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Statement by the Government of the Republic of Korea on...
Feb 07, 2016
Feb. 7, 20161. The Government strongly condemns North Korea’s launching of a long-range missile from the Dongchang-ri site in Pyeonganbuk-do (North Pyeongan) Province on February 7, 2016, despite repeated warnings from the international community. 2. North Korea’s launch of a ...

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Park calls for strong U.N. sanctions on N. Korea
Feb 07, 2016
President Park Geun-hye presides over a meeting of the National Security Council at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on Feb. 7, 2016, as North Korea launched a long-range rocket in a move widely viewed as a disguised ballistic missile test. President Park Geun-hy...

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No nukes, UN sanctions only choice for Pyongyang: Presi...
Feb 04, 2016
President Park Geun-hye says that North Korea’s plan to fire a missile is a threat to world peace, as well as to that of the Korean Peninsula, and that it should never be accepted. The above photo shows the president during a meeting on Feb. 2. President Park Geun-hye reaffir...

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E-government exports exceed USD 500 mil.
Feb 04, 2016
Korea has now exported more than USD 500 million worth of e-government products, including digital inspection systems, remote control systems for electronic meters and transport systems. According to the Ministry of the Interior, about 500 Korean tech firms recorded ...

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Gov’t takes collective action against Zika
Feb 03, 2016
Representatives from government organizations discuss joint measures to tackle the Zika virus during a meeting at the Government Complex-Seoul on Feb. 2. The World Health Organization declared “public health emergencies of international concern” (PHEIC) over the Zika virus ou...

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Government statement on North Korea’s long-range missil...
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.February 3,...

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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...

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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...

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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...