Sunday, May 12, 2019

Global events to mark centennial anniversary of March First Independence Movement

Numerous events in 179 countries are scheduled to mark the centennial anniversary of both the March First Independence Movement of 1919 and the establishment...

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....

No. of foreign tourists in Korea rose 15 pct. last year

The heightened mood of peace on the Korean Peninsula attracted more foreign tourists to Korea last year. This photo shows Japanese shoppers lined up...

65 foreign residents gain Korean nationality in ceremony

Newly naturalized Koreans citizens on Jan. 21 salute the national flag with Justice Minister Park Sang-ki (front row, fourth from the right) in a...

Survey shows 80 percent of world has ‘positive’ image of Korea

According to an annual national image survey conducted by the Korean Culture and Information Service, 2018's top keywords about Korea were "Korean food," "K-pop"...

Foreign workers in Korea must file income taxes by Feb. 28

An English-language guide to filing year-end tax returns for foreign workers is available on the National Tax Service’s homepage. By Oh Hyun-woo and Lee Hana Foreigners who earned income...

Koreans react to plastic bag ban at large supermarkets

Korea from 2019 has banned the use of single-use plastic bags at major supermarkets, with paper bags being offered as alternatives. By Xu Aiying and Lee Hana Photos =...

British Korean War hero to be buried at UN cemetery in Busan

The late British war hero William Speakman-Pitt, a Korean War veteran also known as Bill Speakman, in April 2015 talks about his wartime memories...

Bill in NY State proposes day to honor Korean patriot

This photo shows Korean freedom fighter and martyr Yu Gwan-sun as an inmate at Seodaemun Prison in Seoul. Politicians in the U.S. state of...

President Moon named person of the year: domestic poll

President Moon Jae-in (right) on March 15 takes part in a briefing session on measures for youth employment at the Yeongbingwan Guest House of...

4 naturalized Koreans receive gov’t honor as ‘exemplary citizens’

Justice Minister Park Sang-ki (center) and four naturalized Koreans honored as “exemplary citizens” on Dec. 19 pose for photos at Government Complex-Gwacheon in Gwacheon,...

Tower commemorating 100th year of March 1 Independence Movement unveiled

Chairman Han Wan-sang, Minister Kim Boo-kyum, descendants of people of merit are unveiling the tower of 100th anniversary of March First Independence Movement and...

Marriage immigrants in Korea now eligible for victim’s compensation

Marriage immigrants will no longer be denied victim's compensation. (Ministry of Justice) By Park Gil-ja and Kim Minji Marriage immigrants in Korea are now eligible to receive victim’s compensation...

Consumer safety training targets non-Korean residents

Vice Justice Minister Kim O-su (third from right) on Dec. 10 signs a memorandum of understanding with the Korea Consumer Agency at a regional...

More than 60 pct. of S. Koreans welcome NK leader’s visit to Seoul: poll

President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sept. 19 shake hands after signing the Pyeongyang Declaration at the government guesthouse...

Number of tourists rise with the winds of peace in Korea

The number of foreign tourists in Korea is rising again. The photo shows Japanese tourists waiting in a line to enter the Line Friends...

All eyes set on the college entrance exam day

High school students gather at Choong Ang High School, Jongno-gu District, Seoul, to cheer their seniors who take the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT)...

World coffee leaders gather in Seoul

Asia’s largest coffee exhibition, the 17th Seoul International Café Show, was held at the COEX Convention Center in Seoul from Nov. 8 to 11....

Seoul sends tangerines to Pyeongyang in return for mushrooms

Soldiers load boxes packed with tangerines to be sent to the North on a South Korean cargo plane at Jeju Airport on Nov. 11....

UNHCR special envoy Jolie thanks the Korean gov’t for supporting Yemeni refugees

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Special Envoy Angelina Jolie (left) and Minister of Justice Park Sang-ki hold a meeting at the ministry’s office in...

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