Archive for August, 2017

S.Korea Wants U.S. to Send Aircraft Carrier to Korean Waters

The military is asking the U.S. to dispatch two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers to the Korean Peninsula for a joint drill, government officials here said Wednesday.A government source here said, “We’re asking for the deployment of a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group for the joint Ulchi Freedom Gu… …

Riding subway tops list of things-to-do in Seoul

The Seoul Metro was listed as the No. 1 tourist attraction for Seoul on global travel review platform TripAdvisor.Using …

Government to review Japanese 'comfort women' deal

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs launches a task force on July 31 to review the agreement made between Seoul and Tokyo in 2015 to settle the feud concerning Japan’s forced enslavement of women as sex w …

N. Korea Refuses to Hold Joint Event Marking Independence Day

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has turned down South Korea’s proposal to hold a joint event marking the anniversary …[more…] …

(LEAD) Tillerson has no plans to meet N. Korea foreign minister in Manila: official

(ATTN: UPDATES with more remarks by U.S. official, background; ADDS photo, byline) By Lee Haye-ah WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (Yonhap) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has no plans to meet his North Korean counterpart at a regional gathering in the Ph …

650m 길이 삼나무 숲…탁족장선 “발이 얼음장 됐네”

여름엔 바다로 가야 한다고 생각했다. 한여름의 무더위를 식히기에는 그저 바닷물에 몸을 담그는 게 최고라고 생각했다. 그런데 틀렸다. 경이로운 제주의 숲들을 만나자 새로운 여름이 열렸다. 숲들은 저마다의 색깔, 저마다의 냄새, 저마다의 목소리를 가지고 있었다. 그곳은 또 하나의 세계였다. 턱턱 숨이 막힐 듯한 불볕더위가 계속되던 지난 7월20일, 제.. …

July Exports Rise 19.5%...Only 2.8% If Semiconductors and Ships Are Excluded

The export growth rate in July this year turned out 19.5 percent from the same month last year. This is a surprise performance after two consecutive slow months followed by a 24-percent year-on-year growth in April. Still, the growth rate except those for semiconductors and ships was mere 2.8 percent. In particular, the growth in ship exports may not be so sustainable as the growth came mostly from one-time factors. According to a report “July 2017 Export-Import Trend” published by the Mini… …

S. Korea, US in close, daily consultation on N. Korean missile: official

South Korea and the United States are in close consultations over ways to deal with North Korea following its latest mis …

President Moon shares economic philosophy with entrepreneurs

President Moon Jae-in (center) holds a meeting with business leaders in the main building of Cheong Wa Dae on July 28. By Yoon Sojung Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in held meetings with bu …

S. Korea Secures Extra 2,000 Ton Quota for Bigeye Tuna

[International] : South Korean fishermen will soon be allowed to take larger catches of bigeye tuna in the eastern …[more…] …

S. Korea to deepen defense industry ties with Indonesia

South Korea said Tuesday it’s seeking closer ties with Indonesia on defense goods as part of efforts to expand its overa …

EWK Set to Be Listed on KOSDAQ Market

EWK, the only Korean company with specialty in geothermal heat power generation, is set to be listed on the KOSDAQ market. Geothermal heat power generation is relatively a rarity here in Korea but its annual capacity growth rate is projected at more than 11 percent for the period from 2015 to 2020, higher than that of solar and wind power generators. EWK is engaged in the production of equipment for binary cycle-type power plants which is the most exemplary type among geother… …

(LEAD) S. Korea to deepen defense industry ties with Indonesia

(ATTN: UPDATES with results of talks; ADDS photo) SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Yonhap) — South Korea said Tuesday it’s seeking closer ties with Indonesia on defense goods as part of efforts to expand its overall arms trade. Defense Minister Song Young-moo discus …

Opposition parties ramp up offensive against Moon's N. Korea policy

South Korea’s opposition parties on Tuesday ramped up their offensive against President Moon Jae-in’s pursuit of dialogu …

N.Korea Slightly More Electrified Than in Famous Nighttime Photo

Nighttime satellite images of North Korea suggest that the country’s economic conditions have slightly improved since a famous satellite photo that shows the country in pitch darkness next to the brightly sparkling South. Kim Kyu-chul of the Korea Development Institute analyzed nighttime luminosity … …

South Korea effectively gives up on getting US to clean up returned military base in Wonju

The South Korean government has decided to effectively give up asking the US military to clean up contamination at Camp Long, a base in Wonju, Gangwon Province, that remains “US land” seven years afte.. …

(LEAD) Trump says N. Korea 'will be handled'

(ATTN: UPDATES throughout with details, background; ADDS photo, byline) By Lee Haye-ah WASHINGTON, July 31 (Yonhap) — U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that his administration will “handle” North Korea following its test of a second interconti …