Tue, January 23, 2018 | 19:03
  1. PM tourism plea
    Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon speaks to foreigners participating in a Korean cooking class during his visit to the Korea Tourism Organization’s Seoul Center, Sunday. Lee called for more efforts to attract and welcome tourists, with the country about to host the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in February. / Yonhap
    Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon speaks to foreigners participating in a Korean cooking class during his visit to the Korea Tourism Organization’s Seoul Center, Sunday. Lee called for more efforts to attract and welcome tourists, with the country about to host the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in February. / Yonhap
  2. 2018 Imjin Classic
    Patriots and Veterans Affairs Minister Pi Woo-jin, center drops the puck at a hockey game between Korean andCanadian teams, dubbed the “2018 Imjin Classic,” at Yulgok Wetland Park in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, Friday. The name of the event refers to the Imjin River where soldiers from Canada played hockey on the frozen river during the Korean War. The event was organized to promote the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. / Yonhap
    Patriots and Veterans Affairs Minister Pi Woo-jin, center drops the puck at a hockey game between Korean andCanadian teams, dubbed the “2018 Imjin Classic,” at Yulgok Wetland Park in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, Friday. The name of the event refers to the Imjin River where soldiers from Canada played hockey on the frozen river during the Korean War. The event was organized to promote the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. / Yonhap
  3. In memory of student activist
    A citizen lays flowers on the grave of Park Jong-chul, a student activist who was tortured and killed under the military dictatorship of Chun Doo-hwan, on the 31st anniversary of his death, Sunday. The college student’s death sparked nationwide protests that brought democratic elections to Korea, and is depicted in the box office hit movie “1987: When the Day Comes.” / Yonhap
    A citizen lays flowers on the grave of Park Jong-chul, a student activist who was tortured and killed under the military dictatorship of Chun Doo-hwan, on the 31st anniversary of his death, Sunday. The college student’s death sparked nationwide protests that brought democratic elections to Korea, and is depicted in the box office hit movie “1987: When the Day Comes.” / Yonhap
  4. Mt. Namsan hugs Year 2018 [PHOTOS]
    People watch the first sunrise of 2018 from Mt. Namsan. / Korea Times photos by Shim Hyun-chulBy Ko Dong-hwanWith every turn of the year is something to fuss about, people busied themselves walking up Seoul’s Mt. Namsan early on Monday morning to see the year’s first sunrise.Located in the capital’s central region in Jung-gu, the comparatively low 262-meter hill offers easy access for Seoul residents of various ages wanting a breathtaking panoramic view of the city.Whether with family members or lovers, pets or high-definition cameras, the trekkers made their way to the top in sub-zero temperatures to wait for the first sunlight of the year. At 7:47 a.m., according to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the sun rose, with viewers capturing the moment on cameras and smartphones.Smiling, or thoughtful, happy or sad, the beauty of the moment left the early morning crowd and photographers wondering what 2018 might bring.The photographs will always be a memory of that wonderful sunrise ― as long as someone does not delete the pictures.
    People watch the first sunrise of 2018 from Mt. Namsan. / Korea Times photos by Shim Hyun-chulBy Ko Dong-hwanWith every turn of the year is something to fuss about, people busied themselves walking up Seoul’s Mt. Namsan early on Monday morning to see the year’s first sunrise.Located in the capital’s central region in Jung-gu, the comparatively low 262-meter hill offers easy access for Seoul residents of various ages wanting a breathtaking panoramic view of the city.Whether with family members or lovers, pets or high-definition cameras, the trekkers made their way to the top in sub-zero temperatures to wait for the first sunlight of the year. At 7:47 a.m., according to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the sun rose, with viewers capturing the moment on cameras and smartphones.Smiling, or thoughtful, happy or sad, the beauty of the moment left the early morning crowd and photographers wondering what 2018 might bring.The photographs will always be a memory of that wonderful sunrise ― as long as someone does not delete the pictures.
