Thu, October 19, 2017 | 01:31
  1. Aboard submarine
    The ROK Navy Lee Eok Gi (SS-071) submarine sails toward Jeju Naval base, Sept. 12. The Navy allowed a group of reporters aboard a submarine for the first time. / Courtesy of the Navy
    The ROK Navy Lee Eok Gi (SS-071) submarine sails toward Jeju Naval base, Sept. 12. The Navy allowed a group of reporters aboard a submarine for the first time. / Courtesy of the Navy
  2. Animal rights
    Justice Party Chairwoman Lee Jeong-mi, wearing a duck costume, speaks during an event organized by the Korea Animal Rights Advocates, Sunday. The leader of the progressive party has called for stipulating animal rights in the country’s next Constitution. / Yonhap
    Justice Party Chairwoman Lee Jeong-mi, wearing a duck costume, speaks during an event organized by the Korea Animal Rights Advocates, Sunday. The leader of the progressive party has called for stipulating animal rights in the country’s next Constitution. / Yonhap
  3. Back to work
    Citizens cross a street in downtown Seoul on their way back to work, Tuesday, after the 10-day Chuseok fall harvest holiday. / Korea Times photo by Seo Jae-hoon
    Citizens cross a street in downtown Seoul on their way back to work, Tuesday, after the 10-day Chuseok fall harvest holiday. / Korea Times photo by Seo Jae-hoon
  4. Taiwanese national day
    Head of the Taipei Mission in Korea Ting Joseph Shih speaks at a reception to mark the country’s 106th National Day at the Lotte Hotel Seoul, Tuesday. / Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
    Head of the Taipei Mission in Korea Ting Joseph Shih speaks at a reception to mark the country’s 106th National Day at the Lotte Hotel Seoul, Tuesday. / Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
  5. NK defectors' possible radiation exposure
    Rep. Ha Tae-keung of the minor opposition Bareun Party shows a chart claiming that some North Korean refugees from the North’s nuclear test sites in Kilju and Yongbyon showed symptoms of radiation exposure, during the party’s Supreme Council meeting at the National Assembly, Monday. He called on the government to check the health of North Korean defectors amid growing concerns of radiation exposure as the North continues nuclear tests. / Yonhap
    Rep. Ha Tae-keung of the minor opposition Bareun Party shows a chart claiming that some North Korean refugees from the North’s nuclear test sites in Kilju and Yongbyon showed symptoms of radiation exposure, during the party’s Supreme Council meeting at the National Assembly, Monday. He called on the government to check the health of North Korean defectors amid growing concerns of radiation exposure as the North continues nuclear tests. / Yonhap
  6. Fly me
    Two artists stage a performance called “Throw me in the air” at the 2017 Seoul Street Art Festival at Seoul Plaza, Sunday. More than 600,000 people enjoyed the four-day street festival during the Chuseok holiday. / Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
    Two artists stage a performance called “Throw me in the air” at the 2017 Seoul Street Art Festival at Seoul Plaza, Sunday. More than 600,000 people enjoyed the four-day street festival during the Chuseok holiday. / Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
  7. New KEB Hana headquarters
    KEB Hana Bank President Ham Young-joo, center, other officials and clients cut the tape at the opening of the bank’s new head office in Seoul, Friday. It was also the second anniversary of the merger between Hana Bank and the Korea Exchange Bank. / Yonhap
    KEB Hana Bank President Ham Young-joo, center, other officials and clients cut the tape at the opening of the bank’s new head office in Seoul, Friday. It was also the second anniversary of the merger between Hana Bank and the Korea Exchange Bank. / Yonhap
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. POSCO chairman in Brussels
    POSCO Chairman Kwon Oh-joon, left, poses with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Chairman Kosei Shindo during the annual meeting of the World Steel Association in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday (local time). Kwon, elected as the association’s vice chairman this year, will become its chairman in 2018. / Courtesy of POSCO
    POSCO Chairman Kwon Oh-joon, left, poses with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Chairman Kosei Shindo during the annual meeting of the World Steel Association in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday (local time). Kwon, elected as the association’s vice chairman this year, will become its chairman in 2018. / Courtesy of POSCO
