Mon, February 18, 2019 | 04:46
  1. For firefighters' children
    Tyco Korea CEO Bradley Buckwalter, center in the back row, poses with children of firefighters who died or were injured while on duty, during a scholarship award ceremony at the Yeongdeungpo Fire Station in Seoul, Tuesday. The firefighting equipment maker offered 29 million won ($25,000) in scholarship funds to 16 students. / Courtesy of Tyco Korea
    Tyco Korea CEO Bradley Buckwalter, center in the back row, poses with children of firefighters who died or were injured while on duty, during a scholarship award ceremony at the Yeongdeungpo Fire Station in Seoul, Tuesday. The firefighting equipment maker offered 29 million won ($25,000) in scholarship funds to 16 students. / Courtesy of Tyco Korea
  2. New Year 'nut-cracking'
    Shoppers pick through piles of nuts at a Lotte Mart outlet in Seoul, Sunday, two days before Daeboreum, a traditional holiday celebrating the first full moon of the Lunar New Year. On Daeboreum, Koreans crack nuts with their teeth in the belief that this will keep away skin ulcers in the coming year. / Yonhap
    Shoppers pick through piles of nuts at a Lotte Mart outlet in Seoul, Sunday, two days before Daeboreum, a traditional holiday celebrating the first full moon of the Lunar New Year. On Daeboreum, Koreans crack nuts with their teeth in the belief that this will keep away skin ulcers in the coming year. / Yonhap
  3. Compensate forced labor
    Family members of Korean who used as forced laborers Mitsubishi Heavy Industries during the 1910-45 Japanese occupation of Korea stage a protest in front of the Japanese firm's headquarters in Tokyo, Friday, urging it to honor two recent rulings of the Korean Supreme Court, in which it ordered Mitsubishi to pay 100 million won to 120 million won to each victim for their unpaid labor. / Yonhap
    Family members of Korean who used as forced laborers Mitsubishi Heavy Industries during the 1910-45 Japanese occupation of Korea stage a protest in front of the Japanese firm's headquarters in Tokyo, Friday, urging it to honor two recent rulings of the Korean Supreme Court, in which it ordered Mitsubishi to pay 100 million won to 120 million won to each victim for their unpaid labor. / Yonhap
  4. Fire in hardware store district
    A firefighter extinguishes embers in a fire at a hardware store in the Euljiro 4-ga area, central Seoul, Thursday. The fire started at 12:35 p.m. on the second floor of the building and engulfed several stores nearby. It was put out about two hours later and no casualties were reported, but it caused a severe traffic jam on nearby roads. / Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
    A firefighter extinguishes embers in a fire at a hardware store in the Euljiro 4-ga area, central Seoul, Thursday. The fire started at 12:35 p.m. on the second floor of the building and engulfed several stores nearby. It was put out about two hours later and no casualties were reported, but it caused a severe traffic jam on nearby roads. / Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
  5. Volunteer work in Philippines
    College students pose for a picture at Incheon International Airport before heading to Manila, the Philippines, Sunday, for volunteer work organized by Incheon International Airport Corp. The 21 volunteers will help out at a childcare center in the Batangas region until Feb 16. Courtesy of Incheon International Airport Corp.
    College students pose for a picture at Incheon International Airport before heading to Manila, the Philippines, Sunday, for volunteer work organized by Incheon International Airport Corp. The 21 volunteers will help out at a childcare center in the Batangas region until Feb 16. Courtesy of Incheon International Airport Corp.
