North Korean Bluster

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[Anchor Lead]

North Korea has opened another round of denunciations and threats against the South Korean government, promising stern punishment for South Korea. It appears that Seoul's plan to resume talks in January and hold reunions for separated families around the lunar New Year's holiday is going off the rails.

[Pkg]

North Korea's powerful National Defense Commission upped its criticism against South Korea by claiming that Seoul is condemning Kim Jong-un's proposal made in his New Year's address.

[Soundbite] (Statement by DPRK's Nat'l Defense Cmttee Policy Dept.) : "We will deal with stern punishment if the South continues to challenge the historic measures proposed to bring great transitions and changes to inter-Korean relations."

Pyongyang claimed that Seoul has distorted and mocked the sincerity of Kim's proposals by disparaging them as a means to escape economic difficulties and international isolation. The North mentioned US and S. Korea's military drill and the spread of anti-Pyongyang leaflets to once again demand the South to change its policy stance.

[Soundbite] (Statement by DPRK's Nat'l Defense Cmttee Policy Dept.) : "Seoul is claiming freedom of expression is also applied to foreigners by drawing Americans into its anti-DPRK schemes and bringing its foul attempts to fruition."

Experts believe that Pyongyang is putting heavy pressure on Seoul by hinting at chances of changing its course if the situation does not develop the way it hoped. South Korea's Ministry of Unification stated that it is regretful North Korea has distorted, denounced, and even threatened Seoul's willingness to improve inter-Korean relations. The Ministry added that Pyongyang should not repeat its one-sided claims and should come to the negotiating table.

2. Real Estate Market

[Anchor Lead]

The Korean real estate market has been heating up since the start of 2015, mostly on the popularity of newly-built apartments. But fewer people are willing to outright buy homes, as home prices are unlikely to rise in the near term. Here's more.

[Pkg]

Some 12,000 households are to move into this large urban development complex by next year. Applications to purchase the apartments have already been closed, with an average of 27 applicants vying for each unit.

[Soundbite] Bae Jong-il (Gangseo District, Seoul Resident) : "I decided to buy a new apartment because every time the lease contract expires, I have to worry about paying a higher rent."

This residential complex in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province will be available for sale next month, but inquiries are already pouring in. That's because potential buyers are rushing to buy homes in newly built apartment complexes before the qualifications for first-priority buyers in the Seoul metropolitan area are eased in March, which will further intensify the competition for new homes. Another factor lies in the skyrocketing apartment rent prices. By contrast, prices of existing apartments that are not subject to rebuilding remained mostly unchanged. Over the past month, prices of apartments subject to rebuilding in Seoul have risen 0.15 percent, whereas prices of regular apartments rose only 0.04 percent. However, almost none of the apartments subject to rebuilding were actually sold despite their growing prices. As demand for newly built apartments only continues to rise, construction companies plan to sell at least 300,000 more newly built units this year.

3. Complex Eco Impact

[Anchor Lead]

A large tourism complex is being planned near a protected Keumgang pine forest in Uljin, North Gyeongsang Province. However, environmentalists allege that the project's environmental impact assessment is inadequate and even local residents are protesting the construction.

[Pkg]

This is a Keumgang pine forest in Uljin, southeast Korea. It is a protected forest as designated by the Korea Forest Service. But a project to build an extensive tourism complex near the forest is to begin in April. The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and the Uljin county government are investing more than 37.1 million U.S. dollars in its construction. Concerned that the new facility could environmentally damage the pine forest, local residents are protesting the construction.

[Soundbite] Lee Dae-geun (Village Resident) : "The environment will be destroyed and the output of forest products reduced. That's our biggest concern."

Environmentalists have pointed out that the environmental impact assessment conducted prior to the construction was done poorly. This is the strategic environmental impact assessment report written up by the Uljin county government. Although the report says there is little possibility of autogenous growth of wildlife at the site of the future tourism facilities the area has been found clearly by the Ministry of Environment to be the habitat of endangered mountain goats and otters. The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism plans to discuss the issue with environmental groups and the locals, but narrowing the gap between the two sides does not appear to be easy.

4. Female Recruits

[Anchor Lead]

In contrast with the all-male Korea Military Academy or ROTC, the Korea Army Academy at Yeongcheon now accepts female students. Take a look at their boot camp training.

