Politic

President Park Geun-hye gives a round of applause after listening to a message from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe being read out by Secretary-General Fukushiro Nukaga of the Alliance of Korean-Japanese Lawmakers, during a reception held on June 22 in Seoul to mark the 50th anniversary of the normalization of Seoul-Tokyo diplomatic ties.

Korea, Japan march toward new future

The leaders of Korea and Japan have attended receptions in each of their own capitals to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between the two nations. The events were hosted by the Japanese Embassy in Seoul and by the Korean Embassy in Tokyo. President Park Geun-hye appeared at Seoul’s anniversary reception

Social affairs

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MERS risk to general public is low: WHO

The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak can be stopped, though it may take longer than anyone would want, said Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, during a press conference in Seoul on June 18. “So far, no genetic changes have been detected that could make the virus easier to transmit among

Sports

Kim Sooyun, No. 19, expresses her delight with her teammates after scoring the winning goal in the match against Spain on June 17 in Ottawa. It was the final group stage match in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada.

Team Korea writes new history page

  The Korean national women’s football team has achieved its first aim in the women’s World Cup, advancing to the Round of 16. On June 17, the Korean players won 2-1 in a come-from-behind victory against Spain at Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada, currently underway in cities across that

Entertainment

Team Never Stop

칠전팔기 (Team Never Stop) – 오르막길 (Uphill) MV

  ★ Download on iTunes (Music) : https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/chi… 칠전팔기, 함께 ‘오르막길’ 부르며 서로를 힐링하다! 초심으로 돌아가 심기일전! ‘속 빈 강정’ 위기에 놓였던 칠전팔기팀, 초심 다지며 함께 부른 힐링송 ‘오르막길’ OST로 발매! 엇갈리기만 하는 세종-해라, 세종의 감정 드러난 우리와의 듀엣곡 ‘아시나요’에 시청자 “안타까워” Mnet’칠전팔기 구해라’8화에서 조성모 콘서트의 게스트로 서게된 세종(곽시양)과 우리(유성은)가 함께한 ‘아시나요(원곡: 조성모)’와 칠전팔기 팀이

A Korean poster for the film 'Ode to My Father.'

‘Ode to My Father’ catches attention of US media

The film “Ode to My Father” has stirred interest among U.S. media outlets. The film is about a boy who grows up and then grows old living through Korea’s turbulent modern history. He is also the eldest son and keeps a lifetime promise to his father he made when the family fled southward and sought

Team Never Stop

칠전팔기 (Team Never Stop) – 오르막길 (Uphill) MV

  ★ Download on iTunes (Music) : https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/chi… 칠전팔기, 함께 ‘오르막길’ 부르며 서로를 힐링하다! 초심으로 돌아가 심기일전! ‘속 빈 강정’ 위기에 놓였던 칠전팔기팀, 초심 다지며 함께 부른 힐링송 ‘오르막길’ OST로 발매! 엇갈리기만 하는 세종-해라, 세종의 감정 드러난 우리와의 듀엣곡 ‘아시나요’에 시청자 “안타까워” Mnet’칠전팔기 구해라’8화에서 조성모 콘서트의 게스트로 서게된 세종(곽시양)과 우리(유성은)가 함께한 ‘아시나요(원곡: 조성모)’와 칠전팔기 팀이

The Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra will set out on its first European concert tour to perform in Prague, the Czech Republic, Munich, Germany, and lastly, Vienna, Austria, on August 31, September 2 and 4, respectively. (photo courtesy of Bucheon Phil)

K-classic to set foot in Europe : Bucheon Phil

In the evening on August 31, Brahms’ “Symphony No. 4 in e minor Op. 98” will ring out across Smetana Hall, a celebrated concert hall in Prague, the Czech Republic. The masterpiece will be created this time by one of the most lauded Korean orchestras, the Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra, or Bucheon Phil for short. Starting

LUV Collage

L.U.V. Collage Episode 3 Making a good pair

A man and a woman from two different worlds discover they can share their hearts in Korea! Ai-ling and Min-guk have very different views of Korea. Although they see the same places and the same events, they each paint a totally different picture. – Episode – Episode 1. Our first meeting: Ai-ling is on assignment

Biz & Market

A commercial for Namyeung Vivien features actor Jo In-sung in 2014. It expresses an image of caring for and being protective of women.

Lingerie makes the body more beautiful

Western style outfits worn by women overseas were first noticed by Namyeung Nylon’s founder Nam Sang Soo when he was trading between Korea and Hong Kong in the early 1960s. Compared with Korean women at the time, who mostly wore traditional Hanbok, women in Western garb looked new and fresh to his eyes, as their

Life & Culture

The Bonghwangho will be launched off the coast of the Yellow Sea at NRIMCH headquarters in Mokpo, Jeollanam-do.

