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Seollal tourism hotspots for celebrating Year of the Golden Pig

The golden pig statue at the front yard of Geungnakjeon Hall at Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, is a popular tourist spot among...

President Moon’s Lunar New Year message to the nation

By Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in on Feb. 2 sent a video message marking Lunar New Year (Seollal). In the message posted on the homepage and SNS...

Traditional dance, music set to dazzle over Lunar New Year’s holiday

The National Gugak Center in Seoul from Feb. 5-6 will showcase "Pig Taryeong." The photo shows a dance featuring cranes, the lotus flower and...

Ceremony marks centennial anniversary of Korean Declaration of Independence

A ceremony and seminar to mark the centennial anniversary of the Korean Declaration of Independence was held on Feb. 1 at Seoul City Hall....

‘Push for inclusive policy is a global trend’

Jung Hae Gu, chairman of the Presidential Commission on Policy Planning, on Nov. 23 explains the Moon Administration's vision for inclusive growth at the...

Inclusive growth boosts quality of life: OECD’s top statistician

  Martin Durand, director of statistics and chief statistician of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), says "Better Policies for Better Lives" is...

Gwangju, Hyundai Motor finalize deal on innovative job project

President Moon Jae-in (center) on Jan. 31 expresses his congratulations at Gwangju City Hall, where the municipal government and Hyundai Motor Company held a...

Inaugural trade fair reflects rise of veganism in Korea

Visitors stop by booths at Korea’s first Vegan Festa from Jan. 25-27 at aT Center in Seoul. By Kim Hyelin and Kim Minji Photos = Kim Hyelin Visitors at a food...

Korea, Qatar to expand economic cooperation to wider range of fields

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (left) and President Moon Jae-in on Jan. 28 shake hands before their summit at Cheong Wa...

Asians prefer shopping, Westerners visiting palaces when in Seoul: poll

Three tourists on Dec. 6, 2018, take a group selfie at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. (Jeon Han) By Kang Gahui and Kim Young Shin  Asian visitors in Seoul consider...

Asians prefer shopping, Westerners palace visits when in Seoul: poll

Three tourists on Dec. 6, 2018, take a group selfie at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. (Jeon Han) By Kang Gahui and Kim Young Shin  Asian visitors in Seoul consider...

No. of foreign tourists in Korea rose 15 pct. last year

The heightened mood of peace on the Korean Peninsula attracted more foreign tourists to Korea last year. This photo shows Japanese shoppers lined up...

Drone Show Korea 2019 showcases latest, greatest in drones

Drone Show Korea 2019 opened on Jan. 24 at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO). First Vice Minister of Science and ICT Mun...

Public libraries in Korea to feature cutting-edge innovation by 2023

The Presidential Committee on Library and Information Policy on Jan. 23 announced its third comprehensive plan for library development from 2019-23. The photo above...

Defense Ministry issues stern warning to Japan over flybys

Suh Wook, chief operations director at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Jan. 23 delivers the official stance of the Ministry of National Defense...

President Moon makes Foreign Policy’s 100 Global Thinkers list for 2nd straight year

President Moon Jae-in on Jan. 10 hosts a New Year's news conference at Cheong Wa Dae. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Park Gil-ja and Kim Young Shin President Moon Jae-in...

65 foreign residents gain Korean nationality in ceremony

Newly naturalized Koreans citizens on Jan. 21 salute the national flag with Justice Minister Park Sang-ki (front row, fourth from the right) in a...

Bloomberg names Korea ‘most innovative country’ for 6th straight year

Korea on Jan. 22 was announced as the world's most innovative country by the Bloomberg Innovative Index. (Screen capture from Bloomberg website) By Oh Hyun-woo and Kim Minji  Korea...

Survey shows 80 percent of world has ‘positive’ image of Korea

According to an annual national image survey conducted by the Korean Culture and Information Service, 2018's top keywords about Korea were "Korean food," "K-pop"...

President Moon urges more job creation in meeting with CEOs

President Moon Jae-in on Jan. 15 delivers an opening speech at his meeting with business leaders at the Yeongbingwan Guest House of Cheong Wa...