Saturday, March 28, 2020

Expanded nat’l museum opened by Mireuksa Temple Site

The Iksan National Museum on Jan. 10 is newly opened to the pulbic at the Baekje Historic Areas in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do Province. By Kim Hyelin and Lee Hana Photos =...

Mobile games led domestic video gaming sector in 2018

A 2019 white paper on the Korean video game industry said that since 2017, gaming platforms have seen growing diversity since the release of popular intellectual property games...

KCCs greet 1st month of 2020 with traditional events

Koreans celebrate New Year's Day by eating tteokguk (rice cake soup) with family and playing traditional games. Pictured here is a group of kids playing yutnori, a traditional...

‘Parasite’ director and actor receive nat’l culture awards

"Parasite" director Bong Joon-ho on Dec. 19 receives the Eungwan Order of Cultural Merit and actor Song Kang-ho the Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit...

Culture minister hails Hallyu’s power at Korea Content Awards

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo on Dec. 11 awards the Geumgwan class of the Order of Cultural Merit, the highest grade of...

Korea, UAE designate 2020 as year of bilateral cultural exchanges

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo (left) and United Arab Emirates Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura Al Kaabi on Dec....

KCC events worldwide in Dec. to feature year-end events

The Korea-Turkey Friendship Choir and Ankara Kent Orchestra will perform on Dec. 14 at a municipal performance hall in Ankara, Turkey. (KCC Turkey) By Kim Hyelin and Lee...

ASEAN-Korea summit venue equipped with Muslim-friendly amenities

Members of Indonesian media on Nov. 25 put halal food on their plates at the restaurant of the Media Center at the Busan Exhibition...

Culture Ministry, UNESCO team up for DMZ’s World Heritage bid

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo on Nov. 19 takes a group photo with the participants of the UNESCO Forum of Ministers of Culture at...

KCC in Paris to relocate, others to hold food and film events

The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in Paris, which will relocate to another part of the French capital on Nov. 20, will host cultural events such...

Events nationwide mark 20th annual Dokdo Day

Dokdo Island, also known as the Liancourt Rocks, is a group of small islets in the East Sea. (Korea.net DB) By Lee Hana A series of events nationwide on...

Korean, ASEAN culture ministers pledge more cultural cooperation

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo (center) on Oct. 24 poses for a photo with his counterparts from member nations of the Association of Southeast...

‘Talk Talk Korea 2019’ contest honors 7 grand prize winners

Korea Culture and Information Service Director (KOCIS) Kim Tae-hoon (fourth from left) on Oct. 24 takes photos with the seven grand prize winners of...

Award-winning seasoning to spread kimchi’s appeal worldwide

Kimchi Seasoning Mix eliminates the smell of kimchi and its salty taste, allowing non-Koreans to enjoy the spicy condiment more easily. This powder can...

Tokyo hosts Korea-Japan Festival despite high bilateral tension

A samulnori (traditional Korean percussion quartet) troupe performs on Sept. 28 at the 2019 Korea-Japan Festival at Hibiya Park in Tokyo. By Kim Eun-young and Lee Jihae Photos = Korean Cultural...

Korea named ‘partner country’ by global tourism event in Spain

FITUR, or the International Tourism Festival to be hosted by Spain from Jan. 22-26 next year, will feature Korea as a partner country during...

Int’l symposium in Seoul explores modern art’s future

Korean Culture and Information Service Director Kim Tae-hoon on Sept. 20 gives a speech at the opening ceremony of the international symposium 2019 Korea...

Peace concert at DMZ features traditional music giants, cellist Ma

Globally renowned Chinese American cellist Yo-Yo Ma (center), samulnori pioneer Kim Duk-soo (fifth on stage from the right) and leading pansori vocalist Ahn Sook-sun on Sept. 9 perform...

Thailand’s interest in Korean-language education grows

First lady Kim Jung-sook (center in the second row) and Naraporn Chan-o-cha (left in the second row), the wife of Thai Prime Minister Prayut...

Main throne hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace to be opened to public

The eojwa (king's throne) is at the center of Geunjeongjeon Hall at Seoul's Gyeongbokgung Palace. (Royal Palaces and Tombs Center of Cultural Heritage Administration) By Kang Gahui and Kim Hwaya  Geunjeongjeon...

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