This is slightly old news (dated December 23, 2012), but a Korean-American businessman, who immigrated to the United States in 1984, has posted a billboard using mixed Hangul-Hanja script (竝用, 병용) congratulating Park Geunhye on her victory in the most recent Korean election at the entrance of New York City’s Korea Town. The mixed script part of the billboard reads:
大韓民國 第18代 大統領 朴槿惠(박근혜) 후보의 被選을 祝賀합니다
Congratulations to presidential candidate Park Geunhye on being elected in the 18th Election of the Republic of Korea
When asked why he put up the sign in mixed script, the Korean-American businessman replied, “As you may know, Hanja characters are ideograms with meanings to themselves. I intended to correct the common mistaken belief that Hanja is Chinese: these are our characters that our ancestors cultivated together with Hangul.” He also noted that there are a lot of Chinese and Japanese people are other Asians that cross this area, and that he wanted to let them know that Hanja, together with Hangul, is a precious cultural heritage of the Korean people.
Source: 뉴욕 한복판 박근혜 당선인 축하광고 눈길