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Starbucks Korea receives presidential award for supporting cultural heritage

Starbucks Coffee Korea said Thursday it has received a presidential award for its effort to contribute to restoring the country’s cultural assets and honoring it heritage and history. 

The award ceremony which took place at Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation on Friday was attended by some 100 awardees. 

Cap/Starbucks Coffee Korea CEO David Song (right) poses for a photo with Cultural Heritage Administration chief Chung Jae-suk (center) after receiving a presidential award for the company’s efforts to protect and preserve cultural assets, heritage and history during a ceremony that took place at Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation on Friday. (Starbucks Coffee Korea)
Cap/Starbucks Coffee Korea CEO David Song (right) poses for a photo with Cultural Heritage Administration chief Chung Jae-suk (center) after receiving a presidential award for the company’s efforts to protect and preserve cultural assets, heritage and history during a ceremony that took place at Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation on Friday. (Starbucks Coffee Korea)

The local unit of Starbucks Coffee joined hands with the Cultural Heritage Administration in 2009 and has conducted various activities to protect cultural assets and support descendants of Korean War veterans since then. 

Some of them include supporting cultural activity at Deoksugung Palace for 11 years and offering customers opportunities to feel familiar with cultural assets by designing a number of stores under a traditional concept.

(ddd@heraldcorp.com)
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