Sunday, August 18, 2019

President Moon hints again at possible inter-Korean summit this month

President Moon Jae-in on June 13 holds a joint news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg after their summit at her official residence in Oslo, Norway. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kang Gahui and Kim Minji President Moon Jae-in on June 13 again hinted at the possibility of an...

President Moon boosts ‘innovative growth’ ties during 3-nation N. European tour

President Moon Jae-in on June 10 visits Otaniemi, a district in Espoo, Finland, known as the "Silicon Valley of Europe." (Cheong Wa Dae’s official Facebook page) By Xu Aiying and Lee Jihae  President Moon Jae-in has used his three-nation tour of Northern Europe to reconfirm cooperation and support from...

President Moon: ‘Positive peace’ should resolve ‘structural violence’ between Koreas

President Moon Jae-in on June 12 delivers a speech during the Oslo Forum at the University of Oslo in Norway. By Oh Hyun Woo and Kim Hwaya Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in on June 12 explained the peace process on the Korean Peninsula during the Oslo Forum at the...

All foreign residents must get nat’l health insurance from July 16

From mid-July, non-Koreans who stay in Korea for six months or longer are required to subscribe to national health insurance. (National Health Insurance Service) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Lee Hana All foreign nationals who stay in Korea for six months or longer from July 16 must sign up...

President Moon: Korea, Finland to boost cooperation through innovation

President Moon Jae-in (right) and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on June 11 shake hands at the Korean-Finnish Startup Summit in Helsinki. By Song Baleun and Lee Jihae  Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in on June 11 said at the Korea-Finland Startup Summit in Helsinki, "I strongly believe that...

History-rich county offers refreshing summer taste of lotus wrap dish

Ingredients such as grain, lotus roots, dates and nuts are put on a lotus leaf along with rice and then wrapped. The wrap is steamed in a sot (traditional caldron) to produce yeonnipbap(steamed rice wrapped in a lotus leaf). By Xu Aiying and Kim Hwaya  Photos = Xu Aiying  Buyeo | June 11, 2019 A...

Korea, Finland discuss inter-Korean peace process, boosting bilateral ties

President Moon Jae-in (left) and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto (right) on June 10 hold a joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki after their summit. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kim Eun-young and Lee Jihae President Moon Jae-in and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on June 10 discussed the...

President Moon arrives in Finland to start 3-nation N. European tour

President Moon Jae-in (second from right) and first lady Kim Jung-sook (right) on June 9 greets Finnish Economic Affairs and Employment Minister Katri Kulmuni after the presidential couple's arrival at Helsinki Airport. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Xu Aiying and Kim Hwaya  President Moon Jae-in on June 9 arrived in...

[Sharing a Prosperous Global Village] Ambassadors’ Voices in Korea 10: Finland

To gauge the direction of cooperation between Korea and the world, Korea.net is running a series of interviews with ambassadors to Korea. Korea.net met with Finnish Ambassador Eero Suominen, who discusses the similarities between both nations and advancement of bilateral ties ahead of the state...

Retired Japanese teacher of history returns Declaration of Independence to Korea

Masao Sato on May 29 recounts what led him to donate his family’s original copy of the Korean Declaration of Independence to the Independence Hall of Korea during his visit to Deoksugung Palace in Seoul. By Kim Eun-young and Lee Jihae Photo = Kim Eun-young Seoul | June 7, 2019 A retired...

Dano

The holiday of Dano (단오, 端午) falls on Friday, June 7, this year and corresponds to the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. Dano is the smallest of modern Korea's three most-celebrated traditional holidays, the other two being the Chuseok Mid-Autumn Festival (추석, 秋夕)...

President Moon’s N. European tour to stress startup cooperation

Minister of SMEs and Startups Park Young-sun on June 7 explains at Seoul Press Center the goals of President Moon Jae-in's upcoming state visits to three Northern European countries. By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Jihae  Photos = Kim Sunjoo Seoul | June 7, 2019 The Ministry of SMEs and Startups on June 7...

Fighting injustice with the pen

By Jeon Han Photos = Jeon Han Illustration = Manus Eugune "I might die but let The Daehan Maeil Sinbo (The Korea Daily News, now The Seoul Sinmun) remain to save Koreans" were the last words of Ernest Thomas Bethell (1872-1909) before he died in Korea on May 1, 1909, at...

President Moon honors fallen soldiers at Memorial Day ceremony

President Moon Jae-in on June 6 consoles Kim Cha-hee, 93, at Memorial Tablet Enshrinement Hall inside Hyeonchungtap Memorial Tower of Seoul National Cemetery. Her husband was a student who was killed while serving in the Korean War. By Jeon Han and Kim Minji  Photos = Hyoja-dong Studio "One duty of a...

Parliamentary speaker stresses bilateral cooperation to Russian senate

National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang on May 29 gives a speech at the Russian Federal Council in Moscow. (National Assembly of Korea) By Kim Minji  National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang on May 29 gave a speech at the Russian Federation Council in Moscow stressing peace and prosperity...

[Sharing a Prosperous Global Village] Ambassadors’ Voices in Korea #9: Norway

To gauge the direction of cooperation between Korea and the world, Korea.net is running a series of interviews with ambassadors to Korea. The interview below features Norwegian Ambassador to Korea Frode Solberg, who discusses the bilateral partnership as both countries mark 60 years of...

KCC events in June to feature films, books, music, food

The Korean Cultural Center in New York on June 29 will host a performance of gugak(traditional Korean music) called "Kokdu, a Story of Guardian Angels" at Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center. (Korean Cultural Center New York)   Since 1979, Korean Cultural Centers (KCCs) have promoted Korea...

President Moon orders fast rescue of tourists in Hungary boat sinking

President Moon Jae-in on May 30 presides over an emergency meeting at Cheong Wa Dae on Korean tourists who went missing in Hungary after their boat sank in a collision. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in on May 30 issued an urgent...

#HANAGo Season 2 Ep. 5 – Korea.net Honorary Reporters

Hi, it's Hana of HanaGo. Today, I'm going to spend an entire episode introducing Korea.net's Honorary Reporters, our group of content creators who share a passion for Korea and Korean culture. This year's incoming group consists of 591 reporters from 73 countries, and over the next...

Media swarm to advance screening of Cannes’ top honoree ‘Parasite’

Director Bong Joon-ho and the cast members of "Parasite" on May 28 hold a media briefing after an advance media screening at the theater CGV Yongsan in Seoul. The movie on May 25 won the Palme d'Or, the top award of the Cannes Film...

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