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Technology, culture, fun as numerous events lined up for fifth anniversary of Asia Culture Center opening

Technology, culture, fun as numerous events lined up for fifth anniversary of Asia Culture Center opening

    SEOUL: In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Asia Culture Center (ACC) on November 25, a variety of programs, including exhibitions, performances, a film festival, and a panel discussion, have been prepared. “To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the ACC’s opening, we will present events based on ACC’s unique […]

Lee Kun-hee, the leader who transformed Samsung, changed how the world communicates

Lee Kun-hee, the leader who transformed Samsung, changed how the world communicates

By Habib Toumi SEOUL: One of the greatest merits of Lee Kun-hee was that as a true leader with great inspirations and impressive aspirations, he would not leave the world with the tragic thought that he “could have”, “should have” or “might have” done more to make Samsung a global brand. He was not the […]

Samsung Innovation Museum in Suwon shows how technology has altered the way we get news

Samsung Innovation Museum in Suwon shows how technology has altered the way we get news

  By Habib Toumi SUWON: People fascinated by mass communication and the development of electronic devices and tools from the early days to our modern world have a great opportunity to monitor and admire this progress at the Samsung Innovation Museum. Here, one of the three exhibitions in the impeccable building in Samsung Digital City, […]

Lee Kun-hee’s spirit of innovation should thrive long after the Chairman is gone

Lee Kun-hee’s spirit of innovation should thrive long after the Chairman is gone

By Habib Toumi Bahrain: I visited South Korea for the first time in March 2019, a guest of the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK) and the Asia Journalists Association (AJA) and a speaker at the World Journalists Conference. I have heard and read a lot about South Korea, so it was impossible for me to […]

“Change everything, except your wife and children”: Builder of global tech giant Samsung, Lee Kun-hee, dies at 78

“Change everything, except your wife and children”: Builder of global tech giant Samsung, Lee Kun-hee, dies at 78

  SEOUL: Lee Kun-hee, the business leader who had transformed Samsung Group into one of the world’s major tech giants from a small trading firm, died at a hospital in Seoul on Sunday at 78, leaving a thorny succession challenge for his children. The chairman of the flagship Samsung Electronics had been bedridden since May […]

Google rescues famous player from being left out

Google rescues famous player from being left out

MILAN: What will you do if you are a famous person walking to an event, but the guard at the gate does not allow you in because you have no identity document? On Wednesday, Germany’s Borussia Monchengladbach star Marcus Thuram found himself in that unusual situation when he arrived at the San Siro stadium in […]

Forward-looking Gyeonggi-do leading Korea into the future

Forward-looking Gyeonggi-do leading Korea into the future

By Habib Toumi GYEONGGI-DO: Gyeonggi-do, the province surrounding South Korea’s capital, Seoul, provides opportunities and possibilities of a better life for Koreans and for everybody else. With 13 million inhabitants, it is the most populated province of Korea and is home to more than one-fifth of the entire Korean population. The rapid increase in population […]

Global responses to COVID-19: From optimistic uplifting to pessimistic grieving

Global responses to COVID-19: From optimistic uplifting to pessimistic grieving

By Habib Toumi    BAHRAIN: When COVID-19 struck mercilessly, the world failed to respond promptly and decisively, except for a few countries. The lack of preparedness compounded by stubbornness to view COVID-19 as a deadly virus that would not go away quickly were among the reasons that led to catastrophic results across the globe. In […]

South Korea tests drone food delivery service amid pandemic

South Korea tests drone food delivery service amid pandemic

SEOUL: South Korea has tested an autonomous drone food delivery service amid rising demand for non-contact services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the transport ministry said Saturday. In a test held in the administrative city of Sejong, some 130 kilometers southeast of Seoul, five drones delivered meals and other products to people at homes two to […]

AJA lauds WJC 2020 for opportunities to discuss global issues 

AJA lauds WJC 2020 for opportunities to discuss global issues 

By Habib Toumi SEOUL: Asian Journalists Association (AJA) members have heaped praise on the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK) for the success of the World Journalists Conference 2020 (WJC 2020) despite the heavy travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The three-day conference was held in the Korean capital Seoul and was attended by several […]

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