  6. No more irregular workers
    Representatives of irregular workers demand change of employment status into permanent positions, during a press conference at Franciscan Education Center in central Seoul, Wednesday. They said the change was President Moon Jae-in's election pledge, saying temporary workers will start a massive struggle against the government on May 11, a day after the two-year anniversary of Moon's inauguration, if the administration fails to solve the problem of irregular workers by that time./ Yonhap
    Representatives of irregular workers demand change of employment status into permanent positions, during a press conference at Franciscan Education Center in central Seoul, Wednesday. They said the change was President Moon Jae-in's election pledge, saying temporary workers will start a massive struggle against the government on May 11, a day after the two-year anniversary of Moon's inauguration, if the administration fails to solve the problem of irregular workers by that time./ Yonhap
  7. Becoming digital company
    Hyundai Card CEO Ted Chung, left, discusses innovation with IBM CEO Ginni Rometty at the IBM Think conference in San Francisco, Feb. 12. Chung said Hyundai Card seeks to become a digital company focusing on using technologies such as artificial intelligence. Courtesy of Hyundai Card
    Hyundai Card CEO Ted Chung, left, discusses innovation with IBM CEO Ginni Rometty at the IBM Think conference in San Francisco, Feb. 12. Chung said Hyundai Card seeks to become a digital company focusing on using technologies such as artificial intelligence. Courtesy of Hyundai Card
  8. Cambodian families in Korea
    Korea Deposit Insurance Corp. (KDIC) CEO Wi Seong-bak, right, and Woori Bank Executive Vice President Lee Won-duk, left, pose with Cambodian Ambassador to Korea Long Dimanche, third from left, and immigrants from Cambodia as well as their children at a cultural event at KDIC headquarters in Seoul, Feb. 16. Over 100 people attended the event jointly organized by the KDIC and Woori Bank. Courtesy of KDIC
    Korea Deposit Insurance Corp. (KDIC) CEO Wi Seong-bak, right, and Woori Bank Executive Vice President Lee Won-duk, left, pose with Cambodian Ambassador to Korea Long Dimanche, third from left, and immigrants from Cambodia as well as their children at a cultural event at KDIC headquarters in Seoul, Feb. 16. Over 100 people attended the event jointly organized by the KDIC and Woori Bank. Courtesy of KDIC
  9. We're hiring
    Young NongHyup Bank workers pose in front of its headquarters in Seoul, Thursday, with the banner promoting its recruitment plan to hire 360 new employees in the first half of 2019. The bank will accept applications and resumes via its homepage until Feb. 20. Courtesy of NongHyup Bank
    Young NongHyup Bank workers pose in front of its headquarters in Seoul, Thursday, with the banner promoting its recruitment plan to hire 360 new employees in the first half of 2019. The bank will accept applications and resumes via its homepage until Feb. 20. Courtesy of NongHyup Bank
  10. Listing Woori Financial shares
    Woori Financial Group Chairman Sohn Tae-seung, right, poses with Korea Exchange (KRX) CEO Jung Ji-won in front of the KRX trading board in Seoul as the holding company lists on the stock market, Wednesday. Woori Financial seeks to focus on boosting its global business this year. Courtesy of Woori Financial Group
    Woori Financial Group Chairman Sohn Tae-seung, right, poses with Korea Exchange (KRX) CEO Jung Ji-won in front of the KRX trading board in Seoul as the holding company lists on the stock market, Wednesday. Woori Financial seeks to focus on boosting its global business this year. Courtesy of Woori Financial Group
  11. Happy Valentine's Day
    Models hold chocolate and macaron gift sets at Hyundai Department Store, Seoul, Feb. 12 ahead of Valentine's Day. 14. Yonhap
    Models hold chocolate and macaron gift sets at Hyundai Department Store, Seoul, Feb. 12 ahead of Valentine's Day. 14. Yonhap
  12. Master of car sales
    Chung Song-joo, center, sales manager of Kia Motors' Mangu-dong branch in eastern Seoul, poses next to the firm's K9 sedan after being named “Great Master” during an award ceremony at the carmaker's exhibition space Beat 360 in southern Seoul, Friday. Chung won the title for selling 6,000 Kia Motors vehicles since 1999. / Courtesy of Kia Motors
    Chung Song-joo, center, sales manager of Kia Motors' Mangu-dong branch in eastern Seoul, poses next to the firm's K9 sedan after being named “Great Master” during an award ceremony at the carmaker's exhibition space Beat 360 in southern Seoul, Friday. Chung won the title for selling 6,000 Kia Motors vehicles since 1999. / Courtesy of Kia Motors
  13. Traditional liquor for 1st full moon
    Models promote traditional liquors at Shinsegae Department Store in Jung-gu, central Seoul, Friday. Koreans celebrate Daeboreum, the first full moon of Lunar New Year, and drink traditional liquors, wishing for the drink to clear their ears. This year's Daeboreum falls on Feb. 19. Yonhap
    Models promote traditional liquors at Shinsegae Department Store in Jung-gu, central Seoul, Friday. Koreans celebrate Daeboreum, the first full moon of Lunar New Year, and drink traditional liquors, wishing for the drink to clear their ears. This year's Daeboreum falls on Feb. 19. Yonhap
  14. Special offer on pork belly
