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Legoland groundbreaking ceremony in Gangwon-do
Dec 01, 2014
Construction has begun in Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province) to build a Legoland theme park, a future landmark for the province. Among the 1,000 people who attended the ceremony were Gangwon Provincial Governor Choi Moon-soon, Chuncheon City Mayor Choi Dong-yong, British Ambassador to...


Korea, Hungary to strengthen bilateral cooperation
Dec 01, 2014
President Park Geun-hye and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban agreed to strengthen their partnership during a bilateral summit on November 28 in Seoul. In a joint press conference after the summit at Cheong Wa Dae, President Park said, "This year marks the 25th anniversary of...

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Korea, China, Japan culture ministers adopt Yokohama Jo...
Dec 01, 2014
The culture ministers of Korea, China and Japan have adopted the Yokohama Joint Statement which contains a detailed action plan for trilateral cooperation on cultural activities. On November 30 during the sixth Korea-China-Japan Culture Ministers Meeting, Korean Minister of Cult...


Creative industries are new growth engine: president
Nov 28, 2014
“In order to lift the world out of a state of low economic growth, we need to find new growth engines. The answer lies in the creative industries which create added value, develop good ideas and build new advanced technologies.” President Park Geun-hye made those remarks during t...


Forestry professionals discuss Aral Sea restoration
Nov 26, 2014
Forestry professionals from across the world gathered in Seoul to discuss restoring the ecology of the Aral Sea, the large saline body of water located between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Over 100 arid land restoration specialists attended the International Workshop on Forest Ecol...


Naval drills take place off Dokdo in East Sea
Nov 25, 2014
A navy defense drill took place around the Dokdo Islands in the East Sea on November 24. According to the Republic of Korea Navy, the 3,200-ton Yangmanchun destroyer and six other naval vessels, as well as a patrol ship run by the Korea Coast Guard, took part in the drill from it...


President meets Int'l Democratic Union leaders
Nov 24, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met with representatives from around the world who were in Seoul to attend the International Democratic Union (IDU) conference on November 21. They discussed issues regarding the Korean Peninsula and human rights in North Korea.Over 100 people, including f...


E-gov't on your smartphone now within reach
Nov 21, 2014
We are now one step closer to achieving fully wireless online electronic government services. People can now easily tap their smartphone apps and conveniently receive various services from government administrations and public institutions, anywhere and at anytime. A working moth...


M-Pass enables public transport use from Seoul to Jeju
Nov 21, 2014
The Metropolitan Pass, or M-Pass, is a pre-paid transportation card designed for tourists in Korea. The card, which has been mainly used in Seoul and other metropolitan areas, will now be useable on Jeju Island starting in December this year. In the past, the card was used to pay...


President confers highest honor on former Indonesian le...
Nov 20, 2014
President Park Geun-hye (second from right) pins the Grand Order of Mugunghwa on the chest of former Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (left) at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on November 19.President Park Geun-hye granted former Indonesian leader Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono the...