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Forward-looking Gyeonggi-do leading Korea into the future

Forward-looking Gyeonggi-do leading Korea into the future

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 is due to […]

Humane approach needed as first step to peace on Korean Peninsula

Humane approach needed as first step to peace on Korean Peninsula

By Habib Toumi BAHRAIN: One of the most emotional sights that has struck me throughout my career in journalism that has taken me to numerous countries was the desperate messages and worn pictures left by Koreans to their northern brethren at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the world’s most fortified border keeping Korean families apart for seven […]

Let the Korean nation reunite

Let the Korean nation reunite

By Nasir Aijaz TheAsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: Today we are discussing the 70th anniversary of the Korean War that divided a nation described by the Great Poet of Bengal Rabindranath Tagore as ‘The Future Lamp of the Asia’. For hundreds of years, Korea had been a battleground for rival nations, but the last century – possibly […]

World Journalists Conference 2020 to address virus of fake news, COVID-19 measures, peace policy in Korean Peninsula

World Journalists Conference 2020 to address virus of fake news, COVID-19 measures, peace policy in Korean Peninsula

SEOUL: The World Journalists Conference 2020, an annual media event organized by the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK), will be held online on September 14-16. “In light of the COVID-19 outbreak early this year, the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK) has postponed the World Journalists Conference, which normally takes place in spring with journalists from […]

Korea: How leggings evolved from suggestive athletic wear to casual staple

Korea: How leggings evolved from suggestive athletic wear to casual staple

SEOUL: When Kim Ga-in, a Seoul resident, climbed a mountain on Sunday, the 27-year-old woman did not wear hiking pants or shorts or other traditional trekking clothes. Instead, she went with a more comfortable option that would have been unheard of among hikers a generation ago: leggings. Her sister, Do-hee, 20, who came along to […]

Drive-thrus booming in Korean society amid virus scare

Drive-thrus booming in Korean society amid virus scare

Seoul: Drive-thrus are spreading across many sectors of South Korean society lately, following the success of the nation’s drive-thru coronavirus testing centers that have been praised by foreign media for their safety, efficiency and speed. Schools and pubic libraries have adopted the method in the distribution of books, while restaurants and retailers are allowing their […]

Deliveries of Pakistan-assembled Hyundai Porter commence

Deliveries of Pakistan-assembled Hyundai Porter commence

The AsiaN Bureau, Pakistan Karachi: Hyundai Nishat Motor (Private) Limited has commenced the deliveries of its locally assembled Hyundai Porter H-100 Pickup, after the bookings were announced open on 3rd December 2019. The first locally assembled vehicle was delivered to its customer at a special event held at a local dealership on January 13, 2020. […]

Trump believed war with North Korea could have killed 100 million people: new book

Trump believed war with North Korea could have killed 100 million people: new book

Washington: U.S. President Donald Trump estimated that as many as 100 million people could have been killed had the United States gone to war with North Korea under the previous administration of President Barack Obama, according to a new book based on interviews with the president. Trump’s comment came during a January 2019 meeting at […]

Korean Buddhist monks visit Pakistan to promote religious tourism

Korean Buddhist monks visit Pakistan to promote religious tourism

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: A delegation of Korean Buddhist monks led by President of Jogye Order, Won Haeng, the biggest denomination of Buddhism in the Republic of Korea, is currently on a visit to Pakistan to promote religious tourism and to give fresh impetus to the existing cultural ties between Korea and Pakistan. […]

BTS shatters cultural, language barriers with music

BTS shatters cultural, language barriers with music

Seoul: The phenomenally successful one-year concert journey by K-pop band BTS proved to be an emphatic yes to years of lingering questions over whether K-pop could crack the mainstream of American pop culture and beyond. With a finale concert in Seoul on Tuesday, the seven-member boy band brought its “Love Yourself” world tour and its […]

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