Thursday, June 27, 2019

Descendants of independence activists granted Korean nationality

Descendants of Korean independence activists living outside Korea have been granted Korean citizenship. A ceremony was held at the government complex in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do Province, on Aug. 12 to grant nationality certificates to 30 descendants of independence activists. The ceremony was held to embrace the descendants...

Foreign ministry urges Japanese gov’t to uphold its historical standpoint

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement in relation to the anticipated speech to be made by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in the Pacific. On Aug. 10, the ministry said...

Korea, as seen by the world: Talk! Talk! Korea

The results of the "Talk! Talk! Korea 2015" contest were announced on Aug. 11, showcasing a range of creative content that reflects Korea and all things Korean. The Korean Culture and Information Service, part of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Ministry...

Korean, Chinese students work together on history

A Korean and a Chinese student, both studying at Peking University in Beijing, have been honored with the grand prize in the “Thesis Contest on History for Sino-Korean College & Graduate Students,” an essay competition run by the Northeast Asian History Foundation. The contest paired...

Stories of Korea as told by non-Koreans

What do our neighbors around the world think about Korea? The variety of answers can be found in a special exhibition, “Korea, Our Stories,” currently underway at the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History in Jongno-gu District, Seoul. The exhibition, kicking off on Aug. 7, puts...

Skincare packs enable good looks from head to toe

These days, many people use beauty packs to care for their skin. Some people may believe that packs are solely for facial skin care, but nowadays we can find a variety of items designed for various other parts of the body. Beauty packs enable us...

Lights of independence illuminate the nation

There is a range of events scheduled to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Korean independence and to remind people of its meaning and importance. A ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of Korean independence will take place in 14 nations around the world, along with...

A night in a traditional home gives great respite

Nowadays, many tourists flying to Korea travel much further than just hitting the well-known tourist destinations and places that spotlight pop music, soap operas and other content. During their time here, they enjoy new opportunities to experience in-person how people in the past lived in...

Bukchon brings small-town warmth to bustling capital

According to the Korea Tourism Organization, a total of 14,201,516 people came to Korea during the year 2014. What elements attracted them to Korea? A number of media outlets have said that one of Korea's charms is the harmony that exists between tradition and modernity....

A night in a traditional home gives great respite

Nowadays, many tourists flying to Korea travel much further than just hitting the well-known tourist destinations and places that spotlight pop music, soap operas and other content. During their time here, they enjoy new opportunities to experience in-person how people in the past lived in...

A night in a traditional home gives great respite

Nowadays, many tourists flying to Korea travel much further than just hitting the well-known tourist destinations and places that spotlight pop music, soap operas and other content. During their time here, they enjoy new opportunities to experience in-person how people in the past lived in...

Bukchon brings small-town warmth to bustling capital

According to the Korea Tourism Organization, a total of 14,201,516 people came to Korea during the year 2014. What elements attracted them to Korea? A number of media outlets have said that one of Korea's charms is the harmony that exists between tradition and modernity....

Bukchon brings small-town warmth to bustling capital

According to the Korea Tourism Organization, a total of 14,201,516 people came to Korea during the year 2014. What elements attracted them to Korea? A number of media outlets have said that one of Korea's charms is the harmony that exists between tradition and modernity....

Independence celebrations to take place at cultural heritage sites

This month will be full of events at cultural heritage sites across the nation, giving us a chance to reflect upon history and to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Korea's modern independence on Aug. 15, 1945. Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung and Deoksugung palaces, the Jongmyo Shrine...

President emphasizes reform in 4 sectors

President Park Geun-hye has emphasized the need to carry out reforms in four key sectors of the economy -- the labor market, the public sector, education and the finance industry -- in order to take an economic leap forward. She was speaking during her Address...

Grapes bring mid-summer smiles

A parent and child sample some fruit in the special grape garden at Gwanghwamun Square on Aug. 6, the day that has been designated as Grape Day. Laden with heavily ripened grapes, a special garden in Gwanghwamun Square is bringing smiles to many faces. Grape Day...

Korean kitchenware attracts customers worldwide

Anyone who enjoys cooking is always interested in high-quality kitchen appliances. Well-functioning appliances can minimize nutritional loses and can add more flavor to make dishes tastier. The recently rising interest in healthy and non-processed foods is also deeply related to the importance of quality kitchen...

Railroad restoration is a path toward unification and the future: president

President Park Geun-hye signs one of the railway ties at Baengmagoji Station in Cheorwon-gun County, Gangwon-do Province, on Aug. 5. Established in 1914, the Gyeongwon Line was a 222.3-kilometer railway line that connected Seoul and Wonsan. It was severed in 1945 due to the division...

English language patent lawsuits to be allowed

An English language system for patent lawsuits will be set up under the Patent Court early next year. Pictured above is a trial at the Supreme Court. An “international justice department” will be established in Korea as early as February next year. The Supreme Court will...

E-gov’t exports estimated at over $314 mil.

Exports of computer systems and software that provide online government services reached USD 314.42 million in the first half of the year. That amount includes exports by some 250 local IT companies during the first half, and it is equivalent to 66 percent of similar...

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