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Reporter : Yoon Ja-young
Mon, December 4, 2023 | 17:55
Support for eccentric presidential hopeful nearing 5%
A presidential hopeful who has been known for his seemingly unrealistic pledges as well as his eccentric remarks and behaviors is seeing his support rate surge. He is asking for more support so that voters can see him in a major presidential debate with the candidates of the two main parties.
For many Korean high school seniors, winter is the season for plastic surgery
Now that the annual college entrance exam, the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT), is over, hundreds of thousands of students, who will graduate from high school in a couple of months, have a long list of post-exam plans, such as traveling or getting their driver's licenses.
Korea's first Omicron patients face online wrath after private info leaked
gettyimagesbank By Yoon Ja-youngPrivate information about the couple who first tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Korea has been leaked online. While some blame the couple for giving false information about their whereabouts to health aut...
Car owners suffering from parking shortage
While the number of cars has been increasing steeply over the past decade, parking spaces haven't been growing to meet demand in most of the big cities in Korea, resulting in the chronic and worsening parking shortage problem.
North Korean teen sentenced to 14-year forced labor for watching 'The Man from Nowhere': report
A North Korean teenager was reportedly sentenced to 14 years' forced labor for watching just five minutes of a South Korean film.
Government's Christmas carol campaign faces backlash from Buddhists
The government campaign to promote a festive spirit to the public through Christmas carols during the year-end season is facing a strong backlash from Buddhists.
How much are top Korean actresses paid?
With the rising popularity of Korean dramas around the world, salaries paid to actors and actresses have also risen dramatically. The top actresses appearing in Korean dramas are now paid over 200 million won ($170,000) per episode.
Koreans pick material well-being as top source of meaning in life: survey
Koreans pick “material well-being” as the number one factor that makes their lives meaningful, a survey showed.
Hackers peeping into Korea's apartments through intercom systems: report
A media report stating that smart controlling systems installed in newly built apartments are vulnerable to hacking, is triggering concern that footage of residents' private lives could be stolen and sold to shady online business operators, including porn sites.
Evolutionary biologist says having children in Korea today is a 'stupid' choice
A renowned evolutionary biologist in Korea has said that it is a “stupid” choice to have children here. Choi Jae-chun, a professor in the College of Natural Sciences at Ewha Womans University specializing in the behavior and ecology of animals, said on his YouTube channel that it would not be wise to give birth and raise a child in Korea today.