Tue, July 25, 2017 | 05:35
  1. Stop importing dolphins!
    Members of an environmental organization and the Asian Citizen’s Center for Environment and Health conduct performances at Gwanghwamun Square in Jongno, central Seoul, Tuesday, denouncing the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries who approved importing dolphins for the purpose of exhibitions. / Yonhap
    Members of an environmental organization and the Asian Citizen’s Center for Environment and Health conduct performances at Gwanghwamun Square in Jongno, central Seoul, Tuesday, denouncing the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries who approved importing dolphins for the purpose of exhibitions. / Yonhap
  2. Rest in peace
    Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon pays his respects at the memorial altar for Kim Kun-ja, a former sex slave of the Japanese military during World War II, at CHA Bundang Medical Center, Gyeonggi Province, Monday. Kim died Sunday at the age of 91. On Facebook, President Moon Jae-in wished for Kim to rest in peace, saying, “Kim, a strong survivor and brave witness.” Moon met Kim at a shelter for former comfort women Dec. 31, 2015, a day after the then-Park Geun-hye administration reached a settlement deal on the issue with Japan, which many of the victims opposed. / Yonhap
    Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon pays his respects at the memorial altar for Kim Kun-ja, a former sex slave of the Japanese military during World War II, at CHA Bundang Medical Center, Gyeonggi Province, Monday. Kim died Sunday at the age of 91. On Facebook, President Moon Jae-in wished for Kim to rest in peace, saying, “Kim, a strong survivor and brave witness.” Moon met Kim at a shelter for former comfort women Dec. 31, 2015, a day after the then-Park Geun-hye administration reached a settlement deal on the issue with Japan, which many of the victims opposed. / Yonhap
  3. Helping flood victims
    First lady Kim Jung-sook hangs up bedclothes to dry after washing them during restoration work at a flood-damaged village in Cheogju, North Chungcheong Province, Friday. This is the first time a first lady has participated in such a restoration work. / Yonhap
    First lady Kim Jung-sook hangs up bedclothes to dry after washing them during restoration work at a flood-damaged village in Cheogju, North Chungcheong Province, Friday. This is the first time a first lady has participated in such a restoration work. / Yonhap
  4. Landmine detection
    A soldier belonging to the 1st Army Corps conducts a landmine detection mission using a mine detector near the Imjin River in Paju, Gyeonggi Province. The military mobilized about 220 soldiers for mine detection and clearance in preparation for the possibility of mines planted by North Korea being swept away in the rainy season. / Yonhap
    A soldier belonging to the 1st Army Corps conducts a landmine detection mission using a mine detector near the Imjin River in Paju, Gyeonggi Province. The military mobilized about 220 soldiers for mine detection and clearance in preparation for the possibility of mines planted by North Korea being swept away in the rainy season. / Yonhap
  5. New minister visits DMZ
    Defense Minister Song Young-moo, second from right, talks to military officials while looking over North Korea from an observation post in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas, Saturday. The newly appointed minister also visited the Panmunjeom truce village on his first official visit since taking office Thursday. / Yonhap
    Defense Minister Song Young-moo, second from right, talks to military officials while looking over North Korea from an observation post in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas, Saturday. The newly appointed minister also visited the Panmunjeom truce village on his first official visit since taking office Thursday. / Yonhap
  6. Beating the heat
    A boy plays with a ball in a swimming pool in southern Seoul, Thursday. Temperatures rose to as high as 33.4 degrees Celsius in Seoul. The highest temperature was in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, at 39.7 degrees Celsius, the highest July temperature recorded in the country in 75 years. / Yonhap
    A boy plays with a ball in a swimming pool in southern Seoul, Thursday. Temperatures rose to as high as 33.4 degrees Celsius in Seoul. The highest temperature was in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, at 39.7 degrees Celsius, the highest July temperature recorded in the country in 75 years. / Yonhap