    Models promote pork belly being sold at a deep discount at E-mart's Yongsan branch in Seoul, Thursday. The discount chain said it will sell pork belly at 880 won ($0.8) per 100 grams, about a 20 percent discount on normal prices, until June 30. The special offer is construed as an effort to attract more customers at a time when discount store chains have lost their customers to online shopping malls and bulk purchase stores. / Yonhap
    Models promote pork belly being sold at a deep discount at E-mart's Yongsan branch in Seoul, Thursday. The discount chain said it will sell pork belly at 880 won ($0.8) per 100 grams, about a 20 percent discount on normal prices, until June 30. The special offer is construed as an effort to attract more customers at a time when discount store chains have lost their customers to online shopping malls and bulk purchase stores. / Yonhap
  15. New shared office in Lotte Tower
    Workers of member companies of Lotte Property & Development's Workflex shared office service are seen at a new workspace in Lotte World Tower, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Wednesday. Occupying the 30th floor of the tower, the new space offers 66 rooms and 565 seats as well as other services handy for member companies. Yonhap
    Workers of member companies of Lotte Property & Development's Workflex shared office service are seen at a new workspace in Lotte World Tower, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Wednesday. Occupying the 30th floor of the tower, the new space offers 66 rooms and 565 seats as well as other services handy for member companies. Yonhap
  16. New mirrorless camera
    Models pose with Sony's new a6400 mirrorless cameras in this photo provided by the firm's Korean unit, Monday. Sony Korea said the new camera has the world's fastest autofocus acquisition speed of 0.02 seconds and features a real-time eye tracking function. / Courtesy of Sony Korea
    Models pose with Sony's new a6400 mirrorless cameras in this photo provided by the firm's Korean unit, Monday. Sony Korea said the new camera has the world's fastest autofocus acquisition speed of 0.02 seconds and features a real-time eye tracking function. / Courtesy of Sony Korea
  17. Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
    Visitors to the National Museum of Korea take a look at Bohemian glass relics at a special exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and the Czech Republic, Monday. The exhibition runs until April 26. / Yonhap
    Visitors to the National Museum of Korea take a look at Bohemian glass relics at a special exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and the Czech Republic, Monday. The exhibition runs until April 26. / Yonhap
  18. To-be-built dormitory
    Ewha Womans University President Kim Sun-uk, right, points to an artist’s rendering of a dormitory planned for the school’s campus in Seoul, Tuesday, during a groundbreaking ceremony. Those listening to her are, from left, Choi Kyung-hee, the next president of the university; Chang Myong-sue, head of Ewha Haktang; Yoon Hoo-jung, Ewha’s honorary president; and Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon./ Courtesy of Ewha Womans University
    Ewha Womans University President Kim Sun-uk, right, points to an artist’s rendering of a dormitory planned for the school’s campus in Seoul, Tuesday, during a groundbreaking ceremony. Those listening to her are, from left, Choi Kyung-hee, the next president of the university; Chang Myong-sue, head of Ewha Haktang; Yoon Hoo-jung, Ewha’s honorary president; and Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon./ Courtesy of Ewha Womans University
  19. Return of Goryeo treasure
    An ancient chest used to store Buddhist texts is on display during a ceremony at the National Museum of Korea, Tuesday. The nation’s flagship museum acquired the rare Goryeo Kingdom (918—1392) heritage from a Japanese collector./ Yonhap
    An ancient chest used to store Buddhist texts is on display during a ceremony at the National Museum of Korea, Tuesday. The nation’s flagship museum acquired the rare Goryeo Kingdom (918—1392) heritage from a Japanese collector./ Yonhap
  20. Beauty pageant
    2014 Miss Korea Kim Seo-yeon, 22, waves after winning the annual pageant at the Olympic Hall in the Olympic Park, southern Seoul, Tuesday. The first runners-up were Lee Seo-bin, 21, and Shin Su-min, 20; the second runners-up were Kim Myeong-seon, 21, Sarah Lee, 23, Baek Ji-hyun, 21, and Ryu So-ra, 20. The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, organized the beauty contest./ Korea Times photo by Wang Tae-seok
    2014 Miss Korea Kim Seo-yeon, 22, waves after winning the annual pageant at the Olympic Hall in the Olympic Park, southern Seoul, Tuesday. The first runners-up were Lee Seo-bin, 21, and Shin Su-min, 20; the second runners-up were Kim Myeong-seon, 21, Sarah Lee, 23, Baek Ji-hyun, 21, and Ryu So-ra, 20. The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, organized the beauty contest./ Korea Times photo by Wang Tae-seok
  21. Dami Im in Seoul
    Dami Im, who was the winner of the Australian audition program “The X-Factor” last year sings at the showcase for her debut  album “Dami Im” in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Wednesday. / Yonhap
    Dami Im, who was the winner of the Australian audition program “The X-Factor” last year sings at the showcase for her debut  album “Dami Im” in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Wednesday. / Yonhap