The Republic of Korea (a.k.a. South Korea or Korea) is a small country on the far eastern edge of Asia between China and Japan. Despite its small size (similar to Indiana), the country is known for its strong economic activity, unique culture, and arts.
Today, Korea is an industrial nation standing tall on the world stage. Its
semiconductor, automobile, shipbuilding, steel making, and IT industries are on
the leading edge in global markets. Recently, Korean dramas, movies, and music
are attracting many audiences in Asian countries and beyond, creating what is
being called the "Korean Wave."