  7. Super onions
    Models promote “super onions” which are five to six times larger than normal at a Hyundai Department Store in Apgujeong, Seoul, Sunday. Four outlets will sell the giants until Thursday. The onions, grown in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province, weigh about one kilogram on average and measure up to 21 centimeters across. / Courtesy of Hyundai Department Store
    Models promote “super onions” which are five to six times larger than normal at a Hyundai Department Store in Apgujeong, Seoul, Sunday. Four outlets will sell the giants until Thursday. The onions, grown in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province, weigh about one kilogram on average and measure up to 21 centimeters across. / Courtesy of Hyundai Department Store
  8. KB Card taps US market
    KB Kookmin Card President Yoon Woong-won, left, shakes hands with Bank of Hope CEO Kevin Kim after signing a memorandum of understanding on joint business in the United States at the latter’s headquarters in Los Angeles, Monday (local time). The Bank of Hope focuses on providing financial services to Korean-American communities in the country. The two firms agreed to establish a joint corporation. / Courtesy of KB Kookmin Card
    KB Kookmin Card President Yoon Woong-won, left, shakes hands with Bank of Hope CEO Kevin Kim after signing a memorandum of understanding on joint business in the United States at the latter’s headquarters in Los Angeles, Monday (local time). The Bank of Hope focuses on providing financial services to Korean-American communities in the country. The two firms agreed to establish a joint corporation. / Courtesy of KB Kookmin Card
  9. Dietary jelly for women
    Models promote Smoothie King Diet Slimfit Jelly at one of the company's stores in central Seoul, Monday. The juice and nutritional supplements maker launched the apple-flavored dietary product for women, Monday. / Yonhap
    Models promote Smoothie King Diet Slimfit Jelly at one of the company's stores in central Seoul, Monday. The juice and nutritional supplements maker launched the apple-flavored dietary product for women, Monday. / Yonhap
  10. ASEAN food festival
    Chefs from ASEAN member countries show their traditional dishes at the ASEAN Food Festival held in the COEX, Seoul, Friday. The festival was organized by ASEAN-Korea Centre. / Yonhap
    Chefs from ASEAN member countries show their traditional dishes at the ASEAN Food Festival held in the COEX, Seoul, Friday. The festival was organized by ASEAN-Korea Centre. / Yonhap
  11. Golden Blue donation
    Golden Blue CEO Kim Dong-wook, second from left, poses with a Busan Metropolitan Police Agency official and company executives after donating 100 million won ($89,166) at the police agency headquarters in Busan, Friday. The agency said it will refurbish the city’s crosswalk signal lights with the donation from the home-grown whisky company. / Courtesy of Busan Metropolitan Police Agency
    Golden Blue CEO Kim Dong-wook, second from left, poses with a Busan Metropolitan Police Agency official and company executives after donating 100 million won ($89,166) at the police agency headquarters in Busan, Friday. The agency said it will refurbish the city’s crosswalk signal lights with the donation from the home-grown whisky company. / Courtesy of Busan Metropolitan Police Agency
  12. Exclusive benefits in Okinawa
    An SK Telecom model promotes an exclusive lounge for subscribers at the Don Quixote mall in central Okinawa, Japan. The telecom company said Monday it has launched a new subscriber-only service package that includes discount benefits on rental cars and key tourist attractions on the island and access to the exclusive lounge. / Courtesy of SK Telecom
    An SK Telecom model promotes an exclusive lounge for subscribers at the Don Quixote mall in central Okinawa, Japan. The telecom company said Monday it has launched a new subscriber-only service package that includes discount benefits on rental cars and key tourist attractions on the island and access to the exclusive lounge. / Courtesy of SK Telecom
  13. Cooperation for MICE industry
    Korea International Trade Association Chairman Kim In-ho, center, poses with POSCO Daewoo CEO Kim Young-sang, left, and COEX CEO Byun Bo-kyung, after signing a business cooperation agreement at the Trade Tower in southern Seoul, Friday. The three companies agreed to jointly foster the meetings, incentives, conventions and events (MICE) industry and help small exporters make inroads into foreign markets. / Courtesy of POSCO Daewoo
