Sunday, May 26, 2024

Monument to German medical team in Korean War unveiled

Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs Kang Jung-ai (second from left) on May 8 takes a photo at the unveiling ceremony for a monument to German participation in the Korean War. From left are Ambassador to Germany Lim Sang-beom,...

What Seoul landmarks are the favorites of residents and expats?

This photo of a sunset on the Hangang River was taken on May 8 from Seoraeseom Island in Seoul's Seocho-gu District. (Seoul resident Park Woo-young)By Yoo Yeon Gyeong Seoul residents say the Hangang River is their favorite landmark in...

‘Tagless’ payments for subway, bus fares coming next year

A commuter goes through a fare gate without swiping his transportation card under the "tagless system." (Seoul Metropolitan Government) By Lee Kyoung Mi As early as next year, Seoul Metropolitan Subway lines...

Italy to host events for 2024-25 cultural exchange year with Korea

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Yu In Chon on May 3 takes a photo with Italian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Maria Tripodi at the latter's ministry in Rome after signing a memorandum of understanding to...

Northern Seoul suburb hosts festival of 100 million flowers

International Horticulture Goyang Korea 2024 on April 26 got off to a spectacular start at Ilsan Lake Park in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do Province. Shown are visitors watching the view in front of the lake. By Yoo Yeon GyeongPhotos...

Head of nation’s lone circus troupe insists show must go on

The entrance of a circus theater on Daebudo Island off the coast of Ansan, Gyeonggi-do Province, sees a line of people waiting to see the 99-year-old Dongchun Circus. By Koh HyunjeongPhotos = Dongchun Circus

Cultural events to fete Cheong Wa Dae’s 2nd year since reopening

The exhibition "Handshakes for Freedom" on the second floor of the main building of Cheong Wa Dae, the former presidential compound, marks the second anniversary of the reopening of the former presidential compound. The large scroll shows full-length portraits...

Ceremony in Seoul inducts 2,641 content creators of Korean culture

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Yu In Chon on the afternoon of April 30 delivers a congratulatory speech at the induction ceremony for this year's global content creators of Korean culture at CKL Stage of the Korea Creative Content...

Global taekwondo mecca Taekwondowon marks 10th anniversary

The Taekwondo Promotion Foundation on April 29 held a ceremony to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the massive taekwondo facility Taekwondowon at T1 Stadium in Muju-gun County, Jeollabuk-do Province. Attending were Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Yu...

Newest hiking tourism center in Seoul offers info, gear rentals

The Bugaksan Mountain branch of Seoul Hiking Tourism Center was opened on April 18 in the Samcheong-dong neighborhood of Seoul's Jongno-gu District to help foreign tourists explore the mountain. (Charles Audouin) By Charles AudouinOn a warm...

Nation’s first nanosatellite NEONSAT-1 enters normal orbit

The Ministry of Science and ICT on April 24 announced that the nation's first homegrown nanosatellite, New-space Earth Observation Satellite Constellation No. 1 (NEONSAT-1), entered normal orbit. Shown is NEONSAT-1 before launch.By Wu JinhuaPhotos = Ministry of Science...

First trilateral summit of finance chiefs with US, Japan held

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance Choi Sang Mok (right) on April 17 speaks at the first trilateral meeting of finance ministers from Korea, the U.S. and Japan at the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington. (Ministry of Economy and...

Summer Olympic team pledges to do best, unveils uniforms

Members of the Olympic team on April 17 show their uniforms to be worn at this year's Paris Summer Olympics at the "One Team! One Dream!" event to mark the 100th day before the competition at Champion House...

President Yoon, Japan PM pledge better trilateral ties with US

President Yoon Suk Yeol on April 17 held a phone summit with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on close bilateral cooperation for regional peace. Shown is President Yoon (right) on May 7, 2023, shaking hands with his Japanese counterpart at a...

Envoy urges Ivory Coast, Egypt to back Korea-Africa Summit

Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Chun Byong-keuk (right) from April 12-17 visited Ivory Coast and Egypt as a presidential envoy, urging both countries to actively take part in the upcoming Korea-Africa Summit. Shown is Vice Minister...

World IT Show in Seoul shows AI-made innovations in daily life

The annual World IT Show, the country's largest information and communications exhibition, opened on April 17 for a three-day run at COEX Mall in Seoul's Gangnam-gu District. Shown are visitors to last year's event from April 19-23. (Ministry of Science and ICT)

Officials from 5 nations start anti-corruption course in Seoul

The Anti-Corruption Training Institute of the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) from April 15 hosts a 10-day course on boosting anti-corruption capacity. Shown are participants from last year's program in September. (ACRC) By Kim HyelinThe government will...

Space industry to get almost KRW 1T in investment this year

Nuri (KSLV-II), a space launch vehicle developed entirely with domestic technology, on May 25 last year blasts off from Naro Space Center in Goheung-gun County, Jeollanam-do Province. (Korea Aerospace Research Institute) By Yoo Yeon GyeongThe...

Vocational programs to help marriage migrants adapt to Korea

The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family will offer vocational education and training to marriage immigrants who want to work or start a business. Seen are such women on April 8 taking the written exam for a barista...

Nat’l Fire Agency picks 137 elite staff for deployment abroad

The National Fire Agency (NFA) has selected 137 members of its international rescue team to protect Koreans abroad and conduct humanitarian activities for disaster victims. Seen are members of the team in February last year performing a mission...

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