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  1. 1. Creative Business Hub To create a vision for the future! To create synergy effects through ideas and infrastructure To create a new next-generation of free economic zones Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone Authority Creative Business Hub DGFEZ 2014 NEW YEAR ISSUE Vol.02 Address Fl. 15~18, Daegu Trade Center, 489 DongDaegu-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu Metropolitan City, South Korea, (zip code:701-824) Contact Tel 82-53-550-1554 FAX 82-53-550-1559 2014 New Year ISSUE Vol.02 MAGAZINE dgfez Magazine To assure Korea’s economic future with DGFEZ’s creative ideas Creative Business Hub DGFEZ www.dgfez.go.kr To create a vision for the future! DgFEZ highlight DGFEZ Raises Anchor of Hope, Setting Sail for Tomorrow! Asking for Directions on the Scene
  2. 2. Contents 04 2014 New year issue Vol. 02 Commissioner’s Message DGFEZ's Success Story Written Through the Wisdom of Leverage - Commissioner Byung-Rok Choi Problem-Solver Leads Win-Win Growth of DGFEZ - Chairman Don Kyu Park 12 DGFEZ MAP A B C D E F G 14 Daegu Technopolis Yeongcheon Industry District 16 International Fashion District Sinseo Meditech District 14 Suseong Medical District Gyeongsan R&BD District Yeongcheon High Tech Park Happy Interview Robotics Engineer Shaping a New World Let’s Challenge - Dr. Bradley Nelson Leading the DGFEZ - Daegu Technopolis & Yeongcheon Industry District 22 08 Special Theme DGFEZ Highlight DGFEZ Raises Anchor of Hope, Setting Sail for Tomorrow! - DGFEZ Story Depicted in Pictures Asking for Directions on the Scene Magazine Publishing Date January 1, 2014 (Vol. 02) Publisher Byung-Rok, Choi Address Fl. 15~18, Daegu Trade Center, 489 DongDaegu-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu Metropolitan City, South Korea (zip code: 701-824) Contact Tel. 82-53-550-1554     E-mail. kangsk1@korea.kr     Fax. 82-53-550-1559 Inquiries Information Office, DGFEZ Editor Bom Interactive Media, Inc. Tel. 82-42-633-7800 The Korea Publication Ethics Commission: Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct No part of the DGFEZ Magazine may be reproduced in any form or by any means.
  3. 3. Creative Business Hub 26 Classic TourⅠ Home Grounds of the Loyal Suncheon Park Clan - Myogol Village 34 Creative Leader World-Class ConvergenceResearch University - Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology Classic TourⅡ Storytelling Travel Back 100 years Samsung Sprouted in Daegu - Guryongpo Modern Culture History Alley 44 - First home of Samsung 30 38 46 Best Partner Company’s Future Lies in Top Minds - KNT Co., Ltd. Auto Parts Manufacturer and Distributor - Hanjung Co., Ltd. Life’s Comma The Closest To You - KNUH Daegu Gyeongbuk Regional Cardio-Cerebrovascular Disease Center The 'good doctor' by our side - Jae-Chan Park, M.D., Cerebrovascular Center Director 38 Come to Daegu! It will capture your taste buds - Foreign Students' Recommended Dishes 41 50
  4. 4. Commissioner's Message 04 In my opinion, the success of foreign investment attraction is determined by the proactive and creative thinking of the entire staff and their attitude that does not let them give up. I hope that they take pride in working at the DGFEZ and that their jobs open up opportunities for public contribution and self-enrichment. DGFEZ’s Success Story DGFEZ’s Success Story Written Through the Wisdom of Leverage As its 6th anniversary approaches, Daegu Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone Authority (DGFEZ Authority) is running at full speed to take its second leap forward. With specific business types assigned to each of its districts, the DGFEZ's aggressive strategy to win investment is producing tangible progress. At the center of it all is Commissioner Byung-rok Choi who not only has Napoleonic passion and vigor but also displays wisdom that reminds us of Liu Bang, the founder and Interview with DGFEZ Commissioner Emperor of the Han Dynasty in China. Let's meet the Byung-rok Choi man who is writing the success story of DGFEZ. Please tell us about your journey as the DGFEZ Commissioner. T he past two years and six months have been so busy that the time has practically flown by. After taking office in August 2011, I faced the urgent task of devising a blueprint for Daegu and Gyeongbuk; namely, how to create new growth engines for the region. I met so many people; from CEOs of foreign-invested companies such as TaeguTec Ltd. and Valeo Pyeong Hwa Co. to POSTECH, SL, robust Korean corporations and prospective joint venture businesses, I went to them in person. I met with experts from various fields, industry-academia-research personnel and central government officials and shared many views with them. I also asked ambassadors to Korea and foreign chambers of commerce to share their suggestions on how to improve the business environment in Daegu and Gyeongbuk.
  5. 5. Magazine 05 DGFEZ Authority encountered many difficulties when it first opened due to the recession of the world economy at the DGFEZ and that their jobs open up opportunities for public contribution and self-enrichment. and the construction business in Korea. Through persistence and hard work, however, we formulated Please briefly tell us about the DGFEZ's success strategies and goals. mid- and long-term strategies to develop the DGFEZ The DGFEZ is different from other FEZs centered on ports and districts and attract investment. Our efforts began to logistics. Located inland, DGFEZ must utilize the steel, IT, and bear fruit in 2011. automobile clusters in Pohang, Gumi, and Ulsan, respectively - In 2012, foreign investment in the DGFEZ exceeded cities that are located about 30~40Km outside Daegu - in order US$100 million for the first time. Today, it amounts to to successfully attract foreign investment. At the same time, we nearly $340 million USD (by MOU standards). When must build on well-rounded infrastructure in the knowledge-based I set the goal of raising foreign investment by more industry and a top-notch R&D foundation. We must ensure that the than $100 million USD each year, no one was certain it following four corridors are organically linked to maximize synergies: was possible. However, we succeeded and now we are IT convergence, cutting-edge transport parts & materials, green confident. energy, and knowledge-based services that encompass education, medicine and culture What can you say were the main factors to your In line with the Korean government's First Basic Plan for FEZs success in winning investment thus far? The most (July 2013), we finalized the "Mid-term and Long-term Momentum important factor seems to be all the staff's sweat, Strategy for the Success of DGFEZ." By accumulating the knowledge doesn't it? industries, such as culture and medicine, etc,. and giving each The DGFEZ was behind the other FEZs when it started out in 2008. Its conditions were far from business district its own distinctiveness, we will grow the DGFEZ into a hub for the new growth engine based on global knowledge. favorable when compared to the other front-running To be specific, we will create specialized clusters for medicine FEZs. Despite the fact, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and software convergence in Suseong Medical District in Daegu. In and Energy ranked the DGFEZ third overall out of the six Gyeongbuk's Gyeongsan R&BD District, we will foster a specialized FEZs in its 2013 FEZ Performance Evaluation, and first complex for next-generation construction machinery parts. Also, the in the organizational and business operations category. establishment of Boeing's MRO Center (Oct. 2013) in Yeongcheon The tangible progress we made in winning investments can be attributed to several main factors. High-Tech Park will be an opportunity to specialize that business district as an advance base for avionics. The development projects for the DGFEZ's disricts including Suseong Medical District and Gyeongsan R&BD District have made good progress. We implemented a JV strategy to attract foreign-invested companies, diversified our foreign business contact an advance base for avionics channels, built investor relations overseas, introduced Korea's first integrated business management system As we mark our sixth anniversary next year, we are working named the Investment Attraction Management (IAM) with new resolve and determination. In terms of foreign investment System, and enhanced promotion through SNS. attraction, we are aiming to see an annual increase of $100 million The most important factor to our success, without a USD, reaching $1 billion USD by 2020. With regards to domestic doubt, has been the unity of the DGFEZ staff. Together, investment, we have set a goal of 2.3 trillion KRW. We will focus we shared the heavy sense of duty that we would take our energies on winning investments through aggressive, proactive responsibility for the Daegu and Gyeongbuk economy. In and tailored activities. In addition to inviting businesses to invest my opinion, the success of foreign investment attraction in the DGFEZ, we will also work to improve the living environment is determined by the proactive and creative thinking for foreigners including international schools, hospitals and rental of the entire staff and their attitude that does not let housing. We will focus all our capacities to position the DGFEZ at the them give up. I hope that they take pride in working center of the future's creative economy.
  6. 6. Chairman's Message 06 A Problem-Solver, Leading Win-Win Growth of DGFEZ Interview with The DGFEZ Association (hereinafter "the Association") exists to accelerate DGFEZ Association Chairman the development of DGFEZ's districts and stimulate the attraction of high Don Kyu Park quality investments by improving residential conditions and integrating the local economies of Daegu and Gyeongbuk. Like two wheels on a cart, the Association works with the DGFEZ to seek out win-win growth and solve problems through dialogue and consultation for a better future. We met with the Association Chairman Don Kyu Park. A Problem -Solver of DGFEZ Before anything is done or said, remember to think it through three times beforehand. I hope you grow through perseverance. Don't forget that perseverance means "enduring until you can't endure any longer, and then enduring some more."
