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Korea Women’s volleyball captain Kim praised “We’ve said this over and over again. Kim Yeon-koung is a one-in-a-billion player.” FIVB, volleyball’s world governing body, on Aug. 4 lauded Kim, captain of the national women’s volleyball team, through its social media for leading Korea to a semifinal berth in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Fans worldwide...
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An San 1st triple gold medalist in Tokyo An San shot herself into the record books on Friday, winning the women’s individual archery event in Tokyo to become the first archer ever to claim three gold medals at a single Olympics. An is also the first South Korean triple gold medalist at a Summer Olympics,...
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Korea wins 9th consecutive Olympic gold First time in Olympic history South Korea has done it again ― for the ninth time, in fact. South Korea claimed its ninth consecutive Olympic gold medal in the women’s archery team event on Sunday, beating the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) by the set score of 6-0 in the...
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BTS as Korea’s special envoy for public diplomacy President Moon Jae-in appointed South Korean boy band BTS as his special envoy for public diplomacy Wednesday. In their capacity of “special presidential envoy for future generations and culture,” the members of the group plan to attend major international meetings, including the 75th session of the U.N....
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One of the largest concerns faced by immigrant women living in South Korea after getting married to a South Korean national is dealing with legal problems caused by various illegal acts, a civic support group for female immigrants said Tuesday. The Seoul Counseling Center for Migrant Women reported 11,125 cases of counseling related to legal...
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South Korea will maintain Level 1 social distancing regulations under a revised five-tier scheme as the average daily number of new cases remains below 100 this week, the health authority said Friday. The new five-tier scheme, which takes effect Saturday, breaks the current three levels into five — 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 3 —...
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The government is working on a plan to allow pop culture celebrities credited for contributing to improving the country’s image to postpone their mandatory military service, the military recruitment agency said Tuesday. The plan came amid talk of whether K-pop boy band BTS members should be given such favors as an exemption from or postponement...
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The trade balance of Korean cultural content led by K-pop continues to show a surplus. The Bank of Korea on Sept. 2 said the trade surplus for audio and video-related services reached USD 18.4 million in June for the ninth consecutive month of surplus since October last year. The trade balance for such services equals...
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please wear a mask in public
A man in his 50s, who is suspected of assaulting two passengers who demanded to wear a mask on subway line 2 in Seoul, was questioned before his arrest on Friday. The Seoul Southern District Court conducted a hearing from Park Won-kyu, a senior judge in charge of warrants, from 10:30 a.m. on the same...
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korea coronavirus church
The spread of the COVID-19 infection from churches is increasing. Since the first confirmed case was released at Sarang First Church in Seongbuk-gu, Seoul on the 12th of August, the number of confirmed cases has exceeded 300. Pastor Jun Kwang-hoon of Sarang First Church was also tested positive for COVID-19 today. As the quarantine authorities...
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