  5. Christmas
    People walk by a reindeer and Santa Claus at a theme park in Cheongdo County, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, in celebration of Christmas, Sunday. / Yonhap
    People walk by a reindeer and Santa Claus at a theme park in Cheongdo County, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, in celebration of Christmas, Sunday. / Yonhap
  6. Boxing legend in Seoul
    Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, who is also a member of the Senate in the Philippines, listens to National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun during a visit to the Korean parliament, Friday. Pacquiao is visiting Korea for a winter vacation and to meet fans here. / Yonhap
    Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, who is also a member of the Senate in the Philippines, listens to National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun during a visit to the Korean parliament, Friday. Pacquiao is visiting Korea for a winter vacation and to meet fans here. / Yonhap
  7. New Woori Bank CEO
    New Woori Bank CEO Sohn Tae-seung speaks during his inauguration ceremony at the bank’s headquarters in Seoul, Friday. He is the 51st chief of the lender, succeeding Lee Kwang-goo. / Courtesy of Woori Bank
    New Woori Bank CEO Sohn Tae-seung speaks during his inauguration ceremony at the bank’s headquarters in Seoul, Friday. He is the 51st chief of the lender, succeeding Lee Kwang-goo. / Courtesy of Woori Bank
  8. Conflict over labor law
    Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Park Yong-maan, right, and Rep. Hong Young-pyo of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea who currently chairs the National Assembly Environment and Labor Committee, are tight-lipped during a meeting at the National Assembly in Seoul, Thursday. Park said businesses agreed to accept the consensus of lawmakers on a gradual and flexible reduction of working hours from 68 to 52 hours, ahead of the minimum wage hike next year. While several hardliners are opposed to the move, Park urged lawmakers to pass the bill regarding the working hour reduction as soon as possible, during his sixth visit to the National Assembly this year. / Yonhap
    Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Park Yong-maan, right, and Rep. Hong Young-pyo of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea who currently chairs the National Assembly Environment and Labor Committee, are tight-lipped during a meeting at the National Assembly in Seoul, Thursday. Park said businesses agreed to accept the consensus of lawmakers on a gradual and flexible reduction of working hours from 68 to 52 hours, ahead of the minimum wage hike next year. While several hardliners are opposed to the move, Park urged lawmakers to pass the bill regarding the working hour reduction as soon as possible, during his sixth visit to the National Assembly this year. / Yonhap
  9. Record foreign exchange reserves
    A worker at KEB Hana Bank’s anti-counterfeit center inspects U.S. dollar bills at the financial institution’s headquarters in Seoul, Tuesday. Korea’s foreign exchange reserves reached $387.25 billion as of the end of November, which is the highest in history, according to the Bank of Korea. / Yonhap
    A worker at KEB Hana Bank’s anti-counterfeit center inspects U.S. dollar bills at the financial institution’s headquarters in Seoul, Tuesday. Korea’s foreign exchange reserves reached $387.25 billion as of the end of November, which is the highest in history, according to the Bank of Korea. / Yonhap
  10. SamDaSoo distribution
    Kwangdong Pharmaceutical Vice Chairman and CEO Choi Sung-won, left, poses with Oh Kyung-soo, CEO of Jeju Provincial Development Co., after renewing a contract on the distribution of SamDaSoo, the country’s most popular bottled water, at the Sheraton Seoul Palace Gangnam Hotel, Thursday. Under the contract, Kwangdong will distribute SamDaSoo, produced by the development corporation, to retail stores throughout the country, except Jeju Island, for four years until December 2021. Kwangdong has been distributing the bottled water since 2012./ Courtesy of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical
    Kwangdong Pharmaceutical Vice Chairman and CEO Choi Sung-won, left, poses with Oh Kyung-soo, CEO of Jeju Provincial Development Co., after renewing a contract on the distribution of SamDaSoo, the country’s most popular bottled water, at the Sheraton Seoul Palace Gangnam Hotel, Thursday. Under the contract, Kwangdong will distribute SamDaSoo, produced by the development corporation, to retail stores throughout the country, except Jeju Island, for four years until December 2021. Kwangdong has been distributing the bottled water since 2012./ Courtesy of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical
  11. New KEB Hana headquarters
    KEB Hana Bank President Ham Young-joo, center, other officials and clients cut the tape at the opening of the bank’s new head office in Seoul, Friday. It was also the second anniversary of the merger between Hana Bank and the Korea Exchange Bank. / Yonhap
    KEB Hana Bank President Ham Young-joo, center, other officials and clients cut the tape at the opening of the bank’s new head office in Seoul, Friday. It was also the second anniversary of the merger between Hana Bank and the Korea Exchange Bank. / Yonhap
