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Union launches online campaign to legalize tattooing
More than 1,000 tattooists and ink lovers worldwide expressed their support in an online campaign for legalization of tattooing. The tattooist labor union and its leader Kim Do-yoon called, July 30, for like-minded supporters to join their online campaign on Aug. 1 to condemn the country's Constitutional Court for its ruling last month. On July 21, the court upheld its previo...
Kookmin University denies first lady plagiarism allegations
Kookmin University has cleared first lady Kim Keon-hee of allegations of having plagiarized some of her academic papers and dissertation, which she produced when she attended the university's Graduate School of Techno Design.
More Korean parents now prefer daughters over sons
Among younger parents planning to have children, there is a popular belief about how many children of a certain gender it is ideal to have. It goes that parents with two daughters are the most ideal, while those who have one daughter and one son are the second most ideal. Those who end up having two sons without any daughters are the least desirable, it goes. Kim Yeon-ju, 30,...
E-mart under fire for displaying dead shark in seafood section
A large retail store at Yongsan Station in Seoul, has come under fire for a bizarre scene in which a dead, bleeding shark was on display in a photo zone at the seafood section, to provide “a unique experience” for customers, Monday.
Summer vacation
A train platform at Seoul Station is crowded with people returning from their vacations, Sunday, as the summer vacation season hit its peak. Yonhap
First lady's fan club leader steps down
Attorney Kang Shin-ub, the founder and president of first lady Kim Keon hee's fan club, “Keon-hee sarang,” or “love for Keon-hee,” said on Thursday that he will step down from the post. During a press conference in front of Seoul Detention Center in Uiwang, Gyeonggi Province, Kang said he is resigning as the leader of the fan club for the sake of the nation and the Korean pub...
Vacationers forgo traveling abroad due to soaring airfares
Chung Chae-young, a 29-year-old office worker in Gyeonggi Province, was looking forward to traveling to Southeast Asia right after the end of the pandemic-imposed travel restrictions. Even now that the restrictive measures are lifted, she has decided instead to take a short summer vacation in the southern city of Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, due to sharply increasing travel...
Is tattooing art or medical practice?
Tattooing has continued to spark debate after a long history of social stigma in Korea. Since the 20th century, tattoos have long been negatively associated with organized crime in Korea. Gangsters adopted the Japanese yakuza's practice to ink frightening drawings of tigers, snakes, goblins and dragons on their skin, often big enough to cover their entire arms and upper bodie...
Court rules against tattooing by unlicensed practitioners
The Constitutional Court upheld its previous ruling against tattooing by practitioners who do not hold a medical degree. On Thursday, the top court ruled against a tattooist who claimed tattooing is a form of art, not a medical practice, and thus tattooists can perform their trade without having to go through medical school.
Seoul city under fire for alleged discrimination against foreign brides in transport subsidy
The Seoul Metropolitan Government came under fire for its allegedly discriminative transportation subsidy ...
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