Sunday, August 18, 2019

The many colors of Seoul: NYT

The New York Times (NYT) recently garnered some attention with an article that shed light on various different aspects of Seoul. Elisabeth Eaves, a NYT writer, shared her travel experiences in the capital city in her July 23 article, “A Hundred Cities Within Seoul.” “Seoul is...

Egyptian treasures explore journey to afterlife

The Coffin of Thothirdes, from around 700-400 B.C., is displayed at the National Museum of Korea as part of an exhibit showcasing Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum. The ancient Egyptians believed that death marked the beginning of a journey to eternal life. The "Book...

Festivals mark 200 days to PyeongChang

On July 22, a great fireworks show lights up the skies above Chuncheon in Gangwon-do Province to mark 200 days until next February’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. By Kim Ji Hoe and Sohn JiAe  Photos = Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism The words “PyeongChang 2018 G-200”...

Family reunions, Confucian woodblocks added to UNESCO list

UNESCO has honored two documentary heritage items from Korea's past. The broadcast archives of war-dispersed family members in 1983 (top) and Confucian printing woodblocks (bottom) are both now on UNESCO's Memory of the World list. The archival broadcasts of the 1983 family reunions and a...

[Korean recipes for PyeongChang 2018] Marble Rice Cake

Six government organizations, including the Korean Food Promotion Institute and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, introduced their “10 Korean Recipes Loved Around the World” in September 2016, targeting non-Korean tourists who will visit Korea for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter...

President Moon meets local Koreans, test rides Korean fuel cell car in Paris

President Moon Jae-in (fifth from left), on a state visit to France, talks with CEO of French gas company Air Liquide Benoit Potier (third from left) at the hydrogen fuel-cell car event in Alma Square, Paris on Oct. 14. By Kim Young Shin Photos = Cheong Wa...

Korea, US open new frontier with stronger alliance

19 President Park Geun-hye attends the 27th U.S.-Korea Business Council at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. Korea and the U.S. have agreed to open a “New Frontier” in their alliance by cooperating on space, health security and new energy industries. The two countries signed...

Koreas to field 4 unified teams in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

South Korean Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Do Jonghwan (sixth from left), International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (seventh from left), North Korean Minister of Physical Culture and Sports Kim Il Guk (fifth from right) and other IOC members on Feb. 15...

President Moon discusses NK, global issues with UN secretary general

President Moon Jae-in presents U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres with plush toys of Soohorang and Bandabi, the official mascots for next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, at the U.N. Secretariat in New York on Sept. 18. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Sohn JiAe President Moon...

VR event previews PyeongChang Winter Games

Visitors to the themed zone '88 Olympic Bridge' at the Yeouido Hangang Park in Seoul pose for a picture with the Olympic torch and the two mascots of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Soohorang and Bandabi, on Sept. 23. By Kim Eun-young and Kim Young...

Inter-Korean cooperation should involve Russia: President Moon

President Moon Jae-in holds an interview with Mikhail Gusman, first deputy director general of Russia’s ITAR-TASS news agency, at Cheong Wa Dae on June 20. The interview was held with Russian media outlets, including the news agency, as well as Rossiskaya Gazata and state...

Korea sees earlier arrival of spring this year

Forsythias, azaleas and cherry blossoms this year will bloom three to five days earlier than in an average year. By Lee Kyoung Mi and Kim Hwaya Photos = Korea.net DB Spring has arrived in Korea considerably ahead of schedule. Gyeongchip, the day when frogs wake from their hibernation among the 24...

Bronze statue of Korean author set up in Russia

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Do Jonghwan unveils a bronze statue of Korean author Park Kyong-ni, alongside Russian officials, at Saint Petersburg State University in Russia on June 20. (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) By Sohn JiAe  A bronze statue of famous Korean author Park...

Statue of Peace boards Seoul bus

The Statue of Peace, symbolizing the women who suffered as sex slaves during colonial times and World War II, rides bus No. 151 around central Seoul on Aug. 14, to commemorate International 'Comfort Women' Day. The statue will continue to be installed on the...

‘I want to go back to Gaeseong and run the machines again’

Chairman Shin Han Yong of the Corporate Association of the Gaseseong Industrial Complex hopes that the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit will be successful so that it can help improve inter-Korean relations. By Yoon Sojung and Jung Joo-ri Photos = Jeon Han  Video = Kim Sunjoo Seoul | April 11, 2018 “We all wish to get...

Summit room layout unveiled, 2 days to go

The meeting room for the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit has an oval table and a painting of Geumgangsan Mountain as a backdrop. By Sohn JiAe Photos=Cheong Wa Dae Details of the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit meeting room, such as the table, chairs, artwork and interior touches, were revealed on April...

President Moon roots for South, North para cross-country skiers

President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook cheer during the cross-country skiing qualification rounds at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, at the Alpensia Biathlon Centre in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province, on March 14. By Sohn JiAe  Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in and first lady...

Gov’t unveils strategic national projects

President Park Geun-hye (center) speaks during the second presidential panel on science and technology, at Cheong Wa Dae on Aug. 10. "Science and technology will help find solutions to overcome this crisis, and also build momentum for the economy to give itself a boost," said...

Korean-French 130-year friendship represented through stamps

Commemorative stamps are issued as a form of bilateral cooperation in celebration of 130 years of diplomatic ties between France and Korea. They represent the amity and friendship that exists between the two countries. Seven hundred thousand commemorative stamps will be jointly issued by Korea...

Korea-US amity shines through ‘Hello, Mr. K!’ concert

A member of the U.S. armed forces joins a samulnori troupe on stage during a 'Hello, Mr. K!' concert on April 21. Another "Hello, Mr. K!" concert was held for non-Korean residents of Seoul on April 21 on a special stage set up for the...

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