    Korea International Trade Association Chairman Kim In-ho, center, poses with POSCO Daewoo CEO Kim Young-sang, left, and COEX CEO Byun Bo-kyung, after signing a business cooperation agreement at the Trade Tower in southern Seoul, Friday. The three companies agreed to jointly foster the meetings, incentives, conventions and events (MICE) industry and help small exporters make inroads into foreign markets. / Courtesy of POSCO Daewoo
  14. Fresh start
    Pernod Ricard Korea CEO Jean Touboul performs a traditional Korean ritual at the company’s new headquarters in the Seoul Square building, Tuesday. Wearing traditional Korean clothes, the CEO prayed for the prosperity of the liquor company’s business here. / Courtesy of Pernod Ricard Korea
    Pernod Ricard Korea CEO Jean Touboul performs a traditional Korean ritual at the company’s new headquarters in the Seoul Square building, Tuesday. Wearing traditional Korean clothes, the CEO prayed for the prosperity of the liquor company’s business here. / Courtesy of Pernod Ricard Korea
  15. Halo Sport headsets debut in Korea
    Ski jumper Choi Heung-chul, from left, golfer Lee Sang-hee, sprinter Kim Kuk-young and golfer Han Jung-eun pose with Halo Sport athletic headphones during the product’s Korea launch event at Lotte Hotel in Seoul, Tuesday. The headsets, manufactured by U.S.-based Halo Neuroscience, stimulate the brain’s motor cortex to improve athletic performance. / Courtesy of Halo Sport
    Ski jumper Choi Heung-chul, from left, golfer Lee Sang-hee, sprinter Kim Kuk-young and golfer Han Jung-eun pose with Halo Sport athletic headphones during the product’s Korea launch event at Lotte Hotel in Seoul, Tuesday. The headsets, manufactured by U.S.-based Halo Neuroscience, stimulate the brain’s motor cortex to improve athletic performance. / Courtesy of Halo Sport
  16. POSCO Daewoo in Uganda
    Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, third from left, tours a vocational school, built by a POSCO Daewoo-led consortium, in the African nation, June 30. Choi Jong-ku, CEO of the Export-Import Bank of Korea, and other top officials from Korean companies taking part in the $27 million project attended an opening ceremony. The state-run bank financed the scheme, which constructed five vocational schools across Uganda, via the Economic Development Cooperation Fund, a fund set up in 1987 by the government to aid developing nations. / Courtesy of POSCO Daewoo
    Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, third from left, tours a vocational school, built by a POSCO Daewoo-led consortium, in the African nation, June 30. Choi Jong-ku, CEO of the Export-Import Bank of Korea, and other top officials from Korean companies taking part in the $27 million project attended an opening ceremony. The state-run bank financed the scheme, which constructed five vocational schools across Uganda, via the Economic Development Cooperation Fund, a fund set up in 1987 by the government to aid developing nations. / Courtesy of POSCO Daewoo
  17. Hwang wins KPGA Championship
    Golfer Hwang Jung-gon poses with his trophy after winning the 60th KPGA Championship title at A-One Country Club in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, Sunday. With the win, Hwang is eligible to compete in October at the CJ Cup@Nine Bridges, Korea’s first PGA Tour event to be held at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island. / Courtesy of KPGA
    Golfer Hwang Jung-gon poses with his trophy after winning the 60th KPGA Championship title at A-One Country Club in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, Sunday. With the win, Hwang is eligible to compete in October at the CJ Cup@Nine Bridges, Korea’s first PGA Tour event to be held at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island. / Courtesy of KPGA
  18. Oh Ji-hyun wins BC Card Hankyung Ladies Cup
    Golfer Oh Ji-hyun is congratulated by her colleagues after winning the BC Card Hankyung Ladies Cup for the second consecutive time on a Daebu Island golf course in Gyeonggi Province, Sunday. / Courtesy of KLPGA 
    Golfer Oh Ji-hyun is congratulated by her colleagues after winning the BC Card Hankyung Ladies Cup for the second consecutive time on a Daebu Island golf course in Gyeonggi Province, Sunday. / Courtesy of KLPGA 