[Pkg]

Young female students clutch their rifles and roll on the ground. Shooting drills are difficult even for male students, but these young women try their best to accomplish them. The Korea Army Academy at Yeongcheon, which provides two-year courses to train junior officers, accepted female students for the first time since its opening 47 years ago. College graduate Cho Hyun-jung applied to the academy to follow in the footsteps of her father, a military man.

[Soundbite] Cho Hyeon-jeong (Student, Korea Army Academy) : " My father showed me how exciting it is to serve your country loyally, so I wanted to follow in his footsteps to protect my country."

Instead of applying makeup or perfume, these women cover themselves with camouflage paint and dust. At first they felt awkward in their military uniforms, but they are gradually getting used to them. These female students won a fierce competition of 48 applicants per spot to join the academy. Some of them graduated from colleges with top honors.

[Soundbite] Kim Ga-hyeon (College Graduate with Honors) : "Mother, father, thank you for raising me so well, along with my 3 sisters. I'll do my best and return safely."

After five weeks of boot camp training, these aspiring officers will officially enroll in the academy next month to become second lieutenants when they graduate two years later.

[Soundbite] "Go, girls!"

5. Weather Drones

[Anchor Lead]

It won't be long before we see unmanned aircraft equipped with satellite-grade features for weather monitoring and communication. The Korea Aerospace Research Institute is developing a drone that can maintain an altitude of 20 kilometers for more than two weeks.

[Pkg]

The slim plane with big, stretching wings takes off gracefully. Images taken at 8 kilometers up in the sky clearly show the coastlines and farmland. The unmanned aircraft developed by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute set a record last year, flying 25 hours at an altitude of 10 kilometers. It is only the world's second electric-powered drone to do so, next to the one made in the United Kingdom.

[Soundbite] Lee Yung-gyo (Aerodynamics Team, KARI) : "Google and Facebook are also trying to make similarly capable drones, but they haven't progressed to the pilot testing stage yet."

The solar cells on the wings generate power and charge the carrier. The key challenge is to lighten the drone with carbon composite materials and equip it with a system that can withstand the extreme cold of tens of degrees below zero. When the drone ascends to an altitude above 10 kilometers, it uses its sensors to measure the wind speed and air pressure. It can monitor weather conditions more precisely than satellites. KARI plans to commercialize the unmanned carrier within this year by flying it more than two weeks in the stratosphere at an altitude of 20 kilometers.

6. Cymbidium Orchids

[Anchor Lead]

Cymbidium orchids have been a top export item of Korean floricultural farms, but exports have plunged recently. To help farmers, Korean researchers have developed a new breed of cymbidiums to enhance their competitiveness.

[Pkg]

Yellow cymbidium blossoms burst into bloom. Cymbidium orchids, which symbolize wealth and honor, are a popular gift for the Chinese New Year holiday. In 2010, exports of cymbidium flowers from Korean flower farms to China exceeded 18 million U.S. dollars. But demand for the flowers has been declining ever since the Chinese government launched a campaign disparaging luxury.
Last year, cymbidium exports to China plunged to approximately 5 million dollars.

[Soundbite] Lee Tae-gap (Cymbidium Orchid Farmer) : "Our exports have plummeted. We've been exporting the flowers little by little since mid-January. Sales have decreased by a third compared with previous years."

To bolster cymbidium exports to China, Korean researchers have developed 26 new breeds. Most of them come in pastel colors such as light pink to fit China's recently frugal atmosphere. The new breeds are only 60 centimeters tall, significantly shorter than existing ones which surpassed one meter in height. This enables farmers to grow more flowers on the same area of land. Export prices of the new breeds were set at half the price of existing ones, in a bid to attract more Chinese consumers. It remains to be seen whether the Korean breeds of cymbidium orchids will help reinvigorate exports to China.

7. Musical Dancers

[Anchor Lead]

Dancing, along with singing, is part of the heart and soul of a musical production and there are a wide variety of dancers to stage a spectacle. Here is a look at the different types of musical dancers. Let's take a look.

[Pkg]

Dancers perform on huge bells dangling from a stunning height. They represent the Hunchback of Notre Dame. The dancers show off their muscular strength with acrobatic moves. So they are called acrobats.

