Wednesday, September 18, 2019

President Moon honors fallen soldiers at Memorial Day ceremony

President Moon Jae-in on June 6 consoles Kim Cha-hee, 93, at Memorial Tablet Enshrinement Hall inside Hyeonchungtap Memorial Tower of Seoul National Cemetery. Her...

Gwangju marks 39th anniversary of pro-democracy movement

President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook on May 18 lay flowers at the May 18 National Cemetery in Gwangju. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kim...

22nd annual Korean speech contest attracts wider variety of foreign competitors

By Oh Hyun Woo and Kim Hwaya Photos = Kim Sunjoo  Video = Choi Tae-soon  Seoul | May 14, 2019 A middle school student from Japan, a worker from Nepal, a production assistant...

[Sharing a Prosperous Global Village] Ambassadors’ Voices in Korea 7: Hungary

To gauge the direction of cooperation between Korea and the world, Korea.net is running a series of interviews with ambassadors to Korea. This episode...

Event to mark centennial anniversary of Korean Provisional Gov’t

This huge Taegeukgi (Korean national flag) hangs on a building at Seoul's Gwanghwamun Square to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the March First Independence...

Subway station turned into independence movement memorial

100 Tower at Anguk Station in Seoul shows the faces of about 800 Korean independence fighters in 100 seconds to commemorate the centennial anniversary...

Graffiti artworks honor Korean independence activists

To mark the centennial anniversary of the Korean Provisional Government, graffiti artworks featuring independence activists will be displayed from April 6-20 on building facades...

Interpretation service for foreign victims of crime expanded

An operator at the Immigration Contact Center (1345) in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do Province, provides interpretation service for a caller. The center from this month began...

Mexican city designates Korea Day to honor Korean immigrants

The Merida City Council of Mexico's Yucatan state on March 30 designates May 4 as Korea Day to honor the arrival of 1,033 Korean...

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,...

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