Monday, December 16, 2019

Korea, as seen by the world: Talk! Talk! Korea

The results of the "Talk! Talk! Korea 2015" contest were announced on Aug. 11, showcasing a range of creative content that reflects Korea and all things Korean. The Korean Culture and Information Service, part of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Ministry...

Korea exports petrochemical technology to US

A Korean firm will soon begin exporting its petrochemical technology to the U.S. The first-ever Korean firm to do so is Daelim Industrial. The company recently signed a technology license agreement granting Lubrizol the rights to use its technology for the manufacture of polyisobutylenes (PIBs). Based...

Skincare packs enable good looks from head to toe

These days, many people use beauty packs to care for their skin. Some people may believe that packs are solely for facial skin care, but nowadays we can find a variety of items designed for various other parts of the body. Beauty packs enable us...

‘Learn from the old and new, create new ideas to move ahead’: president

Speaking in a cabinet meeting on Aug. 4, President Park Geun-hye said that going forward she will concentrate on cultural prosperity, reviving the economy and on labor sector reform. "I would like to reinforce the foundation of cultural prosperity and strive to make our unlimited,...

Bukchon brings small-town warmth to bustling capital

According to the Korea Tourism Organization, a total of 14,201,516 people came to Korea during the year 2014. What elements attracted them to Korea? A number of media outlets have said that one of Korea's charms is the harmony that exists between tradition and modernity....

‘I support Vietnamese people in Korea’: president

President Moon Jae-in (right) shakes hands with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, at Cheong Wa Dae on Dec. 21. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Lee Hana President Moon Jae-in met with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh at Cheong...

Korea via stamps: Ahn Jung-geun

A stamp is dedicated to independence activist Ahn Jung-geun. "If I fail once, I try again. If I fail again, I will try for a third time, fourth time and tenth time. Even if I am defeated the one hundredth time, I will not give...

[Peace in PyeongChang] ‘Counter-Terrorism and Safety Measures HQ’ is ready for PyeongChang

Chief of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Counter-Terrorism and Safety Measures Headquarters (CTSM HQ) Mun Yeong Gi explains the wide network of counter-terrorism and terrorist alert systems that will be in place during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, at the Government...

North Korean defector paints new life

The painting of a man wearing a socialism-inspired red scarf and another work depicting the face of a North Korean leader atop Marilyn Monroe's body are both at the same time works of satire that mock the North Korean regime and works of art...

Korean kitchenware attracts customers worldwide

Anyone who enjoys cooking is always interested in high-quality kitchen appliances. Well-functioning appliances can minimize nutritional loses and can add more flavor to make dishes tastier. The recently rising interest in healthy and non-processed foods is also deeply related to the importance of quality kitchen...

Make Eurasia one: President Park

President Park Geun-hye speaks during the ASEM Symposium Seoul 2015 on Sept. 10 in Seoul. President Park Geun-hye emphasized the importance of the potential for all of Eurasia on Sept. 10, saying, “In order to realize the infinite potential of Eurasia, it is important to...

President to visit China to attend WWII commemorative ceremony

Park Geun-hye will visit China early next month to attend its celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The above photo is from the Korea-China summit President Park held with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Seoul in November 2014. President...

A night in a traditional home gives great respite

Nowadays, many tourists flying to Korea travel much further than just hitting the well-known tourist destinations and places that spotlight pop music, soap operas and other content. During their time here, they enjoy new opportunities to experience in-person how people in the past lived in...

Korea, Poland unite through pop music

The Palladium theater in Warsaw was crowded with over 2,000 people on July 29. They were fans of Korean pop music, coming together for the 2015 K-Pop Festival. Marking its fifth year this year, the festival is one of the most anticipated events of...

Soju, Korea’s representative liquor

Soju is a popular local spirit that has comforted people's hearts for many years. No matter whether people feel happy or sad, it has remained Koreans' best friend for a long time. Some people would say they feel something is missing without soju when...

Quench summer thirst with Hanareum pears

Researchers from the Pear Research Institute, part of the Rural Development Administration, examine some of the newly-harvested and newly-bred Hanareum pears, on Aug. 20. Pears are one of the most popular fruits, thanks to their rich and sweet juice and their crunchy, chewy flesh. Asian pears...

Escape the heat wave with Korail

Summer has officially begun, as the scorching sun and sweltering heat drains people of their energy and causes them to sweat, even if standing still in the shade. Normally between July and August, crowds of people flock to the seas, rivers, mountains and valleys to...

Avoid summer heat at waterfalls

A family on vacation avoids the heat at the Suok Falls in Goesan, Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province). The sweltering summer heat continues to bother people, both day and night. Beaches and water parks are overcrowded nationwide with a continuing flow of people. If you don't...

Grapes bring mid-summer smiles

A parent and child sample some fruit in the special grape garden at Gwanghwamun Square on Aug. 6, the day that has been designated as Grape Day. Laden with heavily ripened grapes, a special garden in Gwanghwamun Square is bringing smiles to many faces. Grape Day...

Korea, China to continue strategic partnership: President

President Park Geun-hye (third from right) walks toward Tiananmen Square with Chinese President Xi Jinping and other world leaders who are in Beijing for China’s 70th anniversary of its victory in the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, on Sept. 3. President Park...

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