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TThe Nation: Travelhis year Seoul is officially designated as the "World Design Capital" by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design. The credit has to go to Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon who, under his leadership since 2006, introduced reforms that have turned Seoul into a design-driven city from where the Korean Wave continues to spread to other parts of Asia and beyond.

For Mayor Oh, Seoul is more than a design city. For him, Seoul is seeking to become a city of arts and culture too through his vision of "culturenomics", or promoting the city's creative economy. It will be the city where culture, modernity and tradition harmonise.

"Seoul boasts an endless series of beautiful mountains and an abundance of rivers and streams that harmonise wonderfully together with its 600 years of tradition in existence.

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