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Sat, February 24, 2024 | 01:19
VisitKorea site rebuilt into integrated travel platform
The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has upgraded its foreign language website, VisitKorea.or.kr, to an integrated marketing platform in order to boost competitiveness and bring more foreign tourists to the country while helping the local travel industry expand.
Gov't says IAEA report will not affect Korea's Fukushima seafood import ban
Associating Korea's import ban on Fukushima seafood with Japan's wastewater discharge plan is based on an inaccurate premise, the government said, Tuesday. The statement reaffirms the government's stance that the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) report, which confirmed Japan's plan to release radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean is consistent with international...
Calls intensify for legislative ban on dog meat trade
Lawmakers and animal rights advocates joined forces, Monday, to urge the National Assembly to introduce a legislative bill that will permanently end the consumption of dog meat and eliminate the cruel industry. The group of four lawmakers, all of whom are from the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea, one Seoul City councilor and an animal rights advocate delivered their...
Korea University donation ceremony
Koo Ja-yeol, left, chairman of the LS Group board of directors, poses with Korea University President Kim Dong-one during a donation ceremony at the university's Hankook Ilbo Hall in Seoul, Friday. Koo, also chairman of the school's development committee made the donation to the university in celebration of its 120th anniversary. Courtesy of Korea University
[INTERVIEW] Korea's first transgender athlete highlights need for '3rd gender' in sports
CHEORWON, Gangwon Province - In June, Korea saw the historic appearance of the country's very first transgender athlete Na Hwa-rin, a 37-year-old cyclist who competed and won medals at this year's Gangwon Sports Festival in eastern Gangwon Province.
North Jeolla to consider including foreign residents in emergency relief funds
North Jeolla Province will positively consider a recommendation by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) to include foreign residents as recipients of state-funded emergency relief checks, the human rights watchdog said, Friday.
Korea's first corporate lawyer dies at 84
Korea's first corporate lawyer, Hwang Ju-myung, who was a founder and chairman of HMP Law and a former judge, has died. He was 84.
Gangneung carries spirit of communal harmony through Danoje tradition
GANGNEUNG, Gangwon Province ― Dano is one of the three most celebrated holidays in Korean tradition along with Chuseok and the Lunar New Year. Fewer people may be observing this day of great festivity based on the agrarian cultures of the past, but it still remains the biggest local event in Gangneung, an eastern coastal city, two hours from Seoul by train.
Seosulla Street offers atmospheric, tasty stroll next to royal shrine in Seoul
Seoul is a mix of the past and present, where centuries of tradition and cutting-edge technology coexist. Skyscrapers and neon signboards surround royal palaces, while traditional Korean homes, known as “hanok,” in the older sections of the capital formerly called Hanyang, ...
Police expand probe into unregistered babies
Out of 209 reported cases of “ghost babies,” 193 are now under investigation, police said, Tuesday, raising concerns that there could be more cases of undocumented newborns caused due to a loophole in the country's childbirth management system.
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