Friday, January 17, 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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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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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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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...
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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// // // //...
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Christmas lights brighten Seoul

A lighting ceremony for a giant Christmas tree is held at Seoul Plaza on Dec. 2. The tree is next to statues of the...
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Suncheon, Geumgangsan to become UNESCO biosphere reserve

Suncheon City in Jeollanam-do Province is designated as part of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR) at the 30th session of the...

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...
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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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‘Inter-Korean Summit is gate to peace in Korean Peninsula, Latin America, world’

The world has been showing great interest in the upcoming 2018 Inter-Korean Summit. Media outlets from around the globe are covering stories related to...

Global activists gather for peace on the Korean Peninsula

The 2018 World Peace Convention, held in Incheon, Seoul and Cheorwon, Gangwon-do province, from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, invited international peace activists to...

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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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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Cooling mist to chill Gwanghwamun Square this summer

Misting pipes that create a chilling spray are installed along Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul to cool the streets during the summer months. (Seoul...

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 =...
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Korea.net honorary reporters officially begin their duties

Members of this year's team of Korea.net honorary reporters pose for a photo after receiving their appointment certificates from KOCIS Director Park Younggoog (center),...

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