Tue, August 21, 2018 | 06:10
  1. PM tourism plea
    Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon speaks to foreigners participating in a Korean cooking class during his visit to the Korea Tourism Organization’s Seoul Center, Sunday. Lee called for more efforts to attract and welcome tourists, with the country about to host the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in February. / Yonhap
    Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon speaks to foreigners participating in a Korean cooking class during his visit to the Korea Tourism Organization’s Seoul Center, Sunday. Lee called for more efforts to attract and welcome tourists, with the country about to host the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in February. / Yonhap
  2. Electromagnetic wave-emitting fans
    A measurement device shows a high level of electromagnetic waves from a mini fan during a demonstration at the Asian Citizen's Center for the Environment in central Seoul, Monday. The group said 12 out of 13 hand-held fans on the market have an average electromagnetic wave of 647 milligrays (mG), over 43 times higher than that under high-voltage power cables. / Yonhap
    A measurement device shows a high level of electromagnetic waves from a mini fan during a demonstration at the Asian Citizen's Center for the Environment in central Seoul, Monday. The group said 12 out of 13 hand-held fans on the market have an average electromagnetic wave of 647 milligrays (mG), over 43 times higher than that under high-voltage power cables. / Yonhap
  3. Poor harvest
    A farmer shows a cob of corn, the kernels of which did not develop, at a farm in Hongcheon, Gangwon Province, Sunday. The worst-ever heatwave has caused serious damage to crops. / Yonhap
    A farmer shows a cob of corn, the kernels of which did not develop, at a farm in Hongcheon, Gangwon Province, Sunday. The worst-ever heatwave has caused serious damage to crops. / Yonhap
  4. For third summit with Kim
    President Moon Jae-in, third from right, speaks during a meeting with the floor leaders of five major political parties at Cheong Wa Dae, Thursday. Moon called for the National Assembly's quick ratification of the Panmunjeom Declaration he signed with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at their first summit in April to promote inter-Korean peace and exchanges. Moon also asked the parties to join a delegation to North Korea on his third summit with Kim scheduled for September in Pyongyang, saying he will provide all possible support for inter-Korean parliamentary exchanges. Yonhap
    President Moon Jae-in, third from right, speaks during a meeting with the floor leaders of five major political parties at Cheong Wa Dae, Thursday. Moon called for the National Assembly's quick ratification of the Panmunjeom Declaration he signed with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at their first summit in April to promote inter-Korean peace and exchanges. Moon also asked the parties to join a delegation to North Korea on his third summit with Kim scheduled for September in Pyongyang, saying he will provide all possible support for inter-Korean parliamentary exchanges. Yonhap
  5. Remember the victims
    People hold photos of former sex slaves of World War II, most of whom have died, at the regular Wednesday gathering in front of the former Japanese embassy in Seoul to demand Japan acknowledge legal responsibility and apologize for the wartime atrocity, Wednesday, Liberation Day. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
    People hold photos of former sex slaves of World War II, most of whom have died, at the regular Wednesday gathering in front of the former Japanese embassy in Seoul to demand Japan acknowledge legal responsibility and apologize for the wartime atrocity, Wednesday, Liberation Day. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
  6. Taekwondo performance on Dokdo
    A taekwondo demonstration team perform the nation's traditional martial arts on the easternmost islets of Dokdo, Wednesday, celebrating the 73rd anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japan. / Yonhap
    A taekwondo demonstration team perform the nation's traditional martial arts on the easternmost islets of Dokdo, Wednesday, celebrating the 73rd anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japan. / Yonhap
  7. KB with separated families
    A customer changes his money into dollars at the KB Kookmin Bank money exchange in Sokcho, Gangwon Province, Sunday. The bank set up a temporary money exchange there to serve South Koreans who are heading to the North to meet their separated families. / Courtesy of KB Kookmin Bank
    A customer changes his money into dollars at the KB Kookmin Bank money exchange in Sokcho, Gangwon Province, Sunday. The bank set up a temporary money exchange there to serve South Koreans who are heading to the North to meet their separated families. / Courtesy of KB Kookmin Bank
  8. Helping Indonesia
    Shinhan Bank CEO Wi Sung-ho, second from right, donates 1 billion rupiah ($68,568) to help Indonesia reconstruct the island of Lombok after two strong earthquakes hit the region. Wi delivered the donation to Indonesian Red Cross Secretary General Ritola Tasmaya, second from left, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Jakarta, Sunday. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Shinhan Bank CEO Wi Sung-ho, second from right, donates 1 billion rupiah ($68,568) to help Indonesia reconstruct the island of Lombok after two strong earthquakes hit the region. Wi delivered the donation to Indonesian Red Cross Secretary General Ritola Tasmaya, second from left, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Jakarta, Sunday. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
  9. Gasoline prices hit record high
