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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Sun, January 29, 2023 | 14:40
[INTERVIEW] 'Long way to go for Korean studies to fully prosper'
HONOLULU - A global boom of Korean pop music, films and TV dramas in recent years has generated worldwide interest in Korea and its culture as a whole. And this has led to an increase in people seeking to pursue an academic career in Korean studies. However, there is still a long way to go to create a sustainable environment nurturing Koreanist scholars, said Baik Tae-ung, he...
Forum revisits lives of first-generation of Koreans in Hawaii
HONOLULU - It was on Jan. 13, 1903, when the first organized group of Koreans arrived on the shores of Honolulu. Numbering slightly over 100, they became the first-generation Korean immigrants in Hawaii. Over the next two-and-a-half years, nearly 7,400 Koreans immigrated to Hawaii in search of a new future, escaping famine and the turbulent political climate in their home cou...
Missing family's car discovered underwater in Wando
A vehicle owned by a family of three that went missing on Wando Island off the southwestern coast of Korea was discovered in the ocean on Tuesday around 80 meters from the coast. But police were unable to look inside the vehicle due to low visibility.
Children from multicultural backgrounds losing interest in foreign parents' native languages
These days, bilingualism is commonly considered a strength in children from multicultural backgrounds, but children from these families living in Korea are becoming less enthusiastic about learning their foreign parent's mother tongue, according to government data, Monday. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family shared the results of a 2021 survey of over 15,000 multicultu...
Pets of monkeypox patients to be placed under isolation
Pets of people who have tested positive for monkeypox virus should be isolated for three weeks, the same period as their owners, according to a guideline announced by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Friday. Rodents - including hamsters, guinea pigs and mice - which are known to be particularly susceptible to the disease, should be placed under isolation a...
How much should Korea worry about monkeypox?
Following Korea identified its first case of the monkeypox virus, health experts say that it is unlikely to cause an explosive spread as the country experienced with the coronavirus, considering the differences between the two viruses. But at the same time, they called on the government to implement preemptive measures such as the swift introduction of third-generation vaccin...
[INTERVIEW] Scholar-activist immerses herself in dire working conditions facing Cambodian farmworkers
A day in the life of a female Cambodian migrant worker on a perilla leaf farm in Gyeongsang Province begins at 6:30 a.m. She squats and picks the leaves, ties 10 of them into a bundle and then tosses it into a box. The process is repeated until 5:30 p.m. To meet the daily target of harvesting 15,000 leaves, equivalent to 15 cartons, she often skips bathroom breaks or even lun...
Medical experts, businesspeople discuss partnerships between Korea, Africa
Medical experts and businesspeople from Korea and Africa discussed ways to bolster ties in the healthcare sector amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, during a business seminar hosted by the Korea Africa Foundation (KAF), Tuesday. Established in 2018, the KAF is an affiliate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that aims to promote relations with African countries in various sect...
'Africa can share clinical experience on monkeypox with Korea': Africa CDC interim chief
Partnerships between Korea and Africa in the healthcare sector will go beyond the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as the two sides seek to bolster collaboration in responding to emerging diseases, said Ahmed Ogwell Ouma, acting director of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), Tuesday.
Korea remains harsh country for asylum seekers
Koita Boh Saran, a 26-year-old woman from Guinea, West Africa, was just 17 years old when she was forced to marry a 45-year-old man, becoming his fourth wife in the process. It is quite common for underage girls to be coerced into early marriages in Guinea. She had no choice but to marry the man as her family threatened to assault her if she refused. A few months into the unh...
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