Monday, January 27, 2020

Year’s first rice planting in Hamyang

The process of rice transplantation begins in Jiok-myeon Village, Hamyang-gun County, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, on April 19. This is the first rice planting in Hamyang-gun County this year, and some 2.2 ha of rice is being is planted using specialized rice planters. By Son Gina Photos =...

President Moon welcomes six new foreign envoys

President Moon Jae-in (right) receives credentials from new Tanzanian Ambassador to Korea Matilda Masuka during a ceremony to welcome new foreign envoys to Korea, at Cheong Wa Dae on Nov. 2. Ambassador Masuka is the first Tanzanian envoy to Korea and marks 25 years...

President Moon’s Lunar New Year message to the nation

By Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in on Feb. 2 sent a video message marking Lunar New Year (Seollal). In the message posted on the homepage and SNS channels of Cheong Wa Dae, he said he hoped that everyone can share love and happiness during the holiday. [email protected]

Korea-US amity shines through ‘Hello, Mr. K!’ concert

A member of the U.S. armed forces joins a samulnori troupe on stage during a 'Hello, Mr. K!' concert on April 21. Another "Hello, Mr. K!" concert was held for non-Korean residents of Seoul on April 21 on a special stage set up for the...

Cheong Wa Dae video shows President Moon’s human side

Cheong Wa Dae released an interview of President Moon Jae-in to mark the first 100 days since his inauguration, on Aug. 18. The photo shows President Moon during a press conference at the Yeongbingwan Guest House on Aug. 17. Cheong Wa Dae By Yoon Sojung Cheong Wa...

Treasures from ancient Chinese wreck on exhibit in Korea

An ancient trading ship called the Nan’ao No. 1 sank near Nan’ao Island off the coast of Guandong Province in southern China during the reign of the Ming Dynasty’s 13th emperor, Wanli (만력제, 萬曆帝) (r. 1572-1620). The ill-fated vessel was carrying more than 26,000 goods...

President Moon, US think tanks discuss solutions to Korean Peninsula issues

President Moon Jae-in (second from right) poses for a photo with the heads of U.S. research institutes in New York on Sept. 20. From left are Korea Society President Thomas Byrne, Council on Foreign Affairs President Richard Haass, President Moon and Kevin Rudd, president...

President Moon to visit Germany, attend G20 Summit in July

Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Park Soo-hyun on June 27 announces in a news briefing that President Moon Jae-in early next month will pay an official visit to Germany and attend the G20 summit in Hamburg. (Jeon Han) By Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in will arrive in Germany...

An ecofriendly life through design

An environmentally friendly life, in both the present and the future, is being designed here in Korea. The 2016 World Eco-Friendly Design Exhibition, set to kick off in Naju, Jeollanam-do Province, from May 5 to 29, will raise awareness of the importance of ecofriendly design...

Spring in December at Jangsado Sea Park

After a short, 40-minute ferry ride, we docked at the wharf on Jangsado Island. The weather was really nice and warm. It didn't feel like winter at all. As soon as I got off the ferry, I saw a big sign with “CAMELLIA” written...

Korean books grab attention in Beijing

Korean books garnered many readers' attention in Beijing. Some 1,500 Korean books were introduced at the 22nd Beijing International Book Fair held from Aug. 26 to 30. Among them were "The Thorn Mountain" and "Dust Kid," which won a Bologna Ragazzi Award at the Bologna...

The most long-lasting thing in tourists’ hearts is hospitality: president

President Park Geun-hye speaks during a conference about how to strengthen national competitiveness in both the cultural and tourism industries, at Cheong Wa Dae on June 17. On June 17, President Park Geun-hye denounced those who complain about how few tourists come to Korea, those...

President vows to bolster cooperation with OECD

OECD Secretary-General Jose Angel Gurria (left) is greeted by President Park Geun-hye at Cheong Wa Dae on Oct. 26. President Park Geun-hye exchanged opinions on how to boost cooperation between Korea and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) with OECD Secretary-General Jose Angel...

4 naturalized Koreans receive gov’t honor as ‘exemplary citizens’

Justice Minister Park Sang-ki (center) and four naturalized Koreans honored as “exemplary citizens” on Dec. 19 pose for photos at Government Complex-Gwacheon in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do Province. By Park Hye Ri and Yoon Sojung Photos = Ministry of Justice The descendant of an independence fighter now serving in the Korea Coast...

Peace on the Korean Peninsula’ promotional video garners 3 million views online

“The Origin of the War,” a new promotional video released by the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) on Nov. 7 delivers the message that peace on the Korean Peninsula will contribute to world peace. By Kim Young Shin  Photos = Korean Culture and Information Service “The Origin...

Mascots unveiled for PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, Paralympics

Soohorang (left) and Bandabi have been unveiled as the mascots for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics and Paralympics. The official mascots for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games have been unveiled. Soohorang is a white tiger and Bandabi is an Asian black bear, or moon...

Luge athletes race new Pyeongchang track

A speed competition on the ice, where a thousandth of a second matters, took place on Feb. 17 at the Alpensia Sliding Center in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province, one of the host cities for next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The Viessmann Luge...

Korea, US vow to make Washington-Pyeongyang summit a success

President Moon Jae-in (left) shakes hands with his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, prior to their one-on-one meeting at the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 22. By Sohn JiAe  Photos = Cheong Wa Dae Video = White House Leaders of Korea and the U.S. have vowed to work...

Buddha’s Birthday celebrated in Seoul

A ceremony to mark Buddha’s birthday is carried out at Jogyesa Temple in Seoul on May 14. Jogyesa Temple in central Seoul played host to a celebration marking Buddha’s 2,560th birthday on May 14. The celebration began with a cleaning ceremony for the temple and people...

‘Koreans are good at making funny jokes’

Korea.net recently sat down with a German college student who came to know Korea while reading comic books in high school. Lisa Scheidig from Ewha Womans University, who is from Thüringen in Germany, goes back home next month after studying for a year in...

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