[Soundbite] Lee Hong-hak (Acrobat) : "This is the role that creates a sudden synergy, wowing the audiences."

By contrast, this performer dances in the dark to the tune of a main character, expressing his feelings through his movements. The choreography is based on modern and jazz dancing. Some musicals employ dancers from specific fields, like b-boys or ballerinas.

[Soundbite] Hwangbo Ju-seong (Dancer, "Gone with the Wind") : "Dancing itself has some limits but I can have unique experiences by appearing in a musical. It also offers more opportunities."

Featuring various types of dances, musicals have become more spectacular and entertaining.

8. Entertainment News

[Anchor Lead]

A sequel to the mega-hit Korean movie "Takeoff" will be produced. Meanwhile, another domestic movie, "Gangnam Blues" is enjoying popularity among moviegoers. This and more on today’s entertainment news.

[Pkg]

These men gathered as members of South Korea's national ski jumping team, without so much as a proper training facility. "Takeoff" was a hit movie about overcoming obstacles to win against the odds. Now, a sequel is to be produced. This time, the story focuses not on the ski jumping team, but the women's ice hockey team. It will vividly depict the true story of how the women's ice hockey team came to be. "Gangnam Blues," which opened on the 21st, heated up the box office over the weekend. Despite being restricted for underage viewers, it topped box office charts throughout the weekend. The film deals with the desire, loyalty and betrayal among two men over issues of land in the Gangnam district in the 1970s. Singer Park Hyo-shin will release a new song to mark the 15th anniversary of his debut. His agency, "Jellyfish Entertainment" announced that the singer will release his third single album "Shine Your Light" next month. The song arrives amid heated anticipation, as Park is known to have worked on it for over two years with Andy Platts, lead singer of British band "Mamas Gun."

9. Discovering Jeotgal

[Anchor Lead]

One of the essential ingredients in Korean kimchi is fermented salted seafood called "jeotgal." Not only does it help kimchi ferment better, it also adds flavor. Here's more on this unique Korean food.

[Pkg]

This market on Ganghwa Island in Incheon specializes in fermented salted seafood called "jeotgal." The marketplace is crowded with customers who came here to buy jeotgal for their kimchi. Fermented salted seafood is made with all kinds of fisheries, including shrimp, anchovies and yellow croakers. Jeotgal made with shrimp is classified into three kinds: one made with the year's early catch, one made with shrimps caught in June and one made with tiny shrimps salted in autumn.

[Soundbite] Chung Myung-soon (Merchant) : "Salted shrimps caught in June are the best. They are fleshy but too big for kimchi stuffing, so they're ground or cut before being added to the seasoning. Tiny shrimps salted in autumn are less salty and melt fast in kimchi."

What makes jeotgal an essential ingredient in kimchi? First off, it promotes fermentation and enhances the flavor of kimchi. Some people, however, worry that jeotgal contributes to the excessive consumption of sodium. Here's how to make low-salt kimchi. The most important step is salting the cabbage right. Use as little salt as possible. Make sure to fully soak the cabbage leaves in salty water. Cooking flavorful broth for low-salt kimchi is also important. Use kelp, anchovies and pepper seeds to cook a rich broth.

[Soundbite] Chung Young-hee (Expert in Low-Salt Kimchi) : "The spicy taste of pepper powder can cause a burning sensation in the stomach, whereas pepper seeds are both spicy and sweet and don't cause stomach problems."

Use the broth to make kimchi stuffing. Just one spoon of shrimp jeotgal will do. Apply the seasoning gently to the inside of the cabbage leaves. Too much seasoning will make your kimchi too salty. One thing to bear in mind when making low-salt kimchi is that it ferments fast, so make just as much as you can eat in a short period of time. The salinity of low-salt kimchi is 0.8, which is much lower than the 2.3 degrees of regular kimchi. That explains why low-salt kimchi is crunchier. So how does it taste?

[Soundbite] Hong Mi-sook 9Gyeonggi Prov. Resident) : "I thought it would be too bland, but it's evenly salted, crunchy and not very salty."

With a vast array of "jeotgal" available in Korea, you can choose the right flavor for your kimchi.

