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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Sun, November 27, 2022 | 00:43
Ex-vice culture minister appointed to lead Korea Tourism Organization
Former Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jang-sil has been appointed as the new head of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said, Thursday. Kim, a graduate of Yeungnam University's department of public administration, also has a master's degree in public administration and policy from Seoul National University and a...
Belated Hangeul learners find life blossoms after literacy
For Choi Sun-ran, 79, exchanging handwritten letters and Kakao messages with her 10-year-old grandchild has become the greatest joy in life. She never thought it would be possible until she started learning how to read and write Hangeul, (the Korean alphabet), at Yongsan District Office's lifelong education center five years ago.
Justice ministry to crack down on undocumented immigrants
The Ministry of Justice announced a plan to crack down on undocumented foreign residents for two months, starting next Tuesday.
Cartoon ignites debate over freedom of expression
A prizewinning cartoon drawn by a high schooler satirizing President Yoon Suk-yeol has ignited a debate over freedom of expression in the National Assembly Culture, Sports, and Tourism Committee's annual audit, Wednesday. The ruling People Power Party (PPP) and the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) locked horns over the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's ...
Parties trade barbs in Assembly audit over first lady's alleged plagiarism
The ruling People Power Party (PPP) and the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) clashed at the National Assembly Education Committee's annual audit, Tuesday, over allegations that first lady Kim Keon-hee committed academic plagiarism despite the absences of key witnesses.
Foreign visitors increase by 220%
The number of foreign visitors to Korea more than doubled in August compared to the same period the year before, according to Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) statistics, Friday. The KTO said the country saw 310,945 foreign visitors last month, which is up by 220.3 percent from August 2021. The organization explained that the dramatic increase followed a visa exemption measur...
NHRCK, doctors clash over in vitro fertilization for unmarried women
The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) expressed regret at the Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology's for refusal to revise its ethics guidelines limiting in vitro fertilization treatment for unmarried women, Friday. The guidelines state that only married couples can receive in vitro fertilization treatment, restricting unmarried women from the procedure.
Actor Jung Woo-sung to meet Ukrainian refugees in Poland
Actor Jung Woo-sung, who serves as goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), will visit Poland to meet Ukrainian refugees on Oct. 3, UNHCR's Seoul office said, Wednesday. This will be Jung's eighth trip as a Korean representative for the humanitarian aid agenda.
Millions of pine trees infected with pine wilt disease
An estimated two million pine trees are turning brown after becoming infected with pine wilt disease, according to a local environmental group. The group says that the current damage is close to the levels of 2013 and 2014 when over two million evergreen trees were infected ― if not worse.
[INTERVIEW] Korean artist MY Q unveils tips to explore Seoul's creativity hotbed
MY Q, a Korean singer-songwriter and painter who has been selected as the Korean icon at this year's Booking Explorers campaign, introduced tips to discover the essence of Seoul's creativity hotbed. Since his music debut with the release of “Style Music” in 2007, the Seoul-based artist has created over 180 songs. The multidisciplinary creator writes, sings, arranges, mixes hi...
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