Sunday, August 9, 2020
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People reflect on meaning of independence on 70th anniversary

President Park Geun-hye (center) waves to the crowd aside figure skater Kim Yuna, singers Lee Seung-chul and Lee Sun-hee, and a choir, greeting the...
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Tourists to benefit from nation-wide sale

Discounts on a wide range of items are now on offer for tourists flying to Korea. The Visit Korea Committee has kicked off its nation-wide...
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Hand-made shoes tailored to individual size, taste

There is an alley in Daegu that smells of leather, leather goods and leather polish. The so-called “Hand-made Shoes Alley” in Hyangchon-dong, Jung-gu District, Daegu,...
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Japanese civic group demands apology for colonization, invasion

“Only 70 years ago, Japan launched invasions and built colonies, inflicting tremendous damage and suffering on many countries, specifically on many parts of Asia.” These...
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Otter eating dinner

On the evening of March 1, a regular otter, Lutra lutra, Korea's Natural Monument No. 330 and a level-one endangered species on the peninsula,...
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The many colors of Seoul: NYT

The New York Times (NYT) recently garnered some attention with an article that shed light on various different aspects of Seoul. Elisabeth Eaves, a NYT...
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Beat the heat wave at Hangang outdoor pools

Children splash around at an outdoor swimming pool in Yeouido on August 3. Temperatures across the peninsula are soaring over 30 degrees Celsius these days. With...

Nation to commemorate first ever ‘Comfort Women’s Day’

Busts of women who were incarcerated by the colonial government and the Imperial Japanese military into sexual slavery as ‘comfort women’ are set up...

[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...
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Grandma storytellers are here to stay

Grandma storytellers are here to stay :: Korea.net : The official website of the Republic of Korea// // // //...

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...

PM Lee: ASEAN-Korea summit to be ‘safest and most successful in history’

Korean special forces on Nov. 21 hold a demonstration of an anti-terrorism operation at BEXCO four days before the 2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit. By Jeon Han and Lee...
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Science fair honors new inventions

The most wonderful inventions that surprised the world were created during the course of searching for something more comfortable. World-famous inventor Thomas Edison invented...
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Korea pushes agricultural processing skills worldwide

New manuals will explain how to manage fruit after harvesting, announced the Rural Development Administration on April 18. The English-language manuals on the postharvest...
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Plan your garden with plants that grow together

Basil and tomato, when planted near each other, yield tastier crops and get less damage from insects. (Rural Development Administration) By Kang Gahui and Kim Young Shin  Some plant...

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...

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...
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Endangered birds found in southern Korea

A mother Chinese crested tern bears her egg. The species, considered to be close to extinction worldwide, was found on an uninhibited island in...
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US soldier Korean War photos donated to Korean army

One of the donated photos shows a military police officer directing traffic along a major thoroughfare near Daejeon Station. By Kim Eun-young and Hahm Hee-eun Photos = Republic of...

Hot nights follow hot days: Korea tops 111-year record

As the national weather administration issues excessive heat warnings for most regions across the country, families visit the Banpo Hangang River Park in the...

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