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Chun Woo-won apologizes to Gwangju victims, calls grandfather 'criminal'
Former dictator Chun Doo-hwan's grandson Woo-won became the first in his family to kneel down and apologize to the people who suffered during the 1980 Gwangju pro-democracy movement, Friday. Some of the bereaved families accepted the apology from the strongman's descendant.
Prime minister supports Busan's EXPO bid
Prime Minister Han Duck-soo signs a message wishing for the southeastern port city of Busan to win its bid to host the World Expo 2030 at a promotional booth run by Starbucks Korea in Gwanghwamun Square, central Seoul, Friday. Courtesy of Starbucks Korea
Japanese top visitors to Korea in 2023 as tourism rebounds
Korea's tourism industry is steadily recovering from the blow dealt by the COVID-19 pandemic. A large part of this recovery is Japanese tourists who account for the largest cohort of travelers to the country during the first two months of 2023, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) said, Thursday.
Korean aesthetics, spirit live on at Gyeongbok Palace
In the middle of a forest of skyscrapers and LED lights in the heart of central Seoul stands Gyeongbok Palace, the greatest and arguably most beautiful among the capital's five main royal palaces. Gyeongbok Palace, its name meaning “palace greatly blessed by heaven,” is one of Korea's most famous and popular travel attractions visited by millions of people every year. It serv...
Korea-Japan relations experts call for joint research to co-write history textbooks
The Korean and Japanese governments need to increase exchanges between the countries' history researchers and textbook writers to improve understanding of differing views of history and ultimately co-write textbooks, experts on Korea-Japan relations said, Wednesday.
Multiculturalism campaign kicks off
Sunfull Foundation Chairman Min Byung-chul, front row third from right, attends the launching event of a campaign to encourage respect for multicultural families and foreign residents in Korea at the National Assembly in Seoul, Monday. Lawmakers and some 40 foreign diplomats were ...
Gimpo-China flights recover to pre-pandemic levels
The number of flights between Gimpo International Airport and Chinese destinations has recovered to pre-pandemic levels, according to the Korea Airports Corp. (KAC), Monday. The airport operator said the total weekly flights between Gimpo and the Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai returned to 56 as of Sunday, after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Families of foreign construction workers can receive retirement pay: court
Korea's Constitutional Court ruled Sunday that it is illegal to exempt foreigners from the legally entitled retirement funds of family members who died while working at Korean construction sites. The court said the exemption is unconstitutional and violates the country's conditional principles of equality.
Spring at Changdeok Palace
Tourists wearing hanbok, or traditional Korean clothing, take pictures under the blossoming plum trees in Changdeok Palace in central Seoul, Sunday, as the capital finally sees clear skies after following several fine dust alerts over the week. Korea Times photo by Wang Tae-seog ...
Chun Doo-hwan's grandson to apologize to victims of Gwangju uprising
Chun Woo-won, the grandson of the late former authoritarian leader Chun Doo-hwan, who has been making online revelations on his family's criminal activities, will arrive in Korea on Tuesday to apologize to the bereaved families and victims of the bloody suppression of the 1980 Gwangju pro-democracy movement, the younger Chun said, Sunday.
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