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Seoul's subway stations become popular K-drama spots
Directors, actors and production crews are using a wider range of locations for their television and film shoots. As the industry emerges from the pandemic, the health risks associated with filming are lessening. Now, the most popular locations for filming, according to the city government of Seoul, are the city's subway stations.
Readers with special needs find help through easy-to-read books
Students in a “special classroom” were paying attention to their teacher explaining “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” one of the popular Aesop's Fables, at a high school in Seoul in June 2022, while their peers in other classrooms were studying classic literature from the Joseon Dynasty and how Korea's judiciary system brings criminals to court.
'Illegal' Itaewon tragedy memorial takedown postponed again
A memorial set up in front of Seoul City Hall without the city government's approval has survived past another deadline by the city for it to be taken down. As the latest deadline of 1 p.m. Wednesday approached, hundreds of people gathered at the memorial for the victims of the lethal Itaewon crowd disaster which took at least 158 lives last October.
Under worker shortage, rural cities kick up measures to fill gaps
Eumseong County in North Chungcheong Province launched earlier this year a new campaign to recruit city farmers. The measure came as the inland local government in central Korea expressed concerns that there would be not enough working hands to attend to harvesting, distributing and selling the region's agricultural produce unless the authority makes moves to address the labo...
Seoul mayor takes cue from Nobel laureate on helping the poor
Bangladeshi social entrepreneur Muhammad Yunus, who won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for pioneering the concept of microcredit and microfinance, met with Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon, Monday. Oh had requested the Nobel laureate, whose Grameen Bank offered loans to entrepreneurs who are too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans, to teach him how to help the economically vulnerabl...
Simulation to show flow of radioactive water discharged from Fukushima
Korean researchers will release next Thursday the result of a simulation they have been working on to demonstrate how radioactive water discharged from Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was devastated by a tsunami 12 years ago, will flow and affect the world's oceans.
Justice ministry grants Turkish, Syrian illegal aliens penalty-free departure
Turkish and Syrian nationals who have overstayed their visa are now free to leave Korea without any penalty, according to the Ministry of Justice.
Extreme makeover: Seoul pursues design revolution
Nodeul Island, a casual spot in the Han River which often sizzles with live music and hip cultural activities, is waiting for a new plan to reshape itself.
Will National Assembly hitch finance minister to keep Seoul's metro free riders happy?
Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon sought the support of National Assembly lawmakers on Wednesday in his bid to have the finance ministry help the city's subway operator keep offering free rides to senior citizens.
Seoul city stands firm on decision to dismantle 'illegal memorial'
Seoul Metropolitan Government reiterated Tuesday, its decision to ban the bereaved families of the Itaewon crowd crush from using the city square as the venue for their memorial. Last Saturday a memorial to the tragedy's victims was set up without the permission of authorities.
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