  13. Meeting clients in Shanghai
    Hyosung Chairman Cho Hyun-joon, second from left, meets officials from Chinese textile companies at Intertextile Shanghai 2017 last week. He met with Hyosung’s clients at the world’s largest trade fair for textiles to look for collaborative marketing strategies. / Courtesy of Hyosung
    Hyosung Chairman Cho Hyun-joon, second from left, meets officials from Chinese textile companies at Intertextile Shanghai 2017 last week. He met with Hyosung’s clients at the world’s largest trade fair for textiles to look for collaborative marketing strategies. / Courtesy of Hyosung
  14. Raising cancer awareness
    Citizens take part in the 2017 Pink Run at Yeouido Park in Seoul, Sunday, an event organized by AmorePacific to raise public awareness of breast cancer. More than 10,000 people wearing pink T-shirts ran either five or 10 kilometers. Korea’s largest cosmetics firm also provided participants with useful information about breast health and self-examination methods. / Courtesy of AmorePacific 
    Citizens take part in the 2017 Pink Run at Yeouido Park in Seoul, Sunday, an event organized by AmorePacific to raise public awareness of breast cancer. More than 10,000 people wearing pink T-shirts ran either five or 10 kilometers. Korea’s largest cosmetics firm also provided participants with useful information about breast health and self-examination methods. / Courtesy of AmorePacific 
  15. Home plus helps children battling leukemia
    Home plus eParan Foundation Chairman Ahn Hee-man, left, poses with actor Kim Bo-sung, center, and Lee Jung-myung, the chairman of the Korean Association for Children with Leukemia and Cancer (KACLC), Thursday, at the KACLC head office in Seoul. The foundation donated 300 million won ($265,000) for children with leukemia and other cancers. / Courtesy of Home plus
    Home plus eParan Foundation Chairman Ahn Hee-man, left, poses with actor Kim Bo-sung, center, and Lee Jung-myung, the chairman of the Korean Association for Children with Leukemia and Cancer (KACLC), Thursday, at the KACLC head office in Seoul. The foundation donated 300 million won ($265,000) for children with leukemia and other cancers. / Courtesy of Home plus
  16. Lotte joins Pink Ribbon campaign
    Pink lights illuminate Lotte World Tower in Seoul, Thursday. Lotte Corp. is holding a Pink Ribbon campaign to raise public awareness about breast cancer. The 123-story tower will be lit up in pink from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today. / Courtesy Lotte Corp.
    Pink lights illuminate Lotte World Tower in Seoul, Thursday. Lotte Corp. is holding a Pink Ribbon campaign to raise public awareness about breast cancer. The 123-story tower will be lit up in pink from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today. / Courtesy Lotte Corp.
  17. Promoting PyeongChang in Singapore
    South Korean Ambassador to Singapore Lee Sang-deok, left, stands on the podium with Singapore’s Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli, center, and Singapore Taekwondo Federation President Milan Kwee during an opening ceremony for Korea Festival 2017 at Our Tampines Hub, Singapore’s first-ever integrated community and lifestyle hub, Saturday. The annual festival, dubbed K-Square, was designed to introduce Korean culture to Singaporeans and promote the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. The event will last until Oct. 19. / Courtesy of South Korean Embassy in Singapore
    South Korean Ambassador to Singapore Lee Sang-deok, left, stands on the podium with Singapore’s Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli, center, and Singapore Taekwondo Federation President Milan Kwee during an opening ceremony for Korea Festival 2017 at Our Tampines Hub, Singapore’s first-ever integrated community and lifestyle hub, Saturday. The annual festival, dubbed K-Square, was designed to introduce Korean culture to Singaporeans and promote the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. The event will last until Oct. 19. / Courtesy of South Korean Embassy in Singapore
  18. Ko wins BMW Ladies Championship
    Ko Jin-young poses with the trophy after winning the KLPGA Tour’s BMW Ladies Championship for the second consecutive year at the SKY72 Golf & Resort in Incheon, Sunday. / Courtesy of BMW Korea
