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Reporter : Lee Yeon-woo
Tue, December 6, 2022 | 22:34
First Chuseok without social distancing likely to increase COVID-19 infections
The upcoming Chuseok holiday is feared to accelerate the transmission of COVID-19, according to the government, as it will be the first time in three years that the holiday will be celebrated without social distancing measures, which limited private gatherings sizes, food consumption in public spaces and operating hours for multi-use facilities.
Remorse, pride intersect as Seoul's high school set for closure
A high school junior student, who asked to only be identified by his surname Yoo, has recently received several phone calls from his relatives, friends and other acquaintances after media reports stated that his school, Dobong High School, will be closed in 2024.
Tired of outdated practices, church-related scandals, some quit going to church
Lee Hye-seong, the founder and CEO of the Christian publishing house Bookoven, feels the negative implication of this frequently asked question. He knows too well how churches are viewed by non-Christians. Churches are, most of the time, portrayed negatively here.
Conservative writer draws ire of female politicians for sexist comments
An author of several best-selling books has come under fire for making sexist remarks in speech. Lee Ji-sung drew the ire of female politicians of the People Power Party (PPP) for his inappropriate comments while presenting his own view of the image of the ruling party in a speech at a party workshop in Cheonan City, South Chungcheong Province, Thursday.
Young North Korean defectors' job hopping puts pressure on employers
Jiye Industry, a Paju City-based small business producing and installing solar panels, experiences an upbeat mood whenever lunchtime comes. All eight staff working there gather around the table for food and to chat. Six of them are North Korean defectors, while the rest are South Korean by birth. Their lively conversation isn't inhibited by any cultural differences and the te...
Author of book adapted into hit TV series expresses excitement
Shin Min-young, a lawyer and the author of two books, still has a surreal feeling after the hit TV series, “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” wrapped up last week with the airing of the last episode on Thursday on ENA. The popular drama featuring a female lawyer with autism is based on his 2016 book, “In Defense of the People.”
Seoul National University to select freshmen without assigning majors in advance
Seoul National University announced plans, Friday, to select freshmen without assigning majors in advance, reversing the current system that selects students based on preset quotas for each field of study. In its report, “Seoul National University's medium- and long-term development plan for 2022 to 2040,” the university set removing barriers between majors, departments and c...
Activist professor requests strong punishment for racist abuse against Son Heung-min
An activist professor has sent a protest email to all 20 football clubs in the English Premier League, seeking strong punishment for racist abuse targeting Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min. During a match between Chelsea and Tottenham, Sunday, (local time), a Chelsea fan used his fingers to narrow his eyes while looking at Son in the second half when the striker went t...
Adoptee chef discovers herself and family through Korean cooking
As receipts roll out of the register, busy hands pin them on a board and call out to a solo Korean-American chef who is masterfully handling frying pans in the center of a micro kitchen. She calls out to the server, “Food's ready. Go go go!”That's what you'll encounter on a typical weekend evening at “Tiny Chef,” a restaurant in St. Louis, in the central U.S. state of Missour...
Protecting Dokdo
Members of the Korea Coast Guard hold a large Taegeukgi, or Korea's national flag, during a display on Korean Coast Guard vessel No. 1512, Friday, to show their commitment to protecting the sovereignty of the territorial sea, including off the coast of the Dokdo islets. The vessel is assigned the task of guarding the East Sea until National Liberation Day, which falls on Aug....
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