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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Tue, March 21, 2023 | 20:55
Activist publishes books on lives of migrant workers in Korea
Han Yoon-soo, 75, a migrant workers' rights activist has published a series of books featuring his decades-long experience of supporting foreign workers in Korea. Titled “Blooming Violets” (literal translation), the 10-book series is a collection of nearly 900 essays Han has written on his personal blog, as well as for his columns for a local newspaper since 2008.
Court recognizes same-sex partner as legal dependent
An appeals court ruled in favor of a gay couple calling for equal health insurance coverage for same-sex couples, Tuesday, overturning a lower court's decision that sided with the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS).The landmark ruling by the Seoul High Court ordered the NHIS to cancel its decision made in 2020 to withdraw a gay man's eligibility to receive spousal healt...
Seoul city to temporarily suspend Namsan Tunnel toll fee
The toll levied on cars passing through Namsan Tunnel in Seoul will be temporarily suspended for two months starting next month, according to city officials, in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the congestion pricing scheme. Based on the evaluation, the city authority will decide by the end of this year whether to fully scrap the toll collection system or not.
Celebration of Japanese emperor's birthday in Seoul met with protest
A reception held in Seoul to celebrate the Japanese Emperor's birthday has raised eyebrows, especially after it was reported that the Japanese national anthem - which is widely considered a symbol of Japan's militaristic past here - was played during the event.
Local governments offer subsidies for hair loss treatment
Some local governments have begun offering financial support for hair loss treatment, aiming to help boost the self-esteem and confidence of balding people. But these moves are drawing mixed reactions from the public. Some are raising questions over the appropriateness of government subsidies being used for non-essential medical services.
Teaching no longer popular career in Korea
In Korea, being a public school teacher was once widely considered a rewarding career. Some advantages of working as a teacher include stable income guaranteed until retirement and generous vacation days compared with ordinary office workers.
Korea approves first-ever digital therapeutics device
A domestically developed mobile application that can be used to treat insomnia won regulatory approval, Wednesday, becoming the first-ever digital therapeutics device to be introduced in Korea.
Court ruling lets two Russian men seek refugee status in Korea
A A local court on Tuesday ordered the Incheon Immigration Office to review refugee applications submitted by two Russian men who landed in Incheon International Airport last year after fleeing the military draft in their home country. The Incheon District Court ruled in favor of the Russian men who filed complaints against the immigration authority, but dismissed a complaint...
Doctors threaten strike over possible legislation of Nursing Act
Doctors have warned they will stage a strike in protest of the proposed legislation of the Nursing Act - a new set of laws that stipulate the roles and duties of licensed nurses - as they view it may cause confusion in the public healthcare system if passed.
Korean team rescues 3 additional survivors in Turkey
A Korean rescue team deployed in quake-hit Turkey rescued three more survivors from the rubble on Saturday (local time), raising the number it has saved to eight. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Korea Disaster Relief Team (KDRT) has managed to pull out two family members - a 17-year-old boy and his 51-year-old mother from the ruins of a building in Antakya, at around...
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