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Nat’l Folk Museum of Korea exhibit features Year of the Pig

The pig, a traditional symbol of fertility and wealth, is popular as a model for piggy banks. By Kang Gahui and Lee Hana Photos = National Folk Museum of...

PM Lee conducts business diplomacy in Algeria

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon (left) and Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia on Dec. 17 pose for photos in the Algerian capital of Algiers. (Prime...

U.S.: Bilateral talks with North Korea continuing

Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun will visit Seoul Dec. 19-21 to bolster bilateral coordination toward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. In this...

Celebrating winter solstice the traditional Korean way

The National Folk Museum of Korea in a 2014 event reenacts dongji gosa (동지고사, 冬至告祀), a rite that offers patjuk (팥죽), or red bean porridge, to a family...

Marriage immigrants in Korea now eligible for victim’s compensation

Marriage immigrants will no longer be denied victim's compensation. (Ministry of Justice) By Park Gil-ja and Kim Minji Marriage immigrants in Korea are now eligible to receive victim’s compensation...

Seoul City estimates cost of co-hosting 2032 Summer Olympics with Pyeongyang

Athletes from both South and North Korea on Feb. 9 march together during the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at...

Gov’t pledges more investment to revitalize economy

President Moon Jae-in (third from left) on Dec. 17 speaks during an extended meeting of economy-related ministers at Cheong Wa Dae. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Xu...

Koreas top two CNN lists on ‘good things that happened in 2018’

President Moon Jae-in (right) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un embrace ahead of talks during their historic summit on April 27, 2018. (2018...

Hongeo: tastes far better than it smells

‘Hongeo samhap’ (홍어삼합) refers to the combination of fermented hongeo skate, kimchi and steamed pork. (Mokpo City Government) By Kim Eun-young, Kang Gahui and Kim Young Shin Mokpo | Nov. 29, 2018 China’s...

2 Koreas to pitch 2032 Olympics co-hosting bid to IOC

South Korean Deputy Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Roh Tae-kang (right) and North Korean Vice Physical Culture and Sports Minister Won Kil-u on Dec....

Groundbreaking for inter-Korean rail, road connection set for Dec. 26

A groundbreaking ceremony for the connection and modernization of inter-Korean railways and roads is slated for Dec. 26 at Panmun Station in Gaeseong, North...

Two Koreas confirm removal of DMZ guard posts

Military officials from South and North Korea on Dec. 12 shake hands at the Demilitarized Zone in Cheorwon, Gangwon-do Province. By Kim Young Deok and Kim Young Shin  Photos...

Consumer safety training targets non-Korean residents

Vice Justice Minister Kim O-su (third from right) on Dec. 10 signs a memorandum of understanding with the Korea Consumer Agency at a regional...

Two Koreas proceed with joint projects in waterways, forestry

Following a joint field survey of the Hangang River estuary completed on Dec. 9, representatives from the two Koreas discuss the study’s results aboard...

President Moon: Peace will secure human rights

President Moon Jae-in on Dec. 10 gives a speech at the Seoul Cathedral of the Anglican Church of Korea during a ceremony marking Human...

Colombian writer finds peace while walking on Korea’s ‘tightrope’

Andrés Felipe Solano says on Nov. 29 at a cafe in Seoul that Korea’s candlelight protests were the most peaceful scenes he has seen...

Two Koreas to soon begin joint survey of East Sea railway

A joint inter-Korean survey team inspects a section of the Gyeongui Line Nov. 30 to Dec. 5. Ministry of Unification (South Korea) By Kim Minji A...

More than 60 pct. of S. Koreans welcome NK leader’s visit to Seoul: poll

President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sept. 19 shake hands after signing the Pyeongyang Declaration at the government guesthouse...

Major indicators say Korean economy is comparatively fine

The Bank of Korea on Dec. 6 said Korea recorded a trade surplus of USD 9.19 billion in October 2018 according to the balance...

Seoul exhibition honors 1,100 years of Goryeo Dynasty artworks

The 12th-century “Gilt-silver Ewer with Basin” from the Goryeo Dynasty, owned by the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, is part of the exhibition “Goryeo:...