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Dive below Jeju through your browser
Feb 03, 2016
A view of Jeju's shoreline from above (top) is the first picture you see when browsing the underwater 'street view' images provided by the Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency (KHOA). Pictures of underwater scenery like coral reefs around Munseom Island (bottom) are availa...


National Security Council gives NK briefing
Feb 03, 2016
Regarding North Korea’s notification of a planned long-range missile launch, Cho Tae-yong, deputy chief of national security at Cheong Wa Dae, warned Pyongyang sternly on Feb. 3 that the international community would make it pay a painful price for this planned firing.Cho Tae-yon...


Foreign worker gov't system goes online in 17 languages
Jan 29, 2016
The website for the government's Employment Permit System provides services in Indonesian (picture above) and 16 other languages. Non-Korean citizens working in Korea who may have once or twice experienced the inconvenience of a language barrier will most likely welcom...

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Underwater forests bring health back to oceans
Jan 28, 2016
A variety of seaweed grows in the waters off Dokdo Island, attesting to the sea's healthy ecosystem. "Whitening" or a "whiting event" is a phenomenon where some white, calcareous algae cover the ocean floor and seaweed is no longer able to live on the rocks. The phenomenon...


Korea, Nepal develop sustainable tech
Jan 28, 2016
Field workers from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) pose for a photo at a solar power plant in Cambodia. Korea has been instrumental in the development of practical, small-scale solar power technologies that can be applied to developing nations. Korea ...


Gov't pushes innovation through child protection, disas...
Jan 27, 2016
In order to become a more innovative nation, the government has announced its plans to concentrate on protecting children, on general safety, on fighting corruption and on providing personalized welfare services. Eight government ministries presented their new policies an...


National Library to expand selection of sign language v...
Jan 27, 2016
A wide selection of sign language video books will become available to deaf readers in Korea this year. Knowing that deaf people learn best visually, and that they learn to connect letters and words through sign language, the National Library of Korea has decided to expand...


Korea, Uganda collaborate on logistics
Jan 26, 2016
A delegation from Uganda visits the Korea Integrated Logistics Association on Jan. 25 as part of the Korea-Uganda partnership that covers logistics policies and infrastructure. A group of logistics specialists and public officials from Uganda's Ministry of Works and Tra...


Korea, ASEAN discuss measures to boost tourism
Jan 25, 2016
Korea and the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have discussed ways to expand cooperation in the tourism sector. Ministers and vice ministers from ten ASEAN member countries, and from Korea, China and Japan, gathered for the 15th meeting of ASEAN+3 tourism...


Korea shares water management know-how with world
Jan 25, 2016
Indonesia, Peru, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Pakistan and Algeria. All these countries are cooperation partners with Korea on water resource management projects, sharing in Korea’s expertise and experience. As more and more countries suffer from desertification or drought due to climate...