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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Sun, November 27, 2022 | 01:09
Seoul to provide subsidies to households with babysitting grandparents
The Seoul Metropolitan Government has launched the “Mom and Dad Happiness Project,” a set of support programs to lift the childcare burden of young households, including providing a 300,000-won ($227) subsidy to babysitting family members. Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon announced on Thursday that the city will invest 14.7 trillion won ($11 billion) in the five-year plan to improve ch...
Hit TV series leads to surge in visitors to southern region of Korea seeking glimpse of dolphins
The popular TV series, “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” has created a tourism boom in the nation's southern region. The southeastern coastal city of Ulsan and the southern resort island of Jeju, which are already popular tourist destinations, have seen an influx of even more tourists since the drama featuring a lawyer with autism spectrum disorder, named Woo Young-woo, became a ...
Gates calls on Korea to play greater role in fight against COVID-19 pandemic
Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said Tuesday that Korea is expected to play a greater role in the global fight against infectious diseases and called for a global partnership to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. "Korea is poised to be a leader in this work,” he said during a speech at the National Assembly, noting th...
More tourists opt to visit Jeju Island by ferry
More tourists are choosing to cut travel expenses by taking ferries when visiting Jeju Island due to the soaring prices of flight tickets and car rentals this summer. According to Jeju Tourism Association (JTA), Saturday, over 480,000 people have visited the island by ferry so far this year. The figure constitutes 5.7 percent of the 8.58 million domestic travelers that have v...
Fears of lengthy COVID-19 resurgence loom large
Local experts forecast that the current COVID-19 surge may - rather than dropping sharply after peaking, which is expected to occur by the end of this month - take a long time to decline. “After reaching a peak by the end of this month, the COVID-19 resurgence this time may leave a prolonged course of transmissions instead of showing a sharp decline,” Kim Woo-joo, a professor...
Naturalized Korean proposes inclusion of migrant brides in transport subsidy bill
Ai Suluu, a naturalized Korean legislator at Seoul Metropolitan Council has proposed a bill to include foreign nationals in the city's transportation subsidy for pregnant women.
Youth representatives speak up for children's rights at National Children's Congress
Youth representatives aged between 10 and 17 came together to discuss social issues related to children's rights at the 19th Korea National Children's Congress and deliver their adopted resolution to the government. The three-day event kicked off, Tuesday. A total of 120 youth representatives joining this year's event were elected by 690 children who participated in regional ...
Korea clinches 14 medals at 2022 World Taekwondo Junior Championships
Korea's national youth Taekwondo team won a total of 14 medals - 10 gold, two silver and two bronze - at the 2022 World Taekwondo Junior Championships held between August 2 and 7 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Thanks to the performance, the country secured an all-around victory for the first time in eight years in both the men and women's divisions.
Professors condemn Kookmin University for clearing first lady of plagiarism allegations
Several associations of the country's university professors condemned Kookmin University for clearing first lady Kim Keon-hee of allegations that she had plagiarized some of her academic papers, urging the university to reveal the details of the investigation.
Jeju to introduce electronic travel authorization to curb illegal immigration
The government plans to introduce a system called Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) on the southern resort island of Jeju, because an existing visa-waiver program has served as a conduit for illegal immigration and resulted in visitors from other countries staying beyond the dates listed on their travel documents, the Ministry of Justice said on Thursday.
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