Archive for December, 2017

Full text of new year's message from President Moon Jae-in

President Moon Jae-in’s New Year’s Message to the Nation January 1, 2018 (Yonhap)Fellow Koreans,The New Year of 2018 has …

Full text of new year's message from President Moon Jae-in

SEOUL, Jan. 1 (Yonhap) — The following is the full text of a new year’s message from President Moon Jae-in released by his office Cheong Wa Dae on Monday. —————- President Moon Jae-in’s New Year’s Message to the Nation January 1, 2018 …

Moon to Begin New Year with Mountain Climbing

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in will climb a mountain on the first day of the New Year on …[more…] …

[Interview] Anglican minister awarded Order of Civil Merit for service to migrant workers

When newly ordained Anglican minister Lee Jeong-ho, now 60, first crossed Machi Ridge in Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province, and entered the village of Maseok in June 1990, it was still a place for people w.. …

1 S. Korean dead, two injured in car accident in Australia

SYDNEY, Dec. 31 (Yonhap) — One South Korean was killed and two others injured in a car accident in Australia, local police and the South Korean consulate sources said Sunday. The accident occurred in an intersection in Lockyer Valley, Queensland, …

Rise of Bitcoin causing a reexamination of basic questions about finance and currency

The still pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto published the first paper about Bitcoin (“Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”) in October 2008. For several years after that, the virtual currency r.. …

Hong Kong ship crew questioned in S. Korea for oil transfer to North

The crew of a Hong Kong-registered ship have been detained for questioning in South Korea since their tanker was impound …

(LEAD) Mistress of Koh's father arrested on suspected involvement in her death

(ATTN: ADDS info at bottom) JEONJU, South Korea, Dec. 30 (Yonhap) — Police said Saturday that they have put a mistress of the father of a 5-year-old girl recently found dead under emergency arrest on suspicion that she was involved in disposing of he …

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Seoul City Subway Running Anti-Smoking Trips

[Domestic] : Smokers who want to kick the habit in 2018 are advised to check out anti-smoking subway cars on …[more…] …

Secret Sauce? Kim Jong-un applies science to kimchi-making

Kim Jong Un wants to turn the art of kimchi-making into a science. And the North Korean leader is putting his money wher …

(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Dec. 30)

A topsy-turvy year We are perplexed at what took place this year at home and abroad. In Korea, the people had to witness President Park Geun-hye’s dramatic fall from grace in the wake of massive candlelight vigils protesting her unprecedented abus …

Recently discovered historical records show presence of comfort women on Chuuk Islands

In 1943, a 17-year-old employee at a sewing factory in Chilgok, North Gyeongsang Province, boarded a boat to the Chuuk Islands, trusting someone who told her about a factory there where she could earn.. …

Parliament Approves Appointment of BAI Chief, Supreme Court Justices

[Politics] : The National Assembly has passed motions seeking the appointments of the head of a state audit …[more…] …

Environment ministry enforces emergency fine dust reduction measures

The Environment Ministry said Friday it is enforcing emergency measures to reduce fine dust in the air for Seoul and sur …

Truth is what matters most in history: President Moon

President Moon Jae-in says that negotiations between Korea and Japan in 2015 concerning the issue of the so-called ‘comfort women’ were seriously flawed. Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson Park Soo-hyun relea …

Parliament approves nominees for chief state auditor, Supreme Court justices

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s parliament on Friday passed motions to approve the nominees for chief state auditor and two Supreme Court justices. At a plenary session, the National Assembly voted for Choe Jae-hyeong, tapped as the head o …

Speed Skating Ace Given Olympic Memorabilia

Speed skater Lee Sang-hwa, who will compete in the 500-m event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, has been given a special memorabilia from sports marketing company WAGTI.Presented at an art gallery in Seoul, the collection features 24 white porcelain moon jars representing discipline… …

Kyodo: Japan Protests Moon over 2015 Deal on Wartime Sex Slavery

[International] : The Japanese government has reportedly delivered its stance to South Korea that a 2015 agreement to …[more…] …

Pope gives pep talk to activists in S. Korea, worldwide fighting

Pope Francis has sent a message of encouragement to the South Korean Catholic community and other activists worldwide fi …