Fall Flowers

2017.09.19   |   김민회

Autumn not only brings relief from the hot summer but also transforms the landscape. Fall flowers come in rich colors that cover the island. Kim Minhoe reports. Report [slug] Anti-Mongolian Historical Site in Aewol, Jeju City Golden sunflowers shine against a brilliant blue sky. The early autumn flowers tell of a change in season. The landscape is covered with blooming buckwheat and sunflowers, resembling a beautiful painting. Walking in the flower fields, tourists realize that autumn has arrived. INTERVIEW Yi Shi-eun / Tourist from Seoul I’m here from Seoul and this gorgeous sunflower field really makes me happy. <인터뷰 : 이시은 서울 금천구> "서울에서 왔는데, 해바라기가 장관으로 펼쳐져서 기분이 좋습니다." The cosmos flower, or Mexican Aster, is a herald of autumn, and light the field with a sweet pink. The soft fragrance of these autumn blooms attracts insects, like this bee. Meanwhile, people are busy making good memories amongst the flowers. INTERVIEW Kim Seon-ja, Kim Chang-mi / Tourists Autumn begins in the north, but surprisingly, we’re feeling it here in Jeju. We’re really enjoying the season. <인터뷰 : 김선자,김창미,신진숙 관광객> "가을은 위쪽에서 먼저 느낀다는데, 가장 남쪽으로 내려와서 가을을 가장 먼저 느낀거 같거든요. 아주 좋아요." INTERVIEW Oh Yun-rae, Jeon Mi-ae / Tourists I’m visiting here for the first time. I’m glad I can enjoy the buckwheat, cosmos, and sunflowers. There’s always something new to see here. <인터뷰 : 오윤례, 전미애 관광객> "여기 처음왔는데 메밀꽃도 보고 코스모스랑 해바라기도 보니까 정말 너무 좋아요. 제주도는 여러번와도 새로움을 느낄 수있는 섬인거 같아요, " Highlighted against a crisp, clear autumn sky, Jeju’s last flowers bloom with brilliant colors. [Reporter] Kim Minhoe [Camera] Kim Yong-min As the temperature falls, the island is beginning to light up with yellows, reds, and oranges. Kim Minhoe, KCTV

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‘Jeju New 7 Wonders of Nature Day’ proposed

2017.09.19   |   김민회

‘Jeju New 7 Wonders of Nature Day’ proposed Provincial council member’s bill would designate November 11 A new ordinance would declare November 11th “Jeju New 7 Wonders of Nature Day.” Provincial council member Kim Hee-hyeon announced new legislation designed to promote Jeju’s designation as one of the Wonders. The bill would officially mark the date and it would designate the period around the date as a week of celebration. ‘제주세계7대자연경관의 날’ 조례 제정 추진 매년 11월 11일을 '제주세계7대자연경관의 날'로 지정하는 조례 제정이 추진됩니다. 제주도의회 김희현 의원은 이 같은 내용의 제주도 제주세계7대자연경관 활용에 관한 조례안을 입법예고했습니다. 주요 내용을 보면 세계7대자연경관으로 발표된 11월 11일을 '제주 세계7대자연경관의 날'로 정하고, 이를 전후한 일주일을 '제주 세계7대자연경관 주간'으로 운영하는 내용을 담고 있습니다.

Tamna Culture Festival begins Wednesday

2017.09.19   |   김민회

Tamna Culture Festival begins Wednesday Variety of cultural activities, demonstrations in Jeju City The 56th Tamna Culture Festival begins September 20th at Tamna Culture Square. Organizers divided the festival into four categories and 16 themes this year. The overarching focus of the event is the lives of Tamna people and the revival of Jeju culture. The schedule includes Tamna-era religious rites, demonstrations of intangible cultural heritage, Jeju language events, and cultural exchange activities. In order to make the festival easy to attend, the provincial government is opening up the parking lot for the Jeju Port’s international terminal free of charge. Organizers will also be offering shuttle bus service. 제56회 탐라문화제 20일 개막 제56회 탐라문화제가 오는 20일부터 닷새간 탐라문화광장 일대에서 열립니다. 탐라인의 삶, 제주문화 중흥을 주제로 열리는 이번 행사는 4개분야에 16개 테마행사로 진행됩니다. 주요프로그램을 보면 탐라개벽신위제와 탐라문화가장축제, 무형문화재 축제, 제주어축제, 문화교류행사, 문화체험행사 등입니다. 제주도는 관람객들의 편의를 위해 제주항 국제여객선 터미널의 주차장을 무료로 개방하는 한편 셔틀버스도 운행할 예정입니다.

