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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Fri, July 1, 2022 | 01:32
Inside Gimpo airport's control tower, nervous excitement fills the air
“As air traffic controllers, we see hundreds of aircraft flying in and out every day, but we never get bored,” Do Jin-yeol, the general manager of apron control management at Korea Airports Corp. (KAC), said at the control tower, Tuesday. “It still gives us a thrill, especially on days with a beautiful sunset.”
First lady opposes dog meat consumption
First lady Kim Keon-hee called for animal rights in her first media interview given since her husband, President Yoon Suk-yeol, took office on May 10. “Korea and China are the only two economically successful countries that consume dog meat,” Kim said during an interview with local newspaper Seoul Shinmun that was published on Monday. “I believe the universal culture (of not ...
Brazilian scholar finds drag culture's influence in K-pop industry
Tiago Canario, a Seoul-based Brazilian scholar, has revealed how drag culture influenced the K-pop industry in visualizing minorities and marginal cultures, as one of the co-authors in a book titled “Here Comes the Flood: Gender, Sexuality, and Stereotype in the Korean Wave.” Drag is the art of dressing up and performing a type of gender expression, usually one different from...
Will Yoon pardon former president?
Jailed former President Lee Myung-bak, 80, has filed for a suspension of his sentence due to health issues, raising speculation whether his request may lead to a pardon by President Yoon Suk-yeol. Lee, who headed the country from 2008 to 2013, has been serving a 17-year jail term since November 2020 for embezzlement and corruption, and Yoon was a lead investigator in the case...
US official meets Korean LGBTQ activists in Seoul
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met with Korean LGBTQ community leaders during her visit to Seoul, Tuesday, as a part of the Joe Biden administration's pro-LGBTQ foreign policy.
4 out of every 10 underage drinkers are binge drinkers: report
The number of minors who drink alcohol has gone down to 10 percent, while four out of every 10 of such underage drinkers are binge drinkers. A recent government study finds that they drink about five to six times a week, and consume more than one bottle of soju at a time. Soju is a popular Korean liquor with about 15 to 20 percent alcohol content that comes in 360-milliliter ...
Seoul Metro to sell rights to alternative names of 50 subway stations
Seoul Metro plans to sell the rights to the alternative names of 50 subway stations as part of efforts to overcome financial difficulties, according to the subway operator. The company, which runs Subway Lines No. 1 to 8, has recorded a net loss of about 1 trillion won ($799 million) per year due to free rides offered to elderly citizens and the pandemic-stricken decrease in ...
Japanese travelers line up at Korean embassy for tourist visas
Starting this month, the Korean government resumed issuing tourist visas for the first time in two years, but many Japanese visitors who want to travel to the neighboring country still face difficulties obtaining them, as evidenced by a long line formed by applicants in front of the Korean Embassy in Tokyo. Some of them waited in line since the previous night to apply for vis...
Casting ballots in optical store: Korea's unusual polling stations
A total of 14,465 polling stations were installed for over 44 million eligible voters to cast their ballots in the June 1 local elections. Many of them were located in schools, government offices and community centers which are easily accessible and well-known to local residents. But some polling stations were set up in unlikely places.
Long way to go for inclusive politics in Korea
Aspiring politicians go through a complicated thought process before deciding to run for election.
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