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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Thu, March 30, 2023 | 17:40
Japanese top visitors to Korea in 2023 as tourism rebounds
Korea's tourism industry is steadily recovering from the blow dealt by the COVID-19 pandemic. A large part of this recovery is Japanese tourists who account for the largest cohort of travelers to the country during the first two months of 2023, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) said, Thursday.
Korean aesthetics, spirit live on at Gyeongbok Palace
In the middle of a forest of skyscrapers and LED lights in the heart of central Seoul stands Gyeongbok Palace, the greatest and arguably most beautiful among the capital's five main royal palaces. Gyeongbok Palace, its name meaning “palace greatly blessed by heaven,” is one of Korea's most famous and popular travel attractions visited by millions of people every year. It serv...
Korea-Japan relations experts call for joint research to co-write history textbooks
The Korean and Japanese governments need to increase exchanges between the countries' history researchers and textbook writers to improve understanding of differing views of history and ultimately co-write textbooks, experts on Korea-Japan relations said, Wednesday.
Multiculturalism campaign kicks off
Sunfull Foundation Chairman Min Byung-chul, front row third from right, attends the launching event of a campaign to encourage respect for multicultural families and foreign residents in Korea at the National Assembly in Seoul, Monday. Lawmakers and some 40 foreign diplomats were ...
Gimpo-China flights recover to pre-pandemic levels
The number of flights between Gimpo International Airport and Chinese destinations has recovered to pre-pandemic levels, according to the Korea Airports Corp. (KAC), Monday. The airport operator said the total weekly flights between Gimpo and the Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai returned to 56 as of Sunday, after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Families of foreign construction workers can receive retirement pay: court
Korea's Constitutional Court ruled Sunday that it is illegal to exempt foreigners from the legally entitled retirement funds of family members who died while working at Korean construction sites. The court said the exemption is unconstitutional and violates the country's conditional principles of equality.
Spring at Changdeok Palace
Tourists wearing hanbok, or traditional Korean clothing, take pictures under the blossoming plum trees in Changdeok Palace in central Seoul, Sunday, as the capital finally sees clear skies after following several fine dust alerts over the week. Korea Times photo by Wang Tae-seog ...
Chun Doo-hwan's grandson to apologize to victims of Gwangju uprising
Chun Woo-won, the grandson of the late former authoritarian leader Chun Doo-hwan, who has been making online revelations on his family's criminal activities, will arrive in Korea on Tuesday to apologize to the bereaved families and victims of the bloody suppression of the 1980 Gwangju pro-democracy movement, the younger Chun said, Sunday.
Will exempting foreign nannies from minimum wage boost Korea's birth rate?
A bill proposing bringing in foreign childcare workers and exempting them from the minimum wage payment system as a way of tackling the country's plummeting birth rate is facing a backlash for its alleged discriminatory stance against foreigners. Rep. Cho Jung-hun of the minor opposition Transition Korea has proposed an amendment to the Act on the Employment Improvement of Do...
Diplomats enjoy Korean culture
Diplomats from Central and South American, African and Middle Eastern countries take a photo dressed in Korea's traditional hanbok attire at Kyunghee University's Institute of International Education in Seoul, Thursday, after attending Korea Foundation's Korean Language and Culture Program for Diplomats. Young diplomats from 25 countries in charge of Korea-related tasks atten...
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