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Normandy leader encourages firms to explore French region
Herve Morin, president of Normandy, said the French region can give significant opportunities to Korean businesses looking to further expand in Europe. The former French defense minister (2007-2010) was in Korea from Oct. 28 to 30, along with representatives from companies based in Normandy. About two hours from Paris, Normandy is famous for Mont-Saint-Michel, the 1944 D-Day ...
| 2017-11-08 14:32
[INTERVIEW] Sending message of peace through public diplomacy
Ambassador for Public Diplomacy Park Enna cuts a stylish figure in her leather jacket, pants and smart bob. It may not be the typical fashion of a career diplomat, but when the 55-year-old Park speaks, she exhibits a soft persuasiveness that is hard to defy. In a Tuesday interview with The Korea Times, news came that South Korea and China have agreed to rehabilitate bilateral...
| 2017-11-03 13:45
Chiwoonjung offers regal Korean dining, boarding
Korea’s longing to modernize still has the country racing toward the cutting-edge. As that speed accelerates, the longing to hold onto what remains of traditional Korea has strengthened. More people and spaces are living out the longing, such as Chiwoonjung, a boutique hanok hotel atop Bukchon. Bukchon is where traditional Korean houses known as “hanok” huddle in clusters - s...
[INTERVIEW] Managing outside the box
One wall of Coway CEO Lee Hae-sun’s office is covered with pieces of white paper that contain either a haiku or motivational words for his employees. In general, the head of the country’s top water and air purifier maker likes to take notes when ideas strike him, whether he is alone or in conversation with others, and those notes end up on the wall. During an interview with T...
| 2017-10-25 13:23
Hallyu can boost indirect public diplomacy
Back in 1998, when Korea opened its doors to Japanese pop culture, the news made the front pages. The decision was controversial, but so was the lead-up to its announcement. Since then, cultural exchanges between Seoul and Tokyo have ebbed and flowed, but the popularity of “hallyu,” or the Korean wave, still burns in the latter, allowing the two peoples to understand each oth...
Entertainment & Arts
| 2017-10-20 15:43
'Independent films reflect culture of country,' Van Wagenen
When Sterling Van Wagenen cofounded the Sundance Film Festival with Robert Redford more than 30 years ago, he felt that they were starting a revolution. “What we started to see in the 1970s were young talented filmmakers telling stories, not telling Hollywood-type stories, but they were telling stories about their own regions of the country,” Van Wagenen said. They portrayed ...
| 2017-10-13 13:06
[INTERVIEW] US LNG companies eye second-wave exports
President Moon Jae-in’s announcement of the country’s shift from coal and nuclear energy toward cleaner and safer yet affordable energy has started new debates. As Koreans debate just how fast or slow the shift should happen and what the energy mix should be, President Moon already vowed to import U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) when he met with U.S. President Donald Trump i...
| 2017-10-11 10:36
On more open, transparent government
South Korea, a country with a dynamic and formerly volatile political history, recently demonstrated one of the most effective defenses of democracy with its series of candlelit protests calling for the ouster of former President Park Geun-hye. In August, only a few months after new leader, Moon Jae-in, took office, Korea took another important step for democracy by launching...
| 2017-09-29 15:19
Uriseed seeing beyond perennial plants
For Park Kong-young, CEO of Uriseed Group, the study of plants has brought him some serious heart-thumping moments. “It’s a one-track passion that brings utter happiness that only people like me enjoy,” Park said as he sat in his office in Icheon, Gyeonggi Province. Outside, even on a foggy, rainy day, Park’s variety of wildflowers, or perennial plants as he calls them, and s...
A shoemaker who makes first lady's shoes
Korea’s autumn sun shone brightly onto JS Shoes Design Lab in Seongsu-dong, carving out one corner on the second floor of a building in this northeastern Seoul neighborhood also known as the “Handmade Shoe District.” The shining sun was strong and sweet, and seemingly powerful enough to absorb the smell of industrial glue as the day went by. “Stay here more than an hour or so...
| 2017-09-22 14:01
30 people purchased 8,000 homes: data
National Assembly passes motion to arrest DPK chief
Civil servant mentor reappointed as labor ministry spokesman
Gender equality minister nominee in hot seat over remarks on abortion
Seoul invites ambassadors to introduce new halal foods in Korea
KG Mobility seeks breakthrough in Europe
S. Korea condemns Russia, seeks to mend ties with China
Honey-dipped cookie to represent 'K-desserts' at global food expo in Germany
COVID-19 deaths hit record high in Korea for 2022
Shilla hotel in Da Nang recognized at World Travel Awards
More than 2,800 killed by earthquake in Morocco
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