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Health ministry to review 'Mooncare,' adopt stricter measures for foreign dependents
The Ministry of Health and Welfare will apply stricter standards on insurance coverage in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) checkups and ultrasound scans, undoing the healthcare insurance expansion policies adopted by the previous Moon Jae-in administration. The government will also adopt tougher measures to screen health insurance coverage of foreign residents' dependents by ...
Korea to scrap local age counting system from next year
Koreans are expected to get one or two years younger from June next year, as the country has decided to scrap the so-called “Korean age system” in favor of the internationally recognized age calculation standard.
American father's battle to find missing children in Korea
On a cold Nov. 30 afternoon, when temperatures nosedived to minus seven degrees Celsius in Seoul, bringing with it the nation's first cold wave alert of the season, John Sichi was walking on a treadmill in front of Dongdaemun Design Plaza in central Seoul. Undeterred by the biting winds, the U.S. citizen walked for nearly four hours. Near the treadmill stood a placard reading...
11 students from multicultural backgrounds and teacher awarded for accomplishments
Eleven talented students from diverse backgrounds and one teacher were recognized for their achievements and exemplary deeds at the 11th Korea Multicultural Youth Awards ceremony, Monday. The awards, given by The Korea Times, are aimed at encouraging students from multicultural backgrounds, who at times experience hardships due to cultural or language barriers.
Interior minister further cornered over responsibility in Itaewon tragedy
Interior and Safety Minister Lee Sang-min is finding himself in deeper trouble as unionized civil servants and opposition lawmakers are strongly demanding his dismissal over the government's bungled response to the deadly Halloween crowd crush disaster on Oct. 29. The Korean Government Employees' Union (KGEU) on Monday filed a police complaint against Lee, on charges of derel...
Korea again ranks top in gender wage gap among OECD countries
Korea again ranked top in the gender wage gap among the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries in 2021, an undesirable position it has been maintaining for over two decades since joining the group of high-income countries in 1996. Recent data released by the OECD found that Korea's gender wage gap stood at 31.1 percent as of last year, the high...
Outstanding high school students
Hong Seok-yeon is a junior at Seoul Information Technology High School. Born to a Mexican mother and Korean father, he shows a strong interest in his mother's home country.
Outstanding elementary school students
Born to Chinese parents, Cui Yun-zhi is a sixth grader at Yangji Elementary School in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province. She is an exemplary student with strong leadership skills.
Children from multicultural backgrounds are Korea's future
It has been 11 years since The Korea Times established the Korea Multicultural Youth Awards in 2012. I would like to congratulate the winners of this year's awards.
Outstanding middle school students
Born to Colombian parents, Jairo Andres Ramirez Cruz first came to Korea from Colombia in 2016 at the age of nine. Six years have passed since he began his school life as a second grader at elementary school. He is now a second grader at Hongik Middle School in Seoul.