Global Jeju Business Leadership Forum

2017.09.19   |   김민회

Global Jeju Business Leadership Forum Through September 20 at Lotte City Hotel The Global Jeju Business Leadership Forum is underway at the Lotte City Hotel. The Jeju Chamber of Commerce & Industry organized the event, which is running through Wednesday. The theme is “Preparing for a Greater Jeju.” About 300 business people from Jeju, elsewhere in Korea, and abroad are participating. In addition to discussion forums, organizers have prepared local product exhibitions, export presentations for potential buyers, and general business consultations. Chamber chairman Kim Dae-hyeong said in his opening remarks that the event will serve as a venue for business people to congregate to promote sustainable growth in Jeju. 글로벌 제주상공인 리더십포럼 개막 제주상공회의소의 글로벌 제주상공인 리더십포럼이 오늘 개막돼 모레까지 롯데시티호텔제주에서 열리고 있습니다. 더 큰 제주를 향한 준비를 주제로 해외와 국내, 지역상공인 등 300여명이 참여한 가운데 열리고 있는 이번 행사는 상공인 포럼과 제주상품 전시, 바이어 수출설명회, 상담회, 컨설팅 등으로 진행되고 있습니다. 첫 날인 오늘 개회식에서 김대형 제주상공회의소 회장은 개회사를 통해 이번 포럼으로 상공인들간 결속을 다져 지속가능한 성장을 견인하는 중심축이 되길 기대한다고 말했습니다.

Less Chinese-owned land in Seogwipo

2017.09.19   |   김민회

Less Chinese-owned land in Seogwipo From 4.8m square meters in 2015 to 4.6m square meters last month Chinese own less land in Seogwipo than they have in years past. According to officials, Chinese nationals owned about 4.6 million square meters of land in the city as of last month. They owned about 4.8 million square meters in 2015 and 4.7 million last year. Local officials say new measures to prevent speculation are the reason for the decline. Potential buyers now need permits to buy land in Seongsan-eup and the city is rejecting many applications to subdivide plots. 서귀포지역 중국인 소유 토지 감소세 서귀포 지역에서 중국인 소유 토지가 꾸준히 감소하고 있습니다. 서귀포시에 따르면 지난달 기준 중국인 소유토지는 460만 2천여 제곱미터로 지난 2015년 480만 제곱미터, 지난해 474만 5천여 제곱미터와 비교해 해마다 줄고 있습니다. 서귀포시는 성산읍 지역에서 실시되는 토지거래허가제를 비롯해 토지쪼개기 불허 등 행정차원의 투기방지 대책이 효과를 거둔 것으로 분석했습니다.

Airlines preparing for long holidays

2017.09.19   |   김민회

Airlines preparing for long holidays More domestic, international flights Airlines are adding flights to meet the demands of travelers over the upcoming ten-day holiday period. Korean Air will is adding 54 Jeju flights between September 30th and October 9th. Eastar Jet is adding 14 domestic flights to its schedule. That makes another 26-hundred seats available. Meanwhile, Jin Air and T’way Air will add international flights connecting with the island to respond to the needs of people who plan overseas trips. 추석 연휴, 항공사마다 제주 노선 '증편' 최장 10일 동안 이어지는 추석 연휴를 맞아 각 항공사들이 항공기 증편에 나서고 있습니다. 대한항공은 추석 연휴가 시작되는 오는 30일부터 다음달 9일까지 제주 노선 등에 모두 54편의 임시편을 투입하기로 했습니다. 이스타항공도 같은 기간 14편의 임시편을 국내선에 투입해 2천 600여 석을 추가 공급합니다. 진에어와 티웨이항공은 해외여행객 수요를 잡기 위해 제주 기점 국제선을 증편해 공급좌석을 늘릴 예정입니다.

