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Reporter : Lee Yeon-woo
Sat, March 25, 2023 | 19:19
Young Koreans pull out of housing subscription savings accounts
Young people in Korea are either closing down or opting not to open a housing subscription savings account as the real estate market here continues to remain in the doldrums. Falling home prices and a low annual deposit interest rate are also cited as the reasons behind this trend.
Activists criticize local governments that cash in on bull fights
Two bulls weighing about 800 kilograms to 1.2 tons butt each other with their horns. Their firm muscles are shaking. Their eyes are all bloodshot. In a flash, one bull whirls his head around and runs away. The crowd betting on his opponent's victory cheer.
[INTERVIEW] 'Unnie Car' founder helps women break gender bias on roads
It's an open secret in Korea that female drivers are unwelcome on the roads. Commonly called “Kim Yeo-sa,” or “Madam Kim” in English, women are depicted as bad drivers and sometimes bullied by male drivers on the roads. The term usually refers to a middle-aged housewife who has no work experience outside the home, reflecting the outdated view that driving is in the domain of ...
Resolution introduced calling for Korean Americans' reunion with separated NK families
Rep. Young Kim, a Korean American congressman and the chair of the Indo-Pacific Subcommittee of the United States, has introduced a joint resolution that calls on the U.S. and North Korea to reunite Korean Americans with their separated families who were dispersed by the 1950-53 Korean War. On Wednesday (local time), Kim announced that she and Rep. Sydney Kamlager-Dove introd...
Pressure to follow social norms pushes jobless young people into isolation
Around 20 unemployed young people gathered at Gongdeok Station in western Seoul, last Thursday, to participate in an event called “NEET walking day.” An acronym for “Not in Education, Employment or Training,” NEET refers to a person who is unemployed or not receiving education or vocational training.
Gov't to impose travel bans on parents who fail to pay child support
The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family will take disciplinary measures against 97 non-custodial parents who have intentionally delayed or avoided paying child support.
Myeong-dong regains vitality as tourists return
“What will you buy? I want to buy the NCT one,” one woman who wore a lavender-colored hijab said to her friend. “I will buy this, BTS,” her friend answered. The two friends were standing in front of a street vendor who sells popular K-pop themed socks.
Korean War POW who sued Kim Jong-un dies at 89
Han Jae-bok, a former South Korean prisoner who was detained in North Korea for five decades before escaping, died on Wednesday. He was 89.
Court sides with victim of Korean military's Vietnam War atrocities
A district court has ruled in favor of a Vietnamese national who filed a lawsuit against the Korean government for the 1968 atrocities committed by Korean troops against Vietnamese civilians during the Vietnam War.
Book recounts poverty-stricken Korean coal miners' contribution to their country
From 1963 to 1977, a total of 7,938 Korean men jumped on airplanes to Germany hoping to support their families in Korea with foreign currency. Many of them had no prior experience working in mines. During that time, miners and nurses in Germany remitted around $112 million to Korea, according to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
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