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President-elect joins press photo exhibition
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol, front row second from left, and National Assembly Speaker Park Byeong-seog, left, listen as an unidentified person, not seen in this photo, explains Korea Times photojournalist Shim Hyun-chul's award-winning photo, titled, “2021, Earthlings Buried Under Plastic,” during the opening ceremony of the 58th Korea Press Photo Exhibition at...
500,000 sign petition opposing Yoon's relocation plan
Over half a million people have signed a petition calling for the withdrawal of Yoon's controversial presidential office relocation plan from Cheong Wa Dae in central Seoul to the Ministry of National Defense compound in Yongsan District. The public petition posted on the Cheong Wa Dae website on March 17 reads, “Please stop the coercive relocation of the country's national s...
Delta Air Lines sponsors tennis player Kwon Soon-woo
Delta Air Lines will sponsor Korean professional tennis player Kwon Soon-woo, the carrier said Thursday. The airline will cover Kwon's flights departing from Incheon International Airport to the U.S. and support his career, while Kwon wears uniforms featuring the airline's logo and promotes the carrier as a brand ambassador until March 2023.
President-elect breaks silence on DPK's allegations over Japanese textbooks
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol responded to the ruling party's criticism over his silence on the Japanese textbooks with historical distortions issue. Yoon's spokesperson Kim Eun-hye said that “Yoon will deal sternly with any distortion of history” on the presidential transition committee's written press briefing, Thursday.
Tourism secretary touts Philippines for Korean tourists
On April 1, the Philippines will reopen its borders, removing all quarantine restrictions to fully vaccinated international travelers on arrival. The country had initially opened its borders on Feb. 10 to vaccinated international travelers from 157 visa-free countries, including Korea, and has since seen an influx of over 150,000 visitors.
Korea Times chairman to lead Korea University Alumni Association
Seung Myung-ho, the chairman of The Korea Times and Dongwha Group, has been elected as the 34th president of Korea University's Alumni Association.
Cherry blossom venues reopen to public after 3 years
“Since 2019 the COVID-19 pandemic has felt like a long, harsh winter, so I am delighted to see the flowers blossom and feel the warm breeze. I hope this year's springtime gives a little hope to everyone and brings us closer to returning to normalcy,” said Jeon Sang-a, 29, a Yongin-based office worker who plans to go flower-viewing in a park near her house this coming weekend.
Legoland to open in Chuncheon May 5
Legoland Korea, the 10th Legoland in the world and first global theme park in the country, will officially open in the eastern city of Chuncheon on Children's Day, May 5. The Gangwon Provincial Government held a completion ceremony for the theme park in the city, Saturday, 11 years after the memorandum of agreement (MOA) was signed, in September 2011.
Main opposition party chief's comments on disability group considered 'hate speech'
Main opposition People Power Party (PPP) leader Lee Jun-seok's comments concerning a disability advocacy group that has been holding daily protests on subway lines every morning to raise awareness of their mobility rights since last year is receiving criticism for being hate speech against a minority group. “Blocking train operation by intentionally stopping at the doors, and...
Mexican runs radio broadcast to spread love for Korean culture
“Annyeonghaseyo! Bienvenidos, bienvenidas!” With Leenalchi's “Tiger is Coming” playing in the background, Gala Mendez greets her listeners every Friday in Korean and Spanish on her radio show “Shot de Soju” - meaning “a shot of soju” in Spanish. Mendez, 24, has been producing and hosting the program on Radio UAN, the Autonomous University of Nayarit's own radio station, to in...
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