Wednesday, December 1, 2021

New section opened at UNESCO-designated Hantangang River area

By Kim Yeojin and Yoon Sojung Video = Official YouTube account of Korea.net A new section on a tourist path in the Hantangang River valley of Gangwon-do Province, a region designated a UNESCO Global Geopark, has been opened to the public. The Ministry of the Interior and Safety on Nov....

‘Our national goal is developing global vaccines with Korean tech’

President Moon Jae-in on Nov. 16 poses for a photo with Richard Hatchett, chief of the Norway-based Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, in their meeting at Cheong Wa Dae. (Cheong Wa Dae's official Facebook) Korea.net · Our national goal is developing global vaccines with Korean tech By Xu Aiying and Kim HayeonPresident Moon...

Event for trying in-flight Korean cuisine gets big response in Tokyo

An Asiana Airlines flight attendant on Nov. 14 offers an in-flight meal to a Japanese passenger participating in an event for in-flight Korean cuisine in Tokyo. (Korea Tourism Organization)   By Kim Eun-young and Yoon Hee Young Japanese who love Korea on Nov. 14 gathered in Tokyo's Shinagawa district to participate in an...

KCC summit in Paris discusses boosting Hallyu content in Europe

Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism Hwang Hee on Nov. 15 attends a meeting of directors and senior public officers of Korean Cultural Centers (KCC) in Europe at the KCC in Paris. By Kim Hayeon Photos = Minister of Culture, Sport and TourismThe government will strengthen efforts...

33rd KCC opened in South Africa, that in Russia renovated

The newest Korean Cultural Centre was opened on Nov. 11 in Pretoria, South Africa. By Kim Eun-young and Yoon Sojung Photos = KOCIS, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) on Nov. 11 said it opened a Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in South Africa,...

Permanent exhibition of 2 leading Buddhist statues opens

The National Museum of Korea in Seoul on Nov. 11 held a media event the day before opening "The Room of Quiet Contemplation," an exhibition of two Pensive Bodhisattva statues. By Jeon Han and Lee Jihae Photos = Jeon Han "A time to lose yourself deep in contemplation." This is how Min Byoungchan, director-general...

Shipbuilders last month claim top world ranking with 52% of global orders

Korean shipbuilders last month received the most orders of any country in the sector. The photo shows a large container ship in February docked at Gwangyang Port in Gwangyang, Gyeongsangnam-do Province. (Yeosu Gwangyang Port Authority) By Kim Yeojin and Yoon Sojung Korean shipbuilders last month took the top spot...

Photo essay of President Moon’s visits to Italy, UK, Hungary

President Moon Jae-in from Oct. 28 to Nov. 5 made official visits to three European nations. From Oct. 28-31, he went to the Roman Curia and attended the summit of the Group of 20 (G20) economies in Rome. From Nov. 1-2, he attended the 26th United Nations Climate...

Rice cake making designated intangible cultural heritage

The Cultural Heritage Administration on Nov. 1 said it designated as a national intangible cultural heritage the making of tteok (rice cake), including the traditional customs of producing and sharing the treats. (Korea.net DB) By Kim Hyelin and Lee Jihae The making of tteok (rice cake) has received official designation from the government, with...

Korea holds roundtable with US, 7 Central American states

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Oct. 28 hosted the Korea-Central America Special Roundtable, in which vice ministers of seven Central American countries and delegates from the U.S. Office of the Vice President and Department of State participated. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) By Kim Hyelin and Lee Jihae The government...

President leaves for Europe after taking part in regional summits

President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook on the morning of Oct. 28 wave before departing for a three-nation European trip at Seoul Air Base in Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do Province. (Jeon Han) By Kim Eun-young and Kim Hayeon President Moon Jae-in on Oct. 28 left for a three-nation European trip.   The president...

Nuri’s ‘successful premiere’ brings Korea closer to space age

The domestically developed Korea Space Launch Vehicle-II (KSLV-2), also known as Nuri, on Oct. 21 lifts off from the Naro Space Center in Goheung-gun County, Jeollanam-do Province. (President Moon Jae-in's official Facebook) Korea.net · Nuri's 'successful premiere' brings Korea closer to space age By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Jihae Video = Ministry of...

Water sports center to be opened along Hangang River in Seoul

An integrated water sports center with water leisure facilities for canoes, kayaks and boats will open by the first half of 2023 at Nanji Hangang Park in the Sangam-dong neighborhood of Seoul's Mapo-gu District. Shown is an image of the center, which will be the biggest facility of...

Evening tour of iconic Gyeongbukgung Palace in Seoul launched

Gwanghwamun Gate in Seoul's Jongno-gu District, the main entrance of Gyeongbokgung Palace, looks spectacular when illuminated. (Cultural Heritage Administration's official Facebook page) By Kim Yeojin and Joung Haseung Visitors can walk along brightly lit architecture at night with the opening of an evening tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. The Royal Palaces and Tombs...

Cheong Wa Dae calls rocket Nuri ‘nation’s pride’ day before launch

Korea's first homegrown space rocket Nuri on Oct. 20 is moved to the launchpad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung-gun County, Jeollanam-do Province. (Korea Aerospace Research Institute) By Yoon Sojung Korea's first homegrown space rocket Nuri on Oct. 20 was moved to its launchpad after being...

PR video with soccer star Son features ‘7 charms of Korean tourism’

By Park Hye Ri and Yoon Hee Young Video = Korea Tourism Organization's official YouTube channel "Imagine your Korea" A video promoting tourism in Korea was released on Oct. 18 featuring soccer star Son Heung-min of the English Premier League's Tottenham Hotspur. Shown on the official YouTube channel and Facebook page of the...

FDI from Jan. to Sept. sees 2nd-highest result, jumps 41.3%

Jung Jong-young, director general for investment policy at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, on Oct. 7 at Government Complex-Sejong gives a briefing on foreign direct investment in the country in this year's third quarter. (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy) By Park Hye Ri and Lee Jihae Foreign direct...

Netflix co-CEO: ‘Squid Game’ could be biggest show in site’s history

This scene from the original Netflix series "Squid Game" shows the protagonist Seong Gi-hun played by actor Lee Jung-jae. (Netflix) By Lee Kyong Mi and Kim Hayeon The co-CEO of Netflix has praised the sensational global popularity of "Squid Game," saying the original Korean series could become the streaming giant's most successful work. Ted Sarandos, who is...

Kwon wins Korea’s first ATP Tour tennis title in 18 years

Kwon Soon-woo (24, Dangjin City Hall) on Sept. 26 won his first title in an event of the Association of Tennis Players Tour, the Astana Open in Kazakhstan. (Dangjin City Hall) Korea.net · Kwon wins Korea's first ATP Tour tennis title in 18 years By Kim Yeojin and Yoon Hee Young Kwon Soon-woo (24, Dangjin City...

2 Colombian veterans of Korean War to make first visit in 69 years

Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs Hwang Ki-Chul (second row, third from left) on May 25 poses for a commemorative photo with Korean War veterans Guillermo Rodriguez Guzman (second row, second from left) and Alvaro Lozano Charry (second row, fourth from left) after awarding scholarships to the children...

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