Thu, August 16, 2018 | 02:33
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. DMZ peace camp
    High school students from Jeju Island pose at the Chilseong Observatory in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Hwacheon, Gangwon Province, during the sixth annual DMZ Peace and Life Camp conducted from Aug. 4 to 7. The camp was organized by Kwangdong Pharmaceutical which distributes the island's mineral water brand SamDaSoo. It selected 35 participants who visited historic relics, cultural properties and war memorial sites in the border areas. They also enjoyed the pristine nature of the DMZ dividing the two Koreas. Courtesy of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical
    High school students from Jeju Island pose at the Chilseong Observatory in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Hwacheon, Gangwon Province, during the sixth annual DMZ Peace and Life Camp conducted from Aug. 4 to 7. The camp was organized by Kwangdong Pharmaceutical which distributes the island's mineral water brand SamDaSoo. It selected 35 participants who visited historic relics, cultural properties and war memorial sites in the border areas. They also enjoyed the pristine nature of the DMZ dividing the two Koreas. Courtesy of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical
  5. Moon presides over meeting
    President Moon Jae-in, second from left, speaks in a meeting with his senior secretaries at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul, Monday, while his chief policymaker Jang Ha-sung third from left, listens. Amid rising criticism of the National Pension Service's sluggish performance, Moon emphasized “there is no unilateral government revision on the nation's pension system without the people's consent and social agreement.” He added the issue will be discussed based on the principle of securing income after retirement. / Yonhap
    President Moon Jae-in, second from left, speaks in a meeting with his senior secretaries at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul, Monday, while his chief policymaker Jang Ha-sung third from left, listens. Amid rising criticism of the National Pension Service's sluggish performance, Moon emphasized “there is no unilateral government revision on the nation's pension system without the people's consent and social agreement.” He added the issue will be discussed based on the principle of securing income after retirement. / Yonhap
  6. Dried up
    A reservoir in Naju, South Jeolla Province, lies dry, Monday, following a shorter-than-usual rainy season coupled with a record-breaking heat wave. The total rainfall in July was only 38.8 percent of last year's amount. / Yonhap
    A reservoir in Naju, South Jeolla Province, lies dry, Monday, following a shorter-than-usual rainy season coupled with a record-breaking heat wave. The total rainfall in July was only 38.8 percent of last year's amount. / Yonhap
  7. Best wishes
    Shinhan Financial Group Vice President Jin Ok-dong, third from right, and table tennis players raise their fists for a photo at a stadium in Jincheon, North Chungcheong Province, Tuesday, as the financial group wishes them luck at the 2018 Asian Games. Shinhan donated funds worth 50 million won to the national table tennis and volleyball teams. Courtesy of Shinhan Financial
    Shinhan Financial Group Vice President Jin Ok-dong, third from right, and table tennis players raise their fists for a photo at a stadium in Jincheon, North Chungcheong Province, Tuesday, as the financial group wishes them luck at the 2018 Asian Games. Shinhan donated funds worth 50 million won to the national table tennis and volleyball teams. Courtesy of Shinhan Financial
  8. Helping farmers
    NongHyup (NH) Savings Bank employees raise their fists for a photo after helping farmers under the summer heat in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi Province, Tuesday. The NH volunteer team was dispatched to the region to help harvest peppers and fix farmers' equipment there. Courtesy of NH Savings Bank
    NongHyup (NH) Savings Bank employees raise their fists for a photo after helping farmers under the summer heat in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi Province, Tuesday. The NH volunteer team was dispatched to the region to help harvest peppers and fix farmers' equipment there. Courtesy of NH Savings Bank
  9. Platform for small biz
    Shinhan Card employees pose for a photo with a small business owner, center, holding a tablet PC that has the credit card's application, MySHOP, in Seoul, Sunday. The card firm launched the platform where small businesses can use its big data technology to market their products and services. Courtesy of Shinhan Card
    Shinhan Card employees pose for a photo with a small business owner, center, holding a tablet PC that has the credit card's application, MySHOP, in Seoul, Sunday. The card firm launched the platform where small businesses can use its big data technology to market their products and services. Courtesy of Shinhan Card
  10. Helping farmers
    NongHyup (NH) Bank CEO Lee Dae-hoon, kneeling on the right, checks plants at a farm beset by the heat wave in Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi Province, Thursday. The lender will roll over farmers' debts and postpone due dates of repayments by up to one year.
