Sunday, August 25, 2019

Grapes bring mid-summer smiles

A parent and child sample some fruit in the special grape garden at Gwanghwamun Square on Aug. 6, the day that has been designated as Grape Day. Laden with heavily ripened grapes, a special garden in Gwanghwamun Square is bringing smiles to many faces. Grape Day...

Korean kitchenware attracts customers worldwide

Anyone who enjoys cooking is always interested in high-quality kitchen appliances. Well-functioning appliances can minimize nutritional loses and can add more flavor to make dishes tastier. The recently rising interest in healthy and non-processed foods is also deeply related to the importance of quality kitchen...

Railroad restoration is a path toward unification and the future: president

President Park Geun-hye signs one of the railway ties at Baengmagoji Station in Cheorwon-gun County, Gangwon-do Province, on Aug. 5. Established in 1914, the Gyeongwon Line was a 222.3-kilometer railway line that connected Seoul and Wonsan. It was severed in 1945 due to the division...

English language patent lawsuits to be allowed

An English language system for patent lawsuits will be set up under the Patent Court early next year. Pictured above is a trial at the Supreme Court. An “international justice department” will be established in Korea as early as February next year. The Supreme Court will...

E-gov’t exports estimated at over $314 mil.

Exports of computer systems and software that provide online government services reached USD 314.42 million in the first half of the year. That amount includes exports by some 250 local IT companies during the first half, and it is equivalent to 66 percent of similar...

Science fair honors new inventions

The most wonderful inventions that surprised the world were created during the course of searching for something more comfortable. World-famous inventor Thomas Edison invented an electric light bulb while he was looking for a safe and cheap alternative to the gas lamp. James Harrison...

Wax celebrities greet fans in Seoul

Wax statues of world-renowned stars, athletes, artists and political and religious figures are now welcoming visitors to a newly-opened museum in Seoul. On July 31, the Grevin Museum, a French wax museum, opened its newest branch along Eulji-ro Street in central Seoul. It’s its first...

President meets with Japanese opposition leader

President Park Geun-hye (left) meets with Democratic Party President Katsuya Okada at Cheong Wa Dae on Aug. 3. President Park Geun-hye met with Japan's Democratic Party President Katsuya Okada to discuss measures to boost cooperation and exchanges between Korea and Japan on...

70 years of Korean tech at a glance

Participants in the opening ceremony observe the humanoid robot Hubo at the Korea Science & Creativity Festival. From Korea’s first mass-produced car, the Pony, through black and white TVs to the humanoid robot Hubo, an exhibit recently offered a special opportunity to...

Taekwondo unites global community

Taekwondo practitioners from around the world gathered in Korea to demonstrate their polished skills and abilities. The 2015 World Taekowndo Hanmadang ran from July 30 to August 2 at the Ichung Culture and Sports Center in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do Province. The international competition brought together a...

Beat the heat wave at Hangang outdoor pools

Children splash around at an outdoor swimming pool in Yeouido on August 3. Temperatures across the peninsula are soaring over 30 degrees Celsius these days. With the sun's rays burning the asphalt and the humidity rising ever higher, people can easily get tired as they go...

Avoid summer heat at waterfalls

A family on vacation avoids the heat at the Suok Falls in Goesan, Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province). The sweltering summer heat continues to bother people, both day and night. Beaches and water parks are overcrowded nationwide with a continuing flow of people. If you don't...

Korea, Poland unite through pop music

The Palladium theater in Warsaw was crowded with over 2,000 people on July 29. They were fans of Korean pop music, coming together for the 2015 K-Pop Festival. Marking its fifth year this year, the festival is one of the most anticipated events of...

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...

Korea: skincare face mask heaven

Reme+G face masks contain a special cotton stick that exfoliates the dead skin cells off the face. Made by Ancors, this product 'tightens' the pores and moisturizes the skin. “Natural fermentation components supply nutrition to the skin. After using the mask, my skin has visibly...

Korea, Comoros boost poultry cooperation

Korea and Comoros, an island nation off the eastern coast of Africa, have joined forces to enhance bilateral cooperation on the poultry farming business. The archipelago of Comoros, between Mozambique and Madagascar, is one of the smaller African nations with an area of only 2,235...

Korean travel now worry-free

Visitors take photos of pop group action figures and some of the clothes worn by the group Girls’ Generation, at SM Town in Gangnam-gu District, southern Seoul. They are members of the Chinese press and influential bloggers who are on a...

Visit a farm, meet the animals this summer

There is a range of wildlife species that exist around the world. Livestock, in particular, is the key to human survival. Amid rapid urbanization, however, the importance and existence of such domesticated animals has been somewhat forgotten over the past few years. The Rural Development...

Korea celebrates 62nd anniversary of armistice

Korean War veterans and students from countries that participated in the war crowd Seoul Olympic Park on July 27 to celebrate the 62nd anniversary of the armistice agreement and to honor the sacrifices made by the war veterans. Begun in the summer of 1950, active...

Young biologist wins first place

One of four students came in fifth place in the 26th International Biology Olympiad, an eight-day contest that ran from July 12 to 20 in Denmark. From left are: Seok Jin-hyeon, the highest-scoring gold medalist in the contest, Kim Min-su, Kim Min-jeong and Im...

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