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  • North Korean Bluster
    • 입력 2015-01-26 13:59:14
    • 수정2015-01-26 14:27:45
    News Today
[Anchor Lead]

North Korea has opened another round of denunciations and threats against the South Korean government, promising stern punishment for South Korea. It appears that Seoul's plan to resume talks in January and hold reunions for separated families around the lunar New Year's holiday is going off the rails.

[Pkg]

North Korea's powerful National Defense Commission upped its criticism against South Korea by claiming that Seoul is condemning Kim Jong-un's proposal made in his New Year's address.

[Soundbite] (Statement by DPRK's Nat'l Defense Cmttee Policy Dept.) : "We will deal with stern punishment if the South continues to challenge the historic measures proposed to bring great transitions and changes to inter-Korean relations."

Pyongyang claimed that Seoul has distorted and mocked the sincerity of Kim's proposals by disparaging them as a means to escape economic difficulties and international isolation. The North mentioned US and S. Korea's military drill and the spread of anti-Pyongyang leaflets to once again demand the South to change its policy stance.

[Soundbite] (Statement by DPRK's Nat'l Defense Cmttee Policy Dept.) : "Seoul is claiming freedom of expression is also applied to foreigners by drawing Americans into its anti-DPRK schemes and bringing its foul attempts to fruition."

Experts believe that Pyongyang is putting heavy pressure on Seoul by hinting at chances of changing its course if the situation does not develop the way it hoped. South Korea's Ministry of Unification stated that it is regretful North Korea has distorted, denounced, and even threatened Seoul's willingness to improve inter-Korean relations. The Ministry added that Pyongyang should not repeat its one-sided claims and should come to the negotiating table.

2. Real Estate Market

[Anchor Lead]

The Korean real estate market has been heating up since the start of 2015, mostly on the popularity of newly-built apartments. But fewer people are willing to outright buy homes, as home prices are unlikely to rise in the near term. Here's more.

[Pkg]

Some 12,000 households are to move into this large urban development complex by next year. Applications to purchase the apartments have already been closed, with an average of 27 applicants vying for each unit.

[Soundbite] Bae Jong-il (Gangseo District, Seoul Resident) : "I decided to buy a new apartment because every time the lease contract expires, I have to worry about paying a higher rent."

This residential complex in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province will be available for sale next month, but inquiries are already pouring in. That's because potential buyers are rushing to buy homes in newly built apartment complexes before the qualifications for first-priority buyers in the Seoul metropolitan area are eased in March, which will further intensify the competition for new homes. Another factor lies in the skyrocketing apartment rent prices. By contrast, prices of existing apartments that are not subject to rebuilding remained mostly unchanged. Over the past month, prices of apartments subject to rebuilding in Seoul have risen 0.15 percent, whereas prices of regular apartments rose only 0.04 percent. However, almost none of the apartments subject to rebuilding were actually sold despite their growing prices. As demand for newly built apartments only continues to rise, construction companies plan to sell at least 300,000 more newly built units this year.

3. Complex Eco Impact

[Anchor Lead]

A large tourism complex is being planned near a protected Keumgang pine forest in Uljin, North Gyeongsang Province. However, environmentalists allege that the project's environmental impact assessment is inadequate and even local residents are protesting the construction.

[Pkg]

This is a Keumgang pine forest in Uljin, southeast Korea. It is a protected forest as designated by the Korea Forest Service. But a project to build an extensive tourism complex near the forest is to begin in April. The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and the Uljin county government are investing more than 37.1 million U.S. dollars in its construction. Concerned that the new facility could environmentally damage the pine forest, local residents are protesting the construction.

[Soundbite] Lee Dae-geun (Village Resident) : "The environment will be destroyed and the output of forest products reduced. That's our biggest concern."

Environmentalists have pointed out that the environmental impact assessment conducted prior to the construction was done poorly. This is the strategic environmental impact assessment report written up by the Uljin county government. Although the report says there is little possibility of autogenous growth of wildlife at the site of the future tourism facilities the area has been found clearly by the Ministry of Environment to be the habitat of endangered mountain goats and otters. The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism plans to discuss the issue with environmental groups and the locals, but narrowing the gap between the two sides does not appear to be easy.

