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Thu, September 28, 2023 | 00:27
Bayer Korea president elected to lead KGCCI
The Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KGCCI) elected Ingrid Drechsel, president of Bayer Korea, as its new German chairwoman. At its annual general meeting held Wednesday at the Conrad Hotel in Seoul, she was chosen to succeed Stefan Halusa, president and representative director of Brose Korea whose term ended that day. Drechsel is the first female leader of the...
| 2017-05-19 10:11
Vivacious first lady likely to break convention
After single former President Park Geun-hye spent more than four years in Cheong Wa Dae, the election of President Moon Jae-in means the nation again has a first lady, Kim Jung-sook. Wearing a white dress under a stunning white jacket decorated with thin black floral prints reminiscent of Korean ink-and-wash paintings, Kim, 63, was smiling by her husband’s side on Wednesday a...
| 2017-05-12 17:11
Pop culture sheds more light on singles
One of the first agents to detect social change in Korea may well be popular culture creators. As more Koreans live alone as they opt to put off marriage, more reality TV programs are concocting a mix of content reflecting this social tendency. Single households are estimated to account for 27 percent of all households in the nation, according to 2015 Statistics Korea numbers...
| 2017-05-12 14:55
[INTERVIEW] India, a great hedge for Korean economy
Dilip Sundaram, chairman of the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Korea, said India offers a great hedge for Korea, as turbulent geopolitics these days heightens uncertainty to local economy that is dependent on the United States and China. Yet this possibility needs to be better grasped by Korea, he said. “Exchange between South Korea and India stands at about 17 to 18 billion d...
| 2017-05-10 17:42
When on-screen romance blooms in real
When stars strike chemistry on screen, there is invariably a smoother workflow and the viewer experience is enhanced. And then questions spring whether that chemistry will spill over to real life. In a departure from the past, stars, actors particularly, are increasingly finding soul mates in their on-screen partners. Most recently,hallyu star Lee Dong-gun and actress Cho You...
Entertainment & Arts
| 2017-05-05 13:43
Insect as food growing popular in Korea
Everything futuristic, like new types of products and new types of cars, is trending throughout the world. This trend includes a new food item - insects. Cookies and pasta made from insects have been gaining popularity in Seoul through a restaurant called Papillon’s Kitchen, which was opened by Kim Yong-wook of the Korean Edible Insect Foundation. As more consumers embrace in...
Travel & Food
| 2017-04-28 13:32
[INTERVIEW] Indoor cycling game Zwift attracts Korean cyclists
Steve Beckett’s earliest memory of Seoul is of watching the Summer Olympics 100-meter men’s final between Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis in 1988 as a teen in northern England. Last week, the vice president of marketing and customer acquisition at Zwift, a popular online bicycle training platform, visited the site in person. Riding past the Olympic Stadium where the two legendary ...
| 2017-04-26 10:46
[INTERVIEW] 'Brexit' more of opportunity than concern: British chamber
The allure of all things British - from classic luxury fashion brands and iconic beauty brands to the beloved royal family - has had Korean consumers spellbound for many years. But as U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May started last month the two-year negotiations for the country to leave the European Union, following the “Brexit” vote last year, many economic partners, including...
NGO working for NK human rights holds dance-thon
Like to dance? Have a special pair of socks somewhere in your drawer? Then you may well be just the right person for the Sockhop Drop, a “dance till you drop” event hosted by an non-governmental group working for human rights in North Korea.
| 2017-04-20 16:40
Vietnamese-Korean advises a presidential candidate
Nguyen Ngoc Cam smiled broadly as she pulled out three name cards from her purse on meeting this reporter _ one for her role as an honorary mayor of Seoul, one for her role as president of the translation and interpretation company Dong Hanh, and the third for her role as a representative of Vietnam Community in Seoul. The latter is a group representing the interests of Vietn...
| 2017-04-14 14:01
Chuseok exodus begins ahead of extended 6-day holiday
Guide to Chuseok celebrations across Korea
Korea sees record-low births in July
DMZ Open Int'l Music Festival to be held in Goyang in November
Political battle intensifies after court rejects Lee's arrest warrant
Lotte focuses on health care, mobility to spur growth
Hyundai E&C to build upmarket apartment complex in Seoul's Gwanak District
Defense ministry launches project to find families of unidentified fallen Korean War soldiers
Two Koreas trade barbs over nuclear war
Korea on track to prove esports prowess at Asian Games
Harvest season arrives
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