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Reporter : Ko Dong-hwan
Mon, September 25, 2023 | 23:11
From insect hunts to terrarium making, Seoul's parks offer summer fun
The summer heat is leading people on all sorts of outings, from trips to coastal beaches and cold streams hidden in mountain valleys to air-conditioned spacious indoor activities like shopping in malls or visiting libraries.
Police take aim at cram schools after president criticizes university entrance exam test
Police began investigating a cram school teacher and possible accomplices, Tuesday, for allegedly leaking questions that were to be kept confidential until this year's College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT). The Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) assigned two related cases to the Special Investigation Division, which specializes in major crimes committed by high-ranking off...
Conference for English instructors to be held at Konkuk University
A conference for English instructors working in elementary and middle schools in Korea will be held later this week at Konkuk University in Seoul. The event will outline the country's ongoing public language teaching environment and how they can benchmark other countries of native English speakers in this fast-changing digital era.
Low birthrate could be solved by hiring more foreign workers: Seoul mayor
Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon said, Monday that the labor shortage issue, stemming from the country's demographic decline, could be partly solved by accepting more foreigners.
Structural height regulations to be eased in 8 areas of Seoul
The Seoul Metropolitan Government has decided to ease height regulations in multiple city locations simultaneously, a boon for local citizens who have faced limitations due to urban redevelopment regulations. The City Planning Division under the city government's Planning and Administration Office said Friday the maximum height limits over the eight locations will be raised o...
Government makes it tougher to obtain permanent residency via investments
The government has made it tougher for foreigners to obtain permanent residency in Korea through financial investments in the country, while scrapping a program that let foreigners retire here and obtain the same visa after investing W300 million.
[INTERVIEW] Egyptian details difficult process of gaining refugee status in Korea
Doubts, rejection, endless waiting and an utter feeling of abandonment are what Dii, a former asylum seeker from Egypt, says he had to endure during his three-and-a-half-year stay in Korea. Dii, who requested anonymity and wants to be identified only by his alias, is now in the Netherlands where he obtained refugee status just two months after he filed his case there.
New age counting system begins
Posters inside the Songpa District Office in eastern Seoul, Tuesday, announce the implementation of the international age counting system Wednesday. The international standard calculates a person's age from zero at birth and a year is added on every individual's birthday. Under the Korean traditional age system, a person was deemed to be a year old at the time of birth and th...
Child-friendly zones pop up in response to kid-free venues
Under the campaign name “Seoul Kids OK Zone,” an increasing number of restaurants and cafes in Seoul are declaring themselves child-friendly by joining a campaign, led by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, to expand facilities accepting customers with toddlers or young children. The campaign began last September when the city government started accepting applications from pri...
Ethiopian envoy meets Seoulites in class held by embassies
The top representative of Ethiopia to Korea is meeting the people of Seoul over the next month to impart information on his country, which is famous for coffee, as well as offer information on the African continent.