Easing the Way to Overseas Study

2017.09.18   |   김민회

A local high school signed an MOU with Kansai University, with the hope of helping Jeju graduates study in Japan. Mike Laidman reports. Report [slug] Jeju Jungang Girls’ High School A classroom at Jeju (중앙) Jungang Girls’ High School is full of students. The reason? Representatives from Kansai University in Japan are at the school to give presentations on their admissions process. [slug] Kansai University gives admission presentation at high school Kansai University was founded as Kansai Law School in 1886 in Osaka. It celebrated its 130th anniversary last year. The university includes 13 departments including law, literature, and economics. [slug] 8th most popular university in Japan (2015) It was the 8th most popular university in Japan in 2015, based on the number of applicants. [slug] Jungang Girls’ High School & Kansai University sign MOU Kansai University is already partnered with some Korean universities for academic exchanges, and this newly-signed MOU with a Korean high school is a first. Some admissions officers from the university were in Jeju to visit the high school. INTERVIEW Kawahara Tetsuo / Kansai University We expect the MOU will enhance the academic knowledge of teachers and students via exchange. It will help the schools advance. [인터뷰 카와하라 테쯔오 / 간사이대학 국제부장 ] "이 협정 체결을 계기로 양교에 선생님과 학생들이 학문적 지식 등 다각적인 상호교류로 양교 미래발전에 도움이 되길 기대하고 습니다. " The principal of Jeju Jungang Girls’ High School, (김장영) Kim Jang-yeong, played a big role in bringing in the admissions presentation. [slug] Principal notes Japan’s high graduate employment rate The principal noted that the employment rate for college graduates in Japan is at 98 percent, and that competition for college admissions is only getting fiercer in Korea. INTERVIEW Kim Jang-yeong / Principal, Jeju Jungang Girls’ High School One of the several reasons to choose Kansai University is location. Jeju and Osaka are close, and there are many Koreans living in Osaka. [인터뷰 김장영 / 제주중앙여고 학교장] "여러가지로 아이들의 교통편도 용이하고 정서적으로도 우리 교민들이 거기에 많아서 일본 오사카 간사이대학을 선택하게 된 겁니다." Students can easily access information on the Japanese university, and also learn more about a wider choice of post-secondary options. INTERVIEW Kim Min-seo / Senior, Jeju Jungang Girls’ High School I think the MOU will help me prepare to study abroad. Access to information about foreign universities is limited and agencies charge too much. [인터뷰 김민서 / 중앙여고 3학년] "사비로 유학을 준비하면 얻을 수 있는 정보도 부족하고 학원에 의존하다보면 돈도 많이 드는데 진학을 준비하는 도움이 될 것 같아요 ." [Reporter] Mike Laidman [Camera] Kim Seung-cheol Source: Kansai University Due to fierce national competition for universities and jobs, teachers are starting to broaden their outlook by looking at more overseas schools. Mike Laidman, KCTV

Jeju Council of Churches established

2017.09.18   |   김민회

Jeju Council of Churches established 5 Protestant churches, 9 other organizations represented A Jeju Council of Churches was established last Friday. In a press conference at the provincial office, representatives from area Protestant churches and missionary groups said the council would follow the spirit of sacrifice exemplified by martyrs from the island’s past. They said the objective of the council was to quote “create a realm of God with justice, peace, and respect for the local culture, religion, and society.” The Korean Presbyterian Church is one of the five religious bodies represented on the council, while the Jeju YMCA is one of the nine other organizations on it. 제주 기독교협의회 출범 "정의와 평화 지향" 개신교 교단과 선교단체들의 연합인 제주 기독교교회협의회가 오늘 새롭게 출범했습니다. 제주 기독교교회협의회는 오늘 오전 제주도의회 도민의 방에서 출범 기자회견을 열고 제주에 복음을 전해온 순교자들의 희생정신을 본받겠다고 밝혔습니다. 제주의 문화와 종교, 사회를 존중해 정의와 평화의 하나님의 나라를 지향한다며 창립 목표를 설명했습니다. 제주 기독교교회협의회는 한국기독교장로회를 비롯한 5개 교단과 제주 YMCA 등 9개 단체가 참여하고 있습니다.

