Korean Week





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Time/date Monday, Nov 14, 2016. - Friday, Nov 18, 2016.
Venue Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
11/14 Parade 12:10 - 12:25 at the Fountain
We will have a short show with traditional clothes, stories from the old days of Korea, and both traditional and K-pop dance! You can experience Korean Week with our parade! Come and take a trip around Korea in a short 15 minutes while here at APU!
11/15、11/17 Market 10:35-18:00 at the Fountain
Do you want to try some new Korean food that you haven't been able to taste in Beppu? Come to the fountain and try our food!
11/17 K-pop Promotion 12:10 - 12:25 at the Fountain
Taekwondo Promotion 14:00 - 14:15 at the Fountain

Taekwondo Performance 19:30 - 19:45 at the Wave Stage
Mirme Taekwondo Team will be returning to APU. The team leader, Shin Min-cheol, is sponsored by Red Bull, and he is the one of the top taekwondo athletes in the world. Come and see a pro-level taekwondo performance.

K-pop Performance 19:45 - 21:30 at the Wave Stage
K-pop dance takes place every year during Korean Week, and is the most popular event during Korean Week. The quality of the dance is only matched by the music. Come and enjoy the show Thursday night!
11/18 Grand Show: "Descendants of the Sun" 18:30 - (doors open at 18:00) at Millennium Hall
"Decendants of the Sun" is a popular Korean drama that tells a sweet love story of a Korean soldier and doctor who hold on to their love despite hard and difficult times, strengthening their bond. This is a fine portrayal of a Korea love story, also showing the spirit of a Korean soldier through wonderful scenes and fantastic performances of Korean martial arts.

The show will also feature different Korean close-order formation drills, which are a military parade-type formation where soldiers move together in a tightly coordinated set of movements, and Taekwondo, a traditional Korean martial art developed by various martial artists during the 1940s and 1950s, incorporating elements of Karate and indigenious Korean martial arts. Finally, we will include military uniforms that show our country's cultural history and characteristics. Since 1954, the uniforms of Korea have changed over time in different ways. The show will have different types of uniform on display in different, brilliant ways.

11/14 - 11/18 Fountain Exhibition
We will exhibit Namsan Tower, located in Namsan, Seoul. Come take a picture in front of Namsan Tower!

Hello everyone. First of all I would like to thank you for your support, consideration, and participation. Korean Week is able to continue because of your great interest.

Every year, Korean Week tries to give something back to not only APU students and faculty but also to the local communities. Even though we are far from South Korea, we always try to let people know about South Korea and our culture. We promise to do our best to fulfill our mission and reach our goal.

This year Korean Week will begin on the 14th of November. If you like or are interested in Korea, or want to learn about Korean culture, please come and enjoy our events. We will prepare a variety of delicious foods, cultural experience activities, and K-Pop performances. The week will complete with a Korean style musical at Millennium Hall.

Once more, thank you for your support. We hope to see you at our events!

Yechan Jeong, Korean Week Representative
and the entire delegation of Korean Week supporters.