Wednesday, December 1, 2021

President stresses closer Korea-Ethiopia business partnerships

President Park Geun-hye speaks during the Ethiopia-Korea Business Forum in Addis Ababa on May 27. The president stressed the importance of forming collaborative partnerships between companies from the two countries. President Park Geun-hye stressed the importance of collaborative partnerships between Korean and Ethiopian companies at...

Korea, Denmark to mark 60 years of bilateral ties through ‘Year of Culture’

This photo from on Oct. 20, 2018, shows President Moon Jae-in (left) and Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen holding a summit at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen. Both leaders agreed to designate 2019 as the “Year of Culture.” (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kim Hyelin and Yoon Sojung Korea and...

Two Koreas implement Panmunjeom Declaration, schedule more meetings

North Korean Chairman Ri Son Kwon of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (left) and Korean Minister of Unification Cho Myoung Gyon shake hands after exchanging a joint press statement during high-level talks at the Panmunjeom Truce Village on June 1. (Ministry...

Sequel to viral video on Korea’s COVID-19 response released

By Xu Aiying and Lee Jihae "A letter from Wonderland," the sequel to the video "Korea, Wonderland?" showing how the country is overcoming the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), was released on April 17. The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), an affiliate of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, released...

K-pop Academies open at Korean Cultural Centers

Starting this month, K-pop fans will be able to learn how to sing and dance like their favorite stars at 'K-pop Academies' set up at 20 different Korean Cultural Centers around the world. Over the next several months, fans of K-pop will be able to...

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...

Paleolithic artifacts discovered in Gyeonggi-do

Traces of human existence dating back to prehistoric times have been found in Yeoncheon-gun County, Gyeonggi-do Province. The area is home to numerous prehistoric discoveries along the Imjingang and Hantangang Rivers that flow through the region. In 1978, there was a find that created quite...

‘Third Korean Wave’ becomes part of everyday Japanese life

Fujita Saki (left) poses like the pop group Twice while shopping with her mother in Myeongdong, in Seoul on May 4. By Kim Eun-young, Lee Kyoung Mi and Hahm Hee-eun  Photos = Kim Eun-young and Lee Kyoung Mi  Seoul | May 18, 2018 The "Third Korean Wave" has settled across Japan. The growing popularity of Korean...

Korea, Qatar strengthen economic partnership

Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Joo Hyunghwan (left) and Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani discuss furthering the Korea-Qatar economic partnership, in Doha on April 2. By Lee Hana Photos = Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy Korea and Qatar have agreed to further expand their...

Seoul 1988 Paralympic torch returns for PyeongChang 2018

The torch for next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, unveiled to the public on Sept. 8, has a braille inscription of the Olympic slogan in both Korean and English. By Sohn JiAe Photos = Organizing Committee for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games The Paralympic...

Seoul offers free e-sports tour to international fans

The city of Seoul launches test operations of a free e-sports tour for international tourists. The photo above shows the S-Plex Center, an e-sports arena in Mapo-gu District, Seoul. (Seoul Metropolitan Government) By Kim Tae Won and Kim Young Shin  The Seoul Metropolitan Government will test run a free...

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...

Korea invites North Korean leader to inspect honor guard

Former President Roh Moo-hyun (center) inspects a North Korean honor guard during his visit to North Korea in October 2007. (Inter-Korean Summit Preparation Committee) By Sohn JiAe and Kim Young Shin  Chairman of the State Affairs Commission Kim Jong Un, the first ever North Korean leader to visit Korean...

Speed skaters jostle for pole position in 2018

The ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships, a test event for next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, will pit 317 speed skaters from 24 countries against each other at the Gangneung Oval in Gangneung, Gangwon-do Province. The competition will run from Feb....

Gwanghwamun Square torch relay shows 600 years of history

The torch for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games is delivered by Lee Hong Bae (left), the chair of Dae Han Imperial House, who played the role of King Sejong the Great during the ceremony, to Kang Kwang-bae, the first Korean to compete in...

‘Push for inclusive policy is a global trend’

Jung Hae Gu, chairman of the Presidential Commission on Policy Planning, on Nov. 23 explains the Moon Administration's vision for inclusive growth at the Government Complex- Seoul's annex building on Nov. 23.   Marking his third year in office, President Moon Jae-in has been driving his...

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...

President Moon, first lady to get AstraZeneca vaccine on March 23

Cheong Wa Dae on March 15 said President Moon Jae-in will get vaccinated against COVID-19 on March 23. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Elias Molina and Lee Jihae President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook on March 23 will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 ahead of their attendance at the Group of...

Korean, Czech leaders expand partnerships on nuclear energy, sciences

President Park Geun-hye and Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka pose for a picture at the Liechtenstein Palace in Prague on Dec. 3. The two leaders discussed further partnerships in nuclear energy, scientific research and national defense. President Park Geun-hye met Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka...

UN body stresses private sector’s role in achieving SDGs

Valerie Cliff, deputy regional director for Asia-Pacific at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), explains on April 12 the importance of private sector partnership in achieving the U.N.’s sustainable development goals in a workshop at Seoul's Plaza Hotel. By Lee Hana Photos = Jeon Han Seoul | April 12,...

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