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Reporter : Yoon Ja-young
Wed, October 4, 2023 | 22:16
North Korea's young generation becomes headache for Kim Jong-un
For North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-un, his peers increasingly seem to be becoming his biggest headache. Having experienced a market economy and foreign cultures while growing up, unlike their parents, they don't think they owe anything to the regime. “Just like South Korea, there is generation gap in North Korea. If the Korean War is the landmark in South Korea that divi...
Teenagers showing off about apartments on social media amid surging house prices
A new trend among Korean teenagers on social media is to introduce themselves as residents of fancy apartments - even when that is not true. Experts say it reflects a deep-rooted sense of social hierarchy, highlighted by surging property prices over the past few years.
Sleeping longer hours correlates with IQ: study
If you are one of those parents making your children sit up late doing homework, you'd better think again. A study revealed that children sleeping longer hours tend to have higher IQs.
Hundreds gather for water gun fight at Everland despite virus worries
Hundreds of people gathered for water gun fights at Everland, the country's largest theme park, as more people are loosening up on social distancing measures. Experts warn that wet masks will not protect wearers against transmission of COVID-19.
People line up to buy Chanel bags on rumors of price hikes
People are lining up in front of Chanel stores upon rumors that there will be price hikes next month. Luxury brands, including Chanel, have usually raised prices steeply after such rumors ― which is suspected to be one of their business tactics.
300,000 won penalty for failing to recycle transparent water bottles separately
Transparent PET bottles are seen in the recycling bin of an apartment complex in Sejong City. Some of them still have labels on them, which should have been removed. Korea Times photo by Yoon Ja-youngBy Yoon Ja-youngPeople living in apartments need to be more careful when recycling. If they fail to comply with proper plastic recycling regulations, they could face a fine of up...
Late Samsung chairman's house up for sale
The residence of late Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee / Screenshot from Kakao Map's Road ViewBy Yoon Ja-youngThe residence of late Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee is up for sale. As the bereaved family is subject to inheritance taxes of more than 12 trillion won ($10.6 billion), the money is expected to be used to pay off these.According to a report by Chosun Biz, the h...
High-speed train project raising housing prices, conflict
The high speed train GTX project that aims at stabilizing the housing market is triggering a housing price hike. Residents of various locations are demanding that the train should stop in their town while opposing the building of additional stations in neighboring towns.
Aged farming population prompts shift in local produce
An increasing number of Seongju farmers are giving up this profitable Oriental melon due to their age. As the older generation of farmers become weaker each year, they are finding it harder to bend over and squat to cultivate and harvest the fruit that grows in sprawling ground vines. Instead, these melon farmers are increasingly switching to Shine Muscat, an increasingly pop...
Baby boomers change image of senior citizens in Korea
Senior citizens in Korea are healthier, wealthier, more active and confident than ever. If elderly people were typically depicted as passive and dependent, suffering from poverty, the new generation of senior citizens gives off a different image.A woman surnamed Roh, who runs a small hardware shop with her husband in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, lived under the same ...