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Reporter : Lee Yeon-woo
Sun, February 5, 2023 | 06:01
Maryland governor, his wife named honorary citizens of Naju City
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and his wife Yumi Hogan have become honorary citizens of Naju City in South Jeolla Province, according to the city. Naju Mayor Yoon Byung-tae presented plaques to the couple during a banquet held at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Thursday.
China's state museum pulls controversial table of Korean history from exhibit
The National Museum of China has removed a chronological table from an exhibit after claims were made that it is a distortion of Korean history through arbitrary exclusion of some ancient Korean kingdoms. “The National Museum of China informed us by diplomatic channels that they decided to remove the chronology from the 'Auspicious Metals from the Orient: Ancient Bronzes of C...
Buddhists, Christians clash over naming of island tourist sites
In the southwestern fishing and salt farm county of Sinan, in South Jeolla Province, consisting of a total of 1,025 islands, there's a long trail named “Miracle Pilgrimage” that is only revealed when the tide goes out. Stretching over 12 kilometers, tourists can walk on the trail during low tide and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Sinan County's islands by crossing the mudflat...
If you're in danger, press the number buttons
A phone rings. “How can I help you?” asks a police officer. The woman on the line answers awkwardly as if she doesn't understand what she was told, “I am at a motel near the overpass. Can you deliver two orders of Chinese noodles here?” Her voice is shaky
Good Samaritans flock south to help flood victims
This year's Chuseok holiday, which continued from Friday to Monday, was one of the worst in recent memory for those who live in the southern regions. The four-day long weekend came right after the nation's southern coastal areas were hit hard by Typhoon Hinnamnor on Sept. 5.
'Chuseok stress' returns as families gather again
Whenever Chuseok or Lunar New Year holidays are approaching, online communities known as “mom cafes,” which serve as communication platforms for women with school-aged children, are flooded with comments full of outrage and fury triggered by the holiday.
Mungyeong City under fire for trying to use Vietnamese women to fight population decline
Mungyeong City, North Gyeongsang Province, has been advised to review its policies aimed at population growth as some of them clearly violate the human rights of migrant women, according to the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK), Wednesday.
Heroes, heart-wrenching stories go viral after Typhoon Hinnamnor
Typhoon Hinnamnor wreaked havoc on the nation's southern region, toppling trees and flooding homes. As of Wednesday evening, 10 people were dead and two others remain missing. As the rescue efforts continued, both heart-warming and heart-wrenching stories have caught the ...
First Chuseok without social distancing likely to increase COVID-19 infections
The upcoming Chuseok holiday is feared to accelerate the transmission of COVID-19, according to the government, as it will be the first time in three years that the holiday will be celebrated without social distancing measures, which limited private gatherings sizes, food consumption in public spaces and operating hours for multi-use facilities.
Remorse, pride intersect as Seoul's high school set for closure
A high school junior student, who asked to only be identified by his surname Yoo, has recently received several phone calls from his relatives, friends and other acquaintances after media reports stated that his school, Dobong High School, will be closed in 2024.
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