  7. 7. 07 Magazine Descendant of Paengneon Park, one of the “Six Martyred Ministers” becoming Head of the DGFEZ Association orn in Daegu, I belong to the 18th generation of descendants of Paengnyeon Park, one of the "Six Martyred Ministers." (Note: The six martyred ministers or Sayuksin were six ministers of the Joseon Dynasty who were executed by King Sejo in 1456 for plotting to assassinate him and restore the former King Danjong to the throne.) My father took prime responsibility for looking after our ancestors and his last words before passing away were, "Return to the countryside and look after our ancestors." After 25 years in Seoul, I moved back to my hometown with my family and we have been here since. My working career began in Seoul. Because my family was not well-off, I delivered newspapers in high-school to pay for school. I started out at small and medium-sized businesses and then worked at Hyosung Group for 22 years. After returning to Daegu, I was involved in various business related activities including consulting and asset management. Then, as an answer to the call to serve the local community, I became a councilor, much to the opposition of the family. I worked as an aide for National Assembly representatives, served as the chairman of the Welfare Environment Committee for the 4th Daegu Dalseo-gu Council, served on the Education & Society and Economy & Transportation Committee for the 5th Daegu Metropolitan City Council, and served as the chairman of the Economy & Transportation Committee for the 6th Daegu Metropolitan City Council. Currently, I am a member of the Committee and an adjunct professor at Yeungjin College. In addition, I was named “Best Councilor” in the three-year assessment of all the metropolitan city councils nationwide (5th councilor), received the “Manifesto Pledge Grand Prize” for regional councilors (6th councilor), and awarded the “Korea Parliamentary Politics for the People Award,” a three-year assessment. In August 2012, I was elected as the third chairman of the DGFEZ Association and am striving to develop the regional industries of Daegu and Gyeongbuk and boost the local economy. B DGFEZ and the Association headed towards the same objective A future-oriented organization moves towards one objective (goal) with its past, present and future in mind. The Association and the DGFEZ ought to meet their common goals by making policy proposals, conducting policy analyses, making effective use of the budget, and establishing an impartial business operations system. To this end, the Association is comprised of 17 members from various sectors: eight from Daegu Metropolitican City, eight from Gyeongbuk and one from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. As the members range from economy experts, deputy heads of local governments and councilors of Gyeongbuk Province and Daegu Metropolitan City, they carry out similar functions and roles as a city council would for the city. It deliberates and votes on major issues concerning the operation of DGFEZ Authority, enacts/amends/abolishes the Association's rules and regulations, deliberates and sets the budget, authorizes and evaluates account settlements, and conducts administrative auditing. "It is very important for us to achieve the overall objective by our respective strengths when things are going well and talk to each other to find best ways when we face problems." Daegu and Gyeongbuk must go together for economic growth The economy grows when the surrounding environment and circumstances align with it. Everything including circumstances, law and reality must be factored in when pursuing goals. More than 30 years of my experiences in real economy and my position in the Economy and Transportation Committee has given me the insight to see Daegu's present, past and future with a macroscopic perspective. Only when Daegu and Gyeongbuk are incorporated fundamentally can its economy be revived. The local economy of Daegu and Gyeongbuk can help the national economy determine which direction to take in the world economy. Cities compete with one another in today's world economy. With the integration of the Daegu and Gyeongbuk economy, the combined population is now five million. I will help lead the revival of the urban economy to suit this growth by prioritizing the early construction of a private international airport for southern Korea and the relocation of intake water sources. To all the young people! Start from the bottom up. Life is learned through hardship. Don't always look higher. When life is hard, you’d better look back those in worse situations. Then, you will have a heart of gratitude and consideration. Before anything is done or said, remember to think it through three times beforehand. I hope you grow through perseverance. Don't forget that perseverance means "enduring until you can't endure any longer, and then enduring some more."
  8. 8. DGFEZ Highlight 08 W ith its 5th anniversary in 2013, Daegu Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone Authority (DGFEZ Authority) raised its anchor of hope and set sail towards new leaps and bounds. Since Commissioner Byung-Rok Choi took the helm of DGFEZ in 2011, DGFEZ has introduced a Joint Venture Strategy, Targeted Investment Promotion actions, and Korea's first Investment Attraction Management (IAM) System, making much progress in attracting some of the world's leading firms including Korea Nakamure-Tome (KNT Co., Ltd) in 2011 followed by Hyundai-Cummins Engine Company, Daicel The DGFEZ STORY At 10 a.m. on March 20, 2013 (Wed.), the twenty-member "The DGFEZ Hope Volunteer Team" was launched in the presence of the entire DGFEZ family at the DGFEZ Authority's Office building. The team was created to lead efforts in spreading "a culture of sharing, consideration and giving" by organizing volunteer programs that benefit local residents in its ten FEZ business districts located in the Daegu & Gyeongbuk Region. Volunteers would offer their time and talents in various ways including farming help, visiting welfare facilities, disaster relief, interpretation at international events, and musical performances. Depicted in Pictures Remembering the true meaning of community service and delivering hope to the community Special Theme DGFEZ Raises Anchor of Hope, Setting Sail for Tomorrow! On October 23, 2013, key officials from the Bavarian State Government, Nuremberg Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Germany SMEs Association and DGFEZ authority met together at the Bavarian State Government Building in Munich and agreed to hold a large-scale investment session in Daegu in March 2014. On October 28, DGFEZ Authority and European Free Zone Authority signed an MOU to cooperate in investment attraction in Istanbul, Turkey. In addition to this, DGFEZ Authority has been seeking out interested businesses, organizations and institutions in Europe, Japan and the U.S., doing its best to promote itself and highlight its investment attraction merits. Travelling the world to promote the DGFEZ and attract great businesses
  9. 9. 09 Magazine Co., Ltd., Faurecia Corporate, and NOK Co., Ltd. With a 285% increase in investment attraction year-on-year, DGFEZ topped the rankings among the Koreas's six free economic zones in the "2013 Ministry of Trade, Industry & Economy's Nationwide Free Economic Zone Authority Performance Evaluation." Armed with the vision of becoming a "knowledge creation based global FEZ", the DGFEZ is charging forward. It was designated as a free economic zone (FEZ) in 2008 and 8.124 trillion KRW (USD 7.6 billion)was invested to create ten districts in the Daegu, Gyeongbuk area by 2020. The DGFEZ, by pursuing various projects and actively attracting investments, will continue to develop as a global platform for the Daegu and Gyeongbuk Economy that will help upgrade the region's industrial powers. To ensure the success of a DGFEZ that will drive the bright future and limitless growth of Daegu and Gyeongbuk, it is essential that the DGFEZ and the residents of the province join hands together. 5th anniversary - Let's move toward a bright future for Daegu and Gyeongbuk by combining the DGFEZ's capacities Around 130 people including city and provincial officials and DGFEZ staff gathered to celebrate DGFEZ Authority's 5th anniversary on August 13, 2013 in the Assembly Room on the 4th floor of the Daegu Trade Center. While attendees reflected on the significance of the past five years, public officials who made notable contributions were recognized. A special performance by the DGFEZ's own music club made the event feel like a family affair. Delegation of world-class companies visit DGFEZ! An investment information session was held at 11 a.m. on 28 August 2013 (Wed.) in which 26 dignitaries and businessmen attended including Michel Probst, the Ministry of Economy of the Jura in Switzerland, representatives from the luxury brand Bulgari and other top world-class companies, as well ad officials from the Swiss Embassy in Seoul. Their visit came at a time when the DGFEZ had been devoting its energies in inviting leading business from Japan, China and Europe to share with them the merits and advantages of investing in the DGFEZ.
  10. 10. DGFEZ Highlight 10 S oon to mark its 6th anniversary in 2014, the DGFEZ is asking itself some very serious questions. Namely, which direction should it take from here? Until now, it had devoted its energies on consolidating its internal system and attracting foreign investments. As the saying "The beacon does not shine on its own base" Special Theme Asking for Directions on the Scene ome to CcharmedDaegu and be by UNESCO World Cultural Heritages Jae-Hong Lee hiking and cycling enthusiast DGFEZ Small but strong businesses, R&D hub, qualified labor force, good living conditions and advanced knowledge-based service industry all make the DGFEZ attractive for foreign investors. Also, Daegu and Gyeongbuk have the most UNESCO World Cultural Heritages in Korea including Bulguksa, Seokguram Grotto, Gyeongju Historic Areas, Andong Hahoe Village and Gyeongju Yangdong Village. And as the cradle of Korea's three major ancient cultures of Buddhism, Confucianism and Gaya, the region is great for tourism. Five of the nine seowon (Confucian memorial halls) included on UNESCO's Tentative List can be found here. Daegu and Gyeongbuk is, without a doubt, the best place for domestic and international tourists to see authentic Korea. Hear what they say, from DGFEZ colleagues to Daegu residents and expats! I will build up my professional knowledge and do my best to attract foreign investment Sang-Eun Moon avid learner at DGFEZ I'm proud of Daegu and Gyeongbuk for becoming a model of cooperation DGFEZ Seung-Gu Kang long-time Daegu resident I have been working here for less than 6 DGFEZ months, so I am still getting used to the DGFEZ, It's been a great first workplace for me to begin my career as a new graduate. I enjoy telling friends about the free economic zone and our famous districts such as the Daegu Technopolis, the Sinseo Meditech District, and the Esiapolis. Sometimes, when I travel to Seoul or other areas for work, people compliment us about the DGFEZ's work ethic which is rewarding and makes me feel proud. Some have told me they hear about the DGFEZ through our promotional booklets and advertising. I am passionate about my job and will make sure to deliver interesting DGFEZ news to our followers. This is the first time that public officials from Daegu City and Gyeongbuk Province have worked together on such a large scale since Daegu was placed under direct administration by the central government in the early 1980s. Generally, about 120 Daegu and Gyeongbuk officials come and go in two-year cycles, so the DGFEZ is becoming a mixing ground for the two local governments. At the DGFEZ, we address regional issues together. We march together to attract foreign investment, improve the living environment for foreigners, and instill global minds in the community. This will be a key in realizing the vision of Daegu and Gyeongbuk.
