Friday, July 19, 2019

Calligraphy expresses Korea

Hangeul calligrapher Kang Byung-in writes 'King Sejong, Spirit of Hangeul' at the launch of the photography exhibition 'What Makes Korea,' on Oct. 15 at the Seoul Metro Museum at Hyehwa Station. A giant calligraphy brush, longer than an adult's arm, absorbs the ink. The artist...

Content, technology convergence for ‘a better tomorrow’

Dennis Hwang, master art director for 'Pokemon Go' at Niantic, Inc., gives the keynote speech at the 2016 Next Content Conference, at the COEX exhibition center in Seoul on Nov. 15. "It has the power to change the world for the better." This is the how...

Swiss Embassy in Seoul unveils new Hanok-style building

The Swiss Embassy in Seoul's new building is a reinterpretation of a Hanok (traditional Korean house). (Kim Sunjoo) By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Hwaya Seoul | May 16, 2019 The Swiss Embassy in Seoul has unveiled its new building that reinterprets a Hanok (traditional Korean house) in the capital's Jongno-gu...

President Moon declares Oct. 2 holiday, nation gets 10 days off

President Moon Jae-in presides over a cabinet meeting at Cheong Wa Dae on Sept. 5. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Yoon Sojung Oct. 2 has become a one-time holiday. President Moon Jae-in passed a bill that turned Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, into a temporary holiday, in a cabinet meeting...

‘Iksan, a city that benefits the people’

Mayor of Iksan City Park Kyung-Chul emphasizes that the city must be beneficial to the people, saying that Iksan was a capital city four times in ancient Korea. “Iksan is a city that benefits the people.” This is the definition of Iksan, according to Iksan City...

Inter-Korean Summit website goes live

The online platform for the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit, to be held on April 27, opens on April 17 (www.koreasummit.kr). (Inter-Korean Summit Preparation Committee) By Kim Young Shin  The online platform that will provide news and information about the upcoming Inter-Korean Summit went live on April 17 (www.koreasummit.kr). This...

Incheon Int’l Airport to soon open duty-free shops at arrival halls

Duty-free shops at the arrival halls of Incheon International Airport will open on May 31. Pictured is an artist's conception of the Entas Duty-Free shop at the airport's Arrival Hall 2. (Incheon International Airport Corp.) By Oh Hyun Woo and Lee Jihae  Incoming passengers at Incheon International Airport from...

German president visits Seoul

German President Jaochim Gauck (second from right) visits Changdeokgung Palace on Oct. 11, the first day of his state visit to Seoul. He poses for a picture in front of the Injeongjeon Hall at the royal residence. German President Joachim Gauck started his state visit...

Korea Sale Festa kicks off with K-pop concert

2PM performs during the opening ceremony for the Korea Sale Festa along Yeongdong-daero Boulevard in Gangnam-gu District, Seoul, on Sept. 30. K-pop bands, singers and dancers all came together to help launch this year's Korea Sale Festa. On Sept. 30, the nation's largest-ever shopping and tourism...

22nd annual Korean speech contest attracts wider variety of foreign competitors

By Oh Hyun Woo and Kim Hwaya Photos = Kim Sunjoo  Video = Choi Tae-soon  Seoul | May 14, 2019 A middle school student from Japan, a worker from Nepal, a production assistant for Korean entertainment shows from China. People who seemingly have nothing in common on May 14 gathered at Crown Concert Hall...

SGC’s Paul Carver & his beautiful bond with Korea

Seoul Global Center Head Paul Carver is going all-out to help expatriates in Korea, based on his life and experiences here as an overseas student, a worker and a father in a multicultural family. The center consults with more than 100 non-Korean organizations or...

KOCIS releases video promoting inter-Korean peace featuring Footbridge

A new promotional video released by Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), a subsidiary of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, on Dec. 3 features the Footbridge of Peace in Panmunjeom Truce Village that President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong...

Millet proven to have anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory properties

Studies show that a certain type of millet, Echinochloa frumentacea, has anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory properties. Pictured is a new variety of this millet, borajik millet (보라직), that can be harvested in just 85 days. Studies have proven that a certain type of millet, Echinochloa frumentacea...

President holds bilateral talks with UK prime minister

President Park Geun-hye (second from left) and British Prime Minister David Cameron (second from right) hold bilateral talks on Nov. 15 in Antalya, Turkey. During the 2015 G20 Antalya Summit, President Park Geun-hye and British Prime Minister David Cameron held bilateral talks...

Korea to benefit all of mankind: PM

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon and other guests celebrate the 4,349th anniversary of National Foundation Day, at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul on Oct. 3. By Xu Aiying and Sohn JiAe Photos = Jeon Han Seoul l Oct. 3, 2017 A celebration to mark the 4,349th anniversary of...

Moon congratulates Merkel on fourth victory

President Moon Jae-in sends a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sept. 25 to congratulate her on her recent election victory. Pictured, the two heads of state hold a press conference prior to their summit, at the chancellor's offices in Berlin on July...

Enjoy a musical paradise at Nagwon Instrument Arcade

"There's nowhere in the world like the Nagwon Instrument Arcade, where you can see a variety of musical instruments all at one place," says Choi Shinhae, owner of Hanyang Music. By Yoon Sojung Photo = Jeon Han March 24, 2017 | Seoul Nagwon (낙원, 樂園) means "paradise" in...

President meets with Japanese opposition leader

President Park Geun-hye (left) meets with Democratic Party President Katsuya Okada at Cheong Wa Dae on Aug. 3. President Park Geun-hye met with Japan's Democratic Party President Katsuya Okada to discuss measures to boost cooperation and exchanges between Korea and Japan on...

Tombs reveal ancient construction techniques

Ancient tombs in Yeonsan-dong, Busan, consist of a line of 18 graves located along the top ridge of Baesan Mountain. There are some 1,000 burial sites in total spread across the adjoining hills. The ancient burial sites in Yeonsan-dong, Busan, built between the late 400s...

Antarctic station breaks ground on glacial research

Korea's Jang Bogo Antarctic Research Station, in its second year of operations, expands its research to cover Antarctica's sub-glacial lakes, geology and meteorite craters. Jang Bogo, Korea's second permanent research station in Antarctica, has been breaking ground in Antarctic research. This year, it will have...

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