4. Female Recruits

[Anchor Lead]

In contrast with the all-male Korea Military Academy or ROTC, the Korea Army Academy at Yeongcheon now accepts female students. Take a look at their boot camp training.

[Pkg]

Young female students clutch their rifles and roll on the ground. Shooting drills are difficult even for male students, but these young women try their best to accomplish them. The Korea Army Academy at Yeongcheon, which provides two-year courses to train junior officers, accepted female students for the first time since its opening 47 years ago. College graduate Cho Hyun-jung applied to the academy to follow in the footsteps of her father, a military man.

[Soundbite] Cho Hyeon-jeong (Student, Korea Army Academy) : " My father showed me how exciting it is to serve your country loyally, so I wanted to follow in his footsteps to protect my country."

Instead of applying makeup or perfume, these women cover themselves with camouflage paint and dust. At first they felt awkward in their military uniforms, but they are gradually getting used to them. These female students won a fierce competition of 48 applicants per spot to join the academy. Some of them graduated from colleges with top honors.

[Soundbite] Kim Ga-hyeon (College Graduate with Honors) : "Mother, father, thank you for raising me so well, along with my 3 sisters. I'll do my best and return safely."

After five weeks of boot camp training, these aspiring officers will officially enroll in the academy next month to become second lieutenants when they graduate two years later.

[Soundbite] "Go, girls!"

5. Weather Drones

[Anchor Lead]

It won't be long before we see unmanned aircraft equipped with satellite-grade features for weather monitoring and communication. The Korea Aerospace Research Institute is developing a drone that can maintain an altitude of 20 kilometers for more than two weeks.

[Pkg]

The slim plane with big, stretching wings takes off gracefully. Images taken at 8 kilometers up in the sky clearly show the coastlines and farmland. The unmanned aircraft developed by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute set a record last year, flying 25 hours at an altitude of 10 kilometers. It is only the world's second electric-powered drone to do so, next to the one made in the United Kingdom.

[Soundbite] Lee Yung-gyo (Aerodynamics Team, KARI) : "Google and Facebook are also trying to make similarly capable drones, but they haven't progressed to the pilot testing stage yet."

The solar cells on the wings generate power and charge the carrier. The key challenge is to lighten the drone with carbon composite materials and equip it with a system that can withstand the extreme cold of tens of degrees below zero. When the drone ascends to an altitude above 10 kilometers, it uses its sensors to measure the wind speed and air pressure. It can monitor weather conditions more precisely than satellites. KARI plans to commercialize the unmanned carrier within this year by flying it more than two weeks in the stratosphere at an altitude of 20 kilometers.

6. Cymbidium Orchids

[Anchor Lead]

Cymbidium orchids have been a top export item of Korean floricultural farms, but exports have plunged recently. To help farmers, Korean researchers have developed a new breed of cymbidiums to enhance their competitiveness.

[Pkg]

Yellow cymbidium blossoms burst into bloom. Cymbidium orchids, which symbolize wealth and honor, are a popular gift for the Chinese New Year holiday. In 2010, exports of cymbidium flowers from Korean flower farms to China exceeded 18 million U.S. dollars. But demand for the flowers has been declining ever since the Chinese government launched a campaign disparaging luxury.
Last year, cymbidium exports to China plunged to approximately 5 million dollars.

[Soundbite] Lee Tae-gap (Cymbidium Orchid Farmer) : "Our exports have plummeted. We've been exporting the flowers little by little since mid-January. Sales have decreased by a third compared with previous years."

To bolster cymbidium exports to China, Korean researchers have developed 26 new breeds. Most of them come in pastel colors such as light pink to fit China's recently frugal atmosphere. The new breeds are only 60 centimeters tall, significantly shorter than existing ones which surpassed one meter in height. This enables farmers to grow more flowers on the same area of land. Export prices of the new breeds were set at half the price of existing ones, in a bid to attract more Chinese consumers. It remains to be seen whether the Korean breeds of cymbidium orchids will help reinvigorate exports to China.

7. Musical Dancers

[Anchor Lead]

Dancing, along with singing, is part of the heart and soul of a musical production and there are a wide variety of dancers to stage a spectacle. Here is a look at the different types of musical dancers. Let's take a look.