  11. 11. 11 Magazine alludes, it is easy to overlook important matters at a time like this. More often than not, the answer is found nearby rather than far away. Let's really listen to the voices of our DGFEZ colleagues with whom we work at least eight hours a day and our neighbors in the Daegu and Gyeongbuk region as captured in "Messages of Hope for the DGFEZ's Tomorrow." Hear what they have to say about the DGFEZ's role and its future, Daegu and Gyeongbuk's prized attractions, and expectations of the DGFEZ Magazine. Their words should shed some light on the path ahead for the DGFEZ to take. Jin-Seok Kim who handles business with DGFEZ since its beginning DGFEZ Daegu Bank Getting along like family let's go DGFEZ! I believe the DGFEZ is doing the most to create jobs and boost the local economy in Daegu and Gyeongbuk. I think that the current development of Gyeongsan R&BD District and Suseong Medical District, in particular, will bring construction machinery businesses and large- Hyeon-Mi Woo born and raised in Dong-gu, Daegu scale medical institutions from home and abroad to the areas. Not only will this create jobs but also an influx of foreign tourists who want to experience excellent medical service, making the future more promising for Daegu and Gyeongbuk. It would be nice to DGFEZ Magazine, please feature more foreign investment success stories DGFEZ Daegu Bank Generally, public officials have an image of being stern and precise in everything. But the humorous and kind DGFEZ officials I met while read about the success in attracting such handling the DGFEZ affairs at the foreign firms in the DGFEZ Magazine. bank changed my stereotype of them completely. What has surprised me most is being treated like a part of DGFEZ even though I work for the bank. Let's go DGFEZ! Valeria one-year resident of Daegu I was awed byf the beauty o de si Pohang's sea International student from Russia The people of Daegu and Gyeongbuk are so kind and the natural scenery is splendid. I took a trip to the sea in Guryongpo, Pohang. I could experience traditional Korea as I walked along the old roads. I cannot forget the beauty there and I would definitely visit again. After studying digital design at Catholic University of Daegu, I want to live in the pretty city of Hayang, Gyeongbuk. Na-Ri Ha commuter from Yeongcheon working at the Catholic University of Daegu As you know, Gyeongsan is an education city. Clustered around the Hayang area are educational institutions from Daegu Haany University to Kyungil University, Yeungnam University, Daegu University and Catholic University of Daegu. This means there are a lot of foreign students - around 90 at our school alone. I hope the DGFEZ Magazine features more on the lives of international students. Tell us more stories about the lives of foreign students in Daegu and Gyeongbuk
  12. 12. DGFEZ MAP 12 Let’s find out the DGFEZ Districts MAP Gyeongbuk Gyeongbuk J I B Yeongcheon Industry District F Gyeongsan R&BD District G Yeongcheon High-Tech Park I Gumi Digital District J Pohang Fusion Tech District B Gumi F G Pohang Yeongcheon Gyeongsan About Gyeongbuk Province G yeongsangbuk-do lies on the southeastern part of the Korean peninsula, bounded by the East Sea to the east. The extensive transportation networks by air, rapid transit railways and expressways enable people to reach most parts Seoul of Gyeongsangbuk-do from Seoul in 50 minutes to 3 hours. Gyeongsangbuk-do Korea is located between 35° 34E and 37° 33E north latitude, which is approximately the same latitude as Washington D.C. (U.S.), Tokyo (Japan), Lanzhou (China), Teheran (Iran) and Lisbon (Portugal). The residents of Gyeongsanbuk-do have inherited the patriotic and scholarly perspective of loyalty and perseverance, along with a strong Gyeongbuk sense of justice. Consequently, the province initiated Sae-Maeul Undong Movement (new village movement), and Nature Conservation Movement that aided in upholding Daegu Gwangju a national perspective. Ulsan Busan
  13. 13. 13 Magazine About Daegu Metropolitan City Buk-gu D D C aegu grew into one of the country’s three largest cities along with Seoul and Busan. Daegu in the 21st century is one of the most thriving metropolitan cities in the region, providing venues Dong-gu for some of the world’s largest cultural events, such as the 2003 Summer Universiade and the Seo-gu 2011 IAAF World Championships. Today, the city is Nam-gu Suseong-gu H committed to ensuring a new, brighter future under E the motto “Daegu, a Global Leader of KnowledgeBased Economy” via its systematic efforts directed at developing its knowledge industry, green growth, and education and culture. Dalsung-gun Daegu A A Daegu Technopolis D Sinseo Meditech District H International Culture District C International Fashion District E Suseong Medical District Major Global Companies around the Daegu & Gyeongbuk Region Pohang Gumi Steel Manufacturing Electronics Supplying 31 million tons of steel annually Supplying 120 million cell phones annually Ulsan Supplying 1.4 million LCDs annually Changwon I Gyeongbuk Machinery & Automobiles Automobiles J Daegu Supplying 1.6 million automobiles annually Busan 1500kton Container Terminal 1500Kton Supplying 240,000 automobiles annually RENAULT SAMSUNG MOTORS Supplying 240,000 automobiles annually What is the DGFEZ C reated in 2008, Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone Authority(DGFEZ Authority) is a special government agency that offers customized facilities and space (manufacturing, R&D, logistics) for companies operating in the Korean and Asia-Pacific market. DGFEZ Authority also provides financial incentives and relaxed government regulations for global companies. The Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone has 10 sites located in the heart of 3 major manufacturing and R&D clusters (Transportation, Green Energy, IT/ Electronics). Companies are provided with the opportunity to work in a high-quality living and working environment while maximizing synergies with knowledge-based services and manufacturing companies.
  14. 14. Let's Challenge 14 Spearheading the DGFEZ Daegu Technopolis & Yeongcheon Industry District Joint investment worth $50 million USD Spillover effect on the local economy; 3.5 trillion KRW 6.4 trillion KRW in added value T wo districts are blowing favorable winds in the sails of the DGFEZ, recently winning sizeable foreign investments; The Daegu Technopolis is a specialized economic zone (SEZ) that is leading the creative economy with its harmonious provision of housing, education, culture and leisure, while the Yeongcheon Industry District is on its way to become a central production mecca for cutting-edge transportation parts and materials. The Daegu Technopolis proved its worth as an investment district on September 30, 2013 (Mon.), when it succeeded in attracting a joint investment worth $50 million USD with UGint Co., Ltd., a World Class 300 business. The Yeongcheon Industry District is emerging as the center of the global auto parts industry, successfully signing investment MOUs with multinational transportation parts and materials corporations in the U.S. France, Japan, and Taiwan. This edition of DGFEZ will cover the current state and strategies of these two districts. Global industrial base, Daegu Technopolis A
  15. 15. Magazine 15 Strong R&D infrastructure Building foundation for four specific areas Daegu Creating an estimated Mecca of IT Convergence 84,000 jobs INFORMATION Daegu Technopolis District Location Yuga-myeon (7.27㎢), Hyeonpung, Dalseong-gun, Daegu Business Types Green energy, future automobiles, IT convergence, mechatronics, etc. Daegu Technopolis, hitting a large investment home run T he foundation construction of Daegu Technopolis was completed in late 2013, and the infrastructure construction is 95% complete (as of October 2013). The R&D database of the district is being built solidly as DGIST, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, and Korea Institute of Industrial Technology have already moved in, with the Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials soon to follow. Three firms including Hyundai IHL and Nakamura-Tome Precision Industry are already in operation as well. And with twenty businesses constructing their factories, The Daegu Technopolis is steadily shaping its stature as a high-tech comprehensive new city for IT convergence. On September 30, 2013 (Mon) The Daegu Technopolis won a joint investment totalling $50 million USD with Daegu ‘Star Company’ and World Class 300 business UGint Co., Ltd., Cayman Island's EastBridge Asian Mid-Market Opportunity Fund L.P., and Saudia Arabia's Dallah Albaraka Group. As such, The Daegu Technopolis is solidifying its status as a Free Economic Zone. As long as the small but strong businesses in Daegu find ways to connect with the investors of this investment, a steady stream of further investments can be expected to follow suit.
  16. 16. Let's Challenge 16 [ Now ] Site of the “sea change” Daegu National Science Museum From the entrance of Daegu Technopolis, the newly paved Techno Daero Road stretches to Mt. Biseulsan in the distance, a residential complex is seen to the left, the industrial complex is to the right, and a tall aerial ladder marks the development site. Considering the district was all but a wide stretch of fields under Mt. Biseulsan when construction began five years ago in December 2008, The Daegu Technopolis has experienced a major sea change, transforming itself into a completely new world. Consecutive investment home runs (UGint, EastBridge, Dallah, etc.) The large-scale investment of approximately 75 billion KRW (of which foreign investment is 54.2 billion KRW or $50 million USD) will be highly beneficial. As a result of the joint investment, UGint will increase its production rate t0 600 tools per month. As it aims for the world's top three in tapping center production, it is expected to create jobs and lead technological development in the mechatronics sector. The period of the investment project is expected to last from 2013 to 2018, and construction is planned to begin in March 2014. Nakamura-Tome Precision Industry Co., Ltd. Foundation building goes smoothly The foundation construction of Daegu Technopolis including roads, water and sewage, and wastewater treatment plant has been going smoothly. It is currently 95% complete and will be wrapped up by the end of 2013. Construction on some blocks including the Yonghwasa site, delayed because of land compensation procedures for religious site and civil complaints. In addition, construction of electricity work carried out by the KEPCO was also delayed. However both constructions will be finished in 2014. After the basic infrastructure is all set up in December 2013, the area will gradually take on the appearance of a new city. New apartment buildings will be ready for residents and access roads will be open by late 2014, at which point commercial facilities, financial institutions, medical facilities and other convenience facilities will begin to open their doors. Hyundai IHL Co., Ltd. Top firms quick to move in Excluding the area reserved for foreign investment (398,640㎡), 95% of the industrial land in the Daegu Technopolis has already been sold. Eighty-four companies and research institutes have signed sale contracts for plots of land, while eleven companies have begun construction. Factory operations are already underway for Hyundai IHL and Nakamura-Tome Precision Industry. When upwards of 100 companies will be operating in full swing by 2015, the Daegu Technopolis will be able to boast of its stature as a cutting-edge comprehensive city of 50,000 residents in which housing, industry and research are well-incorporated. It is expected to drive the stimulation of the local economy by creating an estimated 84,000 jobs, a local economic ripple effect of 3.5 trillion KRW, and 6.4 trillion KRW in added value.
  17. 17. 17 Magazine [ Strategy ] “Divide and conquer” DGFEZ has been maximizing the performance of its overseas IR activities and accumulated experiences to achieve tangible results in attracting investments by tailoring its strategies for a narrowed-down selection of targets. Now that the DGFEZ is entering the 2nd phase of its history, it chooses to focus on countries with high investment potential such as Germany and Japan. This “divide and conquer” strategy will enable it to respond flexibly to changes in international circumstances. Making use of international events DGFEZ authorities actively participates in various international events such as Istanbul-Gyeongju World Culture Expo 2013 in Istanbul (Sept. 2013) and the 22nd World Energy Congress (Oct. 2013). It recognized the events as an opportunity for practical investment negotiations by building preliminary investor relations with participating companies ahead of the upcoming year. DGIST Strengthening city-province cooperation Daegu City and Gyeongbuk Province plan to form a delegation for joint investment attraction to send to large-scale overseas expos and exhibitions, where international investors and businesses gather. In doing so, efficiency of investment attraction activities will be raised while the real effects of the economic integration of Daegu and Gyeongbuk will be enhanced. Building a sturdy R&D database Building sturdy infrastructure for R&D will be the driving force behind the rise of Daegu Technopolis as a mecca of the IT convergence industry. Already situated inside the Technopolis is DGIST, ETRI Daegu Gyeongbuk Research Center, KITECH - Daegu Center, and Daegu National Science Museum, while the Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials will open soon. The presence of this range of research institutions equipped with expertise allows the Daegu Technopolise to formulate regionbased matrix strategies for four major specialized fields: smart IT convergence devices, medical convergence devices and materials, green energy convergence, and mechatronics convergence. At the same time, it serves as a foundation for designing a long-term road map for the INNOPOLIS Daegu by 2025 (Daegu R&D Special District).
