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Universities struggle to fill classes amid population decline
Universities in Korea are struggling to fill their classes as the number of first-year students matriculating to colleges this spring falls short of their intended class sizes amid the country's falling birthrate.
Fu Bao's last week with Korean visitors
Fu Bao, the first Korea-born giant panda, chews bamboo before visitors at Everland amusement park in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, Sunday. The beloved panda will go behind closed doors a week later to undergo medical assessments and quarantine procedures before being transported to China in early April. Yonhap
Korean travelers flock to Japan as Independence Movement Day approaches
Many Koreans are planning to travel to Japan during the three-day national holiday weekend starting on March 1, a holiday that marks the 1919 independence movement against Japanese colonial rule, according to the travel and tourism industry, Sunday.
Michelin Guide unveils inaugural Busan selections
BUSAN — Korea's southeastern port city became the second Korean city to join the Michelin Guide, Thursday, with 25 selected restaurants, 15 Bib Gourmand establishments and three one-starred restaurants acknowledged by the coveted culinary guide.
Gay couple urges top court to uphold equal health insurance benefits for same-sex partnerships
A gay couple urged Korea's Supreme Court to rule in favor of offering equal state benefits for same-sex couples and stop discrimination based on sexual orientation, Wednesday, on the first anniversary of the landmark appellate ruling in favor of non-heterosexual couples' eligibility to receive spousal health insurance benefits.
Korea embarks on Travel Month campaign to boost regional tourism
Korea launched the “Travel Month” campaign, Tuesday, that will run until the end of March to boost domestic travel and the regional economy.
KAIST alums sue Presidential Security Service for assaulting student
A group of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) alums reported the Presidential Security Service to the police, Tuesday, for alleged abuse of official authority, assault and confinement of a student who shouted at President Yoon Suk Yeol during the school’s graduation ceremony Friday.
Giant panda Fu Bao to meet visitors until March 3
Fu Bao, a beloved giant panda born in Everland, will be on public display until March 3 before being transferred to China in early April, according to the amusement park, Monday. Fu Bao will be housed at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Sichuan province.
Rights agency urges Korea to bridge digital divide for older people
Korea should develop and distribute senior-friendly digital devices and education programs to protect the rights of older adults so that they can access information and bridge the digital divide amid the ongoing digital transformation, the national rights agency said, Monday.
WeGO's new offices in UAE, Kazakhstan, Ecuador to share Korea's smart city technologies
The World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO) has opened three new regional offices in Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates, Almaty of Kazakhstan and Cuenca of Ecuador to propel global smart city cooperation initiatives.
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