All aboard a traditional sailboat

A traditionally-rigged wooden sailboat revived a few years ago will now be launched at sea and tour around Mokpo and other areas of Jeollanam-do Province (South Jeolla Province), replicating the lives of sailors from the olden days. The tall ship event will take place off the coast in the Yellow Sea near the National Research

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The scent of gold, which has everlasting love of purity – Painter Il-Tae Kim

As soon as you set foot in Painter Il-Tae Kim’s gallery in Chung-dam Dong, Seoul, you are immediately blinded by the dazzling of bright gold.
“The world’s first, the world’s only Artist who painted with gold.” Il-Tae Kim always carries the title accordingly. His way of art blossoms like a flower of love because he traveled the difficult path over many years to perfect his technique.
A material ‘gold’ that looks colorful but simple. Let’s explore the story of Il-tae Kim’s gold art, which contain humorous satire of the experiences of human life, including money, love, and honor.

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Acne, Facial Rejuvenation

Look into the internal cause first Traditional Korean Medicine has the true anti-aging secret Columnist: Bae Eun-kyung L.Ac., Bliss Acupuncture Wellness Clinic A rising use of Acupuncture developed over centuries of time is applying it to skin rejuvenation and acne treatment. While skin rejuvenation and acne treatments can be costly, painful and sometimes inconceivable, Acupuncture

Cuba Book Fair

Korea attends Cuba Book Fair for first time

Korea will officially attend the 2015 International Book Fair of Havana for the first time, having been invited to do so by the Cuban government. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Cuban Ministry of Culture has invited Korea to submit representative books and to attend its annual book fair, scheduled to open on

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Russian students learn essence of tradition

A group of Russian college students have arrived on Jindo Island, off the southwest corner of the Korean Peninsula. On January 14, 17 members of the Russian art troupe Haedong, from the Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, visited the Jindo National Gugak Center on the island in Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province). They came here

On September 9, three up-and-coming Korean fashion designers rocked the New York runway as part of 2014's New York Fashion Week . 

The “Concept Korea Spring/Summer 2015” fashion show took the three designers and put them under the spotlight at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, as their collections were on display and worn by catwalk models in front of a rapt audience.

Concept Korea wows New York Fashion Week

On September 9, three up-and-coming Korean fashion designers rocked the New York runway as part of 2014’s New York Fashion Week . The “ Concept Korea Spring/Summer 2015 ” fashion show took the three designers and put them under the spotlight at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, as their collections

A: Negative control, B: Positive control 1, C: Positive control 2, D: 100mg of milkvetch root extract, E: 200mg of milkvetch root extract, F: 400mg of milkvetch root extract, G: normal 
Milkvetch root extract has been found to be effective in protecting cartilage in arthritis-induced mice. Mice with a shot of 400 milligrams of the extract (F) showed 27 percent less inflammation than other mice. (image courtesy of the RDA)

Milkvetch root found effective in treating degenerative arthritis

Milkvetch root is good for treating degenerative arthritis, researchers say. Milkvetch root extract has been found to be effective in helping suppress the progress of arthritis and inflammatory diseases and in protecting cartilage, announced the Rural Development Administration (RDA) on August 13. Milkvetch — any one of several species of flowering plant of the genus

Photographer Kim Jung-man admires his photos on display at an exhibition in Seoul, on July 28. (photo: Jeon Han)

Photos capture masculine beauty of Dokdo

Photographer Kim Jung-man has compared Korea’s easternmost outcropping, Dokdo, to a man. “Dokdo is like a taciturn father or a mother’s bosom. It is an island with a mystic power,” said Kim. The high-profile photographer explained his feelings about the collection of islands when asked about his two year-long project to photograph Dokdo. “To be

‘Concept Korea’ appealed with diversity at New York Fashion Week

Korean designers have delivered vibrant appeals for Korean fashion with elegant tailoring, twists to classic looks and various mix-matched styles. Four designers showcased fall and winter collections for 2014 at Concept Korea on Feb. 11, a show held for the ninth year to promote Korea’s design talent at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.

The Bonghwangho will be launched off the coast of the Yellow Sea at NRIMCH headquarters in Mokpo, Jeollanam-do.