    A pedestrian walks by a local gas station in Seoul, Sunday. Local gasoline and diesel prices have risen for seven straight weeks. According to data from the Korea National Oil Corporation, the price of gasoline reached an average of 1,618.4 won ($1.45) per liter in the third week of this month, the highest level of the year. / Yonhap
    A pedestrian walks by a local gas station in Seoul, Sunday. Local gasoline and diesel prices have risen for seven straight weeks. According to data from the Korea National Oil Corporation, the price of gasoline reached an average of 1,618.4 won ($1.45) per liter in the third week of this month, the highest level of the year. / Yonhap
  10. Shinhan best bank in Indonesia
    Shinhan Indonesia Bank head Hyun Sang-mo, left, shakes hands with an Infobank official during the 23rd Infobank Awards event held at a local hotel in Indonesia, Aug. 14. The Infobank is a renowned financial magazine in Indonesia, and the bank was awarded as the best bank in the country with assets of more than 100 trillion rupiah. / Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Shinhan Indonesia Bank head Hyun Sang-mo, left, shakes hands with an Infobank official during the 23rd Infobank Awards event held at a local hotel in Indonesia, Aug. 14. The Infobank is a renowned financial magazine in Indonesia, and the bank was awarded as the best bank in the country with assets of more than 100 trillion rupiah. / Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
  11. Doing good for customers
    Shinhan Bank CEO Wi Sung-ho, center, holds a written oath with his employees at the bank's headquarters in Seoul, pledging to provide accurate information and ethical, friendly services to its customers, Thursday. The bank also vowed to prevent its employees from marketing and offering “irregular” services. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Shinhan Bank CEO Wi Sung-ho, center, holds a written oath with his employees at the bank's headquarters in Seoul, pledging to provide accurate information and ethical, friendly services to its customers, Thursday. The bank also vowed to prevent its employees from marketing and offering “irregular” services. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
  12. New BBQ store
    Genesis BBQ Chairman Yoon Hong-geun, center, and company officials introduce the fried chicken chain's new type of restaurant named BBQ Chicken Lemon, Monday, at the store that opened that day in southeastern Seoul. The new restaurant will sell not only chickens but also sandwiches, salads, cereal and coffee. Genesis BBQ plans to open additional BBQ Chicken Lemon stores in other cities. / Yonhap
    Genesis BBQ Chairman Yoon Hong-geun, center, and company officials introduce the fried chicken chain's new type of restaurant named BBQ Chicken Lemon, Monday, at the store that opened that day in southeastern Seoul. The new restaurant will sell not only chickens but also sandwiches, salads, cereal and coffee. Genesis BBQ plans to open additional BBQ Chicken Lemon stores in other cities. / Yonhap
  13. LG Styler in Garosu-gil
    An LG Electronics employee introduces the company's electronic steam closet TROMM Styler at the LG TROMM Styler lounge in Garosu-gil, southern Seoul, Sunday. LG will promote the steam closet for a month from Aug. 17 to Sept. 16. / Courtesy of LG Electronics
    An LG Electronics employee introduces the company's electronic steam closet TROMM Styler at the LG TROMM Styler lounge in Garosu-gil, southern Seoul, Sunday. LG will promote the steam closet for a month from Aug. 17 to Sept. 16. / Courtesy of LG Electronics
  14. Robot festival
    A small boy and girl try touching the “LIKU” robots, which respond to stroking, during the 2018 Yongsan Robot Festival held at the Yongsan ETLand in Seoul, Friday. The festival, which brings 20 domestic robot companies together, will run through Aug. 26. / Yonhap
    A small boy and girl try touching the “LIKU” robots, which respond to stroking, during the 2018 Yongsan Robot Festival held at the Yongsan ETLand in Seoul, Friday. The festival, which brings 20 domestic robot companies together, will run through Aug. 26. / Yonhap
  15. Biscuits from Italy
    A model promotes Simplus Biscuits at the Home plus Gangseo store in Seoul, Thursday. The discount chain directly procured the biscuit from Italy's Galbusera, which has 90 years of history making biscuits with organic ingredients only. Home plus released the biscuits under its private brand Simplus. / Courtesy of Home plus
    A model promotes Simplus Biscuits at the Home plus Gangseo store in Seoul, Thursday. The discount chain directly procured the biscuit from Italy's Galbusera, which has 90 years of history making biscuits with organic ingredients only. Home plus released the biscuits under its private brand Simplus. / Courtesy of Home plus
  16. Honoring Korean War veterans
    StarKist CEO Andrew Choe, back row center, poses with Korean War veterans and their families living in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, after a luncheon at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square, Tuesday (local time). Since 2008, when Dongwon acquired StarKist, the largest U.S. tuna canner, it has been organizing a luncheon and other events to honor Korean War veterans in the United States. Courtesy of Dongwon Group
    StarKist CEO Andrew Choe, back row center, poses with Korean War veterans and their families living in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, after a luncheon at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square, Tuesday (local time). Since 2008, when Dongwon acquired StarKist, the largest U.S. tuna canner, it has been organizing a luncheon and other events to honor Korean War veterans in the United States. Courtesy of Dongwon Group
  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