Monday, December 16, 2019

Pioneering Korea-Myanmar cultural exchanges through K-pop

JBJ Entertainment Chairwoman Jeong Bunja on Oct. 18 underscores Myanmar's potential and the fondness of Myanmarese for Korean culture as reasons for boosting bilateral cultural exchanges. By Yoon Sojung Photos = Kim Sunjoo Seoul | Oct. 28, 2019 "K-pop holds a lot of significance as the middle ground of the...

Events nationwide mark 20th annual Dokdo Day

Dokdo Island, also known as the Liancourt Rocks, is a group of small islets in the East Sea. (Korea.net DB) By Lee Hana A series of events nationwide on Oct. 25 marked Dokdo Day, which commemorates the official proclamation of Emperor Gojong in 1900 declaring Dokdo as territory attached to Ulleungdo Island. One hundred years later in...

Event offers coffee made from ASEAN-originated beans

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on Oct. 25 makes coffee with beans from the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on a vending truck at Cheonggye Plaza in Seoul. (Kim Sunjoo) By Jeon Han and Lee Jihae Video = Choi Taesoon Seoul | Oct. 25, 2019 Cafe ASEAN, an event that offers free coffee made from beans imported from...

Korean, ASEAN culture ministers pledge more cultural cooperation

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo (center) on Oct. 24 poses for a photo with his counterparts from member nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at the 2019 Special AMCA Plus ROK Meeting at the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju. By Xu Aiying and Lee Jihae Photos = Jeon Han Gwangju  | Oct. 24, 2019 The...

‘Talk Talk Korea 2019’ contest honors 7 grand prize winners

Korea Culture and Information Service Director (KOCIS) Kim Tae-hoon (fourth from left) on Oct. 24 takes photos with the seven grand prize winners of the international Korea-related content competition "Talk Talk Korea 2019" and two selected Korea.net reporters at the Asia Culture Center in...

3 city-run programs raising public safety in Seoul

Though Seoul ranks eighth in the Safe Cities Index 2019 by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the city government is continually seeking to raise public safety. Since 2013, the capital has offered the safety services Safe Back Home Scout, Safe Parcel Service for Women and...

Award-winning seasoning to spread kimchi’s appeal worldwide

Kimchi Seasoning Mix eliminates the smell of kimchi and its salty taste, allowing non-Koreans to enjoy the spicy condiment more easily. This powder can be added to salad, French fries or chicken. By Oh Hyun Woo and Kim Hwaya Photo, Video = Kim Sunjoo It looks like dried red pepper powder...

Finance minister tells foreign investors ‘economy has strong resilience’

Minister of Economy and Finance Hong Nam-ki on Oct. 16 speaks at an investor relations session in New York under the theme "Korean Economy, Making Headway for Sustainable Growth." (Ministry of Economy and Finance) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Lee Jihae Minister of Economy and Finance Hong Nam-ki on...

Korea ratifies free trade deal with Indonesia

Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee (middle) on Oct. 16 announces with her Indonesian counterpart Enggartiasto Lukita the ratification of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries and shakes hands as they pose for a photo. (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy) By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Jihae Korea and Indonesia on...

ASEAN-Korea Train departs to raise mutual understanding

Lee Kyu-young, station master of Seoul Station, on Oct. 16 gives a salute to the departing train at the launching ceremony for the ASEAN-Korea Train. By Jeon Han and Lee Jihae Photos = Kim Sunjoo Video = Choi Taesoon Seoul | Oct. 16, 2019 A train on Oct. 16 left Seoul Station to mark the 30th anniversary of dialogue relations...

Fall foliage comes 1-4 days later this year

The weather service Weatheri says the first fall foliage in Korea started on Sept. 27 at Seoraksan Mountain in Gangwon-do Province. The peak of fall foliage usually occurs about two weeks after the first foliage of the season. (Korea Tourism Organization) By Kim Hwaya Fall foliage this...

Tokyo hosts Korea-Japan Festival despite high bilateral tension

A samulnori (traditional Korean percussion quartet) troupe performs on Sept. 28 at the 2019 Korea-Japan Festival at Hibiya Park in Tokyo. By Kim Eun-young and Lee Jihae Photos = Korean Cultural Center in Tokyo The annual Korea-Japan Festival was held this year despite frayed relations between the governments of both countries. The Korean...

President Moon agrees to boost practical cooperation with Bulgaria

President Moon Jae-in (right) on Sept. 27 hosts a bilateral summit with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov (third from bottom left) at Cheong Wa Dae. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Xu Aiying and Kim Minji President Moon Jae-in on Sept. 27 hosted a summit with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov...

‘Gandhi’s teachings serve as compass for peace on Korean Peninsula’

President Moon Jae-in on Sept. 24 gives a speech at an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) at the United Nations Economic and Social Council Chamber. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Jung Joo-ri and Lee Jihae President Moon Jae-in, in New York to attend...

President Moon proposes turning DMZ into int’l peace zone

President Moon Jae-in on Sept. 24 gives a keynote speech at the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York. (Cheong Wa Dae's Facebook page) By Kim Minji President Moon Jae-in on Sept. 24 in New York proposed transforming the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas...

[ASEAN now ①] Laos powering SE Asia with region’s fastest growth

With the inaugural Korea-Mekong Summit between Korea and the five countries along the Mekong River – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam -- and the Korea-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) special summit coming up in November in Busan, Korea.net explores the results of...

President Moon, Trump reaffirm ‘ironclad alliance’ in NY summit

President Moon Jae-in (left) and U.S. President Donald Trump on Sept. 23 shake hands during their bilateral summit at the InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kim Hwaya President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump on Sept. 23 in New York reaffirmed the...

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...

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