[Pkg]

Dancers perform on huge bells dangling from a stunning height. They represent the Hunchback of Notre Dame. The dancers show off their muscular strength with acrobatic moves. So they are called acrobats.

[Soundbite] Lee Hong-hak (Acrobat) : "This is the role that creates a sudden synergy, wowing the audiences."

By contrast, this performer dances in the dark to the tune of a main character, expressing his feelings through his movements. The choreography is based on modern and jazz dancing. Some musicals employ dancers from specific fields, like b-boys or ballerinas.

[Soundbite] Hwangbo Ju-seong (Dancer, "Gone with the Wind") : "Dancing itself has some limits but I can have unique experiences by appearing in a musical. It also offers more opportunities."

Featuring various types of dances, musicals have become more spectacular and entertaining.

8. Entertainment News

[Anchor Lead]

A sequel to the mega-hit Korean movie "Takeoff" will be produced. Meanwhile, another domestic movie, "Gangnam Blues" is enjoying popularity among moviegoers. This and more on today’s entertainment news.

[Pkg]

These men gathered as members of South Korea's national ski jumping team, without so much as a proper training facility. "Takeoff" was a hit movie about overcoming obstacles to win against the odds. Now, a sequel is to be produced. This time, the story focuses not on the ski jumping team, but the women's ice hockey team. It will vividly depict the true story of how the women's ice hockey team came to be. "Gangnam Blues," which opened on the 21st, heated up the box office over the weekend. Despite being restricted for underage viewers, it topped box office charts throughout the weekend. The film deals with the desire, loyalty and betrayal among two men over issues of land in the Gangnam district in the 1970s. Singer Park Hyo-shin will release a new song to mark the 15th anniversary of his debut. His agency, "Jellyfish Entertainment" announced that the singer will release his third single album "Shine Your Light" next month. The song arrives amid heated anticipation, as Park is known to have worked on it for over two years with Andy Platts, lead singer of British band "Mamas Gun."

9. Discovering Jeotgal

[Anchor Lead]

One of the essential ingredients in Korean kimchi is fermented salted seafood called "jeotgal." Not only does it help kimchi ferment better, it also adds flavor. Here's more on this unique Korean food.

[Pkg]

This market on Ganghwa Island in Incheon specializes in fermented salted seafood called "jeotgal." The marketplace is crowded with customers who came here to buy jeotgal for their kimchi. Fermented salted seafood is made with all kinds of fisheries, including shrimp, anchovies and yellow croakers. Jeotgal made with shrimp is classified into three kinds: one made with the year's early catch, one made with shrimps caught in June and one made with tiny shrimps salted in autumn.

[Soundbite] Chung Myung-soon (Merchant) : "Salted shrimps caught in June are the best. They are fleshy but too big for kimchi stuffing, so they're ground or cut before being added to the seasoning. Tiny shrimps salted in autumn are less salty and melt fast in kimchi."

What makes jeotgal an essential ingredient in kimchi? First off, it promotes fermentation and enhances the flavor of kimchi. Some people, however, worry that jeotgal contributes to the excessive consumption of sodium. Here's how to make low-salt kimchi. The most important step is salting the cabbage right. Use as little salt as possible. Make sure to fully soak the cabbage leaves in salty water. Cooking flavorful broth for low-salt kimchi is also important. Use kelp, anchovies and pepper seeds to cook a rich broth.

[Soundbite] Chung Young-hee (Expert in Low-Salt Kimchi) : "The spicy taste of pepper powder can cause a burning sensation in the stomach, whereas pepper seeds are both spicy and sweet and don't cause stomach problems."

Use the broth to make kimchi stuffing. Just one spoon of shrimp jeotgal will do. Apply the seasoning gently to the inside of the cabbage leaves. Too much seasoning will make your kimchi too salty. One thing to bear in mind when making low-salt kimchi is that it ferments fast, so make just as much as you can eat in a short period of time. The salinity of low-salt kimchi is 0.8, which is much lower than the 2.3 degrees of regular kimchi. That explains why low-salt kimchi is crunchier. So how does it taste?

[Soundbite] Hong Mi-sook 9Gyeonggi Prov. Resident) : "I thought it would be too bland, but it's evenly salted, crunchy and not very salty."

With a vast array of "jeotgal" available in Korea, you can choose the right flavor for your kimchi.

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