  18. 18. Let's Challenge 18 Spearheading the DGFEZ 50.5% Daegu Technopolis & Yeongcheon Industry District of Korean automobile production 42.5%(350 locations) of Korean automobile parts businesses Pohang nano, steel, new materials Daegu Gyeongju medicine, smart cars nuclear energy Yeong cheon 77.8%(640 locations) Ulsan of Korean shipbuilding equipment businesses cars, ships Busan Gumi ships, machines LCD, mobile Changwon machines Parts industry in a global cluster Yeongcheon Industry District B
  19. 19. Magazine 19 Move more than forty domestic & foreign companies Jump up to the industry cluster based on embeded convergence technologies 133 billion won to attract foreign capital Yeongcheon 93%rate Sale 15 minutes from Singyeongju KTX Station INFORMATION Yeongcheon Industry District Location Guam-ri (1.47㎢), Geumho-eup, Bonchon-dong, Chaesin-dong, Yeongcheon-si Gyeongsangbuk-do Business Types metal machinery, automobile parts, mechatronics, etc. Global Cluster of Cutting-Edge Transportation Parts and Materials Industry, Yeongcheon Industry District L ocated behind Korea’s largest automobile production base, the Yeongcheon Industry District will become a global industry district for high-tech transportation parts and materials by utilizing the human resources and R&D infrastructure from the nearby city of Daegu and the Gyeongsan knowledge industry district. It aims to invigorate the high-tech industry that encompasses intelligent auto parts and electric/mechanic/assembly metals. The potential of Yeongcheon as a city is boundless. Located in the vicinity is a supply of top research personnel, technologies and equipment. It lies at the center of Daegu, the leader of the medicine and intelligent auto industries, and the industrial cities of Pohang, Gyeongju, Busan, Ulsan and Gumi. Its proximity to airports and ports in particular are geographical advantages that prove its potential to become a global cluster for the high-tech parts industry.
  20. 20. Let's Challenge 20 [ Now ] Multinational global high-tech auto parts makers are choosing the Yeongcheon Industry District as their final destination Yeongcheon Industry District is located behind Busan, Ulsan, and Changwon, which comprise Korea’s largest production base for finished automobiles. As such, it has great accessibility and is ideal for parts and materials companies. The formation of an industrial network with car parts and materials makers based in Daegu, Gyeongju and Gyeongsan makes the Yeongcheon Industry District an ideal location for responding quickly to the needs of finished car makers. Despite the worldwide economic recession, the value of Yeongcheon Industry District is being proved by the investments being made by multinational global car parts makers and the fervor with which domestic companies are moving in. In addition to the investment agreements with Japanese companies Daicel and NOK, Yeongcheon Industry District has signed investment MOUs that total $61 million USD with four companies: Lih Feng Jiing Enterprise (Taiwan) in August 2013, DIC Corporation (Japan) in September, BWA (U.S.) in November, and PENOX (France). High rate of land sales, diverse car parts companies move in With the expected completion on December 31st, 2013, about 90% of the land has been sold. So far, forty two domestic firms and seven foreign companies have moved in, of which twenty deal with auto parts, another twenty with metal processing and machinery parts, and nine with electricity, chemical, etc. As the relevant companies, such as suppliers of raw materials, logistics firms and manufactures, are evenly distributed in this region, it is possible for the companies operating in the district to reveal a strong competitive edge. Cornerstone of creative economy and job creation Many promising companies from home and abroad including DSSK, PNDT, Jin Yang, and Han Jung have either begun or completed factory construction. When they begin operations in the 2nd half of 2014, it is estimated that about 3,500 new jobs and additional 1,000 indirect employments will be created. All told, Yeongcheon populations will be increased by 100,000 and employment creating effects, approximately 4.5% per 1,000 people, will be carried out. As such, the district is expected to play an important role in promoting local economy.
  21. 21. 21 Magazine [ Strategy ] A truly set-apart parts and materials cluster The greatest advantage of Yeongcheon Industry District is that it lies in the center of Korea's largest industrial cluster for parts and materials. Their geographical advantage means it can accelerate industrial development of neighboring areas as well as produce synergy effects. It can also easily secure a skilled labor force. Less than one hour away from Korea's largest finished car maker, the Yeongcheon Industry District has the optimal conditions as a high-tech parts and materials industrial district for the production of high-tech parts and materials. Lightning-speed ONE-STOP administrative service support Major considerations for foreign investors and domestic companies when deciding to invest in a region are associated with oncerning various permits and licenses that they may encounter during construction. In fact, the Japanese company Daicel Corp. ran into various problems related to its factory construction such as cultural properties and fire protection facilities when it began investment in November 2011. To prepare for such problems, DGFEZ Authority dispatched a public official to help solve all of the problems, and the factory construction was completed as planned. Dicel Corporation has expressed its satisfaction with DGFEZ’s proactive support. DGFEZ Authority will continue to dispatch public officials that can provide customized support to the investing company. The proactive support shown by the DGFEZ is garnering the interest of foreign companies looking to invest. Transportation hub Dongdaegu Station, Ulsan Station, and the Singyeongju KTX Station are easily accessible from the Yeongcheon Industry District. The Gyeongbu Expressway Yeongcheon IC is five minutes away, and expressways connect Daegu to Busan and Pohang. Daegu International Airport, Kimhae International Airport, and Ulsan Airport are each located less than 1.5 hours away while Pohang Yeongilman Port, Busan Port, and Ulsan Port are located in the vicinity, facilitating exports and logistics. Abundant knowledge infrastructure The Daegu and Gyeongbuk region is well-served by 51 universities that produce approximately 70,000 outstanding talents each year. Solid R&D infrastructure has been built to boost the high-tech industry which covers intelligent automobile parts and electric/mechanic/assembly metals. Gyeongbuk Hybrid Technology Institute and Gyeongbuk Research Institute of Vehicle Embedded Technology are conveniently nearby, while knowledge is produced from universities, public research institutions, university-affiliated research centers, and corporate research centers. This facilitates the formation of an industrial cluster for the development of hybrid and embedded convergence technologies.
  22. 22. Happy Interview Source Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology A B 22 radley Nelson is a robotics engineer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, which signed an MOU with Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) in June 2010. He enjoys samgyeopsal and other Korean barbecue and has even experienced the world of freedom and imagination through Andong Hahoe Village's traditional mask theatre. Read more about what this Daegu and Gyeongbuk enthusiast has to say. Robotics Engineering
  23. 23. 23 Magazine Robotics Engineer Shaping a New World Bradley Nelson South Korea is a great idea and imagination beyond Faithful realization of these ideas in people Powerhouse of talent. DGIST such a short time is Go figure stood watching from the beginning Very very impressed. Dr. Bradley Nelson, DGIST Adjunct Professor, is engaging in the R&D of Medical Micro-Robots
  24. 24. Happy Interview 24 Robotics Engineer Shaping a New World Q I think it seems like that you had a great interest in robot and science since you were young. What motivated you to Interview study robotics engineering? I planned to study control engineering after I got my bachelor’s degree, but the closest project I could find was in robotics, so I accidentally started studying robotics. It was a good accident. Q Hi, first of all, thank you for taking your time to have interview with me today. Please give me a brief introduction of yourself. (including your home town, hobbies, etc.) I grew up in small towns in the Midwestern part of the United States, in the state of Illinois. For the past eleven years I have lived in Zurich, Switzerland. I like to ski in the winter, and if I am someplace warm near the ocean, I like to scuba dive. Q I know that you are currently in charge of MultiScale Robotics Lab of the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. You visited DGIST for the first time in June 6, 2010 in order to specialize in the study of robotics engineering. What was your first impression of Korea and Daegu? Korea is a country with big ideas and hard working people that make these ideas happen. It is very Q What was the most memorable moment as an adjunct professor in the department of robotics engineering at DGIST? My most memorable moment was when we found out one of the projects we started at DGIST was going to appear on the cover of one of the top journals in our field. Then I knew robotics engineering at DGIST was going to become a first class program. Q What is the vision for the future of robotics engineering and what would you like to accomplish in the future with your students at DGIST? We will soon see more medical robotics adopted in hospitals, and the next step after that will be microrobotics in hospitals. I want the students at DGIST to lead this effort in microrobotics, and I want to see them doing research that ends up in hospitals and helps people. impressive to watch DGIST being built from the ground up in such a short time. I find the people of Daegu are Q What was the best food you had in Daegu? very nice, down-to-earth people. Korean barbeque!
  25. 25. Magazine 25 Q What was the most unforgettable and exotic culture in Korea? I really enjoyed seeing a traditional Korean play in Hahoe Folk Village, An-dong, even though I didn’t understand much. Q I want to have your thoughts about ‘philosophy’ and ‘happiness’ of your life. What was the best book you have ever read and please tell me about your motto in life. The most important book I read was when I was 18 years old. It was by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and was called “On the Genealogy of Morals.” It helped me form a philosophy about life, about delivering on your promises and not making excuses when things go wrong. My favor quote is by the famous engineer Theodore von Karman: “The scientist describes what is; the engineer creates what never was.” I want my engineering students at DGIST to “create what never was.” Q Finally, Daegu Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone (DGFEZ) attracts many foreign investments and foreigners to live by providing housing, education, and cultural and leisure facilities. Please leave a message to those of you who associated with DGFEZ and live in Korea. Korea is a beautiful country. The more I learn about its history and the people, the more beautiful and the more interesting it becomes. Imagination into reality by Daegu-Gyeongbuk life is evident in the second, You will have a wonderful gift happiness. Bradley Nelson
  26. 26. Classic Tour 1 26 Sayuksin(死六臣) The Sayuksin, six ministers of the Joseon Dynasty who opposed the usurpation of throne by King Sejo, suffered a tragic death. Paeng-nyeon Park, Sam-mun Seong, Wi-ji Ha, Gae Yi, Seong-won Yu, and Eung-bu Yu - their loyalty to the former king Danjong turned them into rebels who were all executed. Today, the only remaining bloodline of the six families- the Suncheon Park Clan - can be found in Myogol Village in Daegu. Let's visit the place that the Sayuksin called home. INFORMATION Daegu Myogol Village, Yukshin Shrine Inquiries +82-53-583-6407 Address Myo-ri 640, Habin-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu
  27. 27. 27 Classic Part. 1 Home Grounds of the Loyal Suncheon Park Clan A Myogol Village in Dalseonggun, Daegu Paeng-nyeon Park, the only one of the martyred six to leave an offspring The labor pains began. The wife of Paeng-nyeon Park‘s second son clenched her teeth. She, a member of the Seongju Lee clan, had returned to her mother's house in Daegu for the childbirth. The baby was destined to die after birth because her husband's household, the Park clan, was deemed a rebel family and had since dispersed and scattered. She had just received word that her husband, Soon Park, was hung to death when the contractions started. She chased away the painful thoughts by shaking her head.