Presentation on KCTV production ‘Gwanghae’

2017.09.18   |   김민회

Presentation on KCTV production ‘Gwanghae’ Docudrama about Joseon king to air in December Production staff and actors were part of a presentation Friday here at KCTV about a new film the station is producing. Staff briefed the audience on the docudrama, entitled “Gwanghae,” and its release schedule. It is the story of Gwanghaegun’s exile to Jeju. The film will air in December. Gwanghaegun was the fifteenth king of the Joseon dynasty. He was deposed by a coup in 1623. Before his death, he spent 19 years in exile, the last four of which were here in Jeju. KCTV 다큐 영화 '광해' 제작 설명회 KCTV 제주방송의 다큐 영화 '광해' 제작 설명회가 오늘 오전 제작 스탭과 배우들이 참석한 가운데 KCTV 제주방송 회의실에서 열렸습니다. 이 자리에서 KCTV 제주방송은 다큐멘터리 영화 '광해'의 제작 취지를 설명하고 앞으로의 일정을 소개했습니다. 다큐 영화 광해는 광해군의 제주 유배생활을 조명하게 되며, 다큐멘터리와 드라마적인 요소를 가미해 오는 12월 방송될 예정입니다. 조선의 15대 왕인 광해군은 인조반정으로 폐위돼 19년간의 유배생활 중 마지막 4년을 제주에서 보내며 생을 마감했습니다

50,000+ Welfare Transport Cards distributed

2017.09.18   |   김민회

50,000+ Welfare Transport Cards distributed Recipients may ride many buses for free The province has given more than 50,000 local people a Jeju Welfare Transport Card, which gives them free rides on many island buses. Officials say some 52,500 cards have been issued since the beginning of September. That means about 61 percent of the 86,000 people who qualify for the cards have received them. The province projects that figure to top 80 percent by the end of the year. With the card, residents at least 70 years of age, the registered disabled, and recipients of national commendations may ride blue, green, and tourist buses for free. 교통복지카드 발급자수 5만 명 넘어서 어르신과 장애인 등에 교통요금 무료 혜택을 제공하는 제주교통복지카드 발급자수가 5만 명을 넘었습니다. 제주도는 지난 7월부터 현재까지 5만 2천 5백여 명이 교통복지카드를 발급받았다고 밝혔습니다. 이는 전체 발급 대상자 8만 6천여 명의 61%로 제주도는 연말까지 발급률이 80%를 넘을 것으로 예상했습니다. 만 70살 이상 어르신과 등록장애인 국가유공자들은 교통복지카드를 발급받으면 간선과 지선 교통관광버스를 무료로 이용할 수 있습니다.

Jeju City aims to stabilize prices for holiday items

2017.09.18   |   김민회

Jeju City aims to stabilize prices for holiday items Attempt to prevent price gouging in lead-up to Chuseok Jeju City has declared a special period through the end of this month to stabilize prices for Chuseok holiday items. Officials are monitoring the prices for 38 items, which have been organized into six categories. One of those groups includes items used in ancestral rites. They are also on the lookout for false product origin labeling as well as improper measuring at traditional markets and large retailers. Then on September 27th, city officials will join local organizations for a campaign to encourage shoppers to make their Chuseok purchases at local shops and traditional markets. 제주시, 추석 물가안정 특별대책기간 운영 제주시가 추석명절을 앞두고 이달 말까지를 물가안정관리 특별대책기간으로 운영합니다. 제주시는 이 기간 물가대책종합상황실을 설치해 제수용품 등 6개 분야 38개 품목에 대한 지도점검을 강화할 계획입니다. 이와함께 전통시장과 대형마트를 대상으로 원산지 허위표시나 불법계량행위 등을 단속합니다. 제주시는 오는 27일 자생단체와 함께 추석맞이 전통시장.골목상권 이용하기 캠페인을 실시할 계획입니다.

