, on Jan. 20. / Courtesy of ASEAN-Korea Center

European Union

Participants of the seminar on sentencing policy especially in dealing with violent crimes listen to a speaker at Lotte Hotel on Jan. 21. The seminar was organized by the European Union delegation to Korea. A group of European legal professionals and practitioners flew to Korea to participate in it.
/ Courtesy of EU delegation to Korea


Tuvia Israeli, right, Israeli ambassador to Korea, and Cha Du-hyeogn, executive vice president for program management at the Korea Foundation, pose for a photo during an opening exhibition of "Israel in Photography" on Jan. 22 in Seoul. / Courtesy of Israeli Embassy

Australian Ambassador Sam Gerovich, center, toasts Australia Day with guests during a reception held at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul on Jan. 24. He is flanked by Ahn Ho-young, left, first vice foreign minister, and Rep. Won Yoo-chul, chairman of Korea-Australia parliamentarian friendship association. / Korea Times


Piano recital
The Italian Cultural Institute presents a recital by an award-winning pianist Christian Leotta on Feb. 4. The venue is at Ilshin building where the institute is located.

This is part of the pianist Leotta's Asian tour including Osaka, Hong Kong, Singapore and Jakarta. He is the youngest pianist since Daniel Barenboim to perform and record all 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas. The program will include Piano Sonata No. 29, No. 21, No. 19 and No. 10.

Those who wish to attend the concert and who'd like more information about the concert, email or call 02-796-0634.

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