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Reporter : Yoon Ja-young
Sun, July 3, 2022 | 02:00
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.
'World Taekwondo Peace Festival' sheds light on the sport's contribution to world peace
A special event to instill pride in the world's 100 million taekwondo practitioners as guardians of peace was held in central Seoul, Nov. 22.
Goyang City goes all-out as host of World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships
With the world still struggling against the COVID-19 pandemic, major sports events have been suspended too. But against such odds, the World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships, scheduled to be held in Goyang City next April, will be the first major international sports event in the country since the outbreak of the pandemic, and the city is going all-out to host the event.
World Taekwondo to commemorate decades-long journey toward world peace
“This is not about fighting. It's about courage, it's about confidence and respect.” That's what Terry Crews, the host of NBC's “America's Got Talent,” said after a performance by the World Taekwondo (WT) demonstration team, excitedly pushing the Golden Buzzer to advance the team to the quarterfinals. If there were one more word that should be added to Crew's description of t...
Paradox of job policy: Irregular workers increasing despite Moon's rosy promise
Getting rid of precarious, irregular jobs was one of the key pledges of President Moon Jae-in to address social inequality in the form of dualism in the labor market - the gap between high-paid, well-protected regular employees, and low-paid, irregular ones with unstable working conditions. Starting from pressuring state-run companies to give contract workers regular position...
Man found guilty of sex crime for filming cheating wife
A man was found guilty of a sex crime for filming his wife as she engaged in an extramarital affair. The couple was in the midst of divorce proceedings.
'Korea has chicken size problem': Columnist slams sauce-focused vendors
A well-known food columnist has slammed Korean fried chicken for being too small.
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