  28. 28. Classic Tour 1 W 28 hat she needed to do right now was focus on delivering the baby and nothing else. She pushed with all her might. It felt like her bones were being crushed but she would not give up. As soon as she heard the baby's willful wailing, she fainted. When she came back to her senses, she saw that the baby had been washed and dressed in a white benet jeogori, the traditional clothing worn by newborns. Her maidservant was sitting gently by her side and said, "You did a great job. You have a healthy son." She looked at her baby's tiny face. The newborn closely resembled his grandfather. "Your grandfather would've been overjoyed to meet you..." She could not hold back her tears any longer. She and her maidservant, who was also pregnant, agreed to switch babies with one other if the maidservant gave birth to a girl. By divine providence, the maidservant had a baby girl. The boy was named Bi Park朴婢 and One cannot serve two masters The crow may look white in the snow and rain but it is black Can the glowing moon be dark in the night! My single-hearted devotion to you shall not change When the Sayuksin were being tortured in prison, King Sejo tested them by reciting the lyrics to "Hayeoga," the song that Taejong sang to Jeong Mong-ju. Paeng-nyeon Park expressed his loyalty to the former king and reciprocated in kind with the above poem. Some of the lines are recorded above. The son of high minister Jung-rim Park, Paeng-nyeon Park was born would be raised as the maidservant’s child. She turned in 1417 in a farming village of Hwadeok-hyeon. He passed to her maidservant and said, "This baby came out of your the civil service examination in the 16th year of King Sejong womb." Needing no further explanation, the maidservant (1434). He was favored by Sejong the Great, who selected him received the baby into her arms and took him to her as a scholar in Jiphyeonjeon, the "Hall of Worthies" along home in Myogol Village. Growing up there in secret, the with Sam-mun Seong. When King Sejo assumed the throne, baby's life was spared. he plotted the reinstatement of King Danjong. The attempts This baby lived to be the only descendant of the entire ended in failure and everyone involved in the plot along with Sayuksin and their families. He grew up secretly in their family members were executed in the second year of Myogol Village. In the days of King Seongjong, the new King Sejo's reign (1456). king, he even entered public service under the name The Sayuksin died in the hands of King Sejo for refusing to "Il-san Park." With the inheritance he received from his acknowledge his forced takeover of the throne and attempting mother's family as their only heir, he built a house for his to restore King Danjong to power. As a result, all the direct own family there and settled in Myogol. As time went by, male descendants up to the third generation were hung the extended Park family inhabited village, which grew to death, while the females became maidservants of the and grew. As such, he became the head of the Myogol government. Suncheon Park clan. Home Grounds of the Loyal Suncheon Park Clan
  29. 29. 29 Myogol Village Survey of Myogol, a village protected by the descendents Myogol Village remembers the loyalty of the Sayuksin In the innermost part of the village is Yuksinsa Temple, a shrine in Upon entering Myogol Village from the honor of the Sayuksin. The shrine houses the ancestral tablets of the wide road and pass the bus stop in front of Sayuksin along with Taegojeong Pavilion and Sungjeoldang. When the community hall, the gentle village-like entering through Waesammun, the outer gates, the shrine's premises atmosphere leads you into a different world just blanketed by a pristine lawn enter my view. The area is clean and a few meters away. Indications of life almost go charming, but stately at the same time. To the left is a pond with fresh unnoticed in this world marked by a leisurely lotus leaves in it. Front and center is a staircase above which you can silence that flows through the perfectly curved see Hongsalmun, a red spiked gate. Behind the gates, a large six-sided paths, tidy ivory colored hanoks - traditional monument preserves the records of the Sayuksin's achievements. The Korean houses, and glossy black roof tiles. top of the steep staircase is marked by Naesammun, the inner gates that Once we passed through the entrance, we guard the shrine. A peek through the cracks of the locked gate reveals the are greeted by a kind middle-aged woman, shrine's wooden signboard that reads Sungjeongsa崇正祠. The Sayuksin's an elderly man slowly riding a bicycle, and a ancestral tablets are enshrined inside. Behind the building, stone steps dog wagging its tail. At one point in its history, climb a low hill, on which stands Chunguisa Temple. The black roof tiles Myogol Village was crowded with more than and the panorama of Myogol Village stretch out below the hilltop like 300 houses. distant waves. As the years passed, however, the younger On the right side of the premises is Taegojeong Pavilion, Treasure generations moved to the city, leaving only No. 554. During the Japanese Invasion (1592-1598), the pavilion was about 30 hanoks still intact. The village damaged while the corresponding main residence was burnt down. entrance is marked by Chunghyodang, The pavilion was reconstructed in 1614. Most pavilions have just one originally built as an annexed house by the signboard, but two are hung on Taegojeong. "Ilsiru" is carved on the county governor of Geumsan-gun, Sunggo, a second one, which means "living properly and uprightly," much like the seventh generation descendant of Paengnyeon loyalty demonstrated by Paengnyeon Park. Also, this area is surrounded Park, in the 22nd year of King Injo's reign (1644). by buildings designated as cultural heritages: important folklore cultural Later, it was renamed "Chunghyodang" and property Samgaheon, Daegu tangible cultural properties Dogokjae, and used as an educational space to teach loyalty, Ungyeongjeongsa. filial piety, and law. The house was originally History and fidelity can be seen where ever you look in Myogol Village. built with five rooms across the front and two Maybe that explains why the descendants of Paengnyeon Park living on the sides, but an upper floor was built in there seemed so proud of their village; each of them was so warm and 1995 when the house was moved to its current kind-hearted. Even the wind blowing through the village where the spirit location. of the Sayuksin lives on is crisp and clear.
  30. 30. Classic Tour 2 30 Photos from Pohang City Hall Classic Part. 2 J Guryongpo Modern Culture History Alley Travel Back 100 years INFORMATION Guryongpo Modern Culture History Alley Bus Take Bus #200 or #200-1 (Guryongpo-bound) from downtown to "Guryongpo" Car Gyeongbu Expressway→Dodong JC→Pohang-Daegu Expressway→Pohang Toll Gate→Guryongpo Bypass →Donghae-myeon Seok-ri→Guryongpo-eup Guryongpo Modern History Museum Located in the Modern Culture History Alley. Open 10:00 to 17:00 (Closed on Mondays) TEL 054-276-9605
  31. 31. Magazine 31 The ocean breeze is the first to greet me as it tosses my hair around. The stately entrance framed by the words “Guryongpo Modern Culture History Alley” also welcomes me. Guryongpo W hat do you associate with “Guryongpo”? Most may think of the region’s famed king crabs and gwamegi (half-dried saury). Let's revisit history class, shall we? When the Japanese left Korea after liberation, their abandoned houses were referred to as jeoksan gaok (literally, "enemy houses"). In Guryongpo there are especially many of these because Japanese migrants in search of new fisheries had explored and settled there, giving it the nickname "Japan Town." Such residences have been transformed into the Modern Culture History Alley. See what it looked like 100 years ago.
  32. 32. Classic Tour 2 32 Where the past faces the future T he ocean breeze is the first to greet me as it tosses my hair around. The stately entrance framed by the words "Guryongpo Modern Culture History Alley" also welcomes me. Up until several years ago, a maze of houses used to be scattered around the entrance, but now a newly paved road leads up to Guryongpo Park. A slightly steep 67-step staircase makes up part of the road and 120 stone pillars stand on both sides - 61 on the left, 59 on the right. The names of Travel Back 100 years those who sponsored memorial tablets for patriot martyrs in 1960 are engraved on each pillar. It is said that the names of the Japanese who The Modern Culture History Alley was once built Guryongpo Port were carved on those stones until liberation, when the commercial center of Guryongpo, bustling Korean locals covered them with cement and engraved them anew. with restaurants, bakeries, seafood shops, Though the pillars were turned around, not even cement can erase the pubs, and a department store. Restoration bitter traces of history. of the fifty buildings that remain standing today began in 2010 to create the Modern Trekking up the steep stairs to the park is hard work, but the view Culture History Alley, which also served as overlooking Guryongpo Port is worth it. The beads of sweat on my face the filming set of the popular TV drama series dry in the wind while I fully take in the view before going back down to "Eyes of Daybreak." A small plaza in the alley explore the alley. showcases past and present pictures along with a map of the former Guryongpo layout. Footprints of the alley Most of the buildings are inhabited and not The first Japanese settlers of Guryongpo can be traced back to open to the public, but two allow visitors to approximately 100 years ago. In 1906, eighty fishing boats found their taste the quaint beauty of modern Japan. way here in search of mackerel. As their fishing business boomed, "Hohomyeonok" is a restaurant refashioned Japanese flocked to the village. By the time of Japanese colonization of from Guryongpo's finest lodging facility at the Korea in 1932, Guryongpo was home to 287 Japanese households with time, "Daedong Inn." Japanese-style tea house 1,161 people. Shipbuilding and canned food processing brought great "Hurusatoya" uses the building as it was 80 wealth to the Japanese settlers, who built Japanese-style homes there. years ago, a restaurant named "Ilsimjeom." Shipbuilding and canned food processing brought great wealth to the Japanese settlers, who built Japanese-style homes there.
