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1 out of 5 foreign nationals in Korea are undocumented residents
The number of undocumented people of foreign nationality in Korea has hit its highest figure in nearly two years. As of July, a total of 395,068 undocumented foreign nationals live in Korea, according to the annual statistics report by the Ministry of Justice's Korea Immigration Service, Thursday. It is the highest figure since September 2020, when the figure stood at 396,000...
World Taekwondo Grand-Prix to be held in Paris
The World Taekwondo Grand-Prix will be held in Paris for the first time from Sept. 2 to 4, giving competing athletes a taste of the city before the 2024 Olympic Games. The Paris 2022 World Taekwondo Grand-Prix will be held at the Palais des sports Marcel Cerdan in Levallois-Perret, a northwestern suburb 6 kilometers from the capital's center. The taekwondo competition of the ...
North Korean leader infected with COVID-19, state media says
Pyongyang's official Rodong Shinmun daily confirmed that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been infected with COVID-19.The official confirmation by the state-run newspaper came weeks after Kim's sister, Yo-jong, hinted at her brother's infection while presiding over an emergency meeting on Aug. 11 where she declared a victory over the virus. She said her brother was serious...
Personality tests become hugely popular among young Koreans
The MBTI personality test has become the newest fad among Koreans, particularly among millennials and Generation Z, better known as MZ in Korea. A Hankook Research survey taken last December found that over half of Koreans have taken the MBTI test. The MBTI craze among the younger generation, who are grappling with an uncertain future, reflects their desire for acceptance and...
Buddhist sect under fire for sexist tradition
The Cheontae Order, Korea's second-largest Buddhist sect, has come under fire for sexual discrimination. It bans women from entering its temples on two days of the year. The Buddhist sect's decades-old sexist tradition has been publicly addressed recently as the case was brought to the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) for review.
Travelers from 64 countries to Jeju exempt from electronic authorization
Travelers from 64 visa-free countries, including China and Mongolia, arriving on the southern resort island of Jeju will be exempt from going through an e-travel authorization system called K-ETA starting next month, according to the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province.
Busan hotels increase prices by 10 times for BTS concert
Hotels and other accommodation options in Busan have come under fire for canceling previous reservations and overcharging for rooms by as much as 10 times or more coinciding with a BTS concert that will be held in October to support the port city's bid for World Expo 2030.
Will proposed bill affect market share of Samsung's Galaxy phones?
A proposed bill designed to ban recording of phone conversations without the other party's consent has ignited debates on privacy and the usefulness of Samsung smartphones. The bill would protect people from having their words used against themselves, and prevent phone recordings from being used as evidence in legal cases. As it is proposed by a politician who was once shamed...
Space out: empty your mind until you find inner peace
Seoul's annual Space-out Competition will return to its signature venue, the Han River, next month, after a three-year hiatus amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said, Monday, that this year's competition will be held on the Jamsu Bridge on Sept. 4 starting at 3 p.m., while the bridge is blocked to vehicular traffic. When registration for the event o...
887 undocumented foreign workers, brokers, employers caught in crackdown
The Ministry of Justice said, Friday, it caught 887 undocumented workers of foreign nationality employed in adult entertainment facilities, brokers and employers during a recent crackdown on illegal employment. From the two-month investigation between June and July, the ministry found 642 undocumented employees of foreign nationality and ordered the deportation of 588, while ...
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