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Sat, December 3, 2022 | 15:29
Visa-free entry to Japan resumes
Citizens of 68 countries and regions including South Korea are now allowed to enter Japan again without a visa starting Tuesday. Visa-free entry for Korean nationals to Japan had been suspended for two years and seven months amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Japanese government had posed strict border restrictions to control the entry of foreign coronavirus patients. On March 9...
Lawmaker calls for Koryoin school in Gwangju
A growing number of ethnic Koreans from Ukraine are settling in the southwestern city of Gwangju this year after Russia began its invasion of their country earlier this year. Their migration has led to a need for public schools to accommodate the children of the new settlers.
Gov't mulls lowering age of eligibility for dual citizenship
Prime Minister Han Duck-soo delivers a speech of encouragement at a dinner meeting with overseas Koreans and Korean business representatives at Hilton Americas-Houston in Texas, Sunday local time. YonhapBy Lee Hae-rinThe government is considering lowering the age at which people are eligible for dual citizenship, according to Prime Minister Han Duck-soo at a meeting with over...
Ex-vice culture minister appointed to lead Korea Tourism Organization
Former Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jang-sil has been appointed as the new head of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said, Thursday. Kim, a graduate of Yeungnam University's department of public administration, also has a master's degree in public administration and policy from Seoul National University and a...
Belated Hangeul learners find life blossoms after literacy
For Choi Sun-ran, 79, exchanging handwritten letters and Kakao messages with her 10-year-old grandchild has become the greatest joy in life. She never thought it would be possible until she started learning how to read and write Hangeul, (the Korean alphabet), at Yongsan District Office's lifelong education center five years ago.
Justice ministry to crack down on undocumented immigrants
The Ministry of Justice announced a plan to crack down on undocumented foreign residents for two months, starting next Tuesday.
Cartoon ignites debate over freedom of expression
A prizewinning cartoon drawn by a high schooler satirizing President Yoon Suk-yeol has ignited a debate over freedom of expression in the National Assembly Culture, Sports, and Tourism Committee's annual audit, Wednesday. The ruling People Power Party (PPP) and the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) locked horns over the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's ...
Parties trade barbs in Assembly audit over first lady's alleged plagiarism
The ruling People Power Party (PPP) and the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) clashed at the National Assembly Education Committee's annual audit, Tuesday, over allegations that first lady Kim Keon-hee committed academic plagiarism despite the absences of key witnesses.
Foreign visitors increase by 220%
The number of foreign visitors to Korea more than doubled in August compared to the same period the year before, according to Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) statistics, Friday. The KTO said the country saw 310,945 foreign visitors last month, which is up by 220.3 percent from August 2021. The organization explained that the dramatic increase followed a visa exemption measur...
NHRCK, doctors clash over in vitro fertilization for unmarried women
The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) expressed regret at the Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology's for refusal to revise its ethics guidelines limiting in vitro fertilization treatment for unmarried women, Friday. The guidelines state that only married couples can receive in vitro fertilization treatment, restricting unmarried women from the procedure.
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