Thursday, February 27, 2020

Korea to host global forest fire conference

The International Wildland Fire Conference is made up of both official events focusing on extinguishing wild fires and various sideline events. The photo above shows a firefighting demonstration at the previous conference in 2011 in Sun City, South Africa. Firefighters and forest fire experts from...

Korean cuisine ideal for healthy eaters worldwide

'Korean food is good for your health, and knowledge of this is spreading around the globe," says Director Yoon Sook-ja of the Institute of Traditional Korean Food. Director Yoon Sook-ja of the Institute of Traditional Korean Food explains that there is a good reason that...

Autumn is in the air

On the morning of Oct. 2, the Hangang River flows toward the sea underneath a clear, blue sky. After a day of rain, the coldest morning of the season so far was on Oct. 2. Indeed, this year the word ‘cold’ is not inappropriate for...

Korea, Russia celebrate 25 years of diplomacy

President Park Geun-hye and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands at Cheong Wa Dae in 2013. President Park and President Putin exchanged congratulatory letters on Sept. 30 celebrating the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Seoul and Moscow. President Park Geun-hye and Russian President Vladimir...

Goesan-gun County seeks green future with organic farming

Chungcheongbuk-do Province (North Chungcheong Province) is the nation's only landlocked province, situated inland and away from the three coasts of the Korean Peninsula. Among its neighboring counties, Goesan-gun County is nestled almost in the middle of the province and is gifted with topographic features that...

Hangawi festivities loved across the nation

Actor Lee Min-woo performs in the 'Royal Ancestral Ritual and Music With Narrative' performance the day before Chuseok, on Sept. 26 at the Jongmyo Shrine in Seoul. The feeling and importance of Chuseok, the traditional mid-autumn harvest festival that also goes by the more traditional...

President backs efforts to boost UN peace operations

President Park Geun-hye delivers her keynote speech on Sept. 28 at the leader's summit on peacekeeping at United Nations headquarters in New York. President Park Geun-hye has announced that Korea will deploy additional engineering units and that it will assist with reconstruction and humanitarian activities...

Baekje historic sites become UNESCO treasures

A ceremony to commemorate the designation of the Baekje Historic Areas as UNESCO World Heritage sites was held on Sept. 22 at the site of the ancient Mireuksa Temple in Jeollabuk-do Province (North Jeolla Province). The Baekje Historic Areas are home to some of the...

‘Being busy is okay. May every day be like Hangawi.’

Rice cake with a sweet filling, songpyeon, is one of the main foods enjoyed during Chuseok. Mangwon Market in Mapo-gu District, Seoul, serves up various colored songpyeon filled with sweet sesame seeds, mashed chestnuts, red beans and beans. People in Mangwon Market, a traditional market...

President pledges worldwide help for nuke-free North

President Park Geun-hye held an interview with Bloomberg on Sept. 25 in Seoul. Pictured is the president hosting an interview with the Wall Street Journal in May 2014 at Cheong Wa Dae. "If North Korea decides to give up its nuclear weapons program, South Korea...

Presidential Hanbok draws attention in Paris

Traditional Hanbok dresses worn by President Park Geun-hye have attracted the attention of the French people. An exhibition on Korean fashion opened on Sept. 19 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The exhibition is a part of the "Korea Now! Craft, Design, Fashion...

Travel back in time through Buddhist sculpture

Visitors take photos of two pensive bodhisattvas at the special 'Masterpieces of Early Buddhist Sculpture, 100 B.C.-A.D. 700' exhibition on Sept. 24. From Gandhara to Seorabeol. The special "Masterpieces of Early Buddhist Sculpture, 100 B.C.-A.D. 700" exhibition started welcoming visitors on Sept. 24. The exhibition shows the...

Mangwon Market overflows with deliciousness, warmth

Mangwon Market near Mangwon Station along subway line No. 6 in Mapo-gu, is popular for its cheap and delicious street food. TV shows have been known to go there to film celebrities sampling the snack and other foodstuffs on offer at the market. Some of...

New certification mark for ‘Excellent Culture Products’ revealed to public

Starting in November, the certification mark for "Excellent Culture Products" will be changed. The new mark was designed by Choi Jin-A, winner of the DNA of the Republic of Korea contest hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism between May and June this...

New tech allows seafood, plants to be grown at home

Kim Su-kyung (left), a researcher at the West Sea Fisheries Research Institute, explains how herbaceous seepweed can be grown using biofloc technology, on Sept. 23 in Incheon. A new technology allows people to raise both seafood and vegetables at their home in urban areas, even...

Korea to have Black Friday sale

Many department stores across the nation will take part in the Korea Black Friday sale, running from Oct. 1 to 14. During the sale, discounts of up to 80 percent will be available on a range of items, including clothes. Low-priced, high-quality items will be...

Hanbok fashion show lights up Canberra

A Hanbok fashion show was held on Sept. 22 at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. Models including Jang Yoon-ju showed off the beauty of traditional Korean attire in front of an audience of about 1,300 fashionistas. It was the first time for a...

Enjoy autumn nights at royal palaces

Seoul, the Korean capital since 1392, is home to a number of royal palaces, ancient structures scattered across the modern city center. Two of the palaces, Gyeongbokgung Palace, the official residence and workplace of the king, and Changgyeonggung Palace, a secondary palace for the...

Korea, China expand cooperation on healthcare

Representatives from the Ministry of Health & Welfare (right) and the Health and Family Planning Commission of Hunan Province in China agree to enhance cooperation on health and medical services between Korea and China, on Sept. 21 in Seoul. Korea and China have further strengthened...

Volvik colored golf balls stand tall in green fields

Volvik President Moon Kyung-ahn emphasizes the virtuous circle in the sports industry where companies invest in athletes with profits made from sales of good products, and the athletes who receive the investment use the products to promote themselves, which leads to stronger sales in...

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