Friday, June 5, 2020

Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival

Awakened by the freezing temperatures on the bus, I slowly opened my tired eyes just to be greeted by Jack Frost peeping in the window. I didn't know how long I had been sleeping, but based on the coldness, I thought we were somewhere...

Chocolate comes to Seoul

In the just-ended four-day chocolate exhibition that was held at the COEX convention center in Hall D on Jan. 12-15, I was lucky to receive free tickets from a friend who knew how much I loved chocolate and anything else made with cocoa. I...

President Moon outlines ‘casual meeting’ with NK leader

President Moon Jae-in presides over a meeting with his top aides at Cheong Wa Dae on May 28. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Sohn JiAe President Moon Jae-in said that, “The reason why the May 26 Inter-Korean Summit was more significant than other previous inter-Korean talks was the...

Government 3.0 promotes openness, sharing, communication, cooperation

The Government 3.0 Expo kicked off on June 20 at the COEX convention center in Seoul, giving a glimpse into the present and future of the Korean government's online services. The continuing progress being made by Government 3.0, a Korean government initiative aimed at bringing...

Gwanak-gu District small libraries win UN praise

The minilibraries of Gwanak-gu District come into the spotlight during the first UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities conference. Gwanak-gu District Mayor Yoo Jong-pil (seated, second from right) attends the conference in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, on Nov. 15 and 16. The first UNESCO Global...

Kim Jong Un leaves Pyeongyang early morning for Inter-Korean summit: KCNA

The Inter-Korean Summit takes place at the Peace House in the Panmunjeom truce village on April 27. (Inter-Korean Summit Preparation Committee) By Inter-Korean Summit Press Corps North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on April 27 that Chairman of the State Affairs Commission Kim Jong Un...

Usu (우수, 雨水)

Today is Usu(우수, 雨水), "The First Rainfall of the Year," so the worst of winter has now passed and we can begin to emerge from our winter hibernations across the northern hemisphere. Usu, Feb. 19, marks the beginning of the second of 24 solar terms...

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...

World leaders send messages of support for Inter-Korean Summit

A video clip released on the official website for the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit features U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres wishing for the success of the inter-Korean talks. By Sohn JiAe Photos=Inter-Korean Summit website Video clips featuring world leaders and celebrities sending their words of support for the upcoming...

Korean chopsticks attract Japanese diners

Chopsticks designed by artists from Cheongju are on display at the Nagoya Tabletop Show in Nagoya, Japan, on Jan. 18 and 19. Korean chopsticks will soon be lying more often at Japanese table settings. Chopsticks made by local artists from Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do Province, will be sold...

World Leaders’ Conservation Forum discusses harmony between humans, nature

Titled as "Nature: a Path to Peace and Coexistence," the 2015 World Leaders' Conservation Forum took place from July 7 through to 9 on Jeju Island. The forum was attended by Inger Anderson, director-general of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Christopher Briggs,...

Korean exports soar backed by new industries

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Korea Customs Service said on Oct 29 that the accumulated amount of Korea’s annual exports outstripped US$500 billion within the shortest period of time. (Korea.net DB) By Min Yea-Ji and Yoon Sojung Thanks to vitalized exports of high-value added goods...

Inter-Korean Summit leads to peace, denuclearization, trust: Danish ambassador

The world has been showing great interest in the upcoming 2018 Inter-Korean Summit. Media outlets from around the globe are covering stories related to the Korean Peninsula, visiting the Peace House summit venue in Panmunjeom, the Demilitarized Zone, and interviewing displaced people who have...

‘My dream is to be a K-pop star’

German teen singer Jamie-Lee Kriewitz tells the Bild newspaper that her dream is to be a K-pop star. Jamie-Lee Kriewitz is a rising teen star in her native Germany, born in 1998 in Bennigsen in the northwestern state of Lower Saxony. This year, representing Germany at...

Olympic hiking trail traces 2018 PyeongChang Games

The Olympic Aribaugil hiking trail that connects the three host cities of next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games -- Gangneung, Pyeongchang and Jeongseon, all in Gangwon-do Province -- officially opened on Oct. 14. Pictured is section No. 8 of the total of nine...

Korea.net Honorary Reporters promote PyeongChang 2018

The seventh team of Korea.net honorary reporters poses for a photo after its launch ceremony at the Foreign Press Center Korea in Seoul on Jan. 23. By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Young Shin  Photos = Jeon Han  Seoul | Jan. 23, 2017 Korea.net Honorary Reporters from across the world have gathered in...

Construction begins on Pangyo Creative Economy Valley

Participants in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Pangyo Creative Economy Valley celebrate the commencement of construction on Dec. 23, in Seongnam-si City, Gyeonggi-do Province. Construction of the "Pangyo Creative Economy Valley," a new community for startups and high-tech firms, began on Dec. 23. About 1,600...

Jincheon to house Olympic training center

Sports in Korea are supported by two broad pillars: sports for the common person and then elite sports. As sports for everyone are directly connected to the citizens' health and well-being, elite sports play a major role in promoting Korea around the world and creating...

Non-natives express love for Korean language

By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Young Shin  Photos = Kim Sunjoo  Video = Lee Hana, Choi Tae-soon  Seoul l May 12, 2018 Non-native Korean speakers from around the world gathered at Kyung Hee University in Seoul on May 15 to compete in their ability to speak the language, on the 621st anniversary of the...

Korea, Saudi Arabia to bolster cooperation on 7 new industries

Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Joo Hyung-hwan (left) holds a meeting with Saudi Arabian Minister of Energy, Industry Khalid Al-Falih in Riyadh on April 4. By Kang Gahui and Yoon Sojung Photos = Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy Korea and Saudi Arabia will strengthen cooperation on...

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