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Reporter : Kim Se-jeong
Fri, December 8, 2023 | 04:25
Women abhor female bosses
Women were found to suffer greater workplace stress when supervised by female bosses or surrounded by female colleagues, a study showed Wednesday. According to the research paper, titled “Are Women Enemies of Each Other?; Impact of Boss's Gender on Female Workers' Performance,” by the Korean Labor Economic Association, researcher Chung Han-na wrote stress levels were up by 3....
Ryu to head foreign language newspapers association
The Foreign Language Newspapers Association of Korea appointed Ryu Kwon-ha, the Korea JoongAng Daily Executive Editor, as its third chairman Tuesday. The association said it made the decision during a board meeting.
Working age population to drop by 19% over two decades
A new report showed Tuesday that the working age population (between 15 and 60 years old) is expected to decline by 18.9 percent by 2038, much faster than anticipated. According to a Health and Welfare Policy Forum report published by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, the biggest decline will be seen among those aged between 20 and 29 at 33.5 percent. During ...
Social enterprise brings movies to rural residents
Watching movies is one of the most popular pastimes for Koreans. Annually, movie theaters see an average audience of 200 million people _ with each person seeing around four films. Yet, most cinemas are concentrated in cities, leaving residents in rural areas with little access to newly released movies. That bothered Kim Seon-tae and so he started a business opening small mov...
Scientist extracts phosphate from sewage
Choi Ye-duk, a wastewater researcher at the Seoul Institute of Health and Environment, has invented a way to extract phosphate from sewage. Phosphate is a critical ingredient in making fertilizer. Fertilizer makers in Korea rely solely on foreign imports for their production. Phosphate deposits are found in China and Morocco but supplies have dwindled during the past century ...
'Demanding info on parents violates applicants' human right'
For students applying for need-based scholarships at universities, it is common for applications to ask many questions about their parents. The nation's independent rights body said Monday this violates human rights. Releasing a statement, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) stated requiring personal information of applicants' parents is in violation of the Personal Information Protection Act and recommended the education minister and 17 regional chief educators guide and oversee universities and scholarship foundations using that practice.
Hotels in Seoul throw year-end parties
If you have no plans for New Year's Eve, Seoul's luxury hotels are throwing countdown parties for your pleasure. The Grand Hyatt Seoul’s annual countdown party takes place on the hotel’s ice rink, Dec. 31. The event will start at 10:30 p.m. with a skating performance by a local junior skating team and free skating time. At 11:50 p.m., the ice rink will turn into a countdown a...
More than 20,000 Seoul tour passes sold
Sales of Discover Seoul Pass, a city tour pass, have hovered at 20,000 as of this week, the city said Thursday. The card was first released on the market in July last year and customers can visit up to 24 inner-city destinations for 55,000 won at maximum. The pass is also popular because people can ride the subway with it. In November, the city released the PyeongChang edition targeting travelers visiting Korea during the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, helping sales jump, the city said. The most popular destinations were N Seoul Tower, followed by Grevin Seoul Museum, Gyeongbok Palace, Al...
'Rage room' flourishes, reflecting overstressed society
Seoul Rage Room near Hongik University in western Seoul is an unusual place welcoming people seeking to vent their stress. Entering a room sealed off with barriers made of wood, customers receive ceramics, appliances, hammers and baseball bats. A rubber mannequin also stands in the room and two rubber tires on the wall are ready to be bashed. Customers wear the provided prote...
Fans bid farewell to late idol
The funeral for Kim Jonghyun, the lead singer of popular K-pop group SHINee, took place on Thursday at Asan Medical Center in Seoul, drawing hundreds of fans to the hospital to mourn his death.The 27-year-old singer committed on Monday. His correspondence with a friend indicated his battle with depression.