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  1. 1. Korea Population: 49,044,790 Korea By Paul Yoon
  2. 2. Government <ul><li>Korea’s government divided into three branches: executive, judicial, and legislative. </li></ul><ul><li>Korea president is Roh Moo-Hyun </li></ul><ul><li>Korea’s prime minister is Han Duck-Soo </li></ul><ul><li>Korea’s Minister of foreign affairs is Son-Min-Soon </li></ul><ul><li>Mayor of Seoul is Lee Myung-Bak </li></ul>President of Korea- Roh Moo-Hyun South Korea COA
  3. 3. Major Religions <ul><li>Most of the Koreans are Christian, and Buddhism but there are lots more. For example, Confucianism and shamanism are also in Korea too. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Family Life <ul><li>Father does the work usually </li></ul><ul><li>Children studies in the school </li></ul><ul><li>Mother cooks and cleans if there’s no maid but sometimes they work too. </li></ul><ul><li>Grandfather and Grandmother doesn’t work. They just rest. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Food Kimchi Bulgogi Sunde Korea has lots of traditional foods like Kimchi, and Bulgogi. Sunde is also one of them but these two are the most representative in Korea.
  6. 6. Food (Continued) <ul><li>Korean people usually eat foods with rice but they also have foods that is made with rice. For instance, Dolsok Bibim Bap is made with lots of vegetables, a egg and rice, Kimbap is made out of seaweed that covers rice. </li></ul>Dolsok Bibim Bap Kimbap(sushi)
  7. 7. Tradition <ul><li>Chosuk- Korean Thanksgiving </li></ul><ul><li>Sulnal- Korean New Year </li></ul><ul><li>Children Day- Children can do what ever they want in this day. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents Day- Children have to help parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Gwang-bog-jeol -Korean Independence Day. Date when Korea was freed from Japan. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Education <ul><li>Most of the Korean study hard to go to good college so they stay up until 2 or 3 ‘o clock in the morning. </li></ul><ul><li>Koreans have lots of after school classes like academies and tutor. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the Korean youngsters come backs at night after studying really hard. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Entertainment and Recreation <ul><li>Play computer games </li></ul><ul><li>TV </li></ul><ul><li>Playing with friends </li></ul><ul><li>Watching movies </li></ul><ul><li>Playing Chess with my brother </li></ul><ul><li>Play cards with my brother </li></ul><ul><li>Play sports with my family. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Communication: Do’s and Don’ts <ul><li>Always do the eye contact. </li></ul><ul><li>Always first say hi or hello to everybody </li></ul><ul><li>Be polite </li></ul><ul><li>Always listen to the people who are saying </li></ul><ul><li>Say it friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Do not say bad words </li></ul><ul><li>Never interrupt when people are saying. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t change the subject while people are saying </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be rush to say anything </li></ul>
  11. 11. Invisible Feature of Culture <ul><li>Friendship is one of the invisible feature in Korea’s culture. Koreans always hang out together and play at weekends. Because Koreans have to study hard in the school and also do after school classes, they can play in weekends. Also in Korea, the only people that can help yourself is friends and parents. For example, friends help you when you are in big danger at outside of the house but if you are in the house, parents help and solve your problems. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Advice <ul><li>To Understand Korea, you first have to learn the language and the culture because language can help you communicate with Korean people and culture can help you be polite and kind to people. If you go to Korean school, and want to do well, you always have to listen to the teacher carefully and study really hard on it. This will make everybody do well in school. But making new friends are the hardest in Korean school. Some students like people who likes to study or some students like people who’s cool and good at sports. So if you are going to make new friends, find someone that matches you directly and will always be your best friend. </li></ul>
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