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'Reaching for the Collective City': 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism kicks off
Can a refugee camp be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Have co-ops and community land trusts in cities created sustainable models for affordable housing? These are just some of the questions explored at this year's architecture and urbanism biennale in Seoul, set to run until Nov. 10.
2020 CES will have Seoul pavilion
Seoul will have its own “smart city” themed pavilion at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the largest consumer electronics trade show in the U.S., the city government announced Wednesday. The Seoul Metropolitan Government will showcase its smart city technology at Eureka Park, the startups arena of the Las Vegas convention, from Jan. 7 to 10.
Ruling puts Gyeonggi governor at risk of losing seat
The Suwon High Court fined Gyeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myung 3 million won ($2,500), Friday, for making a "false claim" in his election campaign last year. This ruling put the ruling party politician, who is said to be a future presidential contender, at risk of losing his governorship.
Justice ministry to set up new refugee appeals division
Starting next year, the justice ministry will run a separate department for reviewing asylum seekers' appeals against decisions made by the refugee screening department, the ministry announced, Thursday. Previously, rejected asylum seekers appealed their cases to a committee under the refugee screening department. By creating an independent unit, the ministry says appeals app...
Ferries to Dokdo bar Japanese tourists
A YouTube video criticizing a ferry operator's ban on Japanese passengers to Dokdo Islets has caused a stir in Korea's online community this week. In the video, a young Korean man and a Japanese woman - a couple who run the One's Film YouTube channel - walk viewers through how they were barred recently from their trip to Ulleung Island, a pre-Dokdo stopover.
Pre-Chuseok markets to visit in Seoul this week
Chuseok, Korea's version of Thanksgiving Day, is just around the corner. This year, the traditional holiday will take place from Sept. 12 to 15. But for those who don't leave Seoul to visit relatives in other regions, the city will host various markets and community events.
48 caught this year for trying to avoid military service
Forty-eight people have attempted to dodge their compulsory military service this year, government data showed, Monday. According to recently disclosed information from the Military Manpower Administration through Rep. Kim Su-min of the minor Bareunmirae Party, they all tried to get exemptions from the mandatory service as of Aug. 22.
Tattooists demand legal status
Tattoo artists hold a rally in front of the National Assembly on Yeouido, Seoul, Monday, calling for the legalization of their profession. Under Korean law, tattooing is classified as a medical procedure that must only be carried out by medical professionals. / Korea Times photo b...
Worries surface around recycled cardboard box ban at retail stores
A trip to a retail grocery store in Korea often involves a stop at the D.I.Y. packing station outside the cashier line. Starting November, however, the counters with free recycled cardboard boxes will disappear from major retail stores.
Supreme Court orders reviews of Lee and Park cases
The Supreme Court overturned a high court ruling that freed Samsung Group heir Lee Jae-yong from jail last year with a suspended sentence, Thursday, saying it failed to take into account all the money the electronics giant gave to former President Park Geun-hye's confidante Choi Soon-sil. The ruling could likely lead to a heavier sentence for Lee in the re-evaluation by the a...
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