  33. 33. 33 Magazine Guryongpo In Guryongpo, traces of the past are preserved as they are while life continues in the present. History and modernity go well together here; the memories will be treasured for years to come. Peering at Japanese lifestyle After looking around, I find myself at the end of the alley at the Modern History Museum. The Japanese-style house originally belonged to Hashimoto Zenkichi, who migrated here in the 1920s. It is said that he shipped the building materials himself from Japan to build the house. Koreans moved in to the house once the Hashimoto family returned to Japan, residing there until the City of Pohang purchased it in 2010 and began the remodelling. Both the interior and exterior have been restored to its 1920s state and are preserved in good condition. The legend of Guryongpo, images of the Japanese settlement and lifestyle, past and present photos of Guryongpo, and pictures of the Japanese leaving after the war are on display throughout the first and second floor. You can see what daily life in the house was like when you go upstairs to the master bedroom and girls' room, where life-size mannequins are displayed with actual furniture such as a heating stove, kotatsu, Buddhist shrine, and closet. Interactive TV monitors explain what "Guryongpo" means, tell stories and show interviews with former Japanese migrants in Korean, English and Japanese. The kiosk in the upstairs study introduces traditional Japanese houses, Japanese household supplies and the features of the Hashimoto house. In Guryongpo, traces of the past are preserved as they are while life continues in the present. History and modernity go well together here; the memories will be treasured for years to come.
  34. 34. Creative Leader Source Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology www.dgist.ac.kr World-Class Convergence-Research University Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology A Korean society has been abuzz with a new keyword: consilience. This refers to the integration of knowledge - the breaking of barriers between academic disciplines. The leaders of this day and age will be those with imagination and the technological skills to support it. At the spearhead of this zeitgeist stands Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), which has been recruiting promising talents to its undergraduate program with unprecedented admission process. DGIST is trying to foster these students as genuine leaders of science and technology convergence. Let’s pay a visit to the DGIST. INFORMATION Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) Inquiries +82-53-785-0114 Address 333, Techno Jungang-daero, Hyeongpung-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu 34
  35. 35. 35 Magazine Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology
  36. 36. Creative Leader 36 research. DGIST is currently composed of 600 people including 203 Ph.D and Master's students, Next year the inaugural undergraduate class of 200 students will begin their studies. Meanwhile qualitative results have recorded three to six-fold growth in research (dissertations, patents, and technology transfers). DGIST introduced three major innovative programs to foster global talents of knowledge creation: Korea's first nonDaegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology departmental unitary undergraduate program, professor-student mentorship system for undergraduate education, and electronic teaching materials for convergence education. First, the plan behind the non-departmental unitary undergraduate program is to encourage goal-oriented active learning that transcends the orthodox course of study. Students will take courses in humanities, creative leadership and entrepreneurship in addition to the basic sciences and engineering. This wholistic brain development will equip them as leaders of the 21st century. Second, DGIST adds a substantive element to undergraduate education through Korea's first "professor-student mentorship system for undergraduate education" in which professors are assigned to students to provide guidance along with research and education, and mentor them with career path and life in general. Third, DGIST faculty has developed DGIST serves as the stepping stone for convergence minds to be nurtured D Korea's first e-books for convergence education, a two-year project that facilitates exchange across disciplines. Noticing these moves, prospective students from across the GIST was established with the objective of nation applied for entrance to DGIST in mass number during contributing to balanced regional development the first application period. The 9.07 to 1 acceptance rate was a and national development of science and big surprise to all, given its status as a newly established local technology. This will be achieved by fostering university. qualified individuals who will lead the innovation of cutting-edge science and technology. Also, by providing knowledge-based industries and advanced science with new technologies, it will help boost technological development and enhance competitiveness of the region. As the only institution in Korea equipped with both a University (with undergraduate and graduate programs) and Research Institute, DGIST aims to realize its vision of becoming a world-class researchoriented university of convergence and serve as a national model of university-research institute cooperation. The University performs basic and original technology research, while the Research Institute carries out applied and commercialization
  37. 37. 37 Magazine World-Class Convergence-Research University Science & Technology Mutual development through harmony with the region DGIST is engaged in efforts to enhance the of technology commercialization and looks to be a concrete competitiveness of the strategic industries in Daegu and model of creative economy and boosting the local economy. Gyeongbuk. On "Open Innovation Day," local CEOs involved Three such firms have been founded and registered as lab in automobile parts, IT, robotics, textile, energy and other firms in the INNOPOLIS Daegu . related industries are invited for technological exchanges and transfers. DGIST Robotics Systems Research Division has developed technologies that will accelerate the development of autonomous vehicles - namely, obstacle detection and blind spot sensing radar technologies to prevent automobile collisions. These radars alert drivers to obstacles in their blind spots and the technologies have already been transferred to local car parts businesses. The Robotics Systems Research Division also developed a real time operating system for vehicles named OSCAROSEK in 2010 as a vehicle-use software standard platform As part of DGIST’s efforts to grow as a world-renowned research-oriented university, it has been organizing the Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) since last year, in which Nobel laureates are invited to speak to students and faculty from DGIST as well as students from science academies and high schools. Lecturers during the year 2013 included Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Roger Kornberg, Nobel Laureate in Physics Klaus von Klitzing, and Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Harry Kroto. These lectures have greatly influenced and inspired the future scientists in attendance. that has been certified by international standards. It is DGIST also strives to cultivate character by holding being used in the development of engine control units leadership courses led by opinion leaders in science (ECU) and vehicle data displays. Moreover, vehicle software and technology. It also arranges musical and theatrical technologies developed on this platform have not only performances for both students and locals at least six times been transferred to local car companies, but also provided a year, along with Biseul cultural events with commentary. as an investment to set up a research firm that develops As such, DGIST sparks creativity and the senses through its control devices for lightweight electric vehicles. Providing educational curriculum, industry-academic cooperation, technologies as a type of investment to set up a company guest lectures and cultural events. With its first round of goes one step further than simple technological transfers undergraduate admissions around the corner, DGIST is done by universities or government-funded research eager and determined to cement its status as one of Korea's institutes until now. It is an attempt to change the paradigm leading academia.
  38. 38. Best Partner 1 38 Source KNT Co., Ltd. First Foreign Firm in Daegu Technopolis Company’s Future Lies in Top Minds KNT Co., Ltd.
  39. 39. Magazine 39 Two years have passed since Japanese machine tool maker Nakamura-Tome Precision Industry Co., Ltd. first broke ground at Daegu Technopolis District to open its Korean branch Korea Nakamura-Tome (KNT Co., Ltd). Today, the factory is in full production and aiming to export its products to countries in North America and Europe, including Germany. Focusing on hiring and training from the local labor pool, KNT is contributing to the community and living up to its title as Daegu Technopolis' first foreign firm. Best Partner #1 A KNT Co., Ltd. Daegu Technopolis is the perfect fit for KNT Destined encounter with Daegu KNT's entry into Daegu Technopolis was much like fate. KNT had been scouting sites with a desired time frame that lined up perfectly with the development schedule of Daegu Technopolis. However, issues like employee living conditions, legal uncertainties, and cultural differences faced when entering a foreign country caused the officials Nakaumra-Tome to take a slow and cautious approach. Fortunately, DGFEZ Authority was able to alleviate any concerns that Japanese company had. The DGFEZ, who KNT Managing Director Hamano Yukio already was in contact with KNT, extended a full range of support by arranging employee housing, introducing local suppliers and providing helpful information to explain the legal and cultural differences between the two neighboring nations. Eyes on KNT, the pronoun of multi-tasking processing machines W KNT also received a package of tax benefits on corporate tax, acquisition tax, property tax and imported ith its headquarters in Hakusan City in the capital goods that would have otherwise been a Ishikawa Prefecture of Japan, Nakamura- substantial load on its entry into Korea. All the above and Tome Precision Industry's Korean factory, KNT, is the a subsidy from the City of Daegu was what sealed the deal first foreign firm in the Daegu Technopolis District. for the Japanese firm to embark on its journey of opening Nakamura-Tome Precision Industry has been a a factory overseas. Thanks to the DGFEZ Authority's producer of multi-tasking machine tools and glass timely guidance and proactive support when the foreign processing machines for liquid crystal displays (LCD) company needed it most, KNT was even able to begin since its establishment in 1960. Seventy percent of its operations ahead of schedule. KNT, built on a $19.7 products are exported to North America and Europe. million investment, takes up 5,230㎡ on a 20,000㎡ plot. With sales offices in 33 countries, the promising global After completion of the facility in October 2012, the factory corporation boasts of a well-founded reputation in began full-fledged operations in April 2013, and shipment Europe, North America and Asia for making the best of its 6th product was scheduled for October. Currently, multi-tasking machines. it's all hands on deck to fill delayed orders.
  40. 40. Best Partner 1 KNT Managing Director Hamano Yukio said the following about KNT's connection with Daegu. 40 Nakamura-Tome Precision Industry not only emphasizes excellence in work, but it also boosts employee morale by generously supporting their "The Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan, where welfare and recreational activities. Nakamura-Tome's head office is located, was previously renowned for its textile industry, similar to Not only does it make sure employees can Daegu. It is home to the hidden champions in the textile continuously enjoy activities like Japanese traditional and machinery sector. Operating in a cluster of similar- dance and magic, but it also holds two annual golf sized companies that can cooperate with KNT is a huge tournaments in the company's own mini golf range. advantage for us. Daegu has a familiar feel in terms Additionally, KNT hosts an annual Nakamura Festival of living and the surrounding environment. Daegu for employees to showcase their talents in front of the Technopolis is the perfect fit for KNT.“ whole company and family. KNT is trying to carry over the same atmosphere into the Korean factory while Korean talents are the treasures of KNT highlighting the importance of social contributions. KNT employees work energetically in a family-like Self-organized volunteers give back to the community environment where all but five of the total workforce are by visiting welfare facilities like nursing homes and Korean. Being able to find diligent and talented people giving performances centered on recreation. As such, to work with in the Daegu Gyeongbuk region, satisfied expectations for KNT's active role in Daegu Technopolis KNT the most after its move to Korea. Technical are getting higher. instruction and training was given to the workers in Korea and Japan for the past year. Marking one year Empowered by DGFEZ Authority's proactive support since opening, expectations run high for employees to and cooperation as well as its win-win coexistence wield their full capacities as technicians. with the City of Daegu, KNT‘s growth knows no limits. DGFEZA is proud that KNT, a world-class company Regarding KNT's goals for 2014, General Manager Hamano Yukio said, "Our greatest achievement has representing Daegu and Japan, is setting the bar high as DGFEZ's first foreign entry firm. been shipping our 6th products in October after beginning operations this past April. Our goal for 2014 is a double-digit monthly product shipping, and we INFORMATION anticipate our Korean talents, who we have nurtured KNT Co., Ltd. for the past year, will work to the best of their abilities to allow it to happen." Inquiries +82-53-611-4801 Address 340-4, Geum-ri, Yuga-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu
  41. 41. 41 Magazine Yeongcheon Industry District's First Korean Firm Best Partner 2 Source Hanjung Co., Ltd. Auto Parts Manufacturer and Distributor Hanjung Co., Ltd. Hanjung Co., Ltd. a medium-sized enterprise is first to Korean auto parts manufacturer to move into the Yeongcheon Industry District(Yeongcheon FEZ). Hanjung's factory was the first on the ground not long after the district's lots opened up to buyers, paving the way for many domestic and foreign firms and forming a special relationship with the DGFEZ. Hanjung has already received several distinctions since becoming a part of the DGFEZ including Korea Credit Guarantee Fund's "Star Corporation", Ministry of Knowledge Economy's "Best Place to Work", and Small & Medium Business Corporation's "Top Future Business", not to mention making the leap from small business to medium sized business.
