Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Sequel to viral video on Korea’s COVID-19 response released

By Xu Aiying and Lee Jihae "A letter from Wonderland," the sequel to the video "Korea, Wonderland?" showing how the country is overcoming the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), was released on April 17. The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), an affiliate of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, released...

Mask-sharing campaign held near Gwanghwamun Square

People have volunteered to help the fight against COVID-19. To this end, a mask-sharing event was held on March 25 near Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul. This campaign provides cotton masks to people so that they donate medical masks to those who sorely need them like medical...

Kuwaiti Ambassador to Korea joins ‘Overcome Together’ Relay Challenge

  Kuwaiti Ambassador to Korea Bader AlAwadi takes part in Korea.net's ongoing "Overcome Together" Relay Challenge campaign. Let's meet him and find out what he does to help fight the COVID-19 crisis. Produced in cooperation with the Kuwaiti embassy in Seoul Edited by Korea.net

Hungarian ambassador to Korea joins ‘Overcome Together’ Relay Challenge

  Hungarian Ambassador to Korea Mózes Csoma has joined Korea.net's ongoing "Overcome Together" Relay Challenge. Let's meet him and find out the history of medical science in Hungary which emphasized the importance of hand hygiene in the 19th century and what his embassy is doing to help fight...

Danish Ambassador to Korea joins ‘Overcome Together’ Relay Challenge

  Danish Ambassador to Korea Einar Jensen joins Korea.net's ongoing "Overcome Together" Relay Challenge campaign. Let's meet him and find out what his embassy does to help fight the COVID-19 crisis. Produced in cooperation with the Danish embassy to Korea Edited by Korea.net

Norwegian Ambassador to Korea joins ‘Overcome Together’ Relay Challenge

Norwegian Ambassador to Korea Frode Solberg has become the first diplomat to join Korea.net's ongoing "Overcome Together" Relay Challenge campaign. Let's meet him and learn more about his thought on global action to fight the COVID-19 crisis. Produced in cooperation with the Norwegian embassy to Korea Edited by Korea.net

Visit to ‘walk-through’ clinic

Korea is taking innovative steps to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The "walk-through" screening clinic allows testing for COVID-19 more easily and quickly. I'm here in the city of Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do Province, to visit the province's first walk-through screening clinic. Testing is done in a negative pressure chamber...

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....

Overcome together at Gwanghwamun Square

People on March 24 donate masks to fight COVID-19 to the Salvation Army campaign in Gwanghwamun Square, central Seoul. Director = Jeon Han Video = Kim Sun-joo, Choi Taesoon

Religious groups delay events amid COVID-19 outbreak

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo (right) on March 18 holds a meeting with Korean Buddhist leaders at a restaurant in Seoul. He asked for their opinions on combating the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and requested their cooperation. (Heo...

Republic of Korea’s fight against COVID-19

  The COVID-19 situation in Korea is characterized by confirmed cases originating from a specific regional cluster, namely Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province. As of March 9, there were 7,382 confirmed cases, with 6,678 cases in Daegu and North Gyeongsang and 704 in the rest of the...

Spring awakens at national parks across Korea

A yellow pheasant's eye blossoms on Jan. 24 at Jirisan National Park in Hadong-gun County, Gyeongsangnam-do Province. By Xu Aiying and Lee Hana Photos = Korea National Park Service Flowers have started to blossom with the coming of spring. On Feb. 24, the Korea National Park Service (KNPS) announced this year's first blossoms...

Historical seals from Joseon Dynasty returned to Korea

The guksae (national seal) Daegunjubo (left) and the eobo (royal seal) named the Royal Seal of Hyojong (right) will be displayed from Feb. 22 to March 8 at the National Palace Museum of Korea in Seoul. By Song Baleun and Kim Hwaya Photos = Cultural Heritage Administration Two historical seals from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)...

Director hopes ‘Parasite’ is remembered for its cinematic merit

"Parasite" director Bong Joon-ho (fourth from left) on Feb. 19 bursts out in laughter at a news conference held at the Westin Chosun Seoul, sitting with the movie's cast (from left) Lee Jeong-eun, Park So-dam and Song Kang-ho and co-producer Kwak Sin Ae. By Lee Hana Photos = Jeon Han Seoul | Feb. 19, 2020 "There have been...

Foreign tourists laud gov’t efforts to contain COVID-19

At a ticket office of Seoul Station on Feb. 17, a poster displays what precautions to take to prevent getting COVID-19 next to an automatic dispenser of hand sanitizer. (Xu Aiying) By Xu Aiying, Lee Hana, Kim Hyelin and Kim Minji Seoul ㅣ Feb. 17, 2020 "Most places we visited have automatic dispensers...

Korea launches world’s 1st satellite to monitor oceans, environment

The world's first geostationary satellite for monitoring oceans and the environment, the Cheollian-2B, on Feb. 18 is launched from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana at 7:18 a.m. (Ministry of Science and ICT) By Jung Joo-ri and Kim Hwaya Korea has launched the world's first geostationary satellite for monitoring oceans and the environment, the Chollian-2B. The...

Korea to chair UNESCO committee on cultural diversity next year

Korea next year will chair UNESCO's intergovernmental committee for the 14th Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. The photo shows Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo (third from left) on Nov. 19, 2019, speaking at the...

What’s to like about Korea? Plenty, say foreigners

The Korean Culture and Information Service released on Feb. 4 the results of a poll conducted last year on Korea's national image. Of the 5,453 respondents who expressed a positive perception of the nation, 8.1% cited Korean culture and cultural heritage as their reason....

New museum library presents cultural heritage using digital tech

Visitors on Feb. 4 watch the Interactive Media Wall at the National Palace Museum in Seoul. The museum on the same day opened the Digital Library for Cultural Heritage, where visitors can experience national cultural heritage through digital technology. (Cultural Heritage Administration) By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Jihae The...

More school uniforms this year to sport Hanbok designs

More students this year will wear school uniforms sporting designs inspired by Hanbok (traditional Korean attire) under a joint project of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Education. The photo above shows several such uniforms released by the Culture Ministry. (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) By Kim...

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