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Reporter : Lee Yeon-woo
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 06:01
Young Koreans flock to luxury goods as society tells them looks means everything
Koreans' love of luxury goods is visible in almost all aspects of their everyday life. According to global management consultancy McKinsey & Company, Koreans are relatively fond of luxury products, with only 22 percent of them saying it is in bad taste to show off pricey clothes and accessories. This is lower than those in Japan (45 percent) and China (38 percent).
Over 26 million Koreans take to roads for Lunar New Year
Millions of Koreans began the annual journey back to their hometowns on Friday, one day ahead of the Lunar New Year long weekend, to gather with their families and pay tribute to their ancestors.
Many Koreans choose to spend Lunar New Year abroad
Many vacation-starved Koreans are expected to spend this Lunar New Year holiday abroad, celebrating the first major national holiday without quarantine measures for travelers. During Chuseok last September, travelers had to go through several remaining measures, such as submitting negative PCR results within one day after their return to Korea.
Lotte World accused of discriminating against people with disabilities
Disability advocacy groups have filed a complaint with the state human rights agency against Lotte World, saying the popular amusement park “compelled people with disabilities to be accompanied by guardians.” Disability advocacy groups, including Disability Discrimination Act Solidarity of Korea (DDASK) and People First Korea, held a press conference, Wednesday, in front of t...
[INTERVIEW] Researcher goes under knife to get real story on plastic surgery
Leem So-yeon, a professor of general education at the Busan-based Dong-A University, has become an insider of Korea's thriving plastic surgery industry while working on her dissertation.
International students cry foul over Korean universities' tuition hikes
Amid what they say are financial struggles, local universities are relying on international students in their decision to raise international student tuition. This year's hikes for international students are in sharp contrast to tuition for domestic students, which has been frozen for the last 15 years.
Foreign ministry files lawsuit against MBC to correct Yoon's hot mic report
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs filed a lawsuit against MBC, requesting a correction to its previous report on President Yoon Suk Yeol's remarks caught on a hot mic during his visit to New York last September.
NK human rights groups urge president to allow loudspeaker broadcasts, leaflets
North Korean human rights groups urged President Yoon Suk Yeol to revise the current government guideline in order to resume loudspeaker broadcasts and let activist send anti-regime leaflets across the inter-Korean border.
Documentary on 25-year-old shaman aims to break stereotypes
Kwon Soo-jin, 25, has lived a double life for as long as she can remember. Over the past four years, she was a communications student at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. She spent her weekdays, like other students, attending lectures, writing papers, and taking mid-terms and final exams.
Owner of time-honored restaurant where president dined, dies
Bae Hye-ja, the founder of a noodle restaurant that has been in operation for 42 years and which became famous after President Yoon Suk Yeol stopped by for lunch in May last year, died on Sunday. She was 83.
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