Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Paralympic Mural unveiled at athletes’ village

The Paralympic Mural is unveiled at the PyeongChang Athletes’ Village on March 8. International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parsons (fourth from left), PyeongChang Organizing Committee President Lee Heebeom (fifth from left) and other dignitaries pose for a photo during the unveiling ceremony. By Min Yea-Ji and Yoon...

‘Sexual enslavement is a crime against humanity’

"In July 1941, a group of Imperial Japanese soldiers carried out a military drill with the Soviet Union as their imaginary enemy. Yoshijiro Umezu (梅津 美治郎), then commander-in-chief of the Kwangtung Army, asked the governor-general of Korea to send him some 8,000 Joseon women...

Korean historical exhibit comes to Singapore

White porcelain pots, known as moon jars, are one of the representative artifacts that portray the beauty and philosophy of art from Joseon times (1392-1910). 'Joseon Korea: Court Treasures and City Life' is a special exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore that...

Korea, Switzerland agree on KRW 11 trillion currency swap

Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan (left) and Bank of Korea Governor Lee Juyeol shake hands after signing a bilateral currency swap agreement, in Zurich on Feb. 20. By Kim Eun-young and Lee Hana Korea and Switzerland have signed a bilateral currency swap agreement that will enable its central...

President Moon appoints new ambassadors to the US, China, Russia, Japan

President Moon Jae-in walks alongside his four new ambassadors to the U.S., Japan, China and Russia, following an appointment ceremony at Cheong Wa Dae on Oct. 25. They are, from left, Lee Su-hoon, new chief of mission to Japan, Woo Yoon-keun, new ambassador to...

Happy Teacher’s Day

The birthday of King Sejong the Great, who oversaw the creation of the Korean alphabet, became Teacher's Day in Korea in honor of him. By Korea.net Honorary Reporter Esraa Elzeny and Salwa Elzeny Photos = Esraa Elzeny and Salwa Elzeny "Stand up for the teacher and glorify...

Second terminal makes Incheon airport ‘smart’: president

President Moon Jae-in (second from right) and Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kim Hyun-mee (right) insert tickets into machines, alongside some airline employees, to celebrate the opening of the second terminal at Incheon International Airport, in Incheon on Jan. 12. (Hyoja-dong Studio) By Xu Aiying and Kim...

Citizens will enjoy the fruits of innovation efforts: president

“I will make 2016 the year when the nation will enjoy the fruits of our innovation efforts, as we will all come forward and join in our efforts to bring about innovation.” President Park Geun-hye spoke those words as she wrapped up her national address...

Washington exempts Seoul from steel tariffs

The White House announced on April 30 that the U.S. administration had decided to exempt Korea from steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Pictured is U.S. President Donald Trump delivering a speech as part of a banquet during his state visit to Korea...

Different languages, different personalities

Different personalities come along with each different language. (Korea.net DB) By Korea.net Honorary Reporter Tanya Mokrina Have you ever felt your personality change as you switch between languages? Studies show that we have different personalities when we speak different languages. In 1998, Michel Coven, a researcher at the University of...

Online content creators gather in Gwangju

The 2016 Gwangju World Web Content Festival kicked off on June 23. Under the slogan “Web people, roar into the world,” the festival lifted its curtain in and around the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju. The festival consists of three main parts: the Imagination...

President Moon: Peace will secure human rights

President Moon Jae-in on Dec. 10 gives a speech at the Seoul Cathedral of the Anglican Church of Korea during a ceremony marking Human Rights Day. By Park Gil-ja and Yoon Sojung Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in on Dec. 10 stressed the role of peace in human...

UN Security Council unanimously adopts new resolution against Pyongyang

Members of the United Nations Security Council vote with a show of hands on Resolution No. 2371 that will sanction North Korea for its launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles, at U.N. headquarters in New York on Aug. 5. (U.N.) By Sohn JiAe The 15-member United Nations Security...

President Moon hopes for success at upcoming Asian Game

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi (left), in Seoul as a special envoy from Indonesian President Joko Widodo, and President Moon Jae-in pose for a photo with the three mascots of the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, at Cheong Wa Dae on July 27. (Cheong Wa...

King Injo’s tomb now open to public

The Cultural Heritage Administration re-opens Jangneung, the tomb of Joseon's 16th ruler King Injo and his queen, on June 17 for the first time in 46 years. The Cultural Heritage Administration re-opened Jangneung (장릉, 長陵), the tomb of King Injo (1595-1649, r. 1623-1649) and his...

Return of pop legend

  Pictured is Jo Yong-pil during his 2013 'Hello' tour, held in celebration of the 45th anniversary of his debut album. A special album of legend Jo Yong-pil will hit the stands on April 24. The "Hello" tour box set features songs recorded during his 2013...

Joseon palaces meld philosophy, architecture, Confucianism

A museum visitor appreciates the articles on exhibition at the National Palace Museum of Korea in Seoul on Dec. 7. The special exhibition ‘Timeless Marvels, the Construction of a Palace in Joseon’ gives visitors a chance to see all of the processes of building...

Busan’s Gamcheon Culture Village wins international award

The Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan, which used to be a shanty town for refugees after the Korean War, has become a tourist attraction after many years of restoration. (Busan Metropolitan Government) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Kim Young Shin  Busan’s Gamcheon Culture Village has won the “International Award...

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...

President Park makes donation to help youth find jobs

President Park Geun-hye will make donations to a fund meant to help young people find jobs. She will donate KRW 20 million and also 20 percent of her monthly salary. Pictured is President Park (bottom, second from right) with young people at the Ulsan...

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