  19. Sports minister visits PyeongChang
    Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan, third from left, is briefed on preparations for the PyeongChang Olympics by Lee Hee-beom, right, president of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG), at POCOG’s headquarters in PyeongChang, Tuesday. / Courtesy of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
    Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan, third from left, is briefed on preparations for the PyeongChang Olympics by Lee Hee-beom, right, president of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG), at POCOG’s headquarters in PyeongChang, Tuesday. / Courtesy of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
  20. Kim Ji-hyun wins S-OIL Championship
    Golfer Kim Ji-hyun kisses the trophy after winning the S-OIL Championship of the Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) at Elysian Jeju Country Club on Jeju Island, Sunday. / Courtesy of KLPGA
    Golfer Kim Ji-hyun kisses the trophy after winning the S-OIL Championship of the Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) at Elysian Jeju Country Club on Jeju Island, Sunday. / Courtesy of KLPGA
  21. Korean major leaguers in talk
    Los Angeles Dodgers' Ryu Hyun-jin, left, and St. Louis Cardinals’ Oh Seung-hwan talk prior to a baseball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday. / AP-Yonhap
    Los Angeles Dodgers' Ryu Hyun-jin, left, and St. Louis Cardinals’ Oh Seung-hwan talk prior to a baseball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday. / AP-Yonhap
  22. Miss Korea winners visit The Korea Times
    The Korea Times President-Publisher Lee Chang-sup, center, poses with winners of the 2017 Miss Korea beauty pageant at The Korea Times office in Seoul, Wednesday. From left are Lee Soo-yeon, Nam Seung-woo, Lee Han-na, first-place winner Seo Jae-won, Kim Sa-rang and Jung Dah-hye. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
    The Korea Times President-Publisher Lee Chang-sup, center, poses with winners of the 2017 Miss Korea beauty pageant at The Korea Times office in Seoul, Wednesday. From left are Lee Soo-yeon, Nam Seung-woo, Lee Han-na, first-place winner Seo Jae-won, Kim Sa-rang and Jung Dah-hye. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
  23. CQ forum on future of translation
    Simon Lee, CEO of Flitto, gave a lecture on the future of translation using mobile platform and web online at the Korea CQ forum hosted by Corea Image Communication Institute at Flitto building in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Tuesday. Participants included Chevron Korea Chairman Bill Miner, left in the back row, Turkish Ambassador to Korea Arslan Hakan Okcal, third from left in the back row, Lee, fourth from left in the back row and The Korea Times CEO Lee Chang-sup, right in the back row. CICI President Choi Jung-wha is seen fourth from left in the front row. / Courtesy of CICI
    Simon Lee, CEO of Flitto, gave a lecture on the future of translation using mobile platform and web online at the Korea CQ forum hosted by Corea Image Communication Institute at Flitto building in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Tuesday. Participants included Chevron Korea Chairman Bill Miner, left in the back row, Turkish Ambassador to Korea Arslan Hakan Okcal, third from left in the back row, Lee, fourth from left in the back row and The Korea Times CEO Lee Chang-sup, right in the back row. CICI President Choi Jung-wha is seen fourth from left in the front row. / Courtesy of CICI
  24. Book fair in Taiwan
    A woman and her son look at drawings by Mexican illustrator Louis San Vicente at the 2017 Taipei International Book Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday. The annual Taipei book fair is held at the Taipei International Trade Center from Wednesday to Monday. / EPA-Yonhap
    A woman and her son look at drawings by Mexican illustrator Louis San Vicente at the 2017 Taipei International Book Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday. The annual Taipei book fair is held at the Taipei International Trade Center from Wednesday to Monday. / EPA-Yonhap
  25. 'Go Red For Women Red Dress'
    Celebrity models stand on the runway at the conclusion of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2017 fashion show presented by Macy’s in New York, Thursday. / UPI-Yonhap
