Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Figure skaters test the ice in Gangneung

Mihara Mai of Japan rejoices after she cleared all the elements in the ladies’ free skating event at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017, a test event for next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games that took place at the...

Korea joins Committee on Earth Observation Satellites

Members of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites gather for the 30th CEOS General Assembly, in Australia on Nov. 2. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) has been officially recognized as a world-class entity in terms of earth observation satellites. On Nov. 2, the national weather service...

‘Korea, GCF to strengthen cooperation’: deputy PM

Green Climate Fund (GCF) Executive Director Howard Bamsey (left) and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance Kim Dong-yeon shake hands at Seoul’s Shilla Hotel on Oct. 23. (Ministry of Strategy and Finance) By Kim Eun-young and Kim Young Shin Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy...

Online video broadens Korean broadcasting

The Korea International Broadcast, Audio & Lighting Equipment Show (KOBA 2018) is held at the COEX convention center in Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu District, Seoul, from May 15 to 18. Visitors to the expo on May 16 get first-hand experiences creating their own videos at a...

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...

President Moon to host summit with Trump in June

President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump on April 11 shake hands at the White House in Washington during their last summit. Both leaders will hold another summit in Seoul in June. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Xu Aiying and Kim Hwaya President Moon Jae-in in June will host...

Best places to watch the sunrise with family in national parks

On the last day of the year, beaches on the eastern coast of the country are crowded with visitors who want to see the first sunrise of the coming year earlier than they could in other, more inland places. There are, however, plenty of...

Spend your summer at the river

One of the most mentioned things about the merits of living in Seoul, by both Koreans and non-Koreans alike, is the Hangang River that runs through the middle of the capital. The river offers countless benefits to everyone who lives in the greater Seoul...

Online content creators gather in Gwangju

The 2016 Gwangju World Web Content Festival kicked off on June 23. Under the slogan “Web people, roar into the world,” the festival lifted its curtain in and around the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju. The festival consists of three main parts: the Imagination...

PM meets Omani parliament speaker

Oman's Speaker of the Parliament Sheikh Khalid Al-Maawali (left) and Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon shake hands at the Government Complex Seoul on Sept. 11. (Prime Minister’s Office) By Kim Young Shin  Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon held a meeting with the chairman of the Consultative Council of Oman,...

Seoul, Tehran open door to cultural exchange and cooperation

Korean and Iranian business people in the culture and content sectors discuss cooperation at the Korea-Iran Culture and Technology Forum in Tehran on Dec. 12. Korea and Iran have begun to work together in earnest with regards to cooperation in the culture and content sectors. The...

Groundbreaking for inter-Korean rail, road connection set for Dec. 26

A groundbreaking ceremony for the connection and modernization of inter-Korean railways and roads is slated for Dec. 26 at Panmun Station in Gaeseong, North Korea. (Ministry of Unification) By Park Hye Ri and Kim Minji A groundbreaking ceremony is slated for Dec. 26 at Panmun Station in the North...

Joseon legation in Washington to reopen with national flag for first time in 113 years

The building that used to be the Korean legation in the U.S. during Joseon times is of significant value as a cultural property. It's the only Korean legation that retains its original looks, among the diplomatic buildings used by both Joseon and the Korean...

Korea, Kenya tighten economic ties

Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs Lee Tae-ho (left) and Kenyan Political and Diplomatic Secretary Tom Amolo sign a set of agreed minutes during the fourth Korea-Kenya economic committee, in Nairobi on April 3. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) By Kim Eun-young and Kim Young Shin Korea...

Prague K-pop concert bridges cultural differences

The idol group SHINee electrifies more than 1,800 fans at the first-ever K-pop concert in Prague on Dec. 4. President Park Geun-hye joined in the cheers as they rang across a K-pop concert in Prague on Dec. 4. Amid the deafening shouts of more than 1,800...

German-Korean Olympic luger goes for gold

Korean luger Aileen Frisch becomes a naturalized citizen in December 2016. By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Hana Photos = Kim Sunjoo Pyeongchang | Sept. 20, 2017 Just as Korea dominates archery, Germany is unrivalled in the high-speed sport of luge. Since the addition of luge to the Winter Olympics, Germany has won...

A seonbi graces a ‘Hello, Mr. K!’ concert

This year's second 'Hello, Mr. K!' concert is held on April 27 at the Korea Furniture Museum. The event features a Hanbok fashion show that tells the story of a Joseon era honorable seonbi scholar. Ambassadors from the Portuguese and Lithuanian embassies, officials from other...

President Moon welcomes 5 new ambassadors

PresidentMoon Jae-in (right) shakes hands with Kyrgyz Ambassador to Korea KylychbekSultan at Cheong Wa Dae on Jan. 31. By Sohn JiAe Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in welcomed five newambassadors to Korea from Kyrgyzstan, Senegal, Egypt, Bangladesh and Turkey atCheong Wa Dae on Jan. 31. President Moon...

Korea-Vietnam friendship blooms over 25 years

Vietnamese students studying in Korea pose for a commemorative photo in front of the Sangchunjae Hall at Cheong Wa Dae before a lunch with first lady Kim Jung-sook on March 8. (Jeon Han) By Sohn JiAe  Video = Kim Sunjoo All relationships go through ups and downs, and this...

President Moon’s intermediacy reignites US-NK dialogue

President Moon Jae-in (right) embraces North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after their second summit, at the Tongilgak on the northern side of Panmunjeom on May 26. By Sohn JiAe Photos∙Video = Cheong Wa Dae “Let’s meet without any formality.” The May 26 Inter-Korean Summit was made possible after...

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