Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Ceremony held to unveil comfort women statues near Namsan Mountain

Lee Yong-soo, a surviving comfort woman, strokes on Aug. 14 a comfort woman statue in the unveiling ceremony held near Joseon Shingung in Seoul's...

Thousands attend 1,400th weekly Seoul protest for comfort women

The day before Korea's 74th National Liberation Day, thousands of people on Aug. 14 gather in front of the former site of the Japanese...

‘Precise understanding of the Abe administration is crucial for responding to Japan’s sanctions’

Sejong University professor Yuji Hosaka on Aug. 8 delivers a special lecture on a Japanese conservative group and its Korea policy on the Arirang...

Restaurateur’s ‘benevolent influence’ movement helping needy children

The pasta restaurant Zinjja Pasta, whose name means "real pasta" in Korean and is located in the Sangsu-dong neighborhood of Seoul's Mapo-gu District, has...

Indie bookstores cater to special interests to attract customers

(From left clockwise) Schrödinger exclusively stocks books on cats. Seoul Time Sketch is housed in a building sporting Hanok (traditional Korean architecture). Your Taste...

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...

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