Film Focus

2017.09.15   |   김민회

It’s the weekend again, and that means Film Focus. Here’s Mike Laidman with what’s new in local theaters. [Report] This weekend is all about action, action, and more action! And then some drama, and then back to action. Mixed with some drama, of course! But in all seriousness, both of this week’s new openers - American Made and Baby Driver - are full of quick, quality action, laughs, drama, interesting characters, and are, above all, very watchable. And that remains a big driver, pun intended, in going to see a movie. It doesn't matter how good the reviews are if it’s not fun to sit through. So follow us as we take a spin through the streets of Baby Driver and the skies of American Made. [Slug CG] Mike Laidman Welcome to another edition of Film Focus. I’m Mike Laidman. [Slug CG] American Made (2017, Doug Liman) A pilot works for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south. Barry Seal, a TWA pilot, is recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America. However, he soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States that spawned the birth of the Medellin cartel and eventually almost brought down the Reagan White House with the Iran Contra scandal. Tom Cruise is in fine form here, bringing a loose, cavalier energy to the lead role. American Made is thrilling and unconventional. Cruise sheds his complete alpha-male style that he often has, and lets loose as the larger-than-life, reptilian Barry Seal. This is one of Cruise’s most fun movies, and that’s coming after two very good Mission: Impossible films. If you’re looking for a quality action romp, here it is. [Slug CG] Baby Driver (2017, Edgar Wright) A young getaway driver takes part in a heist doomed to fail. A talented, young getaway driver relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. Wow. This is one that not many people saw coming. A cinematic highlight help together with top-notch performances, razor-sharp editing, luscious noir filming, and convincing, concrete action. It’s fresh and original, a complete blast of fun, all driven by a pulse-pounding, speed-inducing, playlist-worthy soundtrack. Director Edgar Wright has successfully lampooned the horror and action genres, and now with this latest work of his, he’s firmly cemented himself as a legitimate action director. Both this week’s movies come highly recommended, and it’s well worth getting out of the house to check one, or both, of them out.

Government to help fund solar panel installation

2017.09.15   |   김민회

Government to help fund solar panel installation Applications open to all, accepted through November 30 The provincial government is accepting applications from area households seeking financial support for the installation of solar panels. Anyone may apply for the aid. There are three types of solar systems on offer: one for stand-alone houses, one designed for veranda installation, and one for multi-unit buildings. The funds for veranda installations account for 70 percent of all the money available. The Jeju Energy Corporation is accepting applications through November 30th. 가정용 주택 태양광 발전시설 설치 지원 제주특별자치도가 일반 가정을 대상으로 태양광발전 보급사업에 따른 신청을 받습니다. 태양광발전 보급사업은 주택 태양광 지원사업과 베란다형 미니태양광 지원사업, 공동주택 태양광 지원으로 나눠 진행됩니다. 특히 베란다형 미니태양광 지원사업은 전체 사업비의 70%를 지원합니다. 접수는 오는 11월 30일까지 제주에너지공사에서 이뤄집니다.

Jeju delegation to try to break into European market

2017.09.15   |   김민회

Jeju delegation to try to break into European market Cosmetics, food exporters going on 9-day trip to drum up business The provincial government wants to help local cosmetics and food companies break into the European market. Local officials are forming a trade delegation with representatives from seven local companies. The group will make a nine-day tour through the Netherlands, Belgium, and Switzerland to promote their products. They leave September 21st. The province will help them cover the costs for finding buyers, renting promotional areas, translation, and airfare. 제주무역사절단, 유럽시장 개척 나서 제주특별자치도가 화장품과 식음료를 중심으로 유럽시장 개척에 나섭니다. 이를 위해 제주도내 7군데 수출기업으로 '유럽무역사절단'을 구성하고 오는 21일부터 9일간 네덜란드와 벨기에, 스위스를 방문해 마케팅 활동을 벌입니다. 제주도는 현지 바이어 발굴비와 상담장 임차료, 통역비, 항공료를 지원합니다.

All large retailers to be closed October 4

2017.09.15   |   김민회

All large retailers to be closed October 4 Officials adjust schedule for mandatory off-days next month Large retailers must close for two days per month, but their off-days for October will be slightly different than normal. The Jeju City and Seogwipo administrations decided to adjust the schedule to guarantee the workers at the retailers sufficient holiday time. Three E-marts, Jeju Lotte Mart, and Seogwipo Homeplus will be closed October 4th, the day after Chuseok, rather than the 13th. The companies have had to close for the second Friday and the fourth Saturday of every month since June 2012. Officials enacted the regulation with the aim of helping smaller retailers and traditional markets. 다음달 대형마트 의무휴업일 변경 (종합) 도내 대형마트 의무휴업일이 다음달 일부 변경됩니다. 제주시와 서귀포시는 다음달 13일로 예정된 대형마트 의무휴업일을 직원들의 명절 휴식권을 보장하는 취지에서 한시적으로 변경하기로 했습니다. 이에따라 이마트 3곳과 롯데마트 제주점, 홈플러스 서귀포점은 추석 당일인 다음달 4일 휴업하게 됩니다. 대형마트는 지난 2012년 6월부터 지역상권과의 상생 차원에서 매달 두 번째 금요일과 네 번째 토요일마다 의무적으로 휴업하고 있습니다.