Friday, July 19, 2019

History-rich county offers refreshing summer taste of lotus wrap dish

Ingredients such as grain, lotus roots, dates and nuts are put on a lotus leaf along with rice and then wrapped. The wrap is steamed in a sot (traditional caldron) to produce yeonnipbap(steamed rice wrapped in a lotus leaf). By Xu Aiying and Kim Hwaya  Photos = Xu Aiying  Buyeo | June 11, 2019 A...

Korea, Finland discuss inter-Korean peace process, boosting bilateral ties

President Moon Jae-in (left) and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto (right) on June 10 hold a joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki after their summit. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kim Eun-young and Lee Jihae President Moon Jae-in and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on June 10 discussed the...

President Moon arrives in Finland to start 3-nation N. European tour

President Moon Jae-in (second from right) and first lady Kim Jung-sook (right) on June 9 greets Finnish Economic Affairs and Employment Minister Katri Kulmuni after the presidential couple's arrival at Helsinki Airport. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Xu Aiying and Kim Hwaya  President Moon Jae-in on June 9 arrived in...

[Sharing a Prosperous Global Village] Ambassadors’ Voices in Korea 10: Finland

To gauge the direction of cooperation between Korea and the world, Korea.net is running a series of interviews with ambassadors to Korea. Korea.net met with Finnish Ambassador Eero Suominen, who discusses the similarities between both nations and advancement of bilateral ties ahead of the state...

Retired Japanese teacher of history returns Declaration of Independence to Korea

Masao Sato on May 29 recounts what led him to donate his family’s original copy of the Korean Declaration of Independence to the Independence Hall of Korea during his visit to Deoksugung Palace in Seoul. By Kim Eun-young and Lee Jihae Photo = Kim Eun-young Seoul | June 7, 2019 A retired...

Dano

The holiday of Dano (단오, 端午) falls on Friday, June 7, this year and corresponds to the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. Dano is the smallest of modern Korea's three most-celebrated traditional holidays, the other two being the Chuseok Mid-Autumn Festival (추석, 秋夕)...

President Moon’s N. European tour to stress startup cooperation

Minister of SMEs and Startups Park Young-sun on June 7 explains at Seoul Press Center the goals of President Moon Jae-in's upcoming state visits to three Northern European countries. By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Jihae  Photos = Kim Sunjoo Seoul | June 7, 2019 The Ministry of SMEs and Startups on June 7...

Fighting injustice with the pen

By Jeon Han Photos = Jeon Han Illustration = Manus Eugune "I might die but let The Daehan Maeil Sinbo (The Korea Daily News, now The Seoul Sinmun) remain to save Koreans" were the last words of Ernest Thomas Bethell (1872-1909) before he died in Korea on May 1, 1909, at...

President Moon honors fallen soldiers at Memorial Day ceremony

President Moon Jae-in on June 6 consoles Kim Cha-hee, 93, at Memorial Tablet Enshrinement Hall inside Hyeonchungtap Memorial Tower of Seoul National Cemetery. Her husband was a student who was killed while serving in the Korean War. By Jeon Han and Kim Minji  Photos = Hyoja-dong Studio "One duty of a...

Parliamentary speaker stresses bilateral cooperation to Russian senate

National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang on May 29 gives a speech at the Russian Federal Council in Moscow. (National Assembly of Korea) By Kim Minji  National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang on May 29 gave a speech at the Russian Federation Council in Moscow stressing peace and prosperity...

[Sharing a Prosperous Global Village] Ambassadors’ Voices in Korea #9: Norway

To gauge the direction of cooperation between Korea and the world, Korea.net is running a series of interviews with ambassadors to Korea. The interview below features Norwegian Ambassador to Korea Frode Solberg, who discusses the bilateral partnership as both countries mark 60 years of...

KCC events in June to feature films, books, music, food

The Korean Cultural Center in New York on June 29 will host a performance of gugak(traditional Korean music) called "Kokdu, a Story of Guardian Angels" at Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center. (Korean Cultural Center New York)   Since 1979, Korean Cultural Centers (KCCs) have promoted Korea...

President Moon orders fast rescue of tourists in Hungary boat sinking

President Moon Jae-in on May 30 presides over an emergency meeting at Cheong Wa Dae on Korean tourists who went missing in Hungary after their boat sank in a collision. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in on May 30 issued an urgent...

#HANAGo Season 2 Ep. 5 – Korea.net Honorary Reporters

Hi, it's Hana of HanaGo. Today, I'm going to spend an entire episode introducing Korea.net's Honorary Reporters, our group of content creators who share a passion for Korea and Korean culture. This year's incoming group consists of 591 reporters from 73 countries, and over the next...

Media swarm to advance screening of Cannes’ top honoree ‘Parasite’

Director Bong Joon-ho and the cast members of "Parasite" on May 28 hold a media briefing after an advance media screening at the theater CGV Yongsan in Seoul. The movie on May 25 won the Palme d'Or, the top award of the Cannes Film...

Korea to share gov’t innovation knowhow at int’l conference in Canada

Korea from May 29-31 will share the results of its government innovation at the sixth Open Government Partnership (OPG) in Ottawa, Canada. This photo shows the OPG Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting 2018 hosted in November last year by Seoul. (Ministry of the Interior and Safety) By Kim...

Seoul Botanic Park provides green oasis for urban dwellers

By Xu Aiying and Kim Hwaya Photos = Kim Sunjoo Video = Choi Tae-soon Seoul | May 23, 2019 The Spanish Cypress, the Australian boab and the South African bottle trees. All of this exotic greenery, its their fresh summer green, can be seen at Seoul Botanic Park. A combination of a park and...

President Moon congratulates Indian PM Modi on re-election

President Moon Jae-in on May 24 congratulated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his re-election via Facebook. This photo taken in February shows the president (left) and Modi at Lotte World Tower in Seoul. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Park Hye Ri and Kim Minji  President Moon Jae-in on May...

Incheon Int’l Airport to soon open duty-free shops at arrival halls

Duty-free shops at the arrival halls of Incheon International Airport will open on May 31. Pictured is an artist's conception of the Entas Duty-Free shop at the airport's Arrival Hall 2. (Incheon International Airport Corp.) By Oh Hyun Woo and Lee Jihae  Incoming passengers at Incheon International Airport from...

Service marks former President Roh’s 10th death anniversary

Attendants on May 23 pay a silent tribute at the memorial service for the tenth death anniversary of former President Roh Moo-hyun in Bongha Village of Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do Province. From left are the late president's son Roh Geon-ho, Roh's widow Kwon Yang-sook, first lady...

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