Wednesday, May 22, 2019

President meets Pacific island foreign ministers

President Moon Jae-in talks to representatives from Pacific island nations during the third Korea-Pacific Islands Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on Dec. 5, By Sohn JiAe Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in greeted representatives from 13 Pacific island nations, including Nauru, Samoa...

Goethe-Institut Korea celebrates 50th anniversary in Seoul

Goethe-Institut Korea is located in Huam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul. (Goethe-Institut Korea) By Min Yea-Ji and Hahm Hee-eun The Goethe-Institut Korea, which has led cultural exchanges between Korea and Germany, will be holding an open house at 11 a.m. on May 26 to commemorate its 50th anniversary of opening in Huam-dong,...

Korean recipes: Bindaetteok savory pancake

Bindaetteok is a savory pancake and a popular item on many menus. People enjoy the dish not only in the winter but also at banquets, such as weddings or hoegap 60th birthday parties. In the past, it was called “binja tteok," or a pancake for...

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...

President Moon regrets unfortunate history between Korea, Vietnam

President Moon Jae-in pays his respects at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the final resting place of the Vietnamese revolutionary leader, in Hanoi on March 23. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Park Hye Ri and Sohn JiAe President Moon Jae-in expressed his regrets concerning massacres of Vietnamese civilians by Korean...

King’s study room becomes public library

A new library is unveiled at Gyeongbokgung Palace on April 27. The Jibokjae Hall, a former royal study room, has now been renovated as a public library. A subtle spring breeze passes through the wide-open hall and windows, flowing into the room. The distant sound...

Inter-Korean Summit to improve Tokyo-Pyeongyang ties: Korean, Japanese leaders

President Moon Jae-in holds a 40-minute phone call starting at 4 p.m. on April 24 with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss issues involving the Korean Peninsula, including the upcoming 2018 Inter-Korean Summit. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister...

Korea’s rank in government confidence up 7 from 2017

Minister of the Interior and Safety Kim Boo Kyum addresses the ministerial roundtable of the Open Government Partnership Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting 2018 at the Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul, Nov. 6. (Ministry of the Interior and Safety) By Kim Young Deok and Yoon Sojung Korea was ranked 25th in this...

Hangeul is our great, shared legacy: president

President Moon Jae-in shares his thoughts on the legacy of the Hangeul alphabet on his personal Facebook profile in celebration of Hangeul Day, Oct. 9, saying that, ‘Hangeul’s greatness shines brighter in the age of social media.’ (Cheong Wa Dae) By Lee Hana “Hangeul’s greatest quality is...

KCC events in April to highlight pansori, Korean art, cinema, food

The poster for "Die Regentrude," a pansori-infused work by the Korean performing arts troupe Heebie Jeebie Juice, will make its debut in Germany this month. (KCC Germany) By Kim Hyelin and Lee Jihae  Since 1979, Korean Cultural Centers (KCCs) have promoted Korea and its culture worldwide through hosting arts...

Seoul to host 2019 Int’l Renewable Energy Conference

The next International Renewable Energy Conference will take place in Seoul in 2019. Pictured is President Moon Jae-in speaking at a ceremony to mark the permanent shutdown of Korea’s oldest nuclear reactor, the Kori-1, in Busan on June 19. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Hana Korea...

Overseas tourists happier when traveling both Seoul, local areas

Deoksugung Palace is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Seoul. By Kang Gahui and Yoon Sojung Photos = Jeon Han Research has shown that overseas sightseers who visit Korea seem to be more satisfied when visiting both Seoul and local areas. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the...

‘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...

Second terminal makes Incheon airport ‘smart’: president

President Moon Jae-in (second from right) and Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kim Hyun-mee (right) insert tickets into machines, alongside some airline employees, to celebrate the opening of the second terminal at Incheon International Airport, in Incheon on Jan. 12. (Hyoja-dong Studio) By Xu Aiying and Kim...

President Moon meets with Japanese foreign minister

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (left) and President Moon Jae-in shake hands before their official meeting in Seoul on April 11. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kim Young Shin President Moon Jae-in met with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on April 11 and they shared their opinions on...

Korea-Turkey friendship: ‘next 60 years will be even better’

Turkish Ambassador to Korea Arslan Hakan Okcal talks about the close bonds between Turkey and Korea, in light of 60 years of diplomatic ties between the two nations, at the Turkish Embassy in Seoul on March 23. "The distance between our countries is quite considerable,...

Moody’s keeps Korea’s credit rating at Aa2

Moody’s Investors Service maintains Korea’s credit rating at Aa2, while improving the economy's 2017 growth outlook to 2.8 percent, up 0.3 percent, considering the robust economic growth seen in the first quarter of the year. (Korea.net database) By Sohn JiAe Moody’s Investors Service has kept Korea’s credit...

Ancient golden shoes on display

The carvings on the shoes are as elaborate as embroidery. They are so intricate that it is hard to believe that the shoes are made of gold. At the toe of each shoe is placed a small dragon, rearing its head, as if it...

New certification mark for ‘Excellent Culture Products’ revealed to public

Starting in November, the certification mark for "Excellent Culture Products" will be changed. The new mark was designed by Choi Jin-A, winner of the DNA of the Republic of Korea contest hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism between May and June this...

Korea, US open new frontier with stronger alliance

19 President Park Geun-hye attends the 27th U.S.-Korea Business Council at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. Korea and the U.S. have agreed to open a “New Frontier” in their alliance by cooperating on space, health security and new energy industries. The two countries signed...

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