    Celebrity models stand on the runway at the conclusion of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2017 fashion show presented by Macy’s in New York, Thursday. / UPI-Yonhap
  26. Top chefs
    Mathew Peters of the United States, right, celebrates on the podium after winning the Bocuse d’Or trophy Wednesday in Lyon, central France, ahead of Christopher William Davidsen of Norway, who finished second. The contest, a world cup of cuisine, was started in 1987 by chef Paul Bocuse from Lyon to reward talented young chefs around the world. / AP-Yonhap
    Mathew Peters of the United States, right, celebrates on the podium after winning the Bocuse d’Or trophy Wednesday in Lyon, central France, ahead of Christopher William Davidsen of Norway, who finished second. The contest, a world cup of cuisine, was started in 1987 by chef Paul Bocuse from Lyon to reward talented young chefs around the world. / AP-Yonhap
  27. Miss Korea 2017
    Miss Korea 2017 winner Seo Jae-won, 21, smiles after her victory in the annual beauty pageant at the Universal Arts Center, in Neung-dong, Seoul, Friday. The annual contest was hosted by the Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times / Korea Times photo by Koh Young-kwon
    Miss Korea 2017 winner Seo Jae-won, 21, smiles after her victory in the annual beauty pageant at the Universal Arts Center, in Neung-dong, Seoul, Friday. The annual contest was hosted by the Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times / Korea Times photo by Koh Young-kwon
  28. Sunwoo Yekwon wins Van Cliburn with Rachmaninoff
    Pianist Sunwoo Yekwon won the Gold Medal in the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition at Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday. The 28-year old became the first South Korean to win the Van Cliburn’s Winner’s Cup since the competition was first held in 1962. He performed Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 in his final rounds of the competition. Kenneth Brosberg, 23, and Daniel Hsu 19, from the U.S. took the Silver and Bronze Medals. / Yonhap
    Pianist Sunwoo Yekwon won the Gold Medal in the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition at Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday. The 28-year old became the first South Korean to win the Van Cliburn’s Winner’s Cup since the competition was first held in 1962. He performed Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 in his final rounds of the competition. Kenneth Brosberg, 23, and Daniel Hsu 19, from the U.S. took the Silver and Bronze Medals. / Yonhap
  29. Actress Song at London Fashion Week
    Actress Song Hye-kyo poses for photographers at Burberrys Autumn/Winter 2017 fashion show, part of London Fashion Week in London, Monday. / AP-Yonhap
    Actress Song Hye-kyo poses for photographers at Burberrys Autumn/Winter 2017 fashion show, part of London Fashion Week in London, Monday. / AP-Yonhap
  30. New 'Star Wars' film
    British director Gareth Edwards, right, stands with Mexican actor Diego Luna, left, and British actress Felicity Jones during a press conference for the film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in Tokyo, Wednesday. The film will be released in movie theaters across Japan, Dec. 16. / EPA-Yonhap
    British director Gareth Edwards, right, stands with Mexican actor Diego Luna, left, and British actress Felicity Jones during a press conference for the film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in Tokyo, Wednesday. The film will be released in movie theaters across Japan, Dec. 16. / EPA-Yonhap
  31. Chan gets honorary Oscar
    Actor Jackie Chan arrives at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., Saturday. Chan received an honorary Oscar along with film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentarian Frederick Wiseman. Honorary Oscars used to be presented during the annual Academy Awards ceremony. Establishing the untelevised Governors Awards ceremony has allowed for more comprehensive presentations and more diverse recipients. / Reuters-Yonhap
    Actor Jackie Chan arrives at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., Saturday. Chan received an honorary Oscar along with film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentarian Frederick Wiseman. Honorary Oscars used to be presented during the annual Academy Awards ceremony. Establishing the untelevised Governors Awards ceremony has allowed for more comprehensive presentations and more diverse recipients. / Reuters-Yonhap