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Terror on roads becoming new reality
Have you noticed a recent change in the behavior of some drivers on the road? Before and even now to some extent, Korean drivers were known for not signaling when they want to change lanes and tailgating. Lately more often than not, this reporter was startled by the sudden encroachment of cars from neighboring lanes. They were sharp and unexpected twists in the angle, meaning...
| 2016-08-24 17:23
Pansori master looks to create 'zeitgeist' work
After performing with cellist Chung Myung-wha at Gyechon Village in eastern Gangwon Province last Friday, Ahn Sook-sun was getting some rest at her home in a leafy southern Seoul neighborhood Monday. At 66, the master and designated cultural asset in pansori, a traditional genre of Korean narrative music, said she is willing to collaborate with other artists across genres to ...
Retailers, restaurants struggling to adjust to anti-graft law
As Chuseok - one of the biggest Korean holidays - falls on Sept. 15, Koreans are surveying gifts that they may have to buy for acquaintances and colleagues. This year, however, one factor looms large in their shopping decisions: the so-called Kim Young-ran anti-graft law that takes effect on Sept 28. Under the law, among other things, public officials, private school teachers...
Anti-graft law to affect 40,919 organizations
Foreign diplomats brace for sweeping anti-corruption law
Kim Bok-dong still fighting for sex slave victims
For more than 20 years, Kim Bok-dong, 90, has been attending the Wednesday rallies to demand a formal apology from Japan and legal reparations for the Korean women forced into sex slavery during World War II. In an interview on Friday, she shared her disappointment with the agreement that the government reached with Japan last year. “Our stance is clear that Abe should apolog...
Regional gov'ts tap cultural content to boost economy
The lackluster performance of new, mega-scale K-dramas such as “Uncontrollably Fond” prompts memories about “Descendants of the Sun.” The drama that starred top actors Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo captivated Korea, and much of China, when it aired for nearly two months from February through April this year. The ratings for the drama were well over 30 percent, a feat that ot...
| 2016-08-12 17:00
Is THAAD casting cloud over Korean pop culture?
With the Korean government's decision to deploy a U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery next year in Seongju, NorthGyeongsang Province, there is concern arising that the plan might negatively affect the strong popularity of Korean cultural exports to China. It is a legitimate concern in that the Chinese media have strongly protested the THAAD decision, as t...
| 2016-08-10 16:44
Jun. K makes statement as solo artist
As the Seoul summer heat soared to the temperature of a barbecue grill, Jun. K showed his fiery passion as a solo artist on stage at YES24 Live Hall in eastern Seoul on Monday Jun. K? Yes, Jun. K, the main vocalist of the six-member idol group 2PM. Twelve years after entering JYP Entertainment, and after eight years as 2PM’s lead singer, Jun. K has a mini solo album, “Mr. No♡...
A unique hanok stay in central Seoul
Before towering modern apartments took over Seoul, people lived in small, cozy houses - some in the traditional Korean hanok style.
Foundation preserves soldiers' sacrifice in 'forgotten war'
The ongoing ceasefire that began after the Korean War (1950-1953) and the simultaneous development of South Korea that have exceeded everyone’s imagination, may have made living in division a normal state of affairs for most Koreans. Yet, the war’s many atrocities, which pitted brother against brother, neighbor against neighbor, indisputably left a mark on the Korean people. ...
Hilti Korea's human-resources focus pays off
The Hilti brand’s familiarity is noticeable for a professional power tool manufacturer, perhaps because of its signature red tool box seen on construction sites or in the backyards of do-it-yourself guys who use its tools for home repairs and other chores. “We call it the red marketing - the red tool box and the red car,” said Chung Hyun-suk, CEO of Hilti Korea, in a recent i...
[INTERVIEW] Ecolab helps Korean partners profit from ESG management
Son-dol: a cold day for a ferryman and a merchant
Korean economy to start shrinking by 2050 if low birthrate unaddressed: BOK report
Seoul Metro begins real-time translation service for foreign tourists at Myeong-dong Station
[ANALYSIS] Has N. Korean leader's daughter been confirmed as heir apparent?
[INTERVIEW] 'Lifeline for migrant workers in Korea' - Rev. Kim fights for foreign employees' rights
Space race heats up between two Koreas after Seoul launches spy satellite
Uncertainty lingers over Ven. Jaseung's death
[INTERVIEW] Korea to work with US, Japan to fight climate change
Korean battery firms face higher costs for access to US subsidies
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
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