  42. 42. Best Partner 2 42 No Future Without Change H anjung originated 18 years ago as a small rental warehouse in Daegu. No sooner had the Yeongcheon factory constructed, that the Asian financial crisis broke out, hitting the fledgling company like a tsunami. Against the hardship, Hanjung stuck to the motto "No Future Without Change" and devoted their energies to R&D. Today, Hanjung is going global, exporting automobile parts (e.g. occupancy detection device, exhaust system, chassis, lamp parts) to leading companies in the United States, Mexico, China, Germany, Slovakia, India, Thailand and Japan. Moreover, it is continuously expanding new business opportunities based on its core sectors and currently testing out new stand-alone products Hanjung CEO Kim Hwan-Sik developed in their own research labs for commercialization. Hanjung's brake override system for preventing sudden acceleration along with its portable charging and power generating devices have Best Partner #2 already shown tangible results. Selected as a "linkage support enterprise" Hanjung Co., Ltd. for commercializing SME convergence technologies, it secured new technologies in the fuel cell sector (MCFC, SOFC) and has created new added values. The Hanjung family of 350 (employees), whose B No Future Without Change determination is bearing fruit, can be found inside the Yeongcheon Industry District at their 35,677㎡ Plant No. 1 and 22,713㎡ Plant No. 2. Since 2000, Hanjung has also developed a unique company culture by devising a new campaign initiative a year for its workers. This tradition was started as a means to unite as a family and resolve conflicts between Pressrobotline Business Culture – Competitiveness lies in caring for its employees Hanjung's welfare and education system is as robust as can be. Female employees can make use of the company's flexible daycare facility in downtown Yeongcheon, while those with high school diplomas or twoyear college degrees can quench their thirst for learning through a college program that the company developed in partnership with Kyungil University, the first of its kind in the Daegu Gyeongbuk area. The company provides full scholarships to all enrolled students and the top 10% receive assistance to attend graduate school. Hanjung's priority on creating a high-quality working atmosphere perhaps explains why more than 80% of its employees are actual Yeongcheon residents. individuals and departments bound to occur as a business grows. The campaigns are diverse and inviting: "Company-Wide Blood Drive", "Ask If You Don't Know", "Compliment Relay", "Dream, Hope, Happiness Sharing", "One Month, One Book" and "7 Ways to Satisfy Customers" to name a few. The blood drive that started in 2001 continues today and boasts full participation. Blood donor cards are collected by the company and are available to any employee who needs it. These have even helped an employee with a child suffering from leukemia.
  43. 43. Magazine 43 The gem of Hanjung's campaigns is "Sharing of Dream, Hope, and Happiness." As the name suggests, everyone chips in to help out an employee facing hardship. This caring business culture can partly be explained by Hanjung CEO Kim Hwan-Sik's unique background as a published poet with six collections to his name. Perhaps this love for the humanities is what creates unseen engines by which Hanjung grows both qualitatively and quantitatively without forgetting its humble start and ethos. Yeongcheon, Springboard for Development Becoming a world-class enterprise is not Hanjung's ultimate goal. Instead, CEO Kim Hwan-Sik aims at shaping a company Located at the center of manufacturing-oriented cities in the whose members lead happy lives by Yeongnam region such as Daegu, Ulsan, Pohang and Gumi, Yeongcheon is discovering and realizing their forgotten a transportation hub thanks to its expressway and rail access. Convenient dreams. He believes that a family, when logistics infrastructure and supply of top-notch human resources from united, is able to overcome any difficult across Daegu give Yeongcheon exceptional geographical advantages. situation. Planning the district was no easy process, because there were no active or clustered industrial complexes with the exception of a few small At Hanjung, everyone is passionate agricultural complexes. As the DGFEZ's industry districts took shape, about carrying out its core management however, the environment for industrial positioning improved drastically. values of dream, hope, and happiness. The Location was optimal for logistics, land was relatively affordable, and the future of Hanjung is exciting all the more. expansion of newly paved access roads facilitated the commute. These advantages compelled Hanjung to locate on its second site in Yeongcheon. All lots in the 1,668,614m² Yeongcheon Industry District were bought last year, even before the district was fully developed. When asked about his expectations of the DGFEZ, CEO Kim HwanSik replied, "It would be nice to see community facilities for education and welfare inside the exclusive economic zone to make self-sufficiency possible. Also, I hope the DGFEZ serves to solidify the environment in which foreign and domestic can thrive under equal conditions." INFORMATION Hanjung Co., Ltd. Inquiries +82-54-337-5050 Address Yeongcheon Industry District 9B1L, Chaeshin-dong, Yeongcheon-si, Gyeongbuk
  44. 44. Storytelling 44 Samsung Even for Korea’s largest business group, Samsung, the road was not always smooth. Samsung actually started out as a small shop in a small wooden building that exported fruits, vegetables and dried seafood and made noodles. The business sprouted from Daegu was established by the late Byeong-Chul Lee in Ingyo-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu Metropolitan City and called Samsung Co. Let's go back to 1938, when the young founding chairman was building the foundation of what is now Samsung Group. Samsung's first home in Ingyo-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu 1938 ~ ~ 8391 The young Byeong-Chul Lee enters Ingyo-dong. The dirt road is frozen solid. With every step, he feels the bumps on the road. Mr. Lee raises his coat collar ever so snugly. The February breeze stings sharply, as if it is jealous of spring’s pending arrival. He stands in front of a wooden building. His heart pounds. He had waited for this moment for so long. With a deep breath, he takes off his gloves and places his hand on the door. The coldness of the door travels through his body, like a silent message that this was the very place he would take root. Once inside the building, Mr. Lee looks around the interior. The icy breeze blows inside as well, but he does not budge. He envisions the new Samsung in his mind; Instantly, the empty space transforms into an office bustling with people. The phones are ringing, typewriters are clicking away, and pages are being turned. You can hear the voices of office-workers taking orders and buyers from afar. It all sounds very clear.
  45. 45. Magazine 45 1997 ~ 7991 3102 ~ M 2013 r. Lee hurried to bring in a desk and set up the office. decided on noodles. He set up a flour mill and a noodle- Although his father left him a plot of land that could making machine on the first floor and began to make produce about 300 sacks of rice, he didn't have much capital noodles for local sale, branding it “Byeolpyo Guksoo” (“Star left because he invested the inheritance in a rice mill and a Noodles”). car company only to fail. All he had as capital was a mere Noodles were a popular dish to the people of Joseon at a 30,000 Korean won. He had to get back on his feet, no matter time when there wasn’t much to eat. It was inexpensive and what it took. plentiful. One pot of noodles was perfect for filling the family He did not even buy a house for his family. Instead, he members' hungry stomachs. Once the machines began to created a small space inside the wooden building and lived operate, Chairman Lee's choice proved to be a good one. there with his wife and children. His young children surely Samsung’s “Star Noodles” grew in popularity by the day, must not have been thrilled about their living arrangements, and customers bustled about in front of the store. People but his wife, Mrs. Doo-Eul Park did not complain once. dragged their bike carts and ox carts from the early morning Spring came and everything seemed to come to life to buy Samsung’s noodles. again. On March 1st, Chairman Byeong-Chul Lee opened Later, Chairman Lee acquired the Japanese-owned Samsung Corporation. As full-fledged operations began, Joseon Breweries and his company flourished even more. Chairman Lee exported specialty products from Daegu and That's exactly what happened when Samsung started its Gyeongbuk to nearby countries. In 1938, Joseon was a poor businesses at the very early days, right here, in Daegu. and hopeless state under Japanese colonization, so it was In fact Samsung has gradually made its way into the virtually impossible to sell products to his fellow countrymen. world by exporting crab apples grown in Daegu and dried That is why he turned his sights overseas. He thought that seafood from Gyeongbuk’s waters and became one of selling good-quality Korean agricultural products and dried the global leading companies. It seems like that both the seafood to Manchuria and China would bring capital into geographical characteristics and the forward-thinking Joseon. insight by the leader were the driving force that shaped such Before starting Samsung, Chairman Lee had travelled a massive corporation. to Manchuria and different parts of China to study what was needed there and to see if exporting would be possible, which proved to be a huge help in running the business. INFORMATION He also thought long and hard about merchandise that Samsung's First Office his business could produce. Limited capital eliminated the option of products requiring large start-up funds, so he Location Dalseong-ro (in front of Cretec Daegu Headquarters), Ingyo-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu
  46. 46. Life s Comma ̓ Source KNUH Daegu Gyeongbuk Regional Cardio-Cerebrovascular Disease Center KNUH + Heart & Brain Attacks The Closest To You The incidence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases is rising each year. These diseases must be treated immediately after onset - it is a battle against time. KNUH Daegu Gyeongbuk Regional Cardio-Cerebrovascular Disease Center We went to learn more about the CardioCerebrovascular Disease Center at Kyungpook National University Hospital (KNUH) that saves lives through its fully prepared system. INFORMATION KNUH Cardio-Cerebrovascular Disease Center Inquiries +82-53-420-5114 Address 50, 2-ga, Samdeok-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu 46
  47. 47. 47 Magazine Specialists on duty 24/7 at Regional Cardio-Cerebrovascular Center A ccording to the data from Statistics Korea in 2011, the leading cause of death among Koreans was cancer, followed by cerebrovascular disease and heart disease, respectively. This second cause of death for Koreans is all the more fear-inducing because these diseases sneak up without regard for time or place, and warning signs in smaller blood vessels can go undetected in medical examinations. Cardio-cerebrovascular diseases refer to the array of heart diseases including coronary heart diseases (myocardial infarction, angina) and cardiac failure, brain dysfunctions such as stroke (cerebral hemorrhage, cerebral infarction), as well as pre-existing conditions like high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, and arteriosclerosis. As part of a comprehensive set of measures to Main Projects Treatment & Rehabilitation Center Cardiovascular & Cerebrovascular Rehabilitation Center Prevention Management Center Prevention Management Center deal with these diseases, the Ministry of Health & Welfare set out to designate regional cardio-cerebrovascular centers throughout the country. The Cardio-Cerebrovascular Center at KNUH was opened in December 2009 after the hospital received the designation for the Daegu Gyeongbuk region. The center not only treats acute diseases, but is involved in everything related to heart attacks and strokes from disease prevention campaigns and awareness to emergency response • pecialists on duty 24 hours/day, 365 days/ S year • rofessional treatment through exclusive P emergency room • P(Critical Pathway) development and C management to improve treatment quality •Heart and brain rehabilitation programs • ducation Projects E Education and follow-up management services for admitted/discharged patients •Community Campaigns Health campaigns, educating local residents guidelines, rehabilitation, follow-up and statistical surveys. Specialists are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and there is a separate intensive care unit for the center's patients. The Medical personnel, always on duty at the KNUH center functions as a social safety net, as it is linked to all the local Cardio-Cerebrovascular Center, are devising ways hospitals in the region, National Emergency Management Agency to finish procedures within an hour of patient and other relevant institutions in the area. arrival at the emergency room through its wellcoordinated system. They prepare for emergency Cutting-edge equipment and the best medical staff form a dream team The center is contacted while an emergency patient is en route to the hospital. By the time the patient arrives at the center, medical staff are well ready to receive the patient and perform the necessary tests, diagnosis, treatment and surgery in a one-stop system. Since blockages in the heart or brain vessels need to be cleared as soon as possible to save the patient, specialists all agree in unison that it is absolutely critical to shorten the time it takes for a patient to be seen and appropriately treated by the doctor upon arrival at the hospital. The standing record for emergency room arrival to heart surgery was broken from 59 minutes to 53 minutes in 2003. Considering how one minute can draw the line between life and death for cardio-cerebrovascular diseases, reducing the waiting time by these six minutes has saved many lives. situations as they share thoughts on how to get surgery ready in the most urgent situations.
