Monday, December 16, 2019

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...

President calls for more data, more jobs

President Park Geun-hye delivers her congratulatory speech during the opening of the Government 3.0 Expo on June 20. President Park Geun-hye vowed that, “My government will do all we can to open up data assets that the public really needs, to create more new jobs...

Tower commemorating 100th year of March 1 Independence Movement unveiled

Chairman Han Wan-sang, Minister Kim Boo-kyum, descendants of people of merit are unveiling the tower of 100th anniversary of March First Independence Movement and provisional government establishment, in ceremony held in Gwanghwamun Square on Dec. 20. By Kim Minji  Photos = Jeon Han "100th anniversary square" Gwanghwamun Square in downtown...

Graffiti artist presents alternative images of famous activists through works

Graffiti artist Leodav on Feb. 18 explains what initially made him draw Korean independence fighters during an interview with Korea.net at the Independence Hall of Korea in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do Province. (Kim Sunjoo) By Song Baleun and Yoon Sojung Photos = Kim Sunjoo Video = Leodav Art Crew (L.A.C.) Studio Seoul | Feb....

Enjoy Winter Olympics with no language barrier

An MOU is signed in Yangjae-dong, Seoul, on Dec. 28 that covers the development of automatic interpretation and translation technologies. The above photo shows models demonstrating the auto-interpretation service. The PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics are now likely to be language barrier-free international sporting events. In...

PyeongChang 2018 medals unveiled in New York, Seoul

Promising Winter Olympic athletes show off the gold, silver and bronze medals during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Medal Unveiling Ceremony, at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul on Sept. 21. From left are ski jumper Yang Seung-wook, short-track speed skater Nam Hyeon-yul and curler...

Cheong Wa Dae video shows President Moon’s human side

Cheong Wa Dae released an interview of President Moon Jae-in to mark the first 100 days since his inauguration, on Aug. 18. The photo shows President Moon during a press conference at the Yeongbingwan Guest House on Aug. 17. Cheong Wa Dae By Yoon Sojung Cheong Wa...

Gov’t 3.0 now available via app

On Aug. 19, the Ministry of the Interior releases a new mobile app that consolidates 194 core services offered by Korea's Government 3.0 initiative on one, easy-to-access platform. A selection of the Korean government's online services can now be browsed and accessed at the click...

Candlelight revolution is historic page of UN spirit: president

President Moon Jae-in stresses the meaning of Korea's Candlelight Revolution, as well as the policy priorities and diplomatic direction of his new government, in his keynote speech to the 72nd U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York on Sept. 21. He also...

Seoul pledges support for 2018 Winter Games

IOC President Thomas Bach (left) and Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn discuss measures to support the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games next year, during a meeting at the Government Complex-Seoul on March 14. Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn pledged...

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...

Photo exhibit ‘Holywood’ portrays life in LA

“Please write me a letter when you get to Naseong.” This is part of the lyrics of the song “When You Go To Naseong” (1979) by the Sesaem Trio. It's particularly popular among middle-aged or elderly Koreans. For many years, the city of Los Angeles...

Experts to share insights on pre-summit talk shows

The organizing committee for the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit will host three talks shows on inter-Korean issues at the Main Press Center at the KINTEX convention center in Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do Province, on April 26, one day before the summit. Pictured is President Moon Jae-in greeting...

G20 leaders express concern over North Korea

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (front row, fifth from left), the host of the G20 Summit this year, says in a press briefing following the G20 Retreat Session on July 7 that all the leaders expressed a collective concern over North Korea. In the photo...

Summer by the sea, a perfect vacation spot

Surfers enjoy the waves at the Songjeong Beach in Busan. (Korea Tourism Organization) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Kim Min-Jeung  Transparent emerald-blue seas and sandy beaches surrounded by a dense forest of pine trees would make for a beautiful vacation spot, one that's kind of rare to find along...

Korea’s GNI per capita jumps 14 spots

The World Bank released data showing the gross domestic product and gross national income per capita in each country in 2017 on Aug. 16. The photo above shows a bird’s eye view of Seoul and Namsan Mountain. (Jeon Han) By Lee Yoonseo and Kim Young Shin Korea’s global ranking...

100 years of Korean, Japanese cuisine

There are Japanese izakaya in Seoul (left) and Korean samgyupsal barbequed pork restaurants (right) in Yokohama, Japan. An exhibit that shows the similarities and differences between Korean and Japanese cuisine is currently being held in Seoul. The National Folk Museum of Korea, in collaboration with the...

President Moon returns from Washington summit

President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook deplane at the Seoul Base Airport in Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do Province, on May 24 after the president's summit with his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump. By Sohn JiAe Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in returned home at 12:40 a.m. on...

Korea, UAE agree to become special strategic partners

President Moon Jae-in (left) shakes hands with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, at the UAE Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi on March 25. By Sohn JiAe Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in, currently on a visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE),...

‘Saimdang, Light’s Diary,’ though fictional, pursues truth

TV stars Lee Young-ae (left) and Song Seung-heon play the leads in the TV show ‘Saimdang, Light’s Diary.’ Shin Saimdang (신사임당, 申師任堂) (1504-1551), the epitome of a mid-Joseon perfect wife and wise mother, was an artist, calligraphist and poet. She was also good at weaving....

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