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Tourists to benefit from more lenient visa rules
Jul 01, 2015
Kim Young-june, commissioner of the Korea Immigration Service, part of the Ministry of Justice, explains the more lenient measures allowing tourists to enter or stay in the country, at the Foreign Press Center Korea in Seoul on July 1. The Ministry of Justice has announced new...

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Agriculture to become 'smarter'
Jul 01, 2015
Participants in the center's opening ceremony examine a miniature smart farm at the Sejong Center for a Creative Economy and Innovation on June 30. While working in the fields, a farmer can control the temperature and humidity inside a distant vinyl greenhouse and water the cro...

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Realizing 'competency-based society' is a core task: pr...
Jun 30, 2015
“Companies should hire employees by using the new National Competency Standards (NCS) so that the young can earn the job they want, not based on their educational background, but because they have the dream, talent and requirements for the job,” stated President Park Geun-hye, de...

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'We should not forget lessons of the Korean War': prime...
Jun 26, 2015
Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn and Korean War veterans sing 'The Song of 6.25' during a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the start of the Korean War on June 25. Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn has reminded people to keep in mind the lessons learned from the Korean...

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Jeju to be 'smart' tourist destination, self-sufficient...
Jun 26, 2015
President Park Geun-hye makes her congratulatory remarks during a ceremony to open the Jeju Center for a Creative Economy and Innovation on June 26. President Park Geun-hye attended a ceremony to open the Jeju Center for a Creative Economy and Innovation and has st...

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Construction companies are living proof of the nation’s...
Jun 26, 2015
President Park Geun-hye delivers her congratulatory speech during an event held on June 25 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Korean companies first winning construction projects overseas and, as a nation, having achieved an accumulated USD 700 billion in construction contrac...

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President meets UN human rights representatives
Jun 26, 2015
President Park Geun-hye meets with U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on June 25 at Cheong Wa Dae. President Park Geun-hye met with U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein and the chief of the U.N. office for North Korean human r...

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Sacrifices of Korean War heroes should never be forgott...
Jun 25, 2015
President Park Geun-hye expresses her gratitude to Korean War veterans for their sacrifices during her remarks at an event held on June 24 to mark the 65th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. “It is thanks to your patriotism and sacrifices that it has been mad...

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International cooperation required to better fight cont...
Jun 25, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (center) discusses ways to swiftly and effectively deal with new types of contagious diseases, including MERS, that may hit the nation. She's speaking with a group of experts on June 24 at Cheong Wa Dae. President Park Geun-hye met with a group of i...

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Korea, Latin America share immigration systems
Jun 25, 2015
Participants in the Korea-Latin America seminar on public safety listen to an explanation about Korea’s simplified immigration system on June 24. Korea and Latin American nations will now be sharing their immigration administration systems. The fourth seminar on public ...