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Busan mayor proposes allowing alternative military services for BTS

Busan mayor proposes allowing alternative military services for BTS

BUSAN: Busan Mayor Park Heong-joon has proposed allowing the members of K-pop superband BTS to replace their military duties with alternative service as public relations ambassadors for the city’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo, officials said Thursday. The government formally appointed the septet last month as a PR ambassador in charge of promoting […]

Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety permits import of aguaje oil

Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety permits import of aguaje oil

By Seok-Jae Kang Asia Journalists Association Vice President  SEOUL: The Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has approved imports of aguaje oil from the Peruvian jungles on July 15, 2022, according to a local trading company. The Korean firm, Worldone Trade Co. Ltd., said it will start importing aguaje oil from Peru as early […]

KOICA Vocational Training Center in Fergana, Uzbekistan, to be opened this month

KOICA Vocational Training Center in Fergana, Uzbekistan, to be opened this month

By Dilmurod Jumaboyev Editor-in-chief of Vodiymedia.uz TASHKENT: The governor of Fergana region of Uzbekistan Hayrullo Bozorov held a meeting with Pak Sun-jin, Director of KOICA’s Uzbekistan Office. The constructive dialogue allowed to discuss comprehensively the ways of effective operation of Vocational Training Center in Fergana, established in cooperation with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) […]

Korean Ambassador to Egypt dances to Nubian rhythms

Korean Ambassador to Egypt dances to Nubian rhythms

Ambassador Hong Jin-wook By Aya Medhat Korean Culture Promotion Ambassador at the Korean embassy CAIRO: South Korean Ambassador to Egypt Hong Jin-wook has continued to show his love and support for Egypt, this time in the Nubian way, during his recent visit to Aswan. The ambassador fell in love with the Nubian culture and many […]

Korea: Yoon nominates ex-PM Han as prime minister

Korea: Yoon nominates ex-PM Han as prime minister

SEOUL: President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol on Sunday nominated former Prime Minister Han Duck-soo as the first prime minister of his incoming government. Han is the first person to be named to the Cabinet of the Yoon administration, which will launch on May 10, YONHAP news agency reports. Yoon said in explaining his choice that the new […]

World Journalists Conference 2022 to discuss fact checking, the impact of journalists on society

World Journalists Conference 2022 to discuss fact checking, the impact of journalists on society

SEOUL: High-profile journalists from across the globe will participate in a conference in the Korean capital Seoul and deliver speeches and hold debates over two days. The World Journalists Conference (WJC 2022), held annually by the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK) will discuss on April 25 the status of fact checking by global journalism and […]

Contact-free smart libraries rise in pandemic era

Contact-free smart libraries rise in pandemic era

By YONHAP News Agency SEOUL: On her way home from work, Lim Kyung-nan, a mother of two living in Anyang, occasionally borrows books from a smart library, an unmanned book-rental machine, usually installed at subway stations. “I usually can’t go to community libraries since I leave my work in the late evening,” Lim said. “Besides, the […]

The Korean economy in crisis, shared growth, and ESG

The Korean economy in crisis, shared growth, and ESG

Un-Chan Chang addressing the AsiaN forum (Photo: Kim Gil-soo) By Un-Chan Chung, Chairman of the Korean Institute for Shared Growth SEOUL: I am delighted to be able to give a presentation on shared growth and ESG at AsiaN’s ESG conference today. As the first chairperson of the Korea Institute for Shared Growth in 2010, I have […]

Lee O-young: We must inform the world about the proud fusion culture of the Korean Peninsula

Lee O-young: We must inform the world about the proud fusion culture of the Korean Peninsula

Lee Sang-ki:This is an interview conducted in April 2007 with Lee O-young, Korea’s leading scholar and of the most intelligent people of his time who has passed away after a battle with cancer. The interview was conducted while he was at the Hankyoreh. He returned to Christianity after losing his eldest daughter, Pastor Man-ah Lee […]

Kyrgyzstan, South Korea mark 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations

Kyrgyzstan, South Korea mark 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva BISHKEK: Bishkek hosted a solemn reception dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kyrgyzstan and the Republic of Korea. The reception was attended by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyz Republic Azizbek Madmarov, Ambassador of Korea Lee Won-jae, Kyrgyz officials and representatives of diplomatic missions accredited […]

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