Sat, June 23, 2018 | 05:52
  1. 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
  2. American burger week
    Models promote premium hamburgers at Lit it Tommy in Seoul, Friday. The U.S. Meat Export Federation said it began the 2018 American Burger Week event to promote authentic American-style hamburgers to Korean consumers. The federation's affiliated restaurants will offer up to 20 percent discounts on their hamburgers until July 5. / Courtesy of the U.S. Meat Export Federation
    Models promote premium hamburgers at Lit it Tommy in Seoul, Friday. The U.S. Meat Export Federation said it began the 2018 American Burger Week event to promote authentic American-style hamburgers to Korean consumers. The federation's affiliated restaurants will offer up to 20 percent discounts on their hamburgers until July 5. / Courtesy of the U.S. Meat Export Federation
  3. Nurturing future car designers
    A Hyundai Mobis employee builds a model solar-powered car with students at Gaewon Elementary School in Seoul, Thursday. The auto parts company said 80 employees have run programs building model solar car and smartphone-controlled cars at 12 elementary schools across the country as part of the company's corporate social responsibility activities. / Courtesy of Hyundai Mobis
    A Hyundai Mobis employee builds a model solar-powered car with students at Gaewon Elementary School in Seoul, Thursday. The auto parts company said 80 employees have run programs building model solar car and smartphone-controlled cars at 12 elementary schools across the country as part of the company's corporate social responsibility activities. / Courtesy of Hyundai Mobis
  4. Asiana Airlines in Vietnam
    Asiana Airlines Senior Vice President Cho Young-seok, sixth from left, poses for a photo with attendees of an entrance ceremony for the airline's job training program in Vietnam, Wednesday. The program is aimed at training female jobseekers from low-income families. It has so far helped more than 160 people find jobs at companies including Korean firms in Vietnam. / Courtesy of Asiana Airlines
    Asiana Airlines Senior Vice President Cho Young-seok, sixth from left, poses for a photo with attendees of an entrance ceremony for the airline's job training program in Vietnam, Wednesday. The program is aimed at training female jobseekers from low-income families. It has so far helped more than 160 people find jobs at companies including Korean firms in Vietnam. / Courtesy of Asiana Airlines
  5. For scorching summer
    Models pose with bedding and pillows specially designed to feel cool during sleep, at the Lotte Mart branch in Seoul Station, central Seoul, Tuesday. / Courtesy of Lotte Mart
    Models pose with bedding and pillows specially designed to feel cool during sleep, at the Lotte Mart branch in Seoul Station, central Seoul, Tuesday. / Courtesy of Lotte Mart
  6. For women in science
    Lee Ho-young, a professor at Seoul National University's College of Pharmacy, receives the top prize of the 2018 L'Oreal Korea-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science from L'Oreal Korea CEO Yann Le Bourdon during a ceremony at the university, Tuesday. The professor has been recognized for her contributions to lung disease treatments. / Courtesy of L'Oreal Korea
    Lee Ho-young, a professor at Seoul National University's College of Pharmacy, receives the top prize of the 2018 L'Oreal Korea-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science from L'Oreal Korea CEO Yann Le Bourdon during a ceremony at the university, Tuesday. The professor has been recognized for her contributions to lung disease treatments. / Courtesy of L'Oreal Korea
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Korea CQ Awards
    Ambassador Dato' Rohana Ramli of Malaysia, front row sixth from left, Corea Image Communication Institute (CICI) president and professor Choi Jung-wha, front row seventh from left, Ambassador Yip Wei Kat of Singapore, third row sixth from left, and former Nestle Korea CEO Erwan Vilfeu, third row seventh from left, pose at the CICI's Korea CQ Awards held Tuesday in Seoul. The Korea CQ Awards, hosted by the CICI, recognized the three awardees' contributions to understanding Korea and Korean culture. Courtesy of CICI
    Ambassador Dato' Rohana Ramli of Malaysia, front row sixth from left, Corea Image Communication Institute (CICI) president and professor Choi Jung-wha, front row seventh from left, Ambassador Yip Wei Kat of Singapore, third row sixth from left, and former Nestle Korea CEO Erwan Vilfeu, third row seventh from left, pose at the CICI's Korea CQ Awards held Tuesday in Seoul. The Korea CQ Awards, hosted by the CICI, recognized the three awardees' contributions to understanding Korea and Korean culture. Courtesy of CICI
  13. Turtle marathon attracts weekenders to Mt. Nam [PHOTOS]
    Participants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon, held by Hankook Ilbo at Baekbeom Square in Namsan Park on Mount Nam in Jung-gu, Seoul, April 21, raise their hands to answer questions by the event's MC. In the monthly event, the daily campaigned for clean "beautiful" local elections held nationwide in June. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulParticipants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon sign up to join the event. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulAmong the VIPs of the 473rd Turtle Marathon, Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee stands up to be introduced to the participants. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulMiss Korea beauty pageant winners demonstrate a warm-up workout in front of the participants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulParticipants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon, including Chairperson of the National Election Commission Kwon Soon-il and Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee, get ready to start the walkathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulChairperson of the National Election Commission Kwon Soon-il strikes a gong to signal the walkathon's start for the 473rd Turtle Marathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulWith a female participant raising a banner that reads "Beautiful Election Happy Neighborhood," participants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon start the walkathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulChairperson of the National Election Commission Kwon Soon-il joins the crowd participating in the 473rd Turtle Marathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulOne of the participants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon gives his pet dog water during the walkathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulParticipants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon wait in line to receive giveaways. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
