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Reinventing Korea's traditional liquor, food
Kwangjuyo’s products - its fine ceramics, delicious Korean cuisine and premium Hwayo soju - are often cited for their quality. But things took a more positive turn recently. For instance, Hwayo sales have surged for the first time in years. “I would say that it is a revitalization of the food culture itself, not only of Hwayo,” said Cho Tae-kwon, 68, chairman of the Kwangjuyo...
UNHCR Korea representative calls for more support for refugees
One of the first order of business for Naveed Hussain, representative of U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)Korea, after taking office in May was raising attention to the Syrian refugees detained at the detention center at Incheon International Airport. Twenty-eight Syrians were detained at the Incheon Airport Waiting area for as long as six months and subsequently de...
Kimchi gains popularity overseas as domestic consumption plateaus
The health benefits of kimchi are increasingly embraced by “foodies” around the world. YouTube star Maangchi, a Korean living in New York whom the New York Times once described as Julia Child’s Korean cousin, demonstrates how to make kimchi on her food blog. Apart from being rich in vitamins A and B, kimchi is also known for its abundant lactobacilli, a type of beneficial bac...
| 2016-07-13 16:20
Cosmetics CEO started small, but dreams big with collagen
CHEONGJU, North Chungcheong Province - Lee Kyoung-sook, 52, didn’t envision herself running a “K-beauty” or Korean cosmetics company. A Korean literature major at Chungbuk National University, Lee worked as a journalist for nearly a decade with a local newspaper. But the world of business piqued her interest in 1999, after she married a researcher and entrepreneur who had sta...
Actor Kwon Sang-woo to meet fans in Japan
Top actor Kwon Sang-woo will meet his Japanese fans on a three-day tour through Japan, reports say. Kwon, 39, will meet his fans first in Nagoya on June 30, then travel to Tokyo on July 1 and then onto Kobe on July 2. At the fan meetings, Kwon will sing a total of five songs, take questions from fans and engage in games. He has been holding fan meetings for 11 years. Reports ...
4th Green Industry Conference opens in Ulsan
ULSAN - The three-day Green Industry Conference opened Tuesday here, with about 300 representatives from the government, business, academia and civil sectors gathering to discuss interdependence between industry and cities in striving for resource efficiency and green technology. The fourth edition of the international conference is jointly hosted by the U.N. Industrial Devel...
UNIDO's Director General Li Yong touts eco-friendly policies
Events such as the 4th international Green Industry Conference allow leaders and key actors to engage in critical debate on how to move from a linear to a circular economy, Li Yong, director general of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), said Tuesday. “This is always an opportunity to share best practices, technologies and best policy strategies fo...
| 2016-06-28 18:16
Luna jockeying for EDM artist
Luna, 22, has been in the pop industry for 10 years, seven with girl group f(x) as its main dancer and vocalist. She released her first solo album, “Free Somebody,” May 31, with a heavy emphasis on electronic dance music (EDM). Asked about feedback she’s received for the album, Luna said: “Once again, I realized that in Korea the public needs to be exposed more to EDM in orde...
B-boy group leader Kim on future of dancers
BUCHEON - The intersection near Sandong Station in the city just outside of Seoul boasts a dizzying sprawl of commercial buildings. And somewhere amid this sprawl is the office and dance studio of Jinjo Crew, the world’s top b-boying group. Inside the office, several b-boys, in their usual caps and casual ensemble, were hard at work in front of computers, uploading news about...
Lee Jong-ki dreams of making world-class product
Omija - the berry's unusual name, vivid blood-red color and nutritional benefits conjures positive images of health and well-being. Also known by its scientific names maximowiczia typica and schisandra chinensis, it is widely used in summer drinks, tea and Oriental medicine.
Hotels grapple with chronic staff shortages
‘Moon gov’t neglected, concealed North’s killing of S. Korean official’
CJ Olive Young fined 1.89 bil. won for unfair supply contracts
Giant panda statue at Everland
[INTERVIEW] 'Now is time for Koreans to unlock potential in Africa'
Scholar's decades-long expertise serves as inspiration for Korea's future FDI
Japan's Nikkei-linked ELS issuance surpasses HK-linked ELS
Lawyer of Korean descent selected as chair of Dentons Global Board
K-dramas, beauty, food to maintain popularity on TikTok in 2024
SK reshuffles top management focusing on generational shift
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
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