Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Costa Rican student’s innovative timer helps non-Koreans make better kimchi

Maria Jose Reyes, a Costa Rican graduate student who developed a kimchi timer while earning her master's at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), on Feb. 26 describes her invention at Korea.net's Seoul office. (Jeon Han) By Xu Aiying, Song Baleun and Lee Hana Seoul | Feb....

President Moon pledges to expedite inter-Korean cooperation

President Moon Jae-in (third from right) on March 4 chairs a National Security Council meeting at Cheong Wa Dae. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Song Baleun and Kim Minji The Moon administration seeks to expedite further dialogue and act as a mediator between North Korea and the U.S. in the...

President Moon to visit Brunei, Malaysia, Cambodia next week

President Moon Jae-in from March 10-16 will visit Brunei, Malaysia and Cambodia. (Hyoja Studio) By Park Gil-ja and Lee Hana  President Moon Jae-in from March 10-16 will make official visits to Brunei, Malaysia and Cambodia, Cheong Wa Dae announced on March 4. "The aim is to create a community that...

Main halls of 2 Seoul palaces to be opened to public

Myeongjeongjeon Hall (National Treasure No. 266) at Changgyeonggung Palace in Seoul is the largest jeongjeon (main hall) in Korea. The interior of the one-story building will be opened to the public for the first time in spring and fall this year. By Lee Kyoung Mi and Kim Hwaya  Photos = Changgyeonggung...

Korea sees earlier arrival of spring this year

Forsythias, azaleas and cherry blossoms this year will bloom three to five days earlier than in an average year. By Lee Kyoung Mi and Kim Hwaya Photos = Korea.net DB Spring has arrived in Korea considerably ahead of schedule. Gyeongchip, the day when frogs wake from their hibernation among the 24...

March First Independence Movement Day

We are at Gwanghwamun Square in the heart of Seoul on March 1, where a ceremony is taking place to mark the centennial for the March First Independence Movement. One hundred years ago today, Korea's first uprising against Japanese colonial rule began on March 1,...

President Moon: Korea’s next century will unite us in heart and mind

President Moon Jae-in, first lady Kim Jung-sook and a group of 33 representatives make their way to Gwanghwamun Square on March 1 led by a giant national flag used during the March First Independence Movement in 1919. By Jeon Han and Lee Hana Photos = Jeon Han, Hyoja-dong Studio Seoul | March...

[Now in Hanoi] Unfamiliar banner hangs on Hanoi street in early morning

A street in downtown Hanoi at 5 a.m. on Feb. 28. By Korea.net Special Reporting Team Hanoi | Feb. 28, 2019 Photos = Kim Eun-young  On the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam, before sunrise at 5 a.m. on Feb. 28, people started their day by working out, riding motor scooters or...

Korea, UAE agree to expand cooperation in high-tech sectors

President Moon Jae-in (right) and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Feb. 27 shake hands before starting their bilateral summit at Cheong Wa Dae. By Park Gil-ja and Yoon Jihye Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed...

Int’l Media Center opened for 2nd NK-US summit in Hanoi

Domestic and foreign journalists on Feb. 27 are busy at work at the International Media Center of the Vietnam-Soviet Friendship Labor Cultural Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam. By Korea.net Special Reporting Team Hanoi | Feb. 27, 2019 The International Media Center (IMC) for the second summit between North Korea...

Foreign minister urges ‘victim-centered approach’ toward sex slave issue

Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha on Feb. 25 gives the keynote address at the High-level Segment of the 40th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Facebook Page) By Oh Hyun-woo and Yoon Jihye Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha...

‘Tech advances should benefit all people’

Chang Byung Gyu, chairperson of the Presidential Committee on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, says technological advances should benefit all people, not just the privileged few. (Jeon Han) By Kim Young Deok and Lee Hana Seoul | Feb. 1, 2019 Imagine a foreign backpacker making her way through a remote Korean...

President Moon vows to prepare for ‘new regime on Korean Peninsula’

President Moon Jae-in (second from left) on Feb. 25 speaks in a meeting of senior presidential aides at Cheong Wa Dae. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Park Gil-ja and Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in on Feb. 25 said his administration will prepare for a new regime on the Korean Peninsula...

Upcoming NK-US summit fuels souvenir sales, themed burgers in Hanoi

A Japanese tourist on Feb. 24 holds a printed T-shirt with the portraits of U.S. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a store on Hang Bong Street in Hanoi, Vietnam. By Korea.net Special Reporting Team  Hanoi | Feb. 25, 2019 The second North Korea-U.S....

Final preparation under way in Hanoi for second NK-US summit

Staff on Feb. 24 inspect preparation work at the international media center for the upcoming North Korea-U.S. summit slated for Feb. 27-28 in Hanoi, Vietnam. By Korea.net Special Reporting Team  Hanoi | Feb. 24, 2019 On Feb. 24, just three days ahead of the second North Korea-U.S. summit,...

Korea, India to raise bilateral trade to USD 50 billion by 2030

President Moon Jae-in (right) on Feb. 22 applauds Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in their joint news conference at Cheong Wa Dae. By Park Gil-ja and Kim Minji  Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in and visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Feb. 22 agreed to raise bilateral...

Memorabilia of freedom fighters from 1919 on display at former prison

Seodaemun Prison History Hall in Seoul is holding through April 21 an exhibition featuring Korean independence fighters who lived a hundred years ago under Japanese colonial rule to mark the centennial anniversary of the March First Independence Movement and the establishment of the Korean...

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...

Global events to mark centennial anniversary of March First Independence Movement

Numerous events in 179 countries are scheduled to mark the centennial anniversary of both the March First Independence Movement of 1919 and the establishment of the Korean Provisional Government in China. The photo here shows an event on March 1, 2018, commemorating the movement’s...

Presidents Moon, Trump hold phone talks on 2nd US-NK summit

President Moon Jae-in on Feb. 19 holds a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of the second U.S.-North Korea summit. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Park Gil-ja and Lee Hana President Moon Jae-in on Feb. 19 spoke over the phone with U.S. President Donald Trump on bilateral cooperation...

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