Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Korean travel now worry-free

Visitors take photos of pop group action figures and some of the clothes worn by the group Girls’ Generation, at SM Town in Gangnam-gu District, southern Seoul. They are members of the Chinese press and influential bloggers who are on a...

1st English-language guide on Korean Peninsula mammals published

"Mammals of Korea" is the first English-language guide on 127 mammal species on the Korean Peninsula By = Xu Aiying and Kim Minji  Photos = Ministry of Environment A government think tank on Jan. 2 released the first English-language guide to the 127 mammal species living on the Korean Peninsula. "Mammals...

Denuclearization discussed with Japan, Russia

President Moon Jae-in calls Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to explain the outcomes of the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit and to discuss the denuclearization roadmap, at Cheong Wa Dae on April 29. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kim Eun-young and Hahm Hee-eun President Moon Jae-in had phone calls with the leaders...

Two Koreas to cooperate on movie industry

Korea Film Council chair Oh Seok Geun speaks during the Korean Film Night at Cannes, held on the sidelines of the 71st Cannes Film Festival, in France on May 13. (Korean Film Council) By Jung Joo-ri and Kim Young Shin After the historic Inter-Korean Summit on April 27, the...

President calls ASEAN driving force for regional integration

President Park Geun-hye and ASEAN leaders attend the 18th ASEAN Plus Three Summit in Kuala Lumpur on Nov. 21. President Park Geun-hye has expressed her hope that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a community that is pursuing a single market...

New prime minister stresses ‘competent, communicative, united Cabinet’

President Moon Jae-in (right) gives a certificate of appointment to Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, at Cheong Wa Dae on May 31. By Sohn JiAe “A Cabinet that will be competent, communicative and bring about integrity.” Lee Nak-yon was officially sworn into office as the government's new prime...

Korean farmer travels world on tractor

Kang Kitae, who traveled around rural Korea, China, Turkey and Myanmar on a tractor, provides lecture in his own lecture hall, called the Travel University, for other aspiring world travelers. Kang Kitae, a 34-year-old traveler, is all set to go as long as he has...

Unification of Korean Peninsula will end Cold War: president

President Park Geun-hye gives the keynote speech at the Seoul Defense Dialogue on Sept. 9 in Seoul. President Park Geun-hye said on Sept. 9 that, “Unification of the Korean Peninsula will be the fundamental solution to North Korean nuclear issues and humanitarian issues. It will...

Must-have item for the summer: Shinil electric fan

Shinil Industrial has received recognition for its electric fans and for the quality of its products. The key to the company's success has been its in-house ball bearing motors which make less noise and less vibration, both of which help to...

Wild ginseng hunters in a modern world

The National Folk Museum of Korea published on Feb. 8 an article about the wild herb collectors of Gangwon-do Province. The photo shows a simmani, a gatherer of wild ginseng and other herbs, as he performs a rite for the mountain god. Before ascending a...

Paralympics from different perspectives

Team Korea cheers as it wins its sled ice hockey match against the Czech Republic, at the Gangneung Hockey Center on March 11. By Korea.net PyeongChang Special Report Team Photo = Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Gangneung | March 14, 2018 People’s perspectives of disabled people vary according to...

Enjoy regional foods this Autumn Travel Week

As the gentle breeze colors the mountains with red, yellow and orange this autumn, you might like to take a trip around the country to taste some regional delicacies. The Autumn Travel Week kicks off this year on Oct. 24 and runs until Nov. 6....

Korea, U.S. are inseparable economic partners: president

President Moon Jae-in on June 28 emphasizes the significance of the Korea-U.S. alliance and bilateral economic cooperation at the Korea-U.S. Business Summit in Washington. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in on June 28 in Washington emphasized the importance of both the Korean-U.S. alliance and...

Stroll through a world of orchids

A Darwin's orchid is on exhibit at the National Institute of Ecology. The flower is associated with the naturalist Charles Darwin who correctly predicted that evolution would lead to the development of a species of moth with a long proboscis ideal for pollinating this...

Korean ballet: Dancers become choreographers

What if ballet dancers were to change their roles, from dancing to choreography? The Korea National Ballet is now presenting the KNB Movement Series I, featuring dancers who not only perform on stage but who also choreograph their own performances. This is a first for...

Korea, Saudi Arabia cooperate on healthcare

Minister of Health and Welfare Chung Chinyoub (left) and Saudi Minister of Economy and Planning Adel bin Muhammed Fakeih discuss ways to expand cooperation on healthcare, in Seoul on March 7. "We look forward to developing concrete plans for cooperation on healthcare with the Korean...

Short track skaters cheer for Inter-Korean Summit

Short track speed skater Kwak Yoon-Gy gives his support to the upcoming 2018 Inter-Korean Summit in a video released on April 26. (Inter-Korean Summit Preparation Committee) By Inter-Korean Summit Press Corps  Video messages from short track speed skaters in support of the upcoming Inter-Korean Summit were released...

Korea, China kick off FTA negotiations

The first round of the Korea-China FTA Subsequent Negotiations, to discuss ways to open markets in services and investments, takes place at Lotte Hotel in Seoul on March 22. By Sohn JiAe Photos = Jeon Han Seoul l March 22, 2018 Korea and China have begun to discuss ways to...

Buddhist shrine becomes National Treasure

The Jeokmyeolbogung Shrine that holds a sarira from the Sakayamuni Buddha is located in the forests of Odaesan Mountain in Pyeongchang-gun County. (Cultural Heritage Administration) By Kang Gahui and Hahm Hee-eun The Jeokmyeolbogung Shrine (적멸보궁) was designated as an official National Treasure on July 4. Located at Woljeongsa Temple...

Gov’t builds archive of German reunification info.

Recently built by the Ministry of Unification, the archive has data and information about the reunification of Germany. Korea will now be able to learn from its global neighbor’s experience. To mark the 70th anniversary of Korean independence and the 25th anniversary of German reunification, on...

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