Sat, October 20, 2018 | 13:37
  1. 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
  2. Salted shrimp festival
    Mapo-gu head Yoo Dong-gyun, wearing the traditional clothes of a district governor in the Joseon Kingdom, tastes salted shrimp at the 11th Mapo Salted Shrimp Festival at the World Cup Park in Seoul, Friday. Through Sunday, the three-day festival reenacts scenes of the port in Mapo where ships carrying goods from across the country destined for the capital docked, and where salt and salted shrimp trading were active. / Korea Times photo by Hong In-ki
    Mapo-gu head Yoo Dong-gyun, wearing the traditional clothes of a district governor in the Joseon Kingdom, tastes salted shrimp at the 11th Mapo Salted Shrimp Festival at the World Cup Park in Seoul, Friday. Through Sunday, the three-day festival reenacts scenes of the port in Mapo where ships carrying goods from across the country destined for the capital docked, and where salt and salted shrimp trading were active. / Korea Times photo by Hong In-ki
  3. Sad return
    Family members of the deceased Lee Jae-hun, who died while mountaineering in the Himalayas, wail while holding the coffin of Lee, as his body is carried out of Incheon International Airport's cargo terminal, Wednesday morning. Lee and other four climbers, including leader Kim Chang-ho, were found dead Saturday near a base camp on Mount Gurja in western Nepal, after a strong wind swept the region. A joint funeral will be held at the University of Seoul at 2 p.m. on Friday. /Korea Times photo by Seo Jae-hoon
    Family members of the deceased Lee Jae-hun, who died while mountaineering in the Himalayas, wail while holding the coffin of Lee, as his body is carried out of Incheon International Airport's cargo terminal, Wednesday morning. Lee and other four climbers, including leader Kim Chang-ho, were found dead Saturday near a base camp on Mount Gurja in western Nepal, after a strong wind swept the region. A joint funeral will be held at the University of Seoul at 2 p.m. on Friday. /Korea Times photo by Seo Jae-hoon
  4. Free flu shots
    Medical volunteers offer free flu shots to disadvantaged elderly, including the homeless and those living alone in poverty, at a shelter soup kitchen near Seoul Station, Tuesday. October is the month for getting flu shots to ward off colds during the winter. / Yonhap
    Medical volunteers offer free flu shots to disadvantaged elderly, including the homeless and those living alone in poverty, at a shelter soup kitchen near Seoul Station, Tuesday. October is the month for getting flu shots to ward off colds during the winter. / Yonhap
  5. Invisible
    Foreign tourists look at the downtown area of the capital which is blanketed by fine dust, from the N Seoul Tower, Monday. The density of fine dust was rated as bad in Seoul and the surrounding areas. / Korea Time photo by Hong In-ki
    Foreign tourists look at the downtown area of the capital which is blanketed by fine dust, from the N Seoul Tower, Monday. The density of fine dust was rated as bad in Seoul and the surrounding areas. / Korea Time photo by Hong In-ki
  6. 'I'm not your fur coat'
    Animal rights activists, wearing paper masks, carry out a street performance in downtown Seoul, Sunday, calling for an end to animal testing, zoos, the use of animal skin in fashion products, and meat consumption. / Yonhap
    Animal rights activists, wearing paper masks, carry out a street performance in downtown Seoul, Sunday, calling for an end to animal testing, zoos, the use of animal skin in fashion products, and meat consumption. / Yonhap
  7. For deregulation
    Financial Services Commission Vice Chairman Kim Yong-beom, third from left, speaks at a meeting at the Government Complex in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, Friday. Members of a special taskforce set up under the regulator discussed deregulation measures in a bid to foster financial market development. / Yonhap 
    Financial Services Commission Vice Chairman Kim Yong-beom, third from left, speaks at a meeting at the Government Complex in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, Friday. Members of a special taskforce set up under the regulator discussed deregulation measures in a bid to foster financial market development. / Yonhap 
  8. Jobs for soldiers
    KB Kookmin Bank CEO Hur Yin delivers a keynote speech at the KINTEX exhibition center in Illsan, Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Friday, during a job fair for soldiers who are about to complete their military service. The bank and the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs hosted the fair, inviting 5,000 soldiers and 50 companies. Courtesy of KB Kookmin Bank
    KB Kookmin Bank CEO Hur Yin delivers a keynote speech at the KINTEX exhibition center in Illsan, Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Friday, during a job fair for soldiers who are about to complete their military service. The bank and the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs hosted the fair, inviting 5,000 soldiers and 50 companies. Courtesy of KB Kookmin Bank
  9. Winning innovation award
    Jang Hyeon-ki, center, head of Shinhan Bank's digital strategy, holds a trophy after winning the Efma Accenture Innovation Award at an event hosted by Efma and Accenture at the Altis Grand Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday. Shinhan Bank was recognized for developing and providing customized chatbot services. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Jang Hyeon-ki, center, head of Shinhan Bank's digital strategy, holds a trophy after winning the Efma Accenture Innovation Award at an event hosted by Efma and Accenture at the Altis Grand Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday. Shinhan Bank was recognized for developing and providing customized chatbot services. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
