Sunday, August 18, 2019

Korean, Chinese academics seek solutions to conflicts in Northeast Asia

A Korea-China joint academic conference was held on Nov. 26 in Seoul. It was part of celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of Korean independence and the end of World War II. The Northeast Asian History Foundation (NAHF) and the Institution of International Relations (IIRS), part...

Koreas agree to hold talks next month in Gaeseong

The two Koreas reached an agreement on Nov. 26 to hold bilateral talks on Dec. 11. South Korean chief delegate Kim Ki-woong (right) and his North Korean counterpart Hwang Chol (left) shake hands at the beginning of their meeting in the...

Korea, Central Asia discuss cultural exchanges, cooperation

Ministers of culture raise their joint agreement during the second Korea-Central Asia Culture Ministers’ Meeting, at the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju on Nov. 25. Korea and five Central Asian countries have agreed to host a Korea-Central Asia festival in 2017 that...

President to attend COP21, meet with V4 leaders

President Park Geun-hye will leave for Paris on Nov. 29 to attend the COP21 climate summit. She will then pay a state visit to Prague and meet with leaders from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. The above photo shows...

Flemish Baroque masters come to Korea

Major works by Peter Rubens (1577-1640) that are currently part of the Liechtenstein Princely Collections will soon be on display at the National Museum of Korea. Entitled “Rubens and Other Masters,” the exhibit will showcase paintings by the Flemish Baroque masters: Peter Rubens, Anthony van...

Social enterprise seeks better world through natural products

Social enterprises are generally small companies that make a profit by engaging in business activities ranging from production to sales, while at the same time providing people, especially those in need, with services or jobs. Their aim is to improve the quality of life...

Makgeoli gets softer, fresher

Slow City Light Makgeoli offers a taste that is unique and fresh, and both sour and sweet, along with its bubbly carbonation. The milky white of rice beer, or makgeoli, fills the cup. The soft flavor, clean and light, leads to another pour. The...

Korea inspires global power bloggers

Fourteen bloggers from Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines and elsewhere arrived in Korea on Nov. 18. They were guests of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) and were here to spend four days sightseeing around the country. They were selected based on their applications submitted to...

Eat your way across Korea: North Korean blood sausage

At its core, Korean cuisine is based on the geography of the Korean Peninsula itself. The land creates the cuisine; or, to put it another way, the cuisine evolves from the Earth. Surrounded by water on three sides, and mountainous from top to bottom,...

Interview with cartoonist Park Si Baek: time travel with Joseon kings (part two)

The "Annals of the Joseon Dynasty" has some ups and downs in its quality as a reliable record depending on who wrote it and how the person wrote it. Since Joseon society had political division between the "east" and "west" factions, its records are...

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...

President emphasizes ‘society free of war’

President Park (fifth from left) joins hands with ASEAN leaders during the 17th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit in Kuala Lumpur on Nov. 22. President Park Geun-hye emphasized the creation of "a society free from war and free from weapons of mass destruction”...

Interview with cartoonist Park Si Baek: time travel with Joseon kings (part one)

Korea has a long tradition of recording the doings of the kings and royal household in official documents. The "Annals of the Joseon Dynasty" (조선왕조실록, 朝鮮王朝實錄), which recorded the times and reign of every Joseon king for nearly 500 years, is one of the few...

Korea, Cambodia sign MOU on legislative exchange

Korea and Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that covers legislative exchange and cooperation, in Seoul on Nov. 4. The MOU, signed by the Ministry of Government Legislation and Cambodia’s Council of Ministers, stipulates increased exchanges between people and the sharing of legislative information...

President talks with Canada, Philippines leaders

President Park Geun-hye shakes hands with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a summit held on the sidelines of the APEC meeting in Manila on Nov. 18. Korea-Canada summit President Park Geun-hye, currently on a trip to Manila to attend the 23rd...

Forest temples get immersed in autumn

Maple leaves covered by an autumn rain color one corner of Hwaeomsa Temple. Located near Jirisan Mountain, the temple is known for its red, orange and yellow autumn leaves. A late autumn rain blew off the leaves and hurried winter's arrival. Visitors...

Eat your way across Korea: codfish soup

At its core, Korean cuisine is based on the geography of the Korean Peninsula itself. The land creates the cuisine; or, to put it another way, the cuisine evolves from the Earth. Surrounded by water on three sides, and mountainous from top to bottom,...

G20 leaders join forces to tackle terrorism, refugee crisis

G20 leaders join forces to tackle terrorism, refugee crisis Nov 17, 2015 The leaders of the G20 states adopted the G20 Leader’s Communiqué and the G20 Statement on the fight against terrorism. Pictured are the leaders attending the 2015 G20 Antalya Summit...

G20 takes heed of Korea’s structural reforms

Korea's successful structural reforms and its efforts to promote the creative industries are praised by G20 leaders at the recent G20 Antalya Summit in Turkey. During an economic performance evaluation at the recent 2015 G20 Antalya Summit in Turkey, Korea came in...

President holds bilateral talks with UK prime minister

President Park Geun-hye (second from left) and British Prime Minister David Cameron (second from right) hold bilateral talks on Nov. 15 in Antalya, Turkey. During the 2015 G20 Antalya Summit, President Park Geun-hye and British Prime Minister David Cameron held bilateral talks...

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