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Using the catchphrase, "Toilet is Life," The World Toilet Association Inaugural General Assembly (WTAA) will kick off with a five-day scheduled conference on November 21, 2007 at the COEX Convention Center in Seoul, Korea. Korea's toilets have improved drastically over the last twenty years. This was made possible due to the history of cooperation between the government, civic organizations, and citizens who cooperated to produce better toilet facilities.

Robot World 2007 has come to a close, finishing on October 21. According to attendants to the conference, it was the largest and most impressive robotics exhibition to date. This year, Robot World 2007 incorporated a combination of several disparate robotics events -- the International Robot Industry Show, the International Robot Contest, and the Korea Robot Conference. They were integrated seamlessly into one grand event.

Korea has the best IT infrastructure in the world. More than 70 percent of the population subscribes to high speed internet and more than 42 million people are mobile phone users. The Internet infrastructure growth rate is significantly high in Korea, which makes it the best condition to build complexes with the latest in Information technology.

Scantily-clad girls shout down passer-bys in Seoul's Dongdaemun, one of the biggest shopping districts in the whole country. Teenagers sit outside malls and smoke cigarettes to a backdrop of break dancing B-Boys and deafening music blaring from all angles. It's a hectic way to go about picking up the latest fashion, and an increasing number of Koreans are turning their backs on it.

The third CVCE (Crystal Valley Conference & Exhibition) 2007 is scheduled to open at the Cheonan Campus of Dankook University from November 6 to 8. The name CVCE comes from the display cluster "Crystal Valley", which is now being formed by Chungnam Province, and is supposedly the largest in the world. The CVCE 2007 has been organized by Chungnam Display Cooperation Group, Chungnam Display R&D Cluster, and Chungnam Display Education Consortium.

At the beginning of the 20th Century, the Turkish people bravely fought a War of Independence to preserve their sovereignty and independence under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and founded the Republic of Turkey on 29 October 1923. This year, the Turkish Republic is celebrating the 84th anniversary of her establishment.

Turkey attaches great importance to her relations with the Republic of Korea which has a foreign policy based on similar principles. On 11 August 1949, Turkey recognized Republic of Korea.

The WiBro standard, another name for Mobile WiMax, was adopted as the Information and Telecommunication Union's (ITU) 3G mobile communication standard. As a result, Korea is in position to assume leadership of 4G mobile communication standardization in the coming years. This would harden Korea's position as an IT power.

Atotal of 352.8 billion won (US$384 million) - up 11.3% in comparison with last year, will be invested in national informatization next year in the hopes of concentrating investment in improving the quality of life.

In next-generation LCD line investment, Samsung Electronics is set to go straight to 10G, skipping 9G.

On the first day of the FPD International conference held in Yokohama, Japan on October 24, Samsung LCD Business President, Lee Sangwan, said: "Samsung Electronics is considering going directly to 10G." Samsung Electronics have decided to make the move as part of a strategy to maintain global LCD leadership.

Business circles forecast that when 10G, which is 70% more efficient than 8G, is operated, popularization will be enlarged even more.

Three days in Singapore doesn't seem to be enough time to discuss the revolutionary new technology IPTV, but Junction, organizer of IPTV World Forum Asia, seem to try to make up for that by packing an impressive number of sessions into December 5, 6, and 7. That's right, in the first week of next month IPTV will be the topic of choice in Suntec.

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