Tuesday, October 22, 2019

North Korea sends 25 athletes to Korea Open

Athletes of the two Koreas march together at the opening ceremony of Asian Games, in Busan, on Sep. 29, 2002. (Korea Sports and Olympic Committee) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Hahm Hee-eun North Korea will send a team of athletes to the Korea Open Table Tennis Tournament in Daejeon from...

Event to mark centennial anniversary of Korean Provisional Gov’t

This huge Taegeukgi (Korean national flag) hangs on a building at Seoul's Gwanghwamun Square to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the March First Independence Movement. On April 11, a ceremony to mark the centennial anniversary of the Korean Provisional Government was scheduled at Seoul's...

Seoul, Washington to plan summit before US-NK summit

Presidential Senior Secretary for Public Relations Yoon Young-chan on April 25 briefs the press at the Chunchugwan Press Center at Cheong Wa Dae on the results of the meeting between Director of National Security Chung Eui-yong and U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton. (Korea.net...

Main halls of 2 Seoul palaces to be opened to public

Myeongjeongjeon Hall (National Treasure No. 266) at Changgyeonggung Palace in Seoul is the largest jeongjeon (main hall) in Korea. The interior of the one-story building will be opened to the public for the first time in spring and fall this year. By Lee Kyoung Mi and Kim Hwaya  Photos = Changgyeonggung...

President Moon, first lady visit Andong Hahoe folk village

President Moon Jae-in joins a group of performers on stage following a Hahoe byeolsingut talnori mask dance at the Andong Hahoe folk village in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province on Oct. 6. By Lee Hana Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook paid a visit to the...

PyeongChang Winter Olympics: ‘ready to bring peace’

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Do Jongwhan (second from right) speaks to a group of foreign correspondents about the upcoming PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, during a luncheon at Seoul's Foreign Press Center on Sept. 27. By Lee Hana Photos = Jeon Han Seoul | Sept....

Hanji used to restore Italian Chartula

Hanji was chosen as the material to help restore the Chartula, one of the most beloved items of Italian cultural heritage. The Chartula is a handwritten prayer on parchment by St. Francis of Assisi (1182~1226), a Roman Catholic saint and one of the patron saints...

Video support for Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang

What's the most vivid and enthralling sight? The Olympic Games, of course! We're waiting for the Olympics as a celebration. It’s time to prepare for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Thirty years have passed since the last Olympic Games were held...

PyeongChang to host the largest Winter Olympics

The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will be the largest in history, with 2,925 athletes from 92 countries competing for 102 gold medals in the Olympics this year. (Korea.net DB) By Kim Young Shin  The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, which are to...

Korea and Japan cooperate closely on disaster response

Korean Minister of Public Safety and Security Park Inyong (right) and Japanese Minister of State for Disaster Management Jun Matsumoto sign an MOU to strengthen the cooperation for disaster management on Dec. 12, in Tokyo. Korea and Japan signed an MOU to intensify the cooperation...

Athletes’ leisure space opens at Team Korea House

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon (front row, second from left) listens to Jung Jae-joon, the chief manager at Team Korea House, as he presents Team Korea House, at the Gangneung Olympic Park in Gangneung on March 10. By Korea.net PyeongChang Special Report Team Photos = Jeon Han Gangneung | March 10,...

Statue goes up to honor colonial forced labor

A statue of a forced laborer from colonial times is erected at Yongsan Station in Seoul on Aug. 12 to publicize the issue of men being drafted into labor units for the Imperial Japanese armed forces, and to offer tribute to the victims thereof. By Xu...

Two Koreas agree to host basketball match, joint entrance at Asian Games

South Korea's Secretary General Jeon Choong-Ryul of the Korean Sport & Olympic Committee (left) and North Korean Vice Minister of Physical Culture and Sports Won Kil U, each leading a delegation from South and North Korea, shake hands before their meeting at the Peace...

[Messages for the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit] From EU Ambassador to Korea

By Ambassador of the EU to Korea Michael Reiterer (second from left) poses for photos with Lee Do-hoon, Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (EU Embassy to Korea) By Michael Reiterer, Ambassador of the EU to Korea The meeting of...

Schedule unveiled for South Korean Pyongyang concerts

South Korean composer Yoon Sang (left), who will lead a delegation of performers in Pyongyang, holds working-level talks with Hyun Song-wol, director of the North Korean Samjiyon Orchestra, at the Panmunjom Tongilgak Pavilion on March 20. (Ministry of Unification) By Xu Aiying and Sohn JiAe The Ministry of Culture,...

Enjoy Korean strawberries all around the world

Korean strawberries are sweet and firm, and they are quite popular among overseas customers. Singaporean customers will now be able to enjoy fresher and more delicious Korean strawberries. The Rural Development Administration (RDA) announced on March 3 that it has successfully exported the “Maehyang” variety of...

Books highlight Korea, US missionary bonds

The Hoesangjeon Hall at Gyeonghuigung Palace is considered to be a rare structure that shows the original appearance of buildings before being damaged by Japanese forces. The photo is one recently donated by Priscilla Welbon Ewy of the U.S. A new photo of the Hoesangjeon...

DMZ Peace Trail opened to public for 1st time in 65 years

Visitors on April 27 walk along a fortified coastal road known as the DMZ Peace Trail in Goseong-gun County, Gangwon-do Province. The trail has been opened to the public for the first time in 65 years. By Kim Young Deok and Lee Jihae  Photos = Kim Young Deok Gangwon-do | April 27,...

President watches movie about German reporter in May 18 Democratic Uprising

President Moon Jae-in talks with Edeltraut Brahmstaedt, widow of German journalist Jurgen Hinzpeter who exposed the tragedy of the May 18 Democratic Uprising in Gwangju in 1980, after they watched the movie ‘A Taxi Driver’ together on Aug 13. The film sheds light on...

President highlights global cooperation on science, technology

The OECD Ministerial Meeting Daejeon 2015 opens on Oct. 20. Ministers and vice ministers from 57 countries and the heads of 12 international organizations attended the gathering. The OECD Ministerial Meeting Daejeon 2015 opened in Daejeon on Oct. 20. The theme this year is “Scientific...

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