Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Tourists to benefit from nation-wide sale

Discounts on a wide range of items are now on offer for tourists flying to Korea. The Visit Korea Committee has kicked off its nation-wide “Korea Grand Sale,” an event that continues until Oct. 31. During the period, 12 regions nationwide will provide non-Korean shoppers...

Korea tops WorldSkills Competition

Korea has claimed victory in the 43rd WorldSkills Competition, an international factory and industrial skills contest, that was held in Sao Paulo this year. Korea clinched 12 gold, seven silver and five bronze medals, outdoing the other nations and taking first place in the competition...

Photos reveal beauty of Korean landscape

This photo of the Anapji Pond blanketed in winter snow is the winner of this year’s Korea Tourism Photo Contest. Snowflakes fall on the lake and over the palace, creating an enveloping and peaceful scene. This is a photo of snow falling on the Anapji Pond...

People reflect on meaning of independence on 70th anniversary

President Park Geun-hye (center) waves to the crowd aside figure skater Kim Yuna, singers Lee Seung-chul and Lee Sun-hee, and a choir, greeting the audience at a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of Korean independence held at the World Cup Stadium in western...

‘Hello, Mr. K’ energizes Iksan

The Gwanggaeto Samulnori percussion group performs a lion dance to a beat box rhythm during the ‘Hello, Mr. K’ concert at the Iksan Arts Center on Aug. 15. “Ari, Arirang…” The lyrics of the song "Arirang" filled the Iksan Arts Center in Iksan City, Jeollabuk-do (North...

Flag photos are on display in the capital’s heart

A Taegeukgi owned by a soldier from the Korean Liberation Army, Moon Eung-myeong, is on display at a photo exhibition currently underway at Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul. Moon’s fellow independence activists wrote their messages onto the worn flag as Moon was about to...

‘Jingbirok’ records 7-yr invasion

A special exhibition looking back on the life of Ryu Seong-ryong (1542-1607), who went by the penname of Seoae, is now underway at the National Folk Museum of Korea in Seoul. Ryu recorded the history of how Korea overcame the seven-year national crisis that...

President stresses ‘Grand journey for the Republic of Korea’s renewed leap forward’

President Park Geun-hye underlined that the Korean people finally achieved independence for their motherland 70 years ago after much longing and a struggle for liberation. She was speaking at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts on Aug. 15. The president then urged that...

US sends congratulations on Korean independence

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sends words of congratulations on Korea’s 70th anniversary of independence. Pictured is Kerry arriving in Seoul in May. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement on Aug. 13 congratulating Korea on its 70th anniversary of independence from...

Japanese civic group demands apology for colonization, invasion

“Only 70 years ago, Japan launched invasions and built colonies, inflicting tremendous damage and suffering on many countries, specifically on many parts of Asia.” These words are from a campaign announced in the Dong-a Ilbo newspaper on Aug. 15 titled “Messages from Japanese citizens who...

70 photographs reflect joy of independence

Seventy photographs that describe historical moments between Korean independence in 1945 and the establishment of the Korean government in 1948 have now been disclosed to the public. In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Korean independence, 70 photos held by the U.S.-based National Archives and...

Descendants of independence activists granted Korean nationality

Descendants of Korean independence activists living outside Korea have been granted Korean citizenship. A ceremony was held at the government complex in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do Province, on Aug. 12 to grant nationality certificates to 30 descendants of independence activists. The ceremony was held to embrace the descendants...

Foreign ministry urges Japanese gov’t to uphold its historical standpoint

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement in relation to the anticipated speech to be made by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in the Pacific. On Aug. 10, the ministry said...

Korea, as seen by the world: Talk! Talk! Korea

The results of the "Talk! Talk! Korea 2015" contest were announced on Aug. 11, showcasing a range of creative content that reflects Korea and all things Korean. The Korean Culture and Information Service, part of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Ministry...

Korean, Chinese students work together on history

A Korean and a Chinese student, both studying at Peking University in Beijing, have been honored with the grand prize in the “Thesis Contest on History for Sino-Korean College & Graduate Students,” an essay competition run by the Northeast Asian History Foundation. The contest paired...

Stories of Korea as told by non-Koreans

What do our neighbors around the world think about Korea? The variety of answers can be found in a special exhibition, “Korea, Our Stories,” currently underway at the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History in Jongno-gu District, Seoul. The exhibition, kicking off on Aug. 7, puts...

Skincare packs enable good looks from head to toe

These days, many people use beauty packs to care for their skin. Some people may believe that packs are solely for facial skin care, but nowadays we can find a variety of items designed for various other parts of the body. Beauty packs enable us...

Lights of independence illuminate the nation

There is a range of events scheduled to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Korean independence and to remind people of its meaning and importance. A ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of Korean independence will take place in 14 nations around the world, along with...

A night in a traditional home gives great respite

Nowadays, many tourists flying to Korea travel much further than just hitting the well-known tourist destinations and places that spotlight pop music, soap operas and other content. During their time here, they enjoy new opportunities to experience in-person how people in the past lived in...

Bukchon brings small-town warmth to bustling capital

According to the Korea Tourism Organization, a total of 14,201,516 people came to Korea during the year 2014. What elements attracted them to Korea? A number of media outlets have said that one of Korea's charms is the harmony that exists between tradition and modernity....

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