Thursday, June 27, 2019

North Koreans will find the path wide open: president

President Park Geun-hye speaks during a meeting with overseas advisors to the National Unification Advisory Council, at Cheong Wa Dae on Oct. 13. She said, 'In an era when 30,000 North Korean refugees live in the South, we will reinforce our policies to ensure...

PyeongChang Olympics PR campaign stepped up in U.S.

Children on June 23 pose for photos at a promotional booth in New York's Time Square with Soohorang the white tiger and Bandabi the Asiatic black bear, the two mascots of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. (Korea Tourism Organization) By Kim Ji Hoe and Kim Young...

Korean leaders plant tree for peace, prosperity

President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un jointly plant a pine tree along the path in the DMZ where Hyundai Group Founder and Chairman Chung Ju-yung (1915-2001) lead a convoy of cattle to Pyeongyang in June 1998, in Panmunjeom on April...

Nat’l park service lists 6 lesser-known spots to see sunrise, sunset

Dalah Park inside Hallyeohaesang National Park in Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, has a sunset observatory with a wonderful view of sunlight reflected on the sea with islands big and small. By Kim Young Shin  Photos = Korea National Park Service Many Koreans watch the sunset or sunrise on the...

South, North hold joint rehearsal, ready for summit

With the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit just two days away, the two Koreas held a joint rehearsal on April 25 at the Peace House in Panmunjeom. The photo shows the Peace House, the summit venue. (Jeon Han) By Yoon Sojung Ahead of the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit, South and...

Dokdo gets new fishing fleet safety system

A new system aimed at detecting the location of each fishing boat in operation near Dokdo Island and ensuring their safety is set to be established sometime in September. Dokdo Island, the easternmost part of Korea, will soon have in place a new facility that...

Gangneung, a city of skating, coffee

The Gyeongpo branch of Bohemian Roasters is located next to the Gangneung Ice Arena, the venue that will play host to the skating events at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games next year. The coffee shop was filled with visitors during the...

Two expats enter food delivery business

When living in another country, the language barrier can be one of the most difficult barriers to leading an otherwise normal life. If not fluent in the country's mother tongue, you may have to ask people around you for a favor to do something as...

Korea, Vietnam to work on mine clearance

On June 14, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense signed an agreement to work together to clear unexploded bombs and mines from major battlefields from the Vietnam War (1954-1975). The agreement was signed between Vietnamese Deputy Minister of...

Korea, US, Japan stress stronger sanctions against NK

President Moon Jae-in holds a trilateral meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in New York on Sept. 21. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Lee Hana Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in held a trilateral meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and...

South, North Korea agree to hold 3rd summit in April

Chief of the National Security Office Chung Eui-yong (left) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shake hands after Chung delivered a signed letter to Kim from President Moon Jae-in, in the main building of the Workers Party of Korea in Pyongyang on March 5. By Jeon...

#HANAGo Episode 1 : Hanok Photo Spots

Hi, it's Hana of #HANAGo. I'm here to answer your questions and to enjoy all that Korea has to offer along the way. Just ask and I'll go! Episode One is my answer to a question sent in by Nistha Shrestha from Nepal, who asked,...

Lonely Planet chooses Korea as must-visit 2018 destination

Travel publisher Lonely Planet has selected Korea, the host country of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, as one of its top-10 countries to visit in 2018. The photo above shows the Alpensia ski resort in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province, an Olympic venue....

Guidebook of plant names is published online

A book that provides accurate scientific and Korean names for foreign and indigenous plants cultivated in Korea has been published for use by the public. On Dec. 26, the Korea National Arboretum released the "Standard Checklist of Cultivated Plants in Korea," a plant guidebook that...

Smart weather service to help PyeongChang Olympics

The Smart Weather Service website provides real-time weather forecasts at the 12 main venues of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Gangwon-do Province. Weather plays an important part in the Winter Olympic Games, affecting the progress of the sport and the outcome of each...

Magical winter sports video marks 200 days to PyeongChang

Magician Yu Ho-Jin flies through the air as he leaps from a special ski jump set up in Seoul's Gwanghwamun Square on June 14. By Sohn JiAe  A roundup of four video clips was unveiled on July 24 to mark exactly 200 days until next February’s PyeongChang...

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...

Ceremony marks centennial anniversary of Korean Declaration of Independence

A ceremony and seminar to mark the centennial anniversary of the Korean Declaration of Independence was held on Feb. 1 at Seoul City Hall. The photo shows the original handwritten first draft of the declaration. (Seoul Metropolitan Government) By Park Hye-ri and Yoon Sojung  A ceremony and seminar marking...

A glimpse of Panmunjeom, site of historic summit

Members of the foreign press take pictures at the Panmunjeom Joint Security Area (JSA) during a tour on April 18, just nine days before the launch of the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit. By Lee Hana and Kim Hyelin  Photos = Jeon Han Panmunjeom | April 18, 2018 In the days leading up to...

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