  12. Order burgers by Giga Genie
    Models promote fast food restaurant Lotteria’s voice-activated hamburger order service using KT’s artificial intelligence device Giga Genie, Tuesday. KT, the nation’s second-largest mobile carrier by revenue, said the service will begin Friday, enabling customers to explore the menu and order hamburgers at home by voice command. / Courtesy of KT
    Models promote fast food restaurant Lotteria’s voice-activated hamburger order service using KT’s artificial intelligence device Giga Genie, Tuesday. KT, the nation’s second-largest mobile carrier by revenue, said the service will begin Friday, enabling customers to explore the menu and order hamburgers at home by voice command. / Courtesy of KT
  13. Hankook Tire's China expansion
    Hankook Tire China Headquarters Senior Vice President Woo Byung-il, third from right, poses with Jumbo Bus Group Chairman Fan Shuihuang, center, after signing a memorandum of understanding over the two companies’ cooperation at the latter’s office in Guangzhou, Jan. 8. Korea’s business bellwether Hankook Tire said Monday it will exclusively provide its city bus tire Singda to Jumbo Bus Group, the largest private bus corporation in China. / Courtesy of Hankook Tire
    Hankook Tire China Headquarters Senior Vice President Woo Byung-il, third from right, poses with Jumbo Bus Group Chairman Fan Shuihuang, center, after signing a memorandum of understanding over the two companies’ cooperation at the latter’s office in Guangzhou, Jan. 8. Korea’s business bellwether Hankook Tire said Monday it will exclusively provide its city bus tire Singda to Jumbo Bus Group, the largest private bus corporation in China. / Courtesy of Hankook Tire
  14. Vision talks
    SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won, center, talks with SK’s new employees about its vision and challenges in 2018 at SK hynix’s sports stadium in Icheon, Gyeonggi Province, Monday. / Courtesy of SK Group
    SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won, center, talks with SK’s new employees about its vision and challenges in 2018 at SK hynix’s sports stadium in Icheon, Gyeonggi Province, Monday. / Courtesy of SK Group
  15. Next-generation battery cells
    A model poses with Samsung SDI’s electric car batteries at the 2018 North American International Auto Show, or Detroit Motor Show, Monday. The battery maker of Samsung Group said it displayed various products at the annual auto show, including one with a range of up to 600 kilometers on a 20-minute charge. / Courtesy of Samsung SDI
    A model poses with Samsung SDI’s electric car batteries at the 2018 North American International Auto Show, or Detroit Motor Show, Monday. The battery maker of Samsung Group said it displayed various products at the annual auto show, including one with a range of up to 600 kilometers on a 20-minute charge. / Courtesy of Samsung SDI
  16. Best washing machine
    Models pose with Samsung Electronics’ FlexWash washing machine, left, and FlexDry dryer, which have received the Best of Kitchen Silver award presented by the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2018 in Orlando, Florida, Thursday. / Yonhap
    Models pose with Samsung Electronics’ FlexWash washing machine, left, and FlexDry dryer, which have received the Best of Kitchen Silver award presented by the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2018 in Orlando, Florida, Thursday. / Yonhap
  17. For peaceful games
    Min Byoung-chul, chairman of the Sunfull Foundation, speaks during an event to deliver the PyeongChang Joint Statement for Peace, wishing for Peace on the Korean Peninsula and the successful hosting of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul, Monday. Tim Wright, second from left, and Tilman Ruff, fourth from left, respectively representing the 2017 and 1985 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), also participated in the event. They are visiting Korea to announce a message for peace ahead of the Games. / Courtesy of Sunfull Movement
    Min Byoung-chul, chairman of the Sunfull Foundation, speaks during an event to deliver the PyeongChang Joint Statement for Peace, wishing for Peace on the Korean Peninsula and the successful hosting of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul, Monday. Tim Wright, second from left, and Tilman Ruff, fourth from left, respectively representing the 2017 and 1985 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), also participated in the event. They are visiting Korea to announce a message for peace ahead of the Games. / Courtesy of Sunfull Movement
  18. Los Angeles Dodgers' Ryu Hyun-jin honored
    The Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin, left, answers questions after receiving the special prize during the 2017 Cho-A Pharmaceutical Awards for professional baseball players at Seoul Plaza Hotel, Wednesday. Former Samsung Lions slugger Lee Seung-yuop, right, was also honored during the ceremony. The pharmaceutical company presented awards for players in 17 categories, including Pitcher of the Year, during the ceremony. / Yonhap
    The Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin, left, answers questions after receiving the special prize during the 2017 Cho-A Pharmaceutical Awards for professional baseball players at Seoul Plaza Hotel, Wednesday. Former Samsung Lions slugger Lee Seung-yuop, right, was also honored during the ceremony. The pharmaceutical company presented awards for players in 17 categories, including Pitcher of the Year, during the ceremony. / Yonhap