    NongHyup (NH) Bank CEO Lee Dae-hoon, kneeling on the right, checks plants at a farm beset by the heat wave in Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi Province, Thursday. The lender will roll over farmers' debts and postpone due dates of repayments by up to one year.
  11. For customers
    KEB Hana Bank CEO Ham Young-joo, second from left, holds a squeegee at an event to celebrate the launch of Hana Financial Group's committee designed to create services tailored to customers' needs and remove inconveniences at its headquarters in Seoul, Wednesday. With Ham are KEB Hana Card CEO Jeong Su-jin, left, Hana Financial Investment CEO Lee Jin-kook, second from right, and Hana Capital CEO Yoon Kyu-seon.
    KEB Hana Bank CEO Ham Young-joo, second from left, holds a squeegee at an event to celebrate the launch of Hana Financial Group's committee designed to create services tailored to customers' needs and remove inconveniences at its headquarters in Seoul, Wednesday. With Ham are KEB Hana Card CEO Jeong Su-jin, left, Hana Financial Investment CEO Lee Jin-kook, second from right, and Hana Capital CEO Yoon Kyu-seon.
  12. 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
  13. POSCO Daewoo in Vietnam
    POSCO Daewoo CEO Kim Young-sang, left, and Tan Long Chairman Truong Sy Ba hold a memorandum of understanding at Tan Long's office in Hanoi, Tuesday. The two companies agreed to expand their presences in the Vietnamese grain market. Courtesy of POSCO Daewoo
    POSCO Daewoo CEO Kim Young-sang, left, and Tan Long Chairman Truong Sy Ba hold a memorandum of understanding at Tan Long's office in Hanoi, Tuesday. The two companies agreed to expand their presences in the Vietnamese grain market. Courtesy of POSCO Daewoo
  14. Honoring late SK chairman
    SK Chairman Chey Tae-won, fourth from left, and SK networks Chairman Choi Shin-won, fifth from left, hold ropes with SK executives at SK's headquarters in Seoul, Tuesday, to open a photo exhibition to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of former SK Chairman Chey Jong-hyun. The late chairman is the father of the incumbent chairman and younger brother of the late SK founder Choi Jong-kun, the father of the SK networks chairman. / Courtesy of SK Group
    SK Chairman Chey Tae-won, fourth from left, and SK networks Chairman Choi Shin-won, fifth from left, hold ropes with SK executives at SK's headquarters in Seoul, Tuesday, to open a photo exhibition to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of former SK Chairman Chey Jong-hyun. The late chairman is the father of the incumbent chairman and younger brother of the late SK founder Choi Jong-kun, the father of the SK networks chairman. / Courtesy of SK Group
  15. Honoring independence fighters
    Starbucks Coffee Korea CEO Lee Seock-koo, front row seventh from left, raises his fist with descendants of independence activists at the company headquarters in Seoul, Monday, two days before National Liberation Day of Korea. The coffee shop chain donated 100 million won ($88,000) to 50 university students whose ancestors fought for Korea's independence. / Courtesy of Starbucks Coffee Korea
    Starbucks Coffee Korea CEO Lee Seock-koo, front row seventh from left, raises his fist with descendants of independence activists at the company headquarters in Seoul, Monday, two days before National Liberation Day of Korea. The coffee shop chain donated 100 million won ($88,000) to 50 university students whose ancestors fought for Korea's independence. / Courtesy of Starbucks Coffee Korea
  16. Practicing eco-friendly
    POSCO Daewoo employees enjoy a coffee break with their personal bottles at company headquarters in Incheon, Friday. The trading company said it gave the reusable bottles to all its employees to reduce the use of plastic. Courtesy of POSCO Daewoo
    POSCO Daewoo employees enjoy a coffee break with their personal bottles at company headquarters in Incheon, Friday. The trading company said it gave the reusable bottles to all its employees to reduce the use of plastic. Courtesy of POSCO Daewoo
  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