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Korea Week in Spain from July 8 to 14
Jul 11, 2022
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Minister PARK Bo Gyoon, MCST), the Korea Tourism Organization (Acting President SHIN Sang-yong, KTO), and the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute (President KIM Dae Kwan, KCTI) host "Korea Week" in Madrid and Santiago (Spain) from July 8 (Fri) to 14 (Thur). Minister PARK pays visit to Spain and discuss ways to cooperate in tourism between Korea and Spain. This Ministerial visit was prepared as a follow-up from October 2019, when King Felipe VI made a state visit to Korea. The two nations designated the year 2020-2021 as the year of mutual visits and Korea and Spain agreed to extend one year of this mutual exchange in June last year.
Exploring Ways to Enhance K-Content and Building a Culturally Attractive Nation
Jun 30, 2022
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Minister PARK Bo Gyoon, MCST) and the Korea Creative Content Agency (President JO Hyun-Rae, KOCCA) hosted an expert forum on June 29 entitled “K-Content and OTT Promotion Forum to Build a Culturally Attractive Nation,” which was held at the KOCCA Content Korea Lab in Seoul with industry experts and academic leaders in attendance.
Gimpo-Haneda Reopens from June 29
Jun 24, 2022
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Minister PARK Bo Gyoon, MCST), the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (Minister WON Hee-ryong, MOLIT), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Minister PARK Jin, MOFA) anounced that an agreement has been reached with the Japanese government to resume international flights between Gimpo and Haneda from June 29 (Wed), unveiling plans to implement campaigns to welcome inbound tourists.
2022 K-Musical Market to be held from June 21 to 23 at Seoul
Jun 21, 2022
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Minister PARK Bo Gyoon, MCST) and the Korea Arts Management Service (President MOON Young Ho, KAMS) will hold the “K-Musical Market” at Sejong Center for the Performing Arts and Daehkro from June 21 (Tue) to 23 (Thur). This international market will be a venue for showcasing Korean creative musical works to major musical producers and investors at home and abroad and supporting investment attraction as well providing consultation. MCST held the first “K-Musical Market” last year to strengthen the investment for Korean musicals to advance into the international market. After the first K-Musical Market last year, 28 creative musicals were presented to domestic and foreign production companies and investment companies, and two overseas copyright contracts were signed and investment of more than 300 million won were made.
23 King Sejong Institutes to Newly Open in 19 countries
Jun 20, 2022
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Minister PARK Bo Gyoon, MCST) and the King Sejong Institute Foundation (President LEE Haiyoung, KSIF) announced on June 16 (Thur) that 23 newly designated King Sejong Institutes in 19 countries will open for its operation. As of 2022, the new designation brings the total number of KSIs to 244 in 84 countries, reaching a total of 580,000 students from 2007. The KSI aims to help non-Koreans learn the Korean language and culture in accordance with Articles 19 and 19-2 of the 「Framework Act on Korean Language」.