Wednesday, July 15, 2020

[People of Wonderland ①] Chinese disinfection volunteer Xu Hongtian

The video "Korea, Wonderland?" posted on March 17 on Korea.net's YouTube channel attracted more than a million views four days after it was posted. The content shows brave people jointly trying to...

Japanese lawyer prioritizes human rights to improve Korea-Japan ties

Etsuro Totsuka, a Japanese lawyer specializing in human rights, on Dec. 10 gives a speech on victims of forced labor by Japan and international...

Pioneering Korea-Myanmar cultural exchanges through K-pop

JBJ Entertainment Chairwoman Jeong Bunja on Oct. 18 underscores Myanmar's potential and the fondness of Myanmarese for Korean culture as reasons for boosting bilateral...

Award-winning maestro promoting harmonica as featured instrument

By Lee Kyoung Mi and Kim Minji Photos = Jeon Han Videos = Kim Sunjoo and Choi Tae-soon Seoul | July 5, 2019 Trying too hard while playing an instrument can sometimes spoil the music,...

Billboard columnist: K-pop elevates music into another dimension

K-pop columnist Jeff Benjamin writes for publications like Billboard, The New York Times and Rolling Stone. By Xu Aiying and Lee Hana Photos and Video = Xu Aiying Seoul | July...

‘Parasite’ subtitle translator: Comedies are a fun challenge

Darcy Paquet, the English-language subtitle translator of Bong Joon-ho's Palme d'Or-winning "Parasite" (2019), on June 14 poses at a cafe in Seoul. By Lee Hana Photos = Kim...

Retired Japanese teacher of history returns Declaration of Independence to Korea

Masao Sato on May 29 recounts what led him to donate his family’s original copy of the Korean Declaration of Independence to the Independence...

#HANAGo Season 2 Ep. 5 – Korea.net Honorary Reporters

Hi, it's Hana of HanaGo. Today, I'm going to spend an entire episode introducing Korea.net's Honorary Reporters, our group of content creators who share a...

Interview with Korea.net Honorary Reporter Diya Mitra

Since 2014, Diya Mitra of the U.K. has been a Korea.net Honorary Reporter. (Korea.net DB) By Yoon Sojung The induction ceremony for the eighth group of Korea.net...

Belgian-born priest who became Korea’s cheese pioneer dies

The late Father Ji Jeong-hwan, a Belgian-born Catholic priest with the birth name Didier t'Serstevens, helped launch the Korean cheese industry in Imsil-gun County,...

Blacksmith in small provincial town sells hit tool on Amazon.com

By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Hwaya  Photos & videos = Min Yea-Ji Yeongju | April 11, 2019 A conventional Korean farming tool made by a blacksmith in a small provincial town...

Graffiti artist presents alternative images of famous activists through works

Graffiti artist Leodav on Feb. 18 explains what initially made him draw Korean independence fighters during an interview with Korea.net at the Independence Hall...

Forced labor victim waiting 74 years to hear a simple ‘sorry’

Young Korean girls in June 1944 brought to Mitsubishi Nagoya Aircraft Works in Japan for forced labor march with their Japanese instructors at Atsuta...

Colombian writer finds peace while walking on Korea’s ‘tightrope’

Andrés Felipe Solano says on Nov. 29 at a cafe in Seoul that Korea’s candlelight protests were the most peaceful scenes he has seen...
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Korea Focus: Korean Modern and Contemporary Art

Korea Focus is an interview series produced by Korea.net, in which we meet with professionals who have an area of expertise related to Korea....

Korea Focus: Hanok

Korea Focus is an interview series produced by Korea.net, in which we meet with professionals who have an area of expertise related to Korea....
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Interview #2: Global pop group ‘Now United’ talks about Korea

Seven members of the pop group Now United’ pose for a photo in a studio in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, on July 12. By Hahm Hee-eun Photos = Kim Sunjoo Video...
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Interview #1: Global pop group Now United unites world through music

By Hahm Hee-eun Photos = Kim Sunjoo Video = Choi Tae-soon Seoul | July 18, 2018 “Different people from all around the world unite through music. Nothing can be more amazing...
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French Koreaphile says Korea ‘full of friendliness’

Lea Moreau began living in Korea when she settled in Gwangju, Jeollanam-do Province. Here, Moreau poses for a photo with the English edition of...
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Governmental writer wins Peony Prize

Presidential writer Elizabeth G. Kraft Lee from the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) gives a brief speech after receiving the Peony Medal during...

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