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[INTERVIEW] Korea's LGBTQ community seeks visibility through Seoul Pride Festival
For an estimated 2.5 million Koreans identifying themselves as sexual minorities, the annual Seoul Queer Culture Festival (SQCF) is the long-awaited “national queer holiday,” a rare occasion where they feel safe and encouraged to gather and express their identity.
American couple who took in Korean travelers during snowstorm visit Korea
Alexander Campagna, a 41-year-old dentist based in Buffalo, New York, still vividly remembers hearing the knock on his door amid intense snowfall around 2 p.m., Dec. 23, 2022. “Who could be outside right now? Everyone should ...
Top court rules against foreign embassy in property dispute
When a foreign embassy occupies part of a private property, the owner cannot demand demolition of the building or transfer of the land, but is entitled to receive compensation equivalent to rent, the Supreme Court ruled, Friday. This is the first time the Supreme Court has ruled that even when a foreign mission's occupied area is recognized as extraterritorial under internati...
LGBTQ students condemn city gov't's disapproval of Seoul Plaza for festival
Laura Carrera, a 23-year-old exchange student from Guatemala studying at Dongguk University, was taken aback upon learning that the Seoul Queer Culture Festival (SQCF) had been denied permission this year to use Seoul Plaza, a location where it has taken place for years. “I think it's ridiculous,” Carrera said, explaining that canceling a Pride Month celebration in 2023 is "i...
Hong Kong airport to give away 24,000 air tickets to Korean travelers
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) will give away over 24,000 sponsored economy-class round-trip tickets to travelers in Korea starting May 16, as part of a government campaign to boost tourism after the pandemic, the airport authority announced, Thursday.
Delta Air Lines introduces new Korean menu items
Delta Air Lines unveiled nine new in-flight menu items for business class passengers traveling between Korea and the United States during the second quarter.
[INTERVIEW] Gyeonggi Tourism chief seeks to develop intercity network to bolster regional tourism
Gyeonggi Province, in the vicinity of Seoul, is a popular one-day suburban getaway destination for Koreans thanks to its large number of attractions, but it is still off the beaten track for many foreigners.
Documentary on ex-Seoul mayor criticized for causing secondary victimization
A documentary film on the late former Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, who took his own life after being accused of sexual harassment by a former secretary in 2020, is facing a backlash for denying ...
Incheon to house new agency for overseas Koreans
A new state-run agency for overseas Koreans, which will be launched next month, will be headquartered in the western port city of Incheon, the government announced, Monday. Seoul, which was the rival city for the location of the agency, will instead be home to an auxiliary center to provide better access to people in the capital seeking the agency's administrative services.
Space-out competition returns to Seoul this month
Seoul's annual Space-out Competition will return to its signature venue, the Han River, later this month. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said, Sunday, that this year's competition will be held on Jamsu Bridge, May 21, starting at 4 p.m. Vehicle traffic will be regulated. Online registration for the event will open from 9 p.m. Monday and close at 12 p.m. Thursday.
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