    Ko Jin-young poses with the trophy after winning the KLPGA Tour’s BMW Ladies Championship for the second consecutive year at the SKY72 Golf & Resort in Incheon, Sunday. / Courtesy of BMW Korea
  19. 468th TURTLE MARATHON
    Participants in the 468th Turtle Marathon pose on Mount Nam in Seoul after finishing the walkathon, Saturday. The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, hosts the walkathon every month. Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee, seventh from left in first row, is flanked by Vietnamese Ambassador to Korea Nguyen Vu Tu, sixth from left, and Vice-Mayor of Seoul for Political Affairs Kim Jong-wook, eighth from left. Participants also include Jasmine Lee, sixth from right, a former lawmaker and secretary-general of the Waterdrop Society. / Korea Times photo by Shin Sang-soon
    Participants in the 468th Turtle Marathon pose on Mount Nam in Seoul after finishing the walkathon, Saturday. The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, hosts the walkathon every month. Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee, seventh from left in first row, is flanked by Vietnamese Ambassador to Korea Nguyen Vu Tu, sixth from left, and Vice-Mayor of Seoul for Political Affairs Kim Jong-wook, eighth from left. Participants also include Jasmine Lee, sixth from right, a former lawmaker and secretary-general of the Waterdrop Society. / Korea Times photo by Shin Sang-soon
  20. Korea qualifies for Russia World Cup
    The Korean men’s national football team celebrates with a banner that reads “Ninth Consecutive World Cup Advance” after qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup following a scoreless draw against Uzbekistan at Bunyodkor Stadium in Tashkent, Tuesday. Korea finished second in Group A in the final Asian qualifying round with 15 points from four wins, three draws and three losses. Next year’s Russia World Cup will be the country’s tenth in total and ninth consecutive appearance. / Yonhap
    The Korean men’s national football team celebrates with a banner that reads “Ninth Consecutive World Cup Advance” after qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup following a scoreless draw against Uzbekistan at Bunyodkor Stadium in Tashkent, Tuesday. Korea finished second in Group A in the final Asian qualifying round with 15 points from four wins, three draws and three losses. Next year’s Russia World Cup will be the country’s tenth in total and ninth consecutive appearance. / Yonhap
  21. Yatap win Bonghwang tourney
    Players of Yatap High School celebrate after defeating Choongam High School 2-1 in the final of the 45th Bonghwang High School Baseball Tournament at the Mokdong Baseball Stadium in Seoul, Friday. The 21-day long tournament was co-hosted by the Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times, and the Korea Baseball Association. / Korea Times photo by Hong In-kee
    Players of Yatap High School celebrate after defeating Choongam High School 2-1 in the final of the 45th Bonghwang High School Baseball Tournament at the Mokdong Baseball Stadium in Seoul, Friday. The 21-day long tournament was co-hosted by the Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times, and the Korea Baseball Association. / Korea Times photo by Hong In-kee
  22. Korea CQ Forum
    Participants of the Korea CQ Forum, hosted by the Corea Image Communication Institute (CICI), pose after hearing a lecture by Lee Ho-soo, the president of SK Telecom’s ICT strategy department, on the topic “ICT Issues in 2017” at the residence of Danish Ambassador to Korea Thomas Lehmann. From bottom left are Chairman of DI Corporation Park Won-ho, the spouse of Turkish Ambassador Pinar Okcal; President of CICI Choi Jung-wha; Lee; and the Danish Ambassador. / Courtesy of CICI
    Participants of the Korea CQ Forum, hosted by the Corea Image Communication Institute (CICI), pose after hearing a lecture by Lee Ho-soo, the president of SK Telecom’s ICT strategy department, on the topic “ICT Issues in 2017” at the residence of Danish Ambassador to Korea Thomas Lehmann. From bottom left are Chairman of DI Corporation Park Won-ho, the spouse of Turkish Ambassador Pinar Okcal; President of CICI Choi Jung-wha; Lee; and the Danish Ambassador. / Courtesy of CICI
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. '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
  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