Friday, January 17, 2020

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...

Four Korean sites accredited as international wetland cities

Ramsar Deputy Secretary General Jonathan Barzdo announces the Ramsar Wetland Cities at the 13th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the...

Korea celebrates Dokdo Day with various events

The landscape of Dokdo Island. (Korea.net DB) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Hahm Hee-eun  The Korean government held a ceremony to commemorate Dokdo Day on Oct. 25. Through the...

Korean speech contestants talk about peace on Korean Peninsula

Winners of King Sejong Institute (KSI)’s “Korean Speech Contest” pose for a group photograph after the Award Ceremony at the COEX Convention Center, in...

Korea celebrates National Foundation Day on Oct. 2

The participants in the National Foundation Day parade pose for a group photo after the ceremony on Oct. 3, 2017. By Oh Hyun Woo and Kim Young Shin  Photos...

Correspondents center on Seoul as interest grows in denuclearization, peace

Foreign correspondents attend a press briefing at the main press center for the 2018 inter-Korean Summit, at the KINTEX convention center in Goyang-si, Gyoenggi-do...

O2O apps become part of daily life

There are numerous mobile applications that offer 'online-to-offline' (O2O) services related to transportation, food delivery, accommodations and real estate. (Kim Sunjoo) By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Hyun-Bin Lee Jeong-ah,...

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...

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...

Dokdo video tops 10 million views

The video ‘Dokdo, Beautiful Island of Korea’ is produced in 12 languages. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) By Kim Eun-young and Kim Min-Jeung  A video clip about Dokdo Island produced...

Teen tourist returns pearl pebbles to Geoje beach

Two pebbles and a hand-written letter arrive at the Hallyeohaesang Marine National Park Eastern Office on July 10. By Kim Hyelin and Hahm Hee-eun Photos = Hallyeohaesang Marine National...
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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...
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First lady visits disabled, able-bodied community in Singapore

Ho Ching (second from left), the wife of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and first lady Kim Jung-sook (second from right) visit the...
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DMZ to become endangered species habitat

A yellow-throated marten, categorized as an Endangered Wildlife Class II animal, is photographed by a surveillance camera in the Demilitarized Zone. (National Institute Of...
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Bronze statue of Korean author set up in Russia

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Do Jonghwan unveils a bronze statue of Korean author Park Kyong-ni, alongside Russian officials, at Saint Petersburg State...
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Korea tops international conference rankings

According to the 2018 International Meetings Statistics Report released by the Union of International Associations on June 16, Korea is number one for hosting...
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Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, mark end of fasting

The devout join hands in prayer to celebrate Eid al-Fitr at the Seoul Central Masjid in Itaewon as Ramadan comes to an end, on...
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President Moon’s name engraved on Singapore Summit coins

The White House gift shop releases coins to commemorate the historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Chairman Kim Jong Un,...
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Non-Korean residents participate in local elections

Lin Chun Li, a Korean resident with Chinese citizenship, smiles after voting in the seventh round of quadrennial local elections, at Wongok High School...
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[Now in Singapore 1] Singapore still dissecting ‘Big Day’

On June 13, one day after the summit between North Korea and the U.S., the summit and its results are still making headlines on...

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