Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Weekly protest in Seoul for ‘comfort women’ victims marks 28th anniversary

The Wednesday protest for the Resolution of the Japanese Military Sexual Slavery Issue in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul's Jongno-gu District on Jan. 8 marked its 28th anniversary. Pictured here is a protester presenting a cake with the number commemorating the occasion. By Yoon...

Mobile games led domestic video gaming sector in 2018

A 2019 white paper on the Korean video game industry said that since 2017, gaming platforms have seen growing diversity since the release of popular intellectual property games in console form, with mobile games leading the domestic video game market. Pictured here is the 2018 edition of the trade show G-star...

Official R&D budget this year set at record KRW 24T

Vice Minister of Science and ICT Kim Sung-soo on Jan. 6 gives a speech in a briefing session on inter-governmental cooperation in R&D projects this year at Soongsil University in Seoul. By Kim Young Deok and Lee Jihae Photos = Ministry of Science and ICT The government this year has...

Int’l youth sports program begins in Gangwon-do Province

The Dream Program, which offers training in winter sports and cultural experiences to young people from around the world, is being held from Jan. 6-18 in Pyeongchang-gun County and Gangneung, both in Gangwon-do Province. The photo above shows students participating in the program's 2018 edition. (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) By Song Baleun and Kim...

Vice Culture Minister Choi gives pep talk to nat’l team for Winter Youth Olympic Games

Second Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Choi Younhee on Jan. 3 poses with the national team for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland, at Team Korea's inaugural meeting at Seoul Olympic Parktel after giving team members good luck pouches....

KCCs greet 1st month of 2020 with traditional events

Koreans celebrate New Year's Day by eating tteokguk (rice cake soup) with family and playing traditional games. Pictured here is a group of kids playing yutnori, a traditional board game, at the National Folk Museum of Korea in Seoul. (Korea.net DB) By Kim Hyelin and Lee Hana Since 1979, Korean Cultural Centers (KCCs) have promoted...

The ten best places to enjoy sunsets and sunrises in Korea

People watch the sunset at Taean Beach in Chungcheongnam-do Province, one of the five best places that the Korea National Park Service selected to see the sunset. By Kim Hwaya Photos = Korea National Park Service The Korea National Park Service (KNPS) on Dec. 29 announced its list of...

Annual number of foreign tourists to Korea breaks record

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo (sixth from the left) on Dec. 26 hosts a celebratory ceremony at Incheon International Airport with Indonesian national Eko Prasetio (fifth from left), the 17.25 millionth foreigner this year to arrive in Korea, to mark a...

‘Parasite’ director and actor receive nat’l culture awards

"Parasite" director Bong Joon-ho on Dec. 19 receives the Eungwan Order of Cultural Merit and actor Song Kang-ho the Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit from Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo at the National Theater Company of Korea. (Heo Man-jin, Ministry of...

‘Peace on Korean Peninsula to bring more opportunities for Korean and Swedish companies’

President Moon Jae-in on Dec. 18 gives the keynote address at the Korea-Sweden Business Summit held at Lotte Signiel Seoul. (Cheong Wa Dae's Facebook page) By Lee Jihae President Moon Jae-in on Dec. 18 said peace on the Korean Peninsula will create new business challenges and more...

Forum discusses social policy in 1st half of president’s term

Assistant Deputy Minister of Education Seo Yoo-mi on Dec. 17 gives a keynote speech at a forum on the results and remaining tasks of the social policy of President Moon Jae-in's administration in the first half of his term at Seoul's Koreana Hotel. (Ministry of Education) By Oh...

Underground solar-powered garden opened at Seoul subway station

An underground solar garden on Dec. 13 is opened at Seoul's Jonggak Station featuring technology that transfers concentrated solar power from the ground floor to the basement level. By Xu Aiying and Lee Hana Photos = Kim Sunjoo Video = Choi Taesoon Seoul | Dec. 13, 2019 Seoul Metropolitan Government on Dec. 13 unveiled an underground solar-powered garden. Solar...

Culture minister hails Hallyu’s power at Korea Content Awards

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo on Dec. 11 awards the Geumgwan class of the Order of Cultural Merit, the highest grade of the honor, to Heo Geum-ja, the widow of the late cartoonist Kim Seong-hwan, at the 2019 Korea Content Awards held at...

Japanese lawyer prioritizes human rights to improve Korea-Japan ties

Etsuro Totsuka, a Japanese lawyer specializing in human rights, on Dec. 10 gives a speech on victims of forced labor by Japan and international law in the first session of an international symposium held at Hotel President in Seoul. (Kim Sunjoo) By Kim Eun-young and Kim Minji Seoul |...

Vietnamese PM fetes men’s soccer coach Park at official residence

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Dec. 11 embraces Park Hang-seo, head coach of the Vietnamese men's under-22 soccer team, at the prime minister's official residence in Hanoi. By Park Hye Ri and Kim Minji Photos = Viet Nam Government Portal Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Dec. 11 invited Park Hang-seo,...

Korea, UAE designate 2020 as year of bilateral cultural exchanges

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo (left) and United Arab Emirates Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura Al Kaabi on Dec. 10 pose for a photo at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul after signing a memorandum...

Vast majority of Koreans proud of their ethnicity: poll

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Dec. 9 said a recent survey found that 93.3 percent of respondents rated the nation's traditions and relics as "excellent." Pictured here on Nov. 24, 2018, is the snow-covered Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. (Korea.net DB) By Oh Hyun Woo and Kim Hwaya The overwhelming majority of Koreans say they are proud...

Culture Ministry announces ‘stars of Korean tourism’ for 2019

Naganeupseong Folk Village is a fortress village from the Joseon Dynasty era (1392-1910) in Suncheon, Jeollnam-do Province. In 1983, it was designated Historic Site No. 302 by the government. (Korea.net DB) By Lee Hana The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Dec. 10 announced its list of this year's stars of Korean...

Korea unveils world’s 1st geostationary environmental satellite

The world's first geostationary environmental monitoring satellite Chollian 2B, which monitors fine dust and the marine environment, is unveiled on Dec. 4. The photo shows the assembled satellite. (Korea Aerospace Research Institute) By Oh Hyun Woo and Kim Minji The Korea Aerospace Research Institute on Dec. 4 unveiled the world's...

President Moon: Our economy is strong, its future positive

President Moon Jae-in on Dec. 5 gives a speech at a ceremony for the 2019 Trade Day held at the Seoul COEX. (Hyoja-dong Studio)   By Lee Hana President Moon Jae-in on Dec. 5 said Korea will not stop until it achieves its goal of becoming one of the world's top four...

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