Saturday, July 4, 2020

Korea, Indonesia share ecotourism knowledge

Participants in the invitational educational program learn about forest recreation at an ecotourism school in Hoengseong, Gangwon-do Province, on Oct. 14. Korea and Indonesia are sharing their knowledge about forest recreational activities and ecotourism. The Korea Forest Service is running its third invitational educational program on...

Witness world hair trends in Seoul

Traci Sakosits, regional creative director at the Sassoon Academy in North America, demonstrates the newest hair styles at the Sassoon Hair Show, organized by Juno Hair, on Oct. 13 in Seoul. The Sassoon Hair Show opened in Asia for the first time at the aT...

Longing for unification at final stop

The opening ceremony for the Tongil Platform, or "Unification Platform", was held at Dorasan Station on the Gyeongui Line on Oct. 14. The Tongil Platform, or “Unification Platform,” was opened to the public at Dorasan Station, the northernmost station along the Gyeongui Line that connects...

Korea shares wildfire knowhow with the world

Helicopters put out a forest fire during a joint fire fighting drill on Oct. 14 in Pyeongchang. A joint wildfire extinguishment drill took place on Oct. 14 as part of the sixth International Wildland Fire Conference, currently underway in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province. Assuming a worst-case scenario...

Research team develops world’s first foldable battery

No, it is not a paper crane -- it is a battery. A research team led jointly by Lee Sun-young at the Korea Forest Research Institute and Lee Sang-young of the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has developed a foldable, windable and...

80 nations join forces to combat forest fires

Participants in the sixth International Wildland Fire Conference admire a replica of a fire fighting helicopter, or 'aircrane,' on display at an exhibition in Pyeongchang-gun County, Gangwon-do Province, on Oct. 12. More than 3,000 forest fire experts from 80 nations gathered in Pyeongchang-gun County, Gangwon-do...

German president pushes for ‘innovation through society’s engagement’

German President Joachim Gauck delivers his greetings during the Science and Innovation conference. German President Joachim Gauck attended the seventh Joint Korean-German Conference on Science and Innovation on Oct. 13 in Seoul, part of the official itinerary for his state visit to Korea. At the...

German unification gives valuable lessons: president

President Park Geun-hye (top, right) talks with her German counterpart Jaochim Gauck on Oct. 12 at Cheong Wa Dae. President Park Geun-hye held talks with her German counterpart President Jaochim Gauck on Oct. 12 at Cheong Wa Dae. During the talks, the two leaders agreed...

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...

German president visits Seoul

German President Jaochim Gauck (second from right) visits Changdeokgung Palace on Oct. 11, the first day of his state visit to Seoul. He poses for a picture in front of the Injeongjeon Hall at the royal residence. German President Joachim Gauck started his state visit...

‘Written characters are tools that contain culture’

Director General of the National Hangeul Museum Moon Young-ho emphasizes the importance of widening the understanding of Hangeul among people through the systemic preservation of Hangeul data and through exhibits. Marking the 569th anniversary this year of the proclamation of the Korean alphabet Hangeul, the...

Presidents Cup comes to Korea

President Park Geun-hye poses for a photo with professional golfers at Songdo Convensia convention center in Incheon on Oct. 7. She is the Honorary Chairman of the Presidents Cup golf competition this year. The opening ceremony for the Presidents Cup 2015 was held on Oct....

Autumn deepens with operatic tunes

The 13th Daegu International Opera Festival kicks off on Oct. 8. Pictured is a scene from the festival opener, Verdi’s ‘Aida.’ A special festival will fill the city of Daegu with the sounds of opera, bringing a deeper autumn vibe to opera lovers across Korea's...

Praying for peace, good harvest

On the morning of Oct. 4, a reenactment of the Sajikdaeje rites takes place at the Sajik Altar. The rites are performed in the hopes of peace and a good harvest, and they have been held every autumn since 1988. The term Jongmyo-Sajik (종묘-사직, 宗廟-社稷)...

French leader to visit Korea next month

French President François Hollande will make a state visit to Korea next month to attend a summit with President Park Geun–hye. The above photo shows the two leaders ahead of the Korea-France summit that took place in Paris in 2013 du ring President Park’s...

Hangeul in digital times

A stenographer types on a computer screen in Korean. Visitors to the National Hangeul Museum learn about the 'informatization' of Hangeul in a new special exhibit there, ‘A New Name in a Digital World, Code-Named_Hangeul: D55CD AE00.’ Korean words appear on a computer screen as...

70 years of Korea through ‘Arirang’

The Arirang Festival is held at the Heungryemun Gate at Gyeongbokgung Palace on Oct. 5. “Arirang, Arirang, Arariyo.” The lyrics of the song "Arirang" spread across the walls of the Heungryemun Gate at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul on Oct. 5 during the Arirang Festival, held to...

President thanks overseas Koreans for role in national development

President Park Geun-hye gives the congratulatory speech during a ceremony to mark the ninth anniversary of Overseas Koreans Day, in Seoul on Oct. 5. “Koreans who have made successful lives overseas are valuable assets of the nation,” said President Park Geun-hye in her congratulatory speech...

Korea, G20 map new tourism plan

Tourism ministers from the G20 nations pose for a photo during the sixth T20 Tourism Ministers Meeting on Sept. 30 in Antalya, Turkey. Second Vice Minister Kim Chong of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism stands in the front row on the far...

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...

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