Friday, July 3, 2020

Korea shares disaster management experiences with 7 countries

Participants in the emergency rescue educational program attend a CPR training course on Sept. 7 at the National 119 Rescue Headquarters in Daegu. Korea and seven countries have shared their knowledge and know-how on fire and disaster management and emergency rescue responses. The National Fire Service...

First lady visits firefighters as heat wave hits nationwide

First lady Kim Jung-sook (right) listens to an explanation about the firefighting gear she has on, at a fire station in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, on Aug. 8. By Kim Min-Jeung  Photos = Cheong Wa Dae Facebook First lady Kim Jung-sook visited a fire station in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province,...

Groundbreaking for inter-Korean rail, road connection set for Dec. 26

A groundbreaking ceremony for the connection and modernization of inter-Korean railways and roads is slated for Dec. 26 at Panmun Station in Gaeseong, North Korea. (Ministry of Unification) By Park Hye Ri and Kim Minji A groundbreaking ceremony is slated for Dec. 26 at Panmun Station in the North...

Correspondents center on Seoul as interest grows in denuclearization, peace

Foreign correspondents attend a press briefing at the main press center for the 2018 inter-Korean Summit, at the KINTEX convention center in Goyang-si, Gyoenggi-do Province, on April 27. By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Young Shin  Photos = Inter-Korean Summit Press Corps The number of foreign correspondents stationed in Korea to...

N. Korean human rights violations threaten peace, security: foreign minister

Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se delivers a speech at the 34th session of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on Feb. 27, on the topic of human rights violations in North Korea. "There can be no peace without human rights, and no human rights without...

Finance minister suggests currency swaps among G-20 central banks

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance Hong Nam-ki on March 31 takes part in a videoconference of G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors at Government Complex-Seoul on how member states should respond to the global economic crisis caused by COVID-19....

President Moon visits Joseon legation in Washington

President Moon Jae-in tours the exhibition hall at the Joseon-era legation building of the Korean Empire in Washington, D.C., during its re-opening ceremony on May 22. By Kang Gahui and Sohn JiAe Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook paid a visit to what...

O2O apps become part of daily life

There are numerous mobile applications that offer 'online-to-offline' (O2O) services related to transportation, food delivery, accommodations and real estate. (Kim Sunjoo) By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Hyun-Bin Lee Jeong-ah, an office worker, starts and ends her day by turning on mobile applications. - 7 a.m. Lee opens her front door...

Explore Korea’s national heritage online

The Cultural Heritage Administration reopens its digital cultural information service today. The website offers a wide range of historical records, pictures and videos related to Korea's cultural heritage. An updated version of the government website, 'Korea National Heritage Online' (www.heritage.go.kr), opened today for the online...

Korea via stamps: Ahn Jung-geun

A stamp is dedicated to independence activist Ahn Jung-geun. "If I fail once, I try again. If I fail again, I will try for a third time, fourth time and tenth time. Even if I am defeated the one hundredth time, I will not give...

Presidents Moon, Trump hold phone talks on 2nd US-NK summit

President Moon Jae-in on Feb. 19 holds a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of the second U.S.-North Korea summit. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Park Gil-ja and Lee Hana President Moon Jae-in on Feb. 19 spoke over the phone with U.S. President Donald Trump on bilateral cooperation...

Persimmon farmer moves upmarket with branding

On the cover of the red box it says "Natural Garden" (자연의 뜰). As you open the box, you can see that it carries about a dozen glossy orange-red persimmons. The persimmons are as big as a man's fist. As you peel one of...

Korea records 3.1 percent GDP growth in 2017: central bank

The Bank of Korea announced on Jan. 25 that Korea’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 3.1 percent in 2017, compared to that of the previous year. The photo shows Seoul seen from Namsan Mountain. (Jeon Han) By Jeon Han and Yoon Sojung Korea recorded 3.1 percent annual real...

Newest 2018 policies for non-Korean residents

In 2018, several policies directly related to non-Korean residents are undergoing reform. Pictured, a group of residents receive consultation at the Ansan Multicultural Support Headquarters in Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do Province. (Ansan City Hall) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Lee Hana Starting in 2018, a number of policies related to employment,...

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...

Korea continues to push cross-cultural partnerships

Participants in the 2017 Cultural Partnership Initiative Project pose for a photo at Korea House in Jung-gu District, Seoul, during the welcoming reception. (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) By Kang Gahui and Kim Min-Jeung  The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced on July 19 that 63 young...

Experience Japan with ‘culture discovery boxes’

A press briefing is held to introduce the new Culture Discovery Box focusing on Japan, at the National Folk Museum of Korea in Seoul on Dec. 5. Curator Gu Min Gyeong explains the randoseru (란도셀, ランドセル), a backpack used by Japanese elementary school students. The...

PM Lee expresses hope for South-North talks

Kim Yong-nam (left), president of North Korea’s Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, and Kim Yo-jong (third from left), deputy director for North Korea's Workers’ Party’s Department of Propaganda and Agitation, pose for a photo with Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon ahead of a luncheon...

President Moon pledges to make Korea ‘responsible economic powerhouse’

President Moon Jae-in on Aug 15 gives a speech to commemorate the 74th National Liberation Day at the Independence Hall of Korea in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do Province. By Kang Gahui and Lee Jihae  Photos = Hyoja-dong Studio President Moon Jae-in, in a speech to mark the 74th National Liberation Day on...

Seoul to host 2019 Int’l Renewable Energy Conference

The next International Renewable Energy Conference will take place in Seoul in 2019. Pictured is President Moon Jae-in speaking at a ceremony to mark the permanent shutdown of Korea’s oldest nuclear reactor, the Kori-1, in Busan on June 19. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Hana Korea...

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