Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Briefing held for ASEAN roundtable, exhibition slated for November

Minister of the Interior and Safety Chin Young (right) on Sept. 24 speaks to ambassadors of member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the Millennium Hilton Seoul on the importance of the ASEAN-Korea Ministerial Roundtable and Exhibition on Public Service...

Korea named ‘partner country’ by global tourism event in Spain

FITUR, or the International Tourism Festival to be hosted by Spain from Jan. 22-26 next year, will feature Korea as a partner country during its 2020 edition. The photo shows Korea's tourism booth at the 2017 FITUR. (Facebook page of Korean Cultural Center in...

Int’l symposium in Seoul explores modern art’s future

Korean Culture and Information Service Director Kim Tae-hoon on Sept. 20 gives a speech at the opening ceremony of the international symposium 2019 Korea Research Fellow at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul. By Jung Joori and Lee Hana Photos = National Museum of Modern...

Seoul event marks 1st anniversary of inter-Korean summit in Pyeongyang

At an event in Seoul to mark the first anniversary of the inter-Korean summit in Pyeongyang last year, Minister of Unification Kim Yeon-chul (left) looks at photos of the summit along with other visitors. By Kim Minji and Lee Jihae Photos = Ministry of Unification An event to mark the...

Vice science minister calls leaked Fukushima water ‘global issue’

Vice Minister of Science and ICT Moon Mi-Ock on Sept. 16 gives a keynote speech at the International Atomic Energy Agency's 63rd general meeting in Vienna, Austria. (Ministry of Science and ICT) By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Jihae The Ministry of Science and ICT on Sept. 16 warned of...

New fall walking tour to feature Sarangchae exhibition hall

This is an exhibition at Cheong Wa Dae Sarangchae, the quasi-museum of the presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae. The Korea Tourism Organization announced that from Sept. 19 to Oct. 18, it will offer a walking tour course for foreign visitors called "Cheong Wa...

Peace concert at DMZ features traditional music giants, cellist Ma

Globally renowned Chinese American cellist Yo-Yo Ma (center), samulnori pioneer Kim Duk-soo (fifth on stage from the right) and leading pansori vocalist Ahn Sook-sun on Sept. 9 perform in "Culture Connect: DMZ Peace Concert" held at Dorasan Station in Paju, Gyeonggi-do Province. (Ministry of Sports, Culture and Tourism) By Kim...

Korea-Japan trade spat worsening global economic uncertainty: Krugman

Minister of Finance and Economy Minister Hong Nam-ki (right) on Sept. 9 shakes hands with Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman at a conference in Seoul on sharing the results of the government-run Knowledge Sharing Program of Korea. (Ministry of Economy and Finance) By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Jihae Japan's...

8th Seoul Defense Dialogue forum opens for 3-day run

At the opening ceremony of the Seoul Defense Dialogue 2019 on Sept. 5, Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo, U.S. Forces Korea Commander Robert B. Abrams and Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh pose for a group photo along with other military officials at the Lotte Hotel...

Celebratory event marks 12th annual Taekwondo Day

A celebratory event to mark the 12th annual Taekwondo Day is held on Sept. 4 at Taekwondowon, a taekwondo venue and park in Muju-gun County, Jeollabuk-do Province. (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) By Kim Hwaya A celebratory event to mark the 12th annual Taekwondo Day on...

Restaurateur in Laos runs lone crusade to protect sovereignty over Dokdo

Youn Jae Wouk owns four Korean restaurants in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. He is pictured here standing in front of one his restaurants with a large sign on the wall reading "Dokdo is Korean territory." By Park Hye Ri and Lee Jihae Photos = Youn Jae Wouk Laos, the...

Thailand’s interest in Korean-language education grows

First lady Kim Jung-sook (center in the second row) and Naraporn Chan-o-cha (left in the second row), the wife of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, on Sept. 2 attend a Korean-language speech contest for Thai students at the Bangkok Chatrium Hotel. By Kim Hyelin and Lee Hana Photos =...

Aug. 15: The day Korea found light again

By Kim Minji, Kim Hyelin and Lee Jihae  Seoul, Cheonan | Aug 15, 2019   A celebratory ceremony marking the 74th National Liberation Day on Aug. 15 is held at the Independence Hall of Korea in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do Province, for the first time since 2004. The slogan for this year's event...

President Moon announces goal of “reunified Korean Peninsula by 2045”

President Moon Jae-in on Aug. 15 gives a celebratory speech in a ceremony marking the 74th National Liberation Day at the Independence Hall of Korea in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do Province. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kim Eun-young and Lee Jihae  President Moon Jae-in on Aug. 15 gave a celebratory speech marking...

President Moon pledges to make Korea ‘responsible economic powerhouse’

President Moon Jae-in on Aug 15 gives a speech to commemorate the 74th National Liberation Day at the Independence Hall of Korea in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do Province. By Kang Gahui and Lee Jihae  Photos = Hyoja-dong Studio President Moon Jae-in, in a speech to mark the 74th National Liberation Day on...

Ceremony held to unveil comfort women statues near Namsan Mountain

Lee Yong-soo, a surviving comfort woman, strokes on Aug. 14 a comfort woman statue in the unveiling ceremony held near Joseon Shingung in Seoul's Jung-gu District. By Kim Young Deok and Lee Jihae  Photos = Kim Sunjoo  Seoul | Aug 14, 2019 Life-size statues of comfort woman Kim Hak-soon and two fellow...

Thousands attend 1,400th weekly Seoul protest for comfort women

The day before Korea's 74th National Liberation Day, thousands of people on Aug. 14 gather in front of the former site of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul. This rally marked its 1,400th straight week to demand Japan's apology for sexual enslavement of Korean women...

‘Precise understanding of the Abe administration is crucial for responding to Japan’s sanctions’

Sejong University professor Yuji Hosaka on Aug. 8 delivers a special lecture on a Japanese conservative group and its Korea policy on the Arirang TV talk show "Heart to Heart" in Seoul's Seocho-gu District. By Yoon Sojung  Photos = Kim Sunjoo Seoul | August 8, 2019 Sejong University professor Yuji...

[Innovative Startup 5] Cellreturn seeks to revolutionize K-beauty sector via LED masks

Cellreturn CEO Kim Il-soo poses with his company's innovative LED masks at his office in Incheon. By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Jihae  Photos = Choi Tae-soon  Incheon | July 22, 2019 A woman in her 30s removes makeup with an ultra-fine particle cleansing device after arriving home from work. She says she...

Honduras kick-starts taekwondo class expansion at public elementary schools

Children at a public elementary school (Centro Escolar Básico Gubernamental Guatemala) in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, on Aug. 7 practice punching techniques in a taekwondo belt promotion test. (Honorary Reporter Luis Hércules) By Korea.net Honorary Reporter Luis Hércules, Song Baleun and Lee Jihae  Honduras | Aug 7, 2019 "Taekwon!" "Yap!" These sounds on...

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