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Korail under fire after yet another accident

Korail under fire after yet another accident

Saturday’s derailment of a Seoul-bound KTX train from Gangneung has brought state-owned railroad operator KORAIL under heavy public scrutiny, as it was the 10th accident on Korail tracks in three weeks. The accident, which left 15 injured, came just three days after Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon paid a special visit to KORAIL headquarters in Daejeon […]

Talking About Peace in the Korean Peninsula

Talking About Peace in the Korean Peninsula

Dear Mr.Dean Baquet, the executive editor of New York Times, Hankyoreh is a daily newspaper, which is regarded as the most progressive newspaper in Korea. I’ve always enjoyed reading the Times very much, and my interest has only grown even further as my responsibilities have been heightened as the executive editor of Hankyoreh. From 2004 […]

‘Ssireum’ listed as UNESCO intangible cultural heritage

‘Ssireum’ listed as UNESCO intangible cultural heritage

“Ssireum,” Korean traditional wrestling, successfully made its way onto the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list, Monday, through the first-ever joint bid by North and South Korea. The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) announced that the two Koreas’ bid to inscribe ssireum on the list was accepted during the 13th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the […]

Prostrating monks call for truth in Myanmar worker’s death

Prostrating monks call for truth in Myanmar worker’s death

Several Korean monks displayed a rare religious practice on Monday to demand the government investigate the death of a Myanmar migrant worker two months ago.  The pro-immigration activists performed the three-steps-and-one-prostration-bow practice, starting from Jogyesa in Jongno-gu, Seoul ― the headquarters of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. Each monk repeated a cycle of taking […]

Senior Korean diplomat found unconscious with brain bleed in Singapore

Senior Korean diplomat found unconscious with brain bleed in Singapore

One of South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s key staffers has collapsed with an apparent brain bleed while the president and state executives were in Singapore for this year’s annual ASEAN Summit. Moon broke the news on Friday.  He said Kim Eun-young, the director-general of the South Asia and Pacific Foreign Affairs Bureau, was found unconscious […]

South Koreans overuse antibiotics: World Health Organization

South Koreans overuse antibiotics: World Health Organization

Antibiotic consumption is higher in South Korea, compared with most other members of the OECD, a club of mostly rich countries, according to a report revealed Monday. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) report on an overview of consumption of antibiotics around the world shows that South Korea used 27.68 defined daily doses (DDD) per 1,000 […]

K-Trend: Finished Korean college exam? Time for cosmetic ops

K-Trend: Finished Korean college exam? Time for cosmetic ops

  With Korea’s annual College Scholastic Ability Test for high school students and others wishing to go to universities set for this Thursday, many of those sitting tests are likely to have a common post-exam agenda ― getting their looks perked up with cosmetic surgery. The seasonal trend has been popular for years. It is […]

Kimchi festival to spice up Seoul

Kimchi festival to spice up Seoul

Six thousand people will be invited to make kimchi in downtown Seoul over the weekend at the fifth Seoul Kimchi Festival. The annual festival will kick off at Seoul Plaza and nearby Mugyo-dong area on Friday through Sunday, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said. People in Korea have traditionally made a large amount of kimchi before […]

Peace in Korea: Next Steps

Peace in Korea: Next Steps

I thank the organizers of the Jeju Forum for giving me the opportunity to contribute to these important discussions. I am not an expert on Korea. I am sorry to say it, but I must admit that I do not even speak Korean, as all modern people should. I can only offer some experience in […]

Moon Jae-in and the Politics of Reform in South Korea

Moon Jae-in and the Politics of Reform in South Korea

One year and five months have passed since South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office. During this period, Moon’s democratic leadership style and spirit of service have lifted public morale and salved past wounds. In his inaugural address, he voiced his desire to become a president who communicates with the public in order to create […]

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