Monday, April 8, 2019

#HANAGo Season 2 Ep. 3 – Seoul Motor Show 2019

Hi, it's Hana of #HanaGo. Today I'm at the media day for the Seoul Motor Show 2019, a biennial trade show that introduces latest models designed by the world's biggest automakers. The theme of this year's show is "Sustainable Connected Mobility," which I find is quite...

President Moon, Trump to hold summit April 10-11 in Washington

President Moon Jae-in will visit Washington from April 10-11 for a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. The two leaders are shown in this photo from Sept. 24, 2018, during the United Nations General Assembly at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in New...

8 national parks offer lunchbox service

This lunch set is available for advance purchase by visitors to Sobaeksan Mountain National Park in Chungcheongbuk-do Province. (Korea National Park Service) By Park Gil-ja and Kim Minji  Since cooking at Korean national parks is banned because flammable materials are prohibited there, visitors can instead preorder lunchboxes made with...

Spring Travel Week to feature unique tours and discounts

Spring Travel Week (April 27-May 12) will offer specialized tours and deals throughout the country. (Jeon Han) By Kim Hyelin and Kim Hwaya  Spring Travel Week, slated for April 27 to May 12, will offer tourism products featuring warmer weather and greenery in Korea, the Ministry of Culture, Sports...

King Philippe attends Korea-Belgium Business Forum

On day three of his state visit to Korea, King Philippe of Belgium attended a Korea-Belgium Business Forum at the FKI conference center in Seoul. Around 120 guests from both countries participated in the forum, including the Belgian deputy prime minister, and the chairman of...

Inter-Korean liaison office partially resumes operations

Unification Ministry Spokesperson Baik Tae Hyun on March 25 tells a news briefing that the inter-Korean liaison office in the North Korean border city of Gaeseong was partially normalized after several Pyeongyang officials returned. The North on March 22 had pulled all of its...

[Sharing a Prosperous Global Village] Ambassadors’ Voices in Korea 3: Sweden

To gauge the direction of cooperation between Korea and the world, Korea.net is running a series of interviews with ambassadors to Korea. The third installment of this series features Swedish Ambassador to Korea Jakob Hallgren, who speaks on the potential of Korean-Swedish relations as...

Prime Minister Lee to visit Mongolia, China this week

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon from March 25-30 will visit Mongolia and China. This photo from December last year shows him before leaving for a North African tour. (Office for Government Policy Coordination) By Kim Minji  Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon from March 25-30 will visit Mongolia and China...

‘Techplomacy is win-win strategy for Korea, Denmark’

Danish Tech Ambassador Casper Klynge on March 22 emphasizes the significance of expanding “techplomacy” between Korea and Denmark in a discussion at Seoul Square in the capital’s Jung-gu District. By Yoon Sojung Photo = Kim Sunjoo Seoul | March 22, 2019 The world’s first ambassador of technology, Casper Klynge of...

Preparation going smoothly for FINA World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju

The 18th FINA World Aquatics Championships will start from July 12 in the southern city of Gwangju. By Lee Kyoung Mi and Kim Young Shin  Photos = The Organizing Committee of the 18th FINA World Championships Gwangju 2019 Preparation in Gwangju is going well to host the 18th FINA World...

[Sharing a Prosperous Global Village] Ambassadors’ Voices in Korea 2: Denmark

To gauge the direction of cooperation between Korea and the world, Korea.net is running a series of interviews with ambassadors to Korea. The second installment of this series features Danish Ambassador to Korea Thomas Lehmann, who speaks on the past, present and future of...

President Moon announces plans for financial innovation

President Moon Jae-in on March 21 chats with bankers at the Seoul headquarters of Industrial Bank of Korea ahead of his announcement on regulatory innovation for internet-only banks. By Park Gil-ja and Lee Hana Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in on March 21 announced his vision for innovating...

SE Asian interest in visiting Korea rises for 5 straight years

A common sight around Seoul's Gyeongbokgung Palace is foreign tourists walking around dressed in Hanbok (traditional Korean attire). The Korea Tourism Organization on March 19 said a survey showed that consideration by foreign tourists for visiting Korea saw continuous increase from 2014 to last...

Program highlights cultures of 5 Central Asian nations

Every March 21, 12 Central Asian countries including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan celebrate Nowruz, the first day of the new year under the Iranian calendar. This photo shows women in Turkmenistan wearing traditional costumes and talking in a yurt, a traditional portable tent. By Lee Kyung Mi and Kim...

Seoul exhibit to showcase artist interpretations of DMZ

“Landscape” by painter Park Se-jin shows three people -- a South Korean soldier, a North Korean soldier and the artist -- looking in different directions from the DMZ. By Kang Gahui and Kim Hwaya  Photos = KOCIS The Korean Peninsula is divided by a border, the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), four...

Koreas to field 4 unified teams in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

South Korean Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Do Jonghwan (sixth from left), International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (seventh from left), North Korean Minister of Physical Culture and Sports Kim Il Guk (fifth from right) and other IOC members on Feb. 15...

Korea, China reconfirm bilateral accord to reduce fine dust

Vice Environment Minister Park Chun-kyoo on March 15 gives a presentation on Korean environmental policy at the fourth U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. (Ministry of Environment) By Kim Hwaya  High-ranking Korean and Chinese environmental officials who attended the fourth United Nations (U.N.) Environment Assembly in Nairobi,...

KCC in Hong Kong to mark 1st anniversary with art exhibit

"My Story" by Korean painter Hwang Yong-yop (Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Kim Hwaya  The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in Hong Kong from March 27 to April 27 will hold the Korean Contemporary Artist Exhibition to mark the center's first anniversary. Aiming to promote...

Korea, Malaysia to pursue free trade agreement

President Moon Jae-in (left) on March 13 holds a joint news conference with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad following their summit in Putrajaya, Malaysia. By Park Gil-ja and Lee Hana Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on March 13 pledged to reach...

Graffiti artist presents alternative images of famous activists through works

Graffiti artist Leodav on Feb. 18 explains what initially made him draw Korean independence fighters during an interview with Korea.net at the Independence Hall of Korea in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do Province. (Kim Sunjoo) By Song Baleun and Yoon Sojung Photos = Kim Sunjoo Video = Leodav Art Crew (L.A.C.) Studio Seoul | Feb....

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