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JH Waterway strives to provide quality tap water
At 17, one rarely knows or has an inkling of what he or she might want to do in life. Shim Hak-sub, president and CEO of JH Waterway, agrees - people usually need a shocking event to be able to think that far ahead. For him, it was a family tragedy, the death of his mother, and the declining family fortune that prompted him to think deeply about what he has to do with his lif...
Hanbok back on the streets
At about half past 9 a.m., the streets of Seoul are usually empty, as office workers are hunkered down at their desks and tourists are not yet out and about. But the street that begins from Anguk Station leading toward the Constitutional Court and into Bukchon Hanok Village is already crowded with tourists relishing the city in autumn. On Tuesday morning, tourists flocked to ...
Cosmetics rally amid chilly Korea-China ties
No other Korean export may be enjoying a rally these days more so than Korean cosmetics, amid a general pessimistic forecast for other sectors. Consumers around the world, in Asia and elsewhere, have proclaimed themselves Korean cosmetics fans. Even American consumers have begun to discover the wonder of Korean cosmetics, as can be seen on the beauty website Refinery29 and In...
Master carpenter, daughter mixing innovation, tradition in door, window making
Sim Yong-sik, 64, has spent 47 years working in Korea’s traditional carpentry industry. He started out working in the neighborhood carpenter’s shop in Yesan, South Chungcheong Province in 1969 as a teen. He worked a full day and sometimes more - until 2 a.m. - and took only the Lunar New Year and Korean Thanksgiving Chuseok holidays off. “My house was nearby, but I didn’t go ...
Korean food foundation promotes refined hansik
Yoon Sook-ja, chairwoman of the Korean Food Foundation, remembers the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games like it was yesterday. At the time, she was teaching at a college in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, when she was one among several experts called by the government to oversee the meals for participating athletes and officials at the first Olympic Games ever hosted in Korea. “I still r...
Young jobseekers have mixed sentiment during 'recruitment season'
Life-time employment is in its last throes at leading Korean companies, but the announcement of massive recruitment is raising anticipation as well as anxiety among jobseekers. As general skepticism pervades among the nation’s young, jobseekers are approaching the “recruitment season” with mixed attitudes. For Shin Eui-jin, 27, of Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province, it may well be anot...
| 2016-09-09 16:59
Single-person households redefining norms of dining out
Back in the day, if a single person tried to get a seat in a popular Korean restaurant, he or she would be met with the typical answer: “No seating for one.” Times are, however, changing fast, and restaurants and other businesses are increasingly catering to single customers. Long considered social pariahs in the “sikgu” (family; literally a group of people who eat together) ...
| 2016-09-07 17:03
Fashion outlet ceo stays course amid competition
Hong Seong-yeol, CEO of Mario Outlet, believes in doing things with honesty; in a “do-or-die” style.That is how he built his Mario Outlet and maintains its edge against heightening competition. “People nowadays only talk about giving it their all or committing to something in a do-or-die style. But what they need to know is that one’s actions must be, in and of themselves, do...
Textile innovator finds growth through tech
One of the worrisome dilemmas for the Korean economy is that that the growth engines of the past are dwindling. K.C. Go, CEO of Ventex, however, suggests that there is a working model for what many consider a sunset industry. Here in Ventex’s case, it is in the functional textile industry. Founded in 1999, Ventex focuses on using textile nanotechnology in manufacturing a wide...
'South Korea, China, US need to coordinate on N. Korea'
Stephan Haggard, a noted expert on the North Korean economy, said he believes the recent defection of the London-based North Korean diplomat Thae Yong-ho means that sanctions on the repressive state are working “very directly.” “Embassy staff of North Korea around the world are called upon to engage in a variety of money-making activities, and because of the unilateral sancti...
UN Security Council to take 'significant' measures against N. Korea to thwart missile provocation
Hotels grapple with chronic staff shortages
‘Moon gov’t neglected, concealed North’s killing of S. Korean official’
CJ Olive Young fined 1.89 bil. won for unfair supply contracts
Giant panda statue at Everland
[INTERVIEW] 'Now is time for Koreans to unlock potential in Africa'
Japan's Nikkei-linked ELS issuance surpasses HK-linked ELS
Scholar's decades-long expertise serves as inspiration for Korea's future FDI
Lawyer of Korean descent selected as chair of Dentons Global Board
K-dramas, beauty, food to maintain popularity on TikTok in 2024
SK reshuffles top management focusing on generational shift
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
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