  19. 471st Turtle Marathon
    The Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times, hosted the 471st Turtle Marathon at Namsan Park, Saturday. Participants included Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee, ninth from left; Kim Byung-eun, sixth from left, chairman of the Korea Duck Association; and winners of the 2017 Miss Korea beauty pageant. / Korea Times photo by Shin Sang-soon
    The Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times, hosted the 471st Turtle Marathon at Namsan Park, Saturday. Participants included Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee, ninth from left; Kim Byung-eun, sixth from left, chairman of the Korea Duck Association; and winners of the 2017 Miss Korea beauty pageant. / Korea Times photo by Shin Sang-soon
  20. 470th Turtle Marathon
    Participants in the 470th Turtle Marathon pose at the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress after finishing the walkathon, Saturday. The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, hosted the monthly event. Participants included Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee, fourth from right, Suwon Mayor Yeom Tae-young, sixth from right, and Kim Jin-kwan, chairman of the Suwon City Council, left. / Korea Times photo by Shin Sang-soon  
    Participants in the 470th Turtle Marathon pose at the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress after finishing the walkathon, Saturday. The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, hosted the monthly event. Participants included Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee, fourth from right, Suwon Mayor Yeom Tae-young, sixth from right, and Kim Jin-kwan, chairman of the Suwon City Council, left. / Korea Times photo by Shin Sang-soon  
  21. Tennis competition in Singapore
    Participants at the Fifth World Tennis Club Competition for the Presidential Cup of the Korean Association in Singapore (President Noh Chong-hyun) raise their fists at the opening ceremony at Tanglin Tennis Court in Singapore, Saturday. Over 170 Korean players from seven countries ― Singapore, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, the United States and Britain ― joined the two-day competition hosted by the Korean association. / Courtesy of the Korean Association in Singapore
    Participants at the Fifth World Tennis Club Competition for the Presidential Cup of the Korean Association in Singapore (President Noh Chong-hyun) raise their fists at the opening ceremony at Tanglin Tennis Court in Singapore, Saturday. Over 170 Korean players from seven countries ― Singapore, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, the United States and Britain ― joined the two-day competition hosted by the Korean association. / Courtesy of the Korean Association in Singapore
  22. Ven. Seol Jeong to head Jogye Order
    Venerable Seol Jeong receives a bouquet of flowers after being elected 35th executive chief of the Buddhist Jogye Order at the Jogye Temple, Wednesday. Ven. Seol, 75, received 234 votes out of 319 in the election held last month. He will lead the order for the next four years. / Yonhap
    Venerable Seol Jeong receives a bouquet of flowers after being elected 35th executive chief of the Buddhist Jogye Order at the Jogye Temple, Wednesday. Ven. Seol, 75, received 234 votes out of 319 in the election held last month. He will lead the order for the next four years. / Yonhap
  23. Korea CQ Forum
    Participants of the Korea CQ Forum, hosted by the Corea Image Communication Institute (CICI), pose after hearing a lecture by Lee Ho-soo, the president of SK Telecom’s ICT strategy department, on the topic “ICT Issues in 2017” at the residence of Danish Ambassador to Korea Thomas Lehmann. From bottom left are Chairman of DI Corporation Park Won-ho, the spouse of Turkish Ambassador Pinar Okcal; President of CICI Choi Jung-wha; Lee; and the Danish Ambassador. / Courtesy of CICI
    Participants of the Korea CQ Forum, hosted by the Corea Image Communication Institute (CICI), pose after hearing a lecture by Lee Ho-soo, the president of SK Telecom’s ICT strategy department, on the topic “ICT Issues in 2017” at the residence of Danish Ambassador to Korea Thomas Lehmann. From bottom left are Chairman of DI Corporation Park Won-ho, the spouse of Turkish Ambassador Pinar Okcal; President of CICI Choi Jung-wha; Lee; and the Danish Ambassador. / Courtesy of CICI
  24. Miss Korea winners visit The Korea Times
    The Korea Times President-Publisher Lee Chang-sup, center, poses with winners of the 2017 Miss Korea beauty pageant at The Korea Times office in Seoul, Wednesday. From left are Lee Soo-yeon, Nam Seung-woo, Lee Han-na, first-place winner Seo Jae-won, Kim Sa-rang and Jung Dah-hye. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
    The Korea Times President-Publisher Lee Chang-sup, center, poses with winners of the 2017 Miss Korea beauty pageant at The Korea Times office in Seoul, Wednesday. From left are Lee Soo-yeon, Nam Seung-woo, Lee Han-na, first-place winner Seo Jae-won, Kim Sa-rang and Jung Dah-hye. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
  25. CQ forum on future of translation
