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National flags bother anti-Park protesters
Park Jang-sun, 32, a member of the Korea Youth Foundation, was bothered when he saw the Taegukgi, Korea’s national flag, carried by conservative groups at a recent counter-protest.
Gangdong-gu Office builds cat shelter
Gangdong-gu Office said Thursday it has built a shelter for alley cats on the roof of a detached office. This is the first such shelter built by a local government in Korea. The shelter, 5 meters long, 2 meters wide and 2 meters tall, can accommodate about 15 cats. The office created the shelter under the auspices of Hyundai Engineering and Construction.
[INTERVIEW] Aiming to create classic art
The Korea National University of Arts (K-Arts) has been focusing on cultivating world-class artists who can represent and spread the nation’s artistic caliber here and around the world. Riding on the decades’ achievements, it has set a higher goal of creating classical works of art that can benefit humankind and go down in art history. “Founded over 20 years ago, K-Arts has b...
Men work, women stay home? No longer the case
Traditional perceptions of gender roles - men work and women stay home - are fading away, research results showed Tuesday. Three organizations - the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, the Institute for Social Development and Policy Research at Seoul National University and the Institute for Social Research at Sungkyunkwan University - jointly conducted a survey on...
Graduation rituals becoming festivals
Wild graduation rituals at middle and high schools, including tearing uniforms and hurling eggs or flour at each other, are fading away. Such graduation traditions have been a national headache every February during graduation season. There have routinely been reports around this time of graduating students engaged in unruly rituals from getting naked to staging violent scene...
PR agency head acquitted of fraud
A district court acquitted Park Soo-hwan, head of PR agency News Communications that was conducting PR for Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), on charges of fraud and extortion, Tuesday, citing a lack of evidence. The Seoul Central District Court cleared Park of receiving 2 billion won ($1.7 million) in PR fees from DSME in return for lobbying policymakers and ...
Driving school fees jump 33%
Tuition fees for driving schools nationwide have soared to a record high, according to Statistics Korea, Monday. This comes a month after the government toughened the driver’s license test. The National Police Agency revised the rules on the exam last December for the first time in five years - after easing them in 2011 - in a bid to reduce road accidents. Statistics Korea said the tuition costs for driving programs jumped 33.2 percent from a year earlier, the highest increase since April 1982.
Ko to appear as witness at Choi's criminal trial
Ko Young-tae, a key witness in the corruption scandal involving President Park Geun-hye and her confidant Choi Soon-sil, will appear as a witness in the criminal trial of Choi and former presidential secretary An Chong-bum, today. The two are on trial on charges of abuse of authority and extortion. This will be the first time that Ko and Choi will face each other after the influence-peddling scandal broke out in October 2016. There were rumors that the two were romantically involved, something alleged last week by President Park’s lawyers at her impeachment trial at the Constitutional Court.
Creating an 'immersive environment'
Foreign language learners should create an “immersive environment” in which they can be exposed to the new language all the time. Such a situation can be uncomfortable for them at first, but it is necessary for the learners’ mastery of the language, foreign language-learning expert Cho Seung-yeon said. “When I was studying Chinese, I never watched Korean movies or Korean news...
Multicultural kids' depression increases with age
Kids from multicultural families feel more depressed and become daunted as they advance in school, a study showed Wednesday. According to a survey conducted by the National Youth Policy Institute, the average depression level among multicultural students in the fifth grade was 1.61 out of 4 in 2012 and increased to 1.71 when they became ninth graders in 2016. The study was done on 1,300 children from multicultural families between 2012 and 2016.
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