Saturday, April 20, 2019

K-pop fever hits Europe

Pop groups Shinee, the Bangtan Boys, Block B and F. T. Island sing along to the traditional Korean folk song 'Arirang' during KCON France 2016, at the Accor Hotels Arena in Paris on June 2. K-pop fever filled the air at the Accor Hotels Arena...

President Moon calls for stronger military stance against North Korea

Presidential Senior Secretary for Public Relations Yoon Young-chan briefs the press about the outcome of a National Security Council emergency meeting convened following North Korea’s missile launch on Aug. 29. Pictured is the senior secretary in a briefing at Cheong Wa Dae on June...

VR content targets tourism, entertainment industries

Visitors try out some virtual reality goggles at a booth at the Government 3.0 Expo held on June 20. The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning announced on Aug. 4 that it would build VR facilities for the tourism and entertainment industries, with...

[Messages for the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit] From the Cote d’Ivoire Ambassador to Korea

Ambassador of Cote d'Ivoire to the Republic of Korea Sylvestre Kouassi Bile. Jeon Han. The embassy of Cote d'Ivoire to the Republic of Korea sends a congratulatory message on the upcoming 2018 Inter-Korean Summit. In the April 18 message, Ambassador Sylvestre Kouassi Bile says that, “Cote...

Seollal Lunar New Year’s custom wows visiting media

Residents from 21 villages in Gangneung bow to their village leaders on Feb. 17, a day after Seollal Lunar New Year’s Day, at the Joseon-era Gangneung Local Government Offices, now a historical site. This is a traditional custom practiced across the region. By Korea.net PyeongChang Olympics...

[New Year’s news conference on diplomacy, security] President Moon: Kim Jong Un’s China visit to make 2nd NK-US summit successful

President Moon Jae-in on Jan. 10 speaks in his New Year’s news conference at Cheong Wa Dae. By Kim Young Deok and Kim Minji Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in on Jan. 10 said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s recent visit to China is "a sign that...

Korean recipes: Seafood green onion pancake

Seafood and green onion savory pancakes, or haemul pajeon, are thin savory cakes made from lots of green onions and bits of seafood. Characterized by its fresh seafood and soft green onions, this dish is full of nutrition, as it contains carbohydrates, protein and vitamins. The...

Flowers of peace bloom at Seoul Plaza

The Seoul Metropolitan Government will plant flowers in the shape of the Korean Peninsula on the grass at Seoul Plaza starting on April 13 to celebrate the upcoming Inter-Korean Summit. The photo is a digital image of the flowers that will be planted. (Seoul...

‘I like people who treat the elderly with respect’

"Getting acknowledged for our work by K-pop fans in both Bulgaria and elsewhere is the best gift I've ever received," said Bojana Doneva, who runs a Sofia-based radio show, "Friday Chopsticks," that introduces Korean pop music, TV shows and movies to fans across Bulgaria...

Korea, Indonesia strengthen cooperation on e-government

Minister of the Interior Hong Yun-sik (left) and Indonesian Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Yuddy Chrisnandi pose for a photo during a signboard-hanging ceremony to mark the opening of the Korea-Indonesia Electronic Government Cooperation Center in Jakarta on March 2. Korea and Indonesia have...

Arts flourish in schools

Some elementary, middle and high schools, especially smaller ones, have seen a blossoming of the arts all across the country thanks to the government's recent Seed Schools With Artistic Flowers project (예술꽃 씨앗학교). This government-led project hopes to provide funding for up to four years...

Traditional markets serve up all things beautiful, delicious

Participants in the ‘Expats’ Exploration of Traditional Markets’ project have fun as they take part in a mission to find any 'bath stuff(1 piece)' at the Seomun Market in Jung-gu District, Daegu, on Sept. 19. Participants the ‘Expats’ Exploration of Traditional Markets’ project sample street...

Seoul fair offers glimpse into craftsmanship

Visitors appreciate exhibits at the 2016 Craft Trend Fair at COEX in Seoul on Dec. 8. The 2016 Craft Trend Fair "has always produced encounters and creations,” said Cho Yoonsun, minister of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. In its 11th year, the fair...

Battlefield piano sounds revived after 66 years

A young Seymour Bernstein (center) performs for his fellow soldiers during the Korean War. The Ministry of Patriots' and Veterans' Affairs invites Korean War veterans and their families to South Korea every year. “Performances on the front lines took place by placing an upright piano...

Korea, Vietnam push cooperation, development

Participants speak during the International Conference on Korea-Vietnam Public Diplomacy Dialogue, in Hanoi on March 15. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) By Kim Tae Won and Hahm Hee-eun A week before President Moon Jae-in visits Vietnam, the International Conference on Korea-Vietnam Public Diplomacy Dialogue was held in Hanoi on March...

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...

Jongno Books relaunched as modern meeting place

The main floor of the newly opened Jongno Books introduces a wide selection of books in a space with high ceilings and ambient lighting. In the neighborhood of Jongno, once known as the capital's haven for bookworms, a new bookstore with a mountain of history...

UN Security Council adopts new North Korean resolution

The U.N. Security Council adopts a new resolution on North Korean sanctions, at U.N. headquarters in New York on June 2. (U.N. Security Council Homepage) By Yoon Sojung The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted new resolution No. 2356 on June 2, placing additional sanctions on North...

Royal palace graced by Hanbok

People walk around Gyeongbokgung Palace in traditional Hanbok attire, bringing color to all corners of the ancient royal residence. The colors of Hanbok shine ever brighter when they're seen on the grounds of an ancient royal palace covered with summer greenery. Groups and couples dressed in...

Nationwide sale, tourism discounts begin

Department stores and street stalls in Sogong-dong in central Seoul are crowded with shoppers, while placards and banners announce the launch of the Korea Sale Festa, on Oct. 1 in Seoul. A country-wide series of shopping sales, tourism discounts and pop concerts, collectively known as...

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