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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Sun, December 10, 2023 | 10:15
Incheon airport introduces Smart pass facial recognition system
A new biometric identification system using the facial features of travelers now substitutes for passports at Incheon International Airport, Korea's largest international air hub. The enhanced identification process started being used on July 27, the Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC) said, Friday.
Rise in teacher suicides highlights need for education reform
Amid condolences and calls for education reforms triggered by the recent death of an elementary school teacher, government-released statistics showed, Sunday, that a hundred teachers in the country have also taken their own lives in the last six years, highlighting a crisis in the education sector.
KTO brings tourism stakeholders back on Tourism Global Challenge Alumni Day
The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) held the Tourism Global Challenge Alumni Day 2023, Thursday.The inaugural event took place as part of its effort to create new tourism business opportunities and further promote cooperation among 150 Korean tourism stakeholders including companies, hotels, convention centers, tourism authorities of foreign countries in Korea and investors ...
Korea to expand mobile customs declaration, duty payment nationwide in August
Travelers entering Korea any airport or seaport across the country will be able to declare taxable items and pay taxes via a mobile application starting next month.
Maestro Chung Myung-whun tapped as ambassador for Busan's Expo bid
Korea's award-winning conductor Chung Myung-whun has joined efforts to promote Busan's bid to host the World Expo 2030 after being named as the southern port city's sixth official ambassador. Busan Metropolitan City and the public-private committee promoting the city's Expo bid held Chung's appointment ceremony at Busan City Hall, Tuesday.
Justice ministry to create new bureau to handle international investment disputes
The Ministry of Justice said, Wednesday, that it will create a new bureau dedicated to handling investment disputes, or investor-state dispute settlements (ISDS), with foreign investment firms.
Korea ranks 2nd-lowest in number of doctors among OECD nations
Korea has the second-lowest number of doctors after Mexico among OCED member nations, the government announced, Tuesday.
School teacher's death sparks calls for improved educator protections, education reforms
The recent death of an elementary school teacher in Seoul has led to debates on the need for legislative reforms to enhance protections for teachers, Friday.
[INTERVIEW] Former dog meat farmer finds new life after freeing 200 dogs
ASAN, South Chungcheong Province ― “Here, look at my farm, we have everything,” said a former dog meat farm owner surnamed Yang, pointing to the field full of green in Asan, South Chungcheong Province. “My life has never been better!”
Marine Corps slammed over service member's death
The Marine Corps is taking flak for deploying its soldiers to search and rescue operations for victims of the recent heavy rain and flooding in Yecheon, North Gyeongsang Province, without proper safety equipment. The Marine lance corporal, who was swept away by a torrent on Wednesday morning, was found dead 14 hours later.