Saturday, September 25, 2021

Inaugural Esports Championships East Asia held in Seoul

The inaugural Esports Championships East Asia 2021 & Game Culture Festival hosted by the Korean, Chinese and Japanese governments opened on Sept. 10 in Seoul. (Photographer Heo Man-jin of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) Korea.net · Inaugural Esports Championships East Asia held in Seoul By Lee Jihae The inaugural Esports Championships East...

8 Goryeo porcelain works from Belgium shown at Seoul museum

The National Palace Museum of Korea located in Seoul is hosting the exhibition "In Pursuit of the Aesthetic Legacy of the Goryeo Dynasty." By Jung Joo-ri and Lee Jihae Photos = Cultural Heritage Administration Eight craftworks from the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) housed at the Royal Museums of Art and History in Belgium are on...

Korean craft exhibition at Milan Design Week features 126 works

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Craft and Design Foundation (KCDF) from Sept. 5-10 are jointly hosting the 2021 Korean Craft Exhibition at Palazzo Litta in Milan, Italy, as part of this year's Milan Design Week. By Xu Aiying and Kim Hayeon Photos = Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism The...

Smart bus shelters in Seoul cumulatively attract 1.2M users

Commuters last year on Aug. 3 wait for bus at a state-of the-art "smart shelter" located in Seoul's Seongdong-gu District. (Seongdong-du District Office)   By Lee Jihae Cutting-edge "bus shelters" in Seoul's Seongdong-gu District, venues that received foreign media coverage including from CNN after their launch in August last year, has eclipsed 1.2 million users. Seongdong-gu District...

Korea’s global innovation rank jumps from 10th to 5th

Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Moon SungWook on Sept. 20 speaks at the launching event for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)'s Global Innovation Index 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland, via a video message, explaining the efforts and results of Korea's innovation. (WIPO's official...

Traditional paper Hanji uses Louvre and care in restoring cultural assets

Kim Minjung, a key figure in the restoration of cultural properties at the Louvre in France using the traditional paper Hanji, on July 13 speaks to Korea.net at the latter's studio in Seoul's Jongno-gu District. (Kim Sunjoo) By Xu Aiying and Yoon Hee Young An exhibition on the history of the...

Nation’s 1st craft art museum to open in downtown Seoul

The Seoul Museum of Craft Art in the city's Jongno-gu District opens on July 16. (Seoul Museum of Craft Art)   By Lee Jihae The Seoul Museum of Craft Art, founded by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, opens on July 16. Located at the former site of Poongmoon Girls' High School...

Kazakh leader lauds Korean female volleyball captain, archer

President Moon Jae-in (right) and Kazak President Kassym-Jomart Tokayevon on Aug.17 take a walk in the gardens by Sangchunjae, a building for state guests at Cheong Wa Dae, following their summit talks. (Cheong Wa Dae's Facebook page) By Lee Hana President Moon Jae-in and Kazak President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev...

Never-before-seen footage of freedom fighter released

Participants in January 1922 attend the opening ceremony of the first Conference of Representatives from Communist Parties and National Revolutionary Organizations of Far East Countries in Moscow. General Hong Beom-do is in the middle of the first row, wearing a long coat and a mustache. By Kim Eun-young and Lee...

‘No-landing flights’ to Ulleungdo, Dokdo islands run on Liberation Day

Gyeongsangbuk-do Province on Aug. 15 arranged no-landing flights to Ulleungdo and Dokdo Islands, with passengers posing for the camera holding the Korean national flag and other items. (Government of Gyeongsangbuk-do Province) By Lee Jihae An event held on Aug. 15, National Liberation Day, allowed people to fly and view the...

Kazak leader to visit Korea next week, patriot’s remains to come home

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (right) from Aug. 16-17 will make a state visit to Korea. He is shown here in April 2019 attending a joint news conference with President Moon Jae-in (left) at the Ak Orda Presidential Palace in Nursultan, Kazakhstan. (Cheong Wa Dae's official Facebook...

Contest of Korea-related content sees record-high no. of entries

B2 Dance Group of Brazil has entered its music video in the K-pop music video section of Talk Talk Korea, an annual global contest of Korea-related content. By Lee Kyoung Mi and Lee Jihae Photos = Korean Culture and Information Service The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), an affiliate of the Ministry of...

Korea to be 1st in Asia to run e-travel authorization next month

Minister of Justice Park Beom-Kye (second from right) on Aug. 11 poses for a commemorative photo in front of the Korea Electronic Travel Authorization Center at the immigration office of Gimpo International Airport in Seoul. (Ministry of Justice) Korea.net · Korea to be 1st in Asia to...

Gov’t urges long-term expats to get vaccinated vs. COVID-19

A long queue on July 29 forms in front of a temporary testing site for COVID-19 next to an expat support center in Danwon-gu District of Ansan, Gyeonggi-do Province. Korea.net · Gov't urges long-term expats to get vaccinated vs. COVID-19 By Sarah Oqelee and Yoon Sojung The government has urged long-term expats...

5 must-see Korean works from late Samsung chief’s art collection

Two displays of artworks from the private collection of the late Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee are being called the "exhibitions of the century" for featuring masterpieces shown in textbooks. Both events were opened on July 21 at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (MMCA) and the National...

Seoul ranked 3rd-best world city for students to live in

The London-based university rating agency QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) on July 28 released its "Best Student Cities 2022" list on its official website. The photo shows people walking along Cheonggyecheon Stream in Seoul in September last year. (Korea.net DB) Korea.net · Seoul ranked 3rd-best world city for students...

President Moon honors 2 foreign Korean War veterans

President Moon Jae-in on July 27 awards the Taegeuk Order of Military Merit to the family of the late U.S. Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Joseph Kapaun at a ceremony commemorating the ninth U.N. Forces Participation Day at Yeongbingwan State Guest House of Cheong Wa...

President requests resumption of US-NK dialogue to visiting diplomat

President Moon Jae-in on July 22 takes a photo with visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman at Cheong Wa Dae. (Cheong Wa Dae's official Facebook page) By Jung Joo-ri and Lee Jihae President Moon Jae-in on July 22 asked U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman for "active efforts"...

Self-driving vehicles to hit Seoul roads from Oct.

Self-driving vehicles like buses and taxis from October will run in downtown Seoul. Shown here is a self-driving shuttle bus in the Sangam-dong neighborhood of Seoul's Mapo-gu District. (Seoul Metropolitan Government) By Yoon Hee Young Self-driving vehicles including buses and taxis from October will roam the streets of downtown Seoul. The...

Late Samsung tycoon’s art collection showcases Korean masterpieces

On the day ahead of the opening of the exhibition "A Great Cultural Legacy: Masterpieces from the Bequest of the Late Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee" at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul, foreign media personnel on July 20 attend a promotional tour and listen...

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