  10. For startups
    Woori Bank CEO Sohn Tae-seung, front row fourth from right, raises his fist with members of Korea Startup Forum, a private consultative body representing over 500 startup companies in Korea, at the bank's headquarters in Seoul, Tuesday, after signing a memorandum of understanding to seek cooperation in joint projects and financial support. Courtesy of Woori Bank
    Woori Bank CEO Sohn Tae-seung, front row fourth from right, raises his fist with members of Korea Startup Forum, a private consultative body representing over 500 startup companies in Korea, at the bank's headquarters in Seoul, Tuesday, after signing a memorandum of understanding to seek cooperation in joint projects and financial support. Courtesy of Woori Bank
  11. Young & hip bank
    KEB Hana Bank CEO Ham Young-joo, center, cuts a ribbon with employees of the bank to open its fourth “lifestyle bank” branch for young adults near Gangnam Subway Station, Tuesday. The branch will offer not only banking, but also other types of services such as coffee tasting events and talk shows with famous authors. Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
    KEB Hana Bank CEO Ham Young-joo, center, cuts a ribbon with employees of the bank to open its fourth “lifestyle bank” branch for young adults near Gangnam Subway Station, Tuesday. The branch will offer not only banking, but also other types of services such as coffee tasting events and talk shows with famous authors. Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
  12. Job training
    Jobseekers participating in a POSCO job training program practice electric arc welding at the Pohang Steel Mill, Sept. 5. The program has been training jobseekers looking for positions at POSCO partner companies since 2005. POSCO plans to expand it to cover not only partner companies but also other small- and medium-sized enterprises. / Courtesy of POSCO
    Jobseekers participating in a POSCO job training program practice electric arc welding at the Pohang Steel Mill, Sept. 5. The program has been training jobseekers looking for positions at POSCO partner companies since 2005. POSCO plans to expand it to cover not only partner companies but also other small- and medium-sized enterprises. / Courtesy of POSCO
  13. Against Trump tariffs
    Hanjin Group Chairman Cho Yang-ho, third from right, the Korean head of the U.S.-Korea Business Council, speaks during the joint business council's meeting at the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) Tower in Seoul, Thursday. Business leaders of the two countries urged Washington not to impose a 25 percent tariff on made-in-Korea cars and auto parts. / Courtesy of FKI
    Hanjin Group Chairman Cho Yang-ho, third from right, the Korean head of the U.S.-Korea Business Council, speaks during the joint business council's meeting at the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) Tower in Seoul, Thursday. Business leaders of the two countries urged Washington not to impose a 25 percent tariff on made-in-Korea cars and auto parts. / Courtesy of FKI
  14. Breakfast for teenagers
    Kwon In-tae, center, CEO of Paris Croissant running Paris Baguette bakery chain, holds a “breakfast package” along with company employees in front of a Paris Baguette store in Seoul, Thursday. They delivered the breakfast package to 1,400 students at 110 schools nationwide to mark the company's 32nd anniversary. / Courtesy of Paris Croissant
    Kwon In-tae, center, CEO of Paris Croissant running Paris Baguette bakery chain, holds a “breakfast package” along with company employees in front of a Paris Baguette store in Seoul, Thursday. They delivered the breakfast package to 1,400 students at 110 schools nationwide to mark the company's 32nd anniversary. / Courtesy of Paris Croissant
  15. MOU for hydrogen cars
    Hyundai Motor President Chung Jin-haeng, left, poses with Engie Renewable Hydrogen Unit CEO Michele Azalbert, center, and Air Liquide Hydrogen Energy World Unit Vice President Pierre-Etienne Franc after they signed an MOU in Paris, Tuesday (local time). They agreed to expand the hydrogen car infrastructure in France, with the carmaker planning to export 5,000 fuel-cell electric vehicles to the country by 2025. / Courtesy of Hyundai Motor
    Hyundai Motor President Chung Jin-haeng, left, poses with Engie Renewable Hydrogen Unit CEO Michele Azalbert, center, and Air Liquide Hydrogen Energy World Unit Vice President Pierre-Etienne Franc after they signed an MOU in Paris, Tuesday (local time). They agreed to expand the hydrogen car infrastructure in France, with the carmaker planning to export 5,000 fuel-cell electric vehicles to the country by 2025. / Courtesy of Hyundai Motor
  16. For greener Seoul
    Starbucks Coffee Korea CEO Lee Seock-koo, fourth from right, poses with Vice Minister of Environment Park Chun-kyoo, fifth from right, in front of a Starbucks store in downtown Seoul, Tuesday, during an event to celebrate the installation of recycling bins for disposable cups. The coffeehouse chain will donate 100 million won ($88,628) to the government for the installation of the bins in 17 of the most populated areas of Seoul. / Courtesy of Starbucks Coffee Korea
    Starbucks Coffee Korea CEO Lee Seock-koo, fourth from right, poses with Vice Minister of Environment Park Chun-kyoo, fifth from right, in front of a Starbucks store in downtown Seoul, Tuesday, during an event to celebrate the installation of recycling bins for disposable cups. The coffeehouse chain will donate 100 million won ($88,628) to the government for the installation of the bins in 17 of the most populated areas of Seoul. / Courtesy of Starbucks Coffee Korea
  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