  48. 48. Life s Comma ̓ 48 KNUH + Heart Brain Attacks A Neurosurgeon With No Regrets Cerebrovascular Center Director Jae-Chan Park, M.D., N ‘Ring, ring~~’ o sooner does the phone ring the second time around than Dr. Jae-Chan Park opens his eyes, takes the call and skillfully changes his clothes from the closet. Dr. Park can sense the urgency of the voice on the other end. It was a call The ‘good doctor’ by our side from the doctor on night duty at the emergency medical department, I think surgery is needed right away. From the voice, Dr. Park can tell the patient's condition, as two doctors have worked Destiny brought Dr. Jae-Chan Park to the field of neurosurgery. Seeing the brain was like love at first together for more than ten years. Please come as quickly as possible to the sight. How could there be such an amazing organ hospital. Even before the sentence is finished, in our bodies? It mesmerized him. The brain was Dr. Park's shoes are on and car keys in hand. scarlet and shiny like cobblestones in a flowing Without needing an explanation, his wife follows stream, which was slightly different from the him to the door and pats his shoulder. He takes picture he'd seen. the elevator to the basement parking garage and looks at his watch. It's 3 a.m.
  49. 49. Magazine 49 He pulls in to the Cardio-Cerebrovascular Disease Center in less than five minutes. He chose to live near the hospital in case of urgent surgeries like this. Having wiped his face with a moist towelette while driving, he rushes into the emergency center. The doctor who had called looks relieved. Dr. Park examines the patient's CT scan. Cerebral Though it is physically exhausting when he is aneurysm. Part of the blood vessel has swollen up like a ball called in unexpectedly, he still finds enjoyment and that could burst at any time - a very dangerous situation. happiness in being able to do what he has yearned The patient is a man in his forties with a good build. Since to do and help patients who need him. the blocked vessel is keeping oxygen and nutrients from entering the brain, surgery is urgent. However, Dr. Park decides to have a discussion with the patient's guardian first. Destiny brought Dr. Jae-Chan Park to the field of Operating on cerebral aneurysms entails high risks that neurosurgery. Seeing the brain was like love at first may cause death or paralysis during surgery, which implies sight. How could there be such an amazing organ in our that surgery is not always the best option after detecting bodies? It mesmerized him. The brain was scarlet and the problem. That is why the doctor's speedy judgement is shiny like cobblestones in a flowing stream, which was an important factor in this life or death situation involving slightly different from the picture he'd seen. He dreamt cerebrovascular disease. After examining the patient, Dr. of becoming a neurosurgeon since then, and applied Park decides to perform a relatively simple surgery above to a dozen hospitals in the United States as his military the eyebrow. duty drew to a close. At last, he became the only one of his peers to return to Korea to practice, among others Dr. Park rushes to the guardian, who looks to be the who had gained hands-on experience in America. To this patient's wife. Her eyes are swollen from crying so much, day, he has not once regretted choosing neurosurgery. and she is barefoot. After explaining what a cerebral Though it is physically exhausting when he is called in aneurysm is, he adds, I will cut a small hole above the unexpectedly, he still finds enjoyment and happiness eyebrow, so the scar will be minimal, but we have to see in being able to do what he has yearned to do and help how he holds up after surgery. What's important now is to patients who need him. reduce the risk factors through surgery first. Scared, all she can do is nod. Please take good care of him. Putting After the operation, Dr. Park's eyes meet the pleading her small voice behind him, Dr. Park heads towards the eyes of the guardian. You must have worried a lot he operating room. says, as if he can read her mind. The operation went well, but this is just the beginning. How he does from now The anesthesiologist has already finished preparing the patient for surgery. Dr. Park begins by making an incision on is what matters. We'll keep a close eye on him. We put out the small fires for now. above the brow. This way, he can insert a clip on the swollen part of the vessel near the eyelid. A small incision allows She bows her head in appreciation over and over, even for a quick recovery with minimal scarring, but demands after Dr. Park walks away. He finally relaxes and looks out more concentration for the surgeon. Dr. Park forgets about the window. The light of daybreak has started to spread everything else and immerses himself into the operation. across the sky once darkened by night.
  50. 50. Life s Comma ̓ 50 Team of three from Catholic University of Daegu Language Education Center Jackson, Jane and Tianxi pick Daegu’s top flavors opsal, Samgye own! hands d Jackson The 22-year-old South America, Ecuador Jackson is a 22-year-old South American student from Ecuador who has a sociable personality and playful facial expressions. He first found Korean food to be too spicy, but six months later, he is a self-proclaimed Korean food maniac. When asked which Korean food he would The Food in Daegu! It will capture your taste buds recommend, he said samgyeopsal, hands down. Making a lettuce wrap with a slice of the grilled pork belly, other vegetables and sauce, and stuffing it in your mouth is what makes the experience so fun. Jackson plans to stay in Korea for about two more years to study business. He looks forward to trying Daegu's famous ddaro gukbap, a warmer alternative to naengmyeon, cold buckwheat noodles typically eaten with F samgyeopsal during the summer months. Good oreign tourists are flocking to Daegu and Gyeongbuk, famous for gukbap, makchang, and jjimgalbi restaurants. From napjak mandu, a famed Daegu specialty, to ddaro gukbap, a thumbs-up cure for hangovers, Daegu has plenty of dishes that are sure to captivate the taste buds of foreigners. We set out in search of the best taste in Daegu with three international students from the Catholic University of Daegu Language Education Center located in Hayang, Gyeongsan City. luck! It is a bit spicy.
  51. 51. Magazine 51 mandu, Napjak , cecrafts like spa shaped a-kind! one-ofTianxi l hot bow A piping gukbap of ddaro Jackson The 23-year-old Kenya The 19-year-old China The shy-looking 19-year-old Korean drama Jane is a 23 year old Kenyan. After seven months in Korea, fan enjoyed Korean food fairly often in China. she confesses that she enjoys living here more than Kenya. During the year she has lived in Gyeongsan, In fluent Korean, she introduced herself as a happy, sociable Tianxi has travelled to many places and tried and positive person with a constant smile on her face. You can many dishes. The memories she is making do it if you set your mind to it, she says. Open to all kinds of in Korea are piling up like snow during a foods, she has already fallen for the flavors of Daegu. On the snowstorm. She particularly remembers the list of her top picks are bibimbap, ddaro gukbap, and kimchi. Andong alcohol (soju) and Andong jjimdak Preferring spicy red pepper paste over soy sauce to mix with (braised chicken) she had on a trip to Hahoe rice, Jane frequents the multi-course Korean restaurants Village in Andong one October day, not to in Daegu Dalseong Complex and recommends them to mention the picturesque scenery. It was a foreigners. She is also eager to try Mt. Biseul Balu Bibimbap, a memorable moment for her to taste the deep dish that the Buddhist temples in Dalseong are famous for. The flavors of Korea. colder weather makes her think of all the hot Korean stews. She puts her thumbs up and says, Korean food is the best! Jane promised to take her friends to try gopchang, grilled small intestines of a cow. Her research led her to Daegu Anjirang Gopchang Street, where gopchang sizzles above fired briquettes. There, you can enjoy the original taste of the chewy grilled intestines, not to mention heavy portions and low prices. More than fifty restaurants line the street; each shop seasons the gopchang differently and serves their own brand of dipping One more thing! Tianxi and a close friend were in downtown Daegu (Dongseong-ro) sauces. We wonder how Jane will react when she takes her first bite. when they were intrigued by flat dumplings that looked like spacecrafts. Called napjak mandu, these dumplings are made with healthy vegetables and covered in tasty sauces. She says it is a musttry for foreigners. Food Food Description Description Ddaro gukbap was born when the infrastructure of taverns and jangteo gukbap (sold The filling for napjak mandu is made with relatively simple in marketplaces) collided with yukgaejang. The name translates to rice and stew ingredients like glass noodles, chives, salt and pepper. The that are served separately. This native Daegu dish is made by simmering beef bones sauces vary according to preference. Sold in neighborhood into a broth for at least seven hours, and then adding green onions, radish, and snack shops throughout Daegu, it is a must-have dish that coagulated cow blood before boiling once more. It is a combination of haejangguk, many like to mix with ddeokbokki and odaeng (fish cakes). yukgaejang, and gomtang.