Friday, January 24, 2020

Gov’t to bring in more workers for chosen industries

The ministry also said that the addition of new occupations to the E-7 visa category is expected to help Korea develop new emerging industries and to boost Korea’s international competitiveness in those sectors. (Ministry of Justice) by Lee Yoonseo and Yoon Sojung The government will open a new visa...

Korea strengthens partnership with Egypt, India

Korea has solidified its economic and diplomatic ties with Egypt and India. On March 25, First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Lim Sung-nam discussed ways to further enhance the Korea-Egypt comprehensive cooperative partnership with his Egyptian counterparts Deputy Foreign Minister Hamdi Sanad Loza and National...

10 Korean dishes loved around the world, part 1: Tasty, easy to eat

There's now even more delicious yumminess ready for next year's PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games! The newly-announced “10 Korean Dishes Loved Around the World” have been designed to specifically cater to non-Korean visitors to Pyeongchang next year, appealing to palates from all around...

Korea is an icon in Asia-Pacific for democracy, human rights, free press: NZ ambassador

Ambassador of New Zealand to Korea Philip Turner on Nov. 29 spoke of the high potential for cooperation between Wellington and Seoul, saying that the two countries pursue shared values. By Yoon Sojung Photos = Jeon Han Video = Kim Sunjoo, Choi Taesoon “Korea is an icon in the Asia Pacific for...

Consumer sentiment rises amid improved South-North relations

A traditional market in Seoul is crowded with hungry diners. (Korea.net DB) By Lee Yoonseo and Kim Young Shin  The Consumer Composite Sentiment Index (CCSI) rebounded in May after six months thanks to improved relations between South and North Korea after the Inter-Korean Summit that took place on April...

Korea reaffirms commitment to Paris Agreement

Minister of Environment Kim Eunkyung delivers the keynote speech at the COP23 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, on Nov. 15. (Ministry of Environment) By Kim Young Shin  Korea has reaffirmed its support for the Paris Climate Agreement and has introduced its efforts to counter climate...

Follow in the footsteps of King Sejong the Great

King Sejong the Great, the fourth king of the Yi Dynasty of the Joseon Kindom (1392-1910), is known for creating the Hangeul writing system, which was easy for ordinary people to learn. The photo shows a display of archaic Hangeul letters at the National...

Digital museum brings cultural heritage online

Experts gather at a forum to discuss the future of digitized museums in the age of the fourth industrial revolution, held at the National Museum of Korea on June 29. (National Museum of Korea) By Xu Aiying and Lee Hana Seoul | June 29, 2018 The digitalization of museums, a...

Spend your summer at the river

One of the most mentioned things about the merits of living in Seoul, by both Koreans and non-Koreans alike, is the Hangang River that runs through the middle of the capital. The river offers countless benefits to everyone who lives in the greater Seoul...

Enjoy Joseon midnight snacks at Gyeongbokgung

'Midnight Dining Table' is a new program offered at Gyeongbokgung Palace that gives visitors a chance to experience the late-night snacks enjoyed by the Joseon royal family. The spread consists of porridge with an assortment of side dishes, complemented by tea and dessert. Starting next...

Joseon legation in Washington to reopen with national flag for first time in 113 years

The building that used to be the Korean legation in the U.S. during Joseon times is of significant value as a cultural property. It's the only Korean legation that retains its original looks, among the diplomatic buildings used by both Joseon and the Korean...

Korean recipes: Tteokguk rice cake soup

Seollal Lunar New Year’s Day is back. This holiday has more meanings than other days, as we are now one year older. On Seollal, families and relatives get together to perform ancestral rites, the charye, enjoy a feast, the sechan (세찬, 歲饌), and share...

China in Korean history: A look into Joseon royalty at the Donggwanwangmyo shrine

Donggwanwangmyo Shrine (동관왕묘) is dedicated to the Chinese general Guan Yu (관우, 關羽) (d. 220), who played a major role in establishing the 3rd century Chinese state of Shu Han during China's Three Kingdoms period. A statue of the late general (pictured) watches over...

K-pop contest finals, folk painting exhibit highlight May KCC events

The finals of a K-pop singing and dancing contest will be held from May 11-12 at Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square nearby Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam. This photo taken on April 21 shows a group competing in the preliminaries. (KCC in Hanoi,...

Korea: skincare face mask heaven

Reme+G face masks contain a special cotton stick that exfoliates the dead skin cells off the face. Made by Ancors, this product 'tightens' the pores and moisturizes the skin. “Natural fermentation components supply nutrition to the skin. After using the mask, my skin has visibly...

President Moon apologizes for flawed wartime sex slavery deal

President Moon Jae-in (right) welcomes Park Ok-Sun (seated), one of the victims of sexual slavery enforced by Imperial Japanese authorities during colonial times and World War II, at Cheong Wa Dae on Jan. 4. By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Young Shin Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in invited...

‘Arts can bind us together across borders’

President Park Geun-hye speaks to the audience after the K-culture in Nairobi concert on May 31 in the Kenyan capital. Korea and Kenya have exchanged their heartfelt emotions through music, sports and dance. A cross-culture performance, the K-culture in Nairobi concert, was held in the Kenyan...

Soman (소만, 小滿): Day of Steady Growth

Soman, the Day of Steady Growth, falls on May 21 this year. The traditional agricultural day of Soman (소만, 小滿), the Day of Steady Growth, falls on May 21 this year. It is the eighth of 24 solar intervals throughout the year, and falls between...

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...

First ladies bond over shared love of music

First lady Kim Jung-sook and North Korean first lady Ri Sol Ju visit the Okryu Children's Hospital, the largest general hospital for children in North Korea in Pyeongyang on Sept. 18. (Pyeongyang Press Corps) By Pyeongyang Press Corps  First lady Kim Jung-sook, currently visiting the North Korean...

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