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President Moon announces plans for financial innovation

President Moon Jae-in on March 21 chats with bankers at the Seoul headquarters of Industrial Bank of Korea ahead of his announcement on regulatory...

SE Asian interest in visiting Korea rises for 5 straight years

A common sight around Seoul's Gyeongbokgung Palace is foreign tourists walking around dressed in Hanbok (traditional Korean attire). The Korea Tourism Organization on March...

Program highlights cultures of 5 Central Asian nations

Every March 21, 12 Central Asian countries including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan celebrate Nowruz, the first day of the new year under the Iranian...

Seoul exhibit to showcase artist interpretations of DMZ

“Landscape” by painter Park Se-jin shows three people -- a South Korean soldier, a North Korean soldier and the artist -- looking in different...

Koreas to field 4 unified teams in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

South Korean Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Do Jonghwan (sixth from left), International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (seventh from left), North...

Korea, China reconfirm bilateral accord to reduce fine dust

Vice Environment Minister Park Chun-kyoo on March 15 gives a presentation on Korean environmental policy at the fourth U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya....

KCC in Hong Kong to mark 1st anniversary with art exhibit

"My Story" by Korean painter Hwang Yong-yop (Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Kim Hwaya  The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in Hong Kong from...

Korea, Malaysia to pursue free trade agreement

President Moon Jae-in (left) on March 13 holds a joint news conference with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad following their summit in Putrajaya, Malaysia. By Park...

Graffiti artist presents alternative images of famous activists through works

Graffiti artist Leodav on Feb. 18 explains what initially made him draw Korean independence fighters during an interview with Korea.net at the Independence Hall...

Former S. Korean, American diplomats: second NK-US summit was no failure

Former U.S. Ambassador to Korea Kathleen Stephens (third from left) speaks on March 5 during a forum hosted by the Korea Foundation and the...

First lady hosts luncheon for int’l students from Brunei, Malaysia, Cambodia

First lady Kim Jung-sook on March 6 greets a group of international students from three Southeast Asian nations in a luncheon held at Cheong...

Korea, Philippines to mark 70th year of bilateral ties with cultural events

President Moon Jae-in (second from right) on June 4, 2018, shakes hands with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in their summit in Seoul. Both leaders...

Costa Rican student’s innovative timer helps non-Koreans make better kimchi

Maria Jose Reyes, a Costa Rican graduate student who developed a kimchi timer while earning her master's at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science...

President Moon pledges to expedite inter-Korean cooperation

President Moon Jae-in (third from right) on March 4 chairs a National Security Council meeting at Cheong Wa Dae. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Song Baleun and Kim Minji The...

President Moon to visit Brunei, Malaysia, Cambodia next week

President Moon Jae-in from March 10-16 will visit Brunei, Malaysia and Cambodia. (Hyoja Studio) By Park Gil-ja and Lee Hana  President Moon Jae-in from March 10-16 will make official...

Main halls of 2 Seoul palaces to be opened to public

Myeongjeongjeon Hall (National Treasure No. 266) at Changgyeonggung Palace in Seoul is the largest jeongjeon (main hall) in Korea. The interior of the one-story building will...

Korea sees earlier arrival of spring this year

Forsythias, azaleas and cherry blossoms this year will bloom three to five days earlier than in an average year. By Lee Kyoung Mi and Kim Hwaya Photos = Korea.net...

March First Independence Movement Day

We are at Gwanghwamun Square in the heart of Seoul on March 1, where a ceremony is taking place to mark the centennial for...

President Moon: Korea’s next century will unite us in heart and mind

President Moon Jae-in, first lady Kim Jung-sook and a group of 33 representatives make their way to Gwanghwamun Square on March 1 led by...

[Now in Hanoi] Unfamiliar banner hangs on Hanoi street in early morning

A street in downtown Hanoi at 5 a.m. on Feb. 28. By Korea.net Special Reporting Team Hanoi | Feb. 28, 2019 Photos = Kim Eun-young  On the streets of Hanoi,...