All aboard a traditional sailboat

A traditionally-rigged wooden sailboat revived a few years ago will now be launched at sea and tour around Mokpo and other areas of Jeollanam-do Province (South Jeolla Province), replicating the lives of sailors from the olden days. The tall ship event will take place off the coast in the Yellow Sea near the National Research

Food

Kimchi can perk up just about anything. Credit Karsten Moran for The New York Times

NYT calls kimchi ‘Korean soul food’

The New York Times has praised kimchi in a recent article. The New York-based daily reported in an article on January 20, “Cooking With Kimchi,” that, “It is the very backbone of Korean cuisine,” and that it is, “eaten enthusiastically at every meal, and daily life is unimaginable without it.” The newspaper compared kimchi to

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‘Kogi’ Taco Truck Pioneer – Roy Choi

Roy Choi(43) is the pioneer of the Korean taco truck in Los Angeles. In his recent memoir and cookbook “L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food,” the Korean-American chef Choi confesses: “Everything I am comes from kimchi.” Born in Seoul and grown up in LA since age 2, Choi was a rebellious soul. Once

A red highland onion (photo courtesy of the Rural Development Administration)

Beat the summer heat with onions

People and their health consciousness are two things that cannot be taken apart. Food has always played a central role in consoling the body and the soul, while enduring the sweltering hot summers and frigid cold winters. Although ginseng and the famous chicken-based soup samgyetang is most commonly enjoyed during the mid-summer season, the art

Kimchi can perk up just about anything. Credit Karsten Moran for The New York Times

NYT calls kimchi ‘Korean soul food’

The New York Times has praised kimchi in a recent article. The New York-based daily reported in an article on January 20, “Cooking With Kimchi,” that, “It is the very backbone of Korean cuisine,” and that it is, “eaten enthusiastically at every meal, and daily life is unimaginable without it.” The newspaper compared kimchi to

K-Chronicle

Participants in the reenactment of ancestral rites, the sangmangjeon, clean the Jeongjeon Hall at the Jongmyo Shrine prior to performing the ceremony, on March 5.

Come and be part of the ancestral rites at Jongmyo

  On March 5, the first full moon of the Lunar New Year, known as Jeongwol Daeboreum, the Jongmyo Shrine played host to a reenactment of a special set of royal and ancestral rites: the sangmangjeon (삭망전, 朔望奠). Traditionally the ceremony was performed on the first day of the lunar month or in the morning

The gilt bronze crown excavated in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do. A sheet of gilt bronze was cut to create an openwork design in a flower and grass pattern. (photo courtesy of the CHA)

Ancient gilt bronze crown, shoe found in Gyeonggi-do

A gilt bronze crown and a shoe, presumably from the ancient Baekje Kingdom (18 B.C.-A.D. 660), have been unearthed in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province). This is the first time that a Baekje gilt bronze crown and shoe have been found in the area around Gyeonggi-do. According to the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) on May 26,

LEARNING KOREAN

LEARNING KOREAN : It’s on the kitchen table.

LEARNING KOREAN : It’s on the kitchen table. 01. 치엔 씨, 뭘 찾고 있어요? Chien ssi, mwol chatgoisseoyo? What are you looking for, Chien? 02. 수진 씨, 제 휴대전화 못 봤어요? 휴대전화를 잃어버렸어요. Sujin ssi, je hyudaejeonhwa mot bwasseoyo? hyudaejeonhwareul ireobeoryeosseoyo. Sujin, have you seen my mobile phone? I lost it. 03. 아, 그 검은색

The special exhibition at the National Museum of Korea, "In Blue and White: Porcelains of the Joseon Dynasty," showcases an array of blue and white porcelain dating from the Joseon Dynasty.

Joseon era porcelain emanates azure beauty

Blue and white porcelain adorned with cobalt-colored glazes started to be mass-produced during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). The artistic ability then spread to Korea, Japan and even reached as far as Europe. In the early 15th century, artists of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) brought the craftwork home and started to produce blue and white porcelain

North Korea

North Korea Archery team

North Korea Archery team will be training in South Korea

North Korea Archery team, which is consisting of more than 10 men and women players is going to visit South Korea to train for the Incheon Asian Games 2014 the end of next month. Kim Jong-un who is a dictator of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea visited the archery training ground in Pyongyang Mangyongdae Terrace

IT

Korean ICT companies run booths to promote their items and skills during the '2015 K-Global@London' event which ran from June 16 to 18.

ICT firms advance into Europe

Korean companies involved in information and communications technology (ICT) have wowed Londoners at a recent convention. On June 16, the “2015 K-Global@London” event brought together a range of Korean ICT companies, giving them a chance to promote their signature items and technologies in the European market. The three-day event was part of London Technology Week,

Learning Korean

LEARNING KOREAN

LEARNING KOREAN : It’s on the kitchen table.

LEARNING KOREAN : It’s on the kitchen table. 01. 치엔 씨, 뭘 찾고 있어요? Chien ssi, mwol chatgoisseoyo? What are you looking for, Chien? 02. 수진 씨, 제 휴대전화 못 봤어요? 휴대전화를 잃어버렸어요. Sujin ssi, je hyudaejeonhwa mot bwasseoyo? hyudaejeonhwareul ireobeoryeosseoyo. Sujin, have you seen my mobile phone? I lost it. 03. 아, 그 검은색

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