    Simon Lee, CEO of Flitto, gave a lecture on the future of translation using mobile platform and web online at the Korea CQ forum hosted by Corea Image Communication Institute at Flitto building in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Tuesday. Participants included Chevron Korea Chairman Bill Miner, left in the back row, Turkish Ambassador to Korea Arslan Hakan Okcal, third from left in the back row, Lee, fourth from left in the back row and The Korea Times CEO Lee Chang-sup, right in the back row. CICI President Choi Jung-wha is seen fourth from left in the front row. / Courtesy of CICI
    Simon Lee, CEO of Flitto, gave a lecture on the future of translation using mobile platform and web online at the Korea CQ forum hosted by Corea Image Communication Institute at Flitto building in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Tuesday. Participants included Chevron Korea Chairman Bill Miner, left in the back row, Turkish Ambassador to Korea Arslan Hakan Okcal, third from left in the back row, Lee, fourth from left in the back row and The Korea Times CEO Lee Chang-sup, right in the back row. CICI President Choi Jung-wha is seen fourth from left in the front row. / Courtesy of CICI
  26. Book fair in Taiwan
    A woman and her son look at drawings by Mexican illustrator Louis San Vicente at the 2017 Taipei International Book Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday. The annual Taipei book fair is held at the Taipei International Trade Center from Wednesday to Monday. / EPA-Yonhap
    A woman and her son look at drawings by Mexican illustrator Louis San Vicente at the 2017 Taipei International Book Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday. The annual Taipei book fair is held at the Taipei International Trade Center from Wednesday to Monday. / EPA-Yonhap
  27. Miss Korea 2017
    Miss Korea 2017 winner Seo Jae-won, 21, smiles after her victory in the annual beauty pageant at the Universal Arts Center, in Neung-dong, Seoul, Friday. The annual contest was hosted by the Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times / Korea Times photo by Koh Young-kwon
    Miss Korea 2017 winner Seo Jae-won, 21, smiles after her victory in the annual beauty pageant at the Universal Arts Center, in Neung-dong, Seoul, Friday. The annual contest was hosted by the Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times / Korea Times photo by Koh Young-kwon
  28. Sunwoo Yekwon wins Van Cliburn with Rachmaninoff
    Pianist Sunwoo Yekwon won the Gold Medal in the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition at Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday. The 28-year old became the first South Korean to win the Van Cliburn’s Winner’s Cup since the competition was first held in 1962. He performed Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 in his final rounds of the competition. Kenneth Brosberg, 23, and Daniel Hsu 19, from the U.S. took the Silver and Bronze Medals. / Yonhap
    Pianist Sunwoo Yekwon won the Gold Medal in the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition at Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday. The 28-year old became the first South Korean to win the Van Cliburn’s Winner’s Cup since the competition was first held in 1962. He performed Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 in his final rounds of the competition. Kenneth Brosberg, 23, and Daniel Hsu 19, from the U.S. took the Silver and Bronze Medals. / Yonhap
  29. Actress Song at London Fashion Week
    Actress Song Hye-kyo poses for photographers at Burberrys Autumn/Winter 2017 fashion show, part of London Fashion Week in London, Monday. / AP-Yonhap
    Actress Song Hye-kyo poses for photographers at Burberrys Autumn/Winter 2017 fashion show, part of London Fashion Week in London, Monday. / AP-Yonhap
  30. New 'Star Wars' film
    British director Gareth Edwards, right, stands with Mexican actor Diego Luna, left, and British actress Felicity Jones during a press conference for the film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in Tokyo, Wednesday. The film will be released in movie theaters across Japan, Dec. 16. / EPA-Yonhap
    British director Gareth Edwards, right, stands with Mexican actor Diego Luna, left, and British actress Felicity Jones during a press conference for the film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in Tokyo, Wednesday. The film will be released in movie theaters across Japan, Dec. 16. / EPA-Yonhap
  31. Chan gets honorary Oscar
    Actor Jackie Chan arrives at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., Saturday. Chan received an honorary Oscar along with film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentarian Frederick Wiseman. Honorary Oscars used to be presented during the annual Academy Awards ceremony. Establishing the untelevised Governors Awards ceremony has allowed for more comprehensive presentations and more diverse recipients. / Reuters-Yonhap
    Actor Jackie Chan arrives at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., Saturday. Chan received an honorary Oscar along with film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentarian Frederick Wiseman. Honorary Oscars used to be presented during the annual Academy Awards ceremony. Establishing the untelevised Governors Awards ceremony has allowed for more comprehensive presentations and more diverse recipients. / Reuters-Yonhap