Thursday, February 27, 2020

Award-winning seasoning to spread kimchi’s appeal worldwide

Kimchi Seasoning Mix eliminates the smell of kimchi and its salty taste, allowing non-Koreans to enjoy the spicy condiment more easily. This powder can be added to salad, French fries or chicken. By Oh Hyun Woo and Kim Hwaya Photo, Video = Kim Sunjoo It looks like dried red pepper powder...

Finance minister tells foreign investors ‘economy has strong resilience’

Minister of Economy and Finance Hong Nam-ki on Oct. 16 speaks at an investor relations session in New York under the theme "Korean Economy, Making Headway for Sustainable Growth." (Ministry of Economy and Finance) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Lee Jihae Minister of Economy and Finance Hong Nam-ki on...

Korea ratifies free trade deal with Indonesia

Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee (middle) on Oct. 16 announces with her Indonesian counterpart Enggartiasto Lukita the ratification of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries and shakes hands as they pose for a photo. (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy) By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Jihae Korea and Indonesia on...

ASEAN-Korea Train departs to raise mutual understanding

Lee Kyu-young, station master of Seoul Station, on Oct. 16 gives a salute to the departing train at the launching ceremony for the ASEAN-Korea Train. By Jeon Han and Lee Jihae Photos = Kim Sunjoo Video = Choi Taesoon Seoul | Oct. 16, 2019 A train on Oct. 16 left Seoul Station to mark the 30th anniversary of dialogue relations...

Fall foliage comes 1-4 days later this year

The weather service Weatheri says the first fall foliage in Korea started on Sept. 27 at Seoraksan Mountain in Gangwon-do Province. The peak of fall foliage usually occurs about two weeks after the first foliage of the season. (Korea Tourism Organization) By Kim Hwaya Fall foliage this...

Tokyo hosts Korea-Japan Festival despite high bilateral tension

A samulnori (traditional Korean percussion quartet) troupe performs on Sept. 28 at the 2019 Korea-Japan Festival at Hibiya Park in Tokyo. By Kim Eun-young and Lee Jihae Photos = Korean Cultural Center in Tokyo The annual Korea-Japan Festival was held this year despite frayed relations between the governments of both countries. The Korean...

President Moon agrees to boost practical cooperation with Bulgaria

President Moon Jae-in (right) on Sept. 27 hosts a bilateral summit with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov (third from bottom left) at Cheong Wa Dae. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Xu Aiying and Kim Minji President Moon Jae-in on Sept. 27 hosted a summit with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov...

‘Gandhi’s teachings serve as compass for peace on Korean Peninsula’

President Moon Jae-in on Sept. 24 gives a speech at an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) at the United Nations Economic and Social Council Chamber. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Jung Joo-ri and Lee Jihae President Moon Jae-in, in New York to attend...

President Moon proposes turning DMZ into int’l peace zone

President Moon Jae-in on Sept. 24 gives a keynote speech at the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York. (Cheong Wa Dae's Facebook page) By Kim Minji President Moon Jae-in on Sept. 24 in New York proposed transforming the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas...

[ASEAN now ①] Laos powering SE Asia with region’s fastest growth

With the inaugural Korea-Mekong Summit between Korea and the five countries along the Mekong River – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam -- and the Korea-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) special summit coming up in November in Busan, Korea.net explores the results of...

President Moon, Trump reaffirm ‘ironclad alliance’ in NY summit

President Moon Jae-in (left) and U.S. President Donald Trump on Sept. 23 shake hands during their bilateral summit at the InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kim Hwaya President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump on Sept. 23 in New York reaffirmed the...

Briefing held for ASEAN roundtable, exhibition slated for November

Minister of the Interior and Safety Chin Young (right) on Sept. 24 speaks to ambassadors of member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the Millennium Hilton Seoul on the importance of the ASEAN-Korea Ministerial Roundtable and Exhibition on Public Service...

Korea named ‘partner country’ by global tourism event in Spain

FITUR, or the International Tourism Festival to be hosted by Spain from Jan. 22-26 next year, will feature Korea as a partner country during its 2020 edition. The photo shows Korea's tourism booth at the 2017 FITUR. (Facebook page of Korean Cultural Center in...

Int’l symposium in Seoul explores modern art’s future

Korean Culture and Information Service Director Kim Tae-hoon on Sept. 20 gives a speech at the opening ceremony of the international symposium 2019 Korea Research Fellow at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul. By Jung Joori and Lee Hana Photos = National Museum of Modern...

Seoul event marks 1st anniversary of inter-Korean summit in Pyeongyang

At an event in Seoul to mark the first anniversary of the inter-Korean summit in Pyeongyang last year, Minister of Unification Kim Yeon-chul (left) looks at photos of the summit along with other visitors. By Kim Minji and Lee Jihae Photos = Ministry of Unification An event to mark the...

Vice science minister calls leaked Fukushima water ‘global issue’

Vice Minister of Science and ICT Moon Mi-Ock on Sept. 16 gives a keynote speech at the International Atomic Energy Agency's 63rd general meeting in Vienna, Austria. (Ministry of Science and ICT) By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Jihae The Ministry of Science and ICT on Sept. 16 warned of...

New fall walking tour to feature Sarangchae exhibition hall

This is an exhibition at Cheong Wa Dae Sarangchae, the quasi-museum of the presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae. The Korea Tourism Organization announced that from Sept. 19 to Oct. 18, it will offer a walking tour course for foreign visitors called "Cheong Wa...

Peace concert at DMZ features traditional music giants, cellist Ma

Globally renowned Chinese American cellist Yo-Yo Ma (center), samulnori pioneer Kim Duk-soo (fifth on stage from the right) and leading pansori vocalist Ahn Sook-sun on Sept. 9 perform in "Culture Connect: DMZ Peace Concert" held at Dorasan Station in Paju, Gyeonggi-do Province. (Ministry of Sports, Culture and Tourism) By Kim...

Korea-Japan trade spat worsening global economic uncertainty: Krugman

Minister of Finance and Economy Minister Hong Nam-ki (right) on Sept. 9 shakes hands with Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman at a conference in Seoul on sharing the results of the government-run Knowledge Sharing Program of Korea. (Ministry of Economy and Finance) By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Jihae Japan's...

8th Seoul Defense Dialogue forum opens for 3-day run

At the opening ceremony of the Seoul Defense Dialogue 2019 on Sept. 5, Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo, U.S. Forces Korea Commander Robert B. Abrams and Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh pose for a group photo along with other military officials at the Lotte Hotel...

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