    Participants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon, held by Hankook Ilbo at Baekbeom Square in Namsan Park on Mount Nam in Jung-gu, Seoul, April 21, raise their hands to answer questions by the event's MC. In the monthly event, the daily campaigned for clean "beautiful" local elections held nationwide in June. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulParticipants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon sign up to join the event. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulAmong the VIPs of the 473rd Turtle Marathon, Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee stands up to be introduced to the participants. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulMiss Korea beauty pageant winners demonstrate a warm-up workout in front of the participants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulParticipants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon, including Chairperson of the National Election Commission Kwon Soon-il and Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee, get ready to start the walkathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulChairperson of the National Election Commission Kwon Soon-il strikes a gong to signal the walkathon's start for the 473rd Turtle Marathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulWith a female participant raising a banner that reads "Beautiful Election Happy Neighborhood," participants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon start the walkathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulChairperson of the National Election Commission Kwon Soon-il joins the crowd participating in the 473rd Turtle Marathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulOne of the participants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon gives his pet dog water during the walkathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulParticipants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon wait in line to receive giveaways. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
  14. Bloggers' night
    Korea Times reporters and contributing writers, also called “bloggers” on the daily's website, were in high spirits after a dinner at an Italian restaurant near the daily's headquarters in Seoul, Monday. From left, Ko Dong-hwan, Oh Young-jin, Robert Neff, Rachel Stine, Ahn Chan-sik, Jacco Zwetsloot, John Redmond, Jung Min-ho, Park Si-soo, Casey Lartigue Jr., Lee Suh-yoon, Lee Jong-eun, Cho Se-yong, Kang Aa-young and Choi Won-suk.
    Korea Times reporters and contributing writers, also called “bloggers” on the daily's website, were in high spirits after a dinner at an Italian restaurant near the daily's headquarters in Seoul, Monday. From left, Ko Dong-hwan, Oh Young-jin, Robert Neff, Rachel Stine, Ahn Chan-sik, Jacco Zwetsloot, John Redmond, Jung Min-ho, Park Si-soo, Casey Lartigue Jr., Lee Suh-yoon, Lee Jong-eun, Cho Se-yong, Kang Aa-young and Choi Won-suk.
  15. Ven. Seol Jeong to head Jogye Order
    Venerable Seol Jeong receives a bouquet of flowers after being elected 35th executive chief of the Buddhist Jogye Order at the Jogye Temple, Wednesday. Ven. Seol, 75, received 234 votes out of 319 in the election held last month. He will lead the order for the next four years. / Yonhap
    Venerable Seol Jeong receives a bouquet of flowers after being elected 35th executive chief of the Buddhist Jogye Order at the Jogye Temple, Wednesday. Ven. Seol, 75, received 234 votes out of 319 in the election held last month. He will lead the order for the next four years. / Yonhap
  16. 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
  17. NK holds political bureau meeting
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, center, holds a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang, Monday. U.S. President Trump said the U.S. has been in touch with North Korea and he will meet with Kim in late May or early June, according to the White House website, Tuesday. / Yonhap
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, center, holds a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang, Monday. U.S. President Trump said the U.S. has been in touch with North Korea and he will meet with Kim in late May or early June, according to the White House website, Tuesday. / Yonhap
  18. PHOTO NEWS
    Russian envoy in Pyongyang: Russian Ambassador to North Korea Alexander Matsegora talks to North Korean reporters at his embassy in Pyongyang, March 6. North Korea’s foreign ministry said Matsegora held the press conference on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Russia’s victory in the Battle of Stalingrad. The embassy displayed photos to explain how the victory on Feb. 2, 1943, changed the course of World War II against Nazi Germany. / Korean Central News Agency
    Russian envoy in Pyongyang: Russian Ambassador to North Korea Alexander Matsegora talks to North Korean reporters at his embassy in Pyongyang, March 6. North Korea’s foreign ministry said Matsegora held the press conference on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Russia’s victory in the Battle of Stalingrad. The embassy displayed photos to explain how the victory on Feb. 2, 1943, changed the course of World War II against Nazi Germany. / Korean Central News Agency
  19. PHOTO NEWS
    Arbor Day: North Korean soldiers dig holes in the ground to plant trees during the country’s Arbor Day, March 2. The impoverished regime has been mobilizing its people to fight against deforestation, asking them to buy trees, according to Radio Free Asia last week. Arbor Day was initially held April 6, but was changed to March 2 in 1999 in line with North Korea’s founding leader Kim Il-sung’s vision for forests in 1946. / Korean Central News Agency
    Arbor Day: North Korean soldiers dig holes in the ground to plant trees during the country’s Arbor Day, March 2. The impoverished regime has been mobilizing its people to fight against deforestation, asking them to buy trees, according to Radio Free Asia last week. Arbor Day was initially held April 6, but was changed to March 2 in 1999 in line with North Korea’s founding leader Kim Il-sung’s vision for forests in 1946. / Korean Central News Agency