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Korea opens world’s 3rd-longest tunnel
Jun 24, 2015
A ceremony is held to mark the opening of the Yulhyeon Tunnel in Yongin-si City, Gyeogngi-do Province. The third-longest tunnel in the world has opened, after the 57-kilometer Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland and the 54-kilometer Seikan tunnel in Japan. The map shows ...


Open market, innovation, regulatory reform: all require...
Jun 24, 2015
Korea’s export-based economy and its ability to secure price competitiveness, usually backed by a low exchange rate, seem to have run out of steam. The country needs to find new engines of economic growth. Efforts should be focused on expanding government investments, such as in ...


President meets Japan-Korea lawmaker union leader
Jun 23, 2015
President Park Geun-hye met with Furushiro Nukaga, chairman of the Japan-Korea Parliamentarians' Union, at Cheong Wa Dae on June 22. The president said during the meeting with Nukaga, in Korea as an envoy of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, that it is meaningful that t...


Foreign minister holds meeting with Japanese PM
Jun 23, 2015
Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se (left) meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on June 22. Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se held a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss the future direction of the Korea-Japan relationship in ...


Korea, Japan march toward new future
Jun 23, 2015
The leaders of Korea and Japan have attended receptions in each of their own capitals to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between the two nations. The events were hosted by the Japanese Embassy in Seoul and by the Korean Embass...


Korea, Japan face new future based on 50 years of ties
Jun 22, 2015
Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida hold a Korea-Japan foreign ministers’ meeting in Tokyo on June 21. Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida have agreed to set 2015 as the very first...


US experts to visit Korea for MERS cooperation
Jun 21, 2015
U.S. experts on infectious diseases and clinical tests will work with Korean experts in order to jointly respond to MERS. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said on June 21 that seven experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will visit Korea fo...


Coping with new contagious viruses is common task of ma...
Jun 20, 2015
President Park Geun-hye delivers a congratulatory speech during the opening ceremony of the 2015 Seoul International Council of Nurses Conference on June 19. “The threat of new kinds of contagious diseases is not something that is restricted to one country, but a common t...


We need to draw up a new quarantine system to better co...
Jun 20, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (second from right) meets with Director-General of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan (left) at Cheong Wa Dae on June 19, calling for help from the WHO and the international community in coping with the spread of the life-threatening MERS disease....


Korea, EU cooperate on 5G
Jun 19, 2015
Korea and the European Union (EU) came together to cooperate on developing the next generation mobile communication standard, fifth generation mobile networks (5G). The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and DG Connect, part of the European Commission, held a d...