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Fri, July 1, 2022 | 01:50
'Squid Game' actor appears at LA event with Daesang Group vice chairwoman
Lee Jung-jae arrives at the LACMA Art + Film Gala at Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, Nov. 6. AP-Yonhap By Yoon Ja-youngActor Lee Jung-jae, who stars in the global hit Netflix original series, “Squid Game,” was in the spotlight at an art and ...
Chanel raises prices again but Koreans still line up for handbags
French luxury brand Chanel raised its prices again. Now all of the Chanel bags in the “Classic Bag” category each come with a more than 10-million-won price tag.
Man jailed for getting tattooed all over to avoid military duty
A man was handed down a jail term for getting tattoos all over his body to avoid Korea's compulsory military service.
What's behind Sejong City's high birthrate?
It is no news that Korea's birthrate has been falling to a new record low every year. Last year, 272,300 babies were born, a 10 percent drop from the previous year. Korea's total birthrate, or the number of babies a woman chooses to have, recorded 0.84, which is by far the lowest in the world. Korea is the only member of the OECD - a group of mostly high-income economies with...
Late Samsung chairman's daughter borrows 100 billion won to pay inheritance tax
Hotel Shilla CEO Lee Boo-jin, the eldest daughter of the late Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee, reportedly borrowed 100 billion won ($84.65 million) to pay part of her huge inheritance tax bill.
Obsessive fans are happier: study
Obsessive fans of K-pop and those who hold a deep interest in another particular area tend to be happier than others, according to a recent study.
Drama fans irked by excessive product placement
With production costs soaring each year, the promotion of products through TV shows, or product placement has become ever more common. However, sometimes product placement goes too far and viewers end up complaining that they cannot concentrate on the show because of the distraction.
Filipino actor in 'Squid Game' reflects on discrimination experienced in Korea
A Filipino actor who played the role of a migrant worker in the popular Netflix series, “Squid Game,” talked on the popular YouTube channel, “Asian Boss,” about his experiences of discrimination in Korea.
Korea's nuclear phase-out plan raises net-zero dilemma
With 24 reactors in operation, Korea ranks as the world's sixth-largest producer of energy from nuclear power. But the country began losing its luster as a leader in the industry after President Moon Jae-in introduced his plan to phase out the energy source when he took office in 2017, citing safety concerns. However, the Moon administration is facing a major dilemma, as the ...
Rolex watches, gold bars traded in online secondhand markets
Online secondhand markets were typically places to buy and sell small, miscellaneous items, but they are expanding quickly in terms of the range of products. An increasing number of people in the country are putting luxurious goods and even gold bars up for sale and such transactions are raising suspicion of attempting to avoid taxes.
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