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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Sun, January 29, 2023 | 10:32
Local government under criticism for running international marriage campaign
The government of Mungyeong City in North Gyeongsang Province is facing criticism from women's and immigrants' rights groups for its campaign aimed at encouraging farmers of Korean nationality in the city to get married to Vietnamese students studying in Korea. The groups said that such a campaign is clearly racist and discriminatory, not only against a particular country, bu...
Hyatt launches 'Hybrid and Wellness Meeting' package
Six Hyatt hotels in Korea have recently launched the “Hybrid and Wellness Meeting” package to help elevate the online and offline meeting experiences of guests amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. The Hyatt hotels focus on hosting meetings that are different from traditional ones as they emphasize four key concepts: professional care and safety; communication through seamles...
7 accommodations offering luxurious bathtubs with breathtaking views
Demand for luxury stay at hotels has been increasing as more and more people are getting tired of being stuck at home amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. For those planning to go on a domestic trip to refresh their tired body and mind, or longing for overseas travel once it becomes safe to travel again, Booking.com, a global digital travel platform, recommends seven hotels ...
University in Seoul to build gender-neutral restroom
Sungkonghoe University in Seoul is planning to build a gender-neutral restroom that can be used by people of any gender expression or gender identity. According to student representatives of the university, Thursday, members of the university's student council passed a motion unanimously the previous day on opening such a restroom on campus by the end of the year.
Local governments creating support programs to manage foreign national residents
Amidst an increase in the population of residents with foreign nationalities across rural areas and small towns of Korea, some local governments are providing various support programs for foreign national residents in a bid to prevent them from being excluded from Korean society, as well as to enable the government to be more closely in touch with their lives and whereabouts....
Koreans - from children to the elderly - are unhappy
Korea has become the world's 10th-largest economy, but its population was ranked near the bottom in terms of happiness among the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations, according to the Korea Development Institute (KDI). In a recent report, the state-run institute cited the World Happiness Report published by the U.N. Sustainable Development Sol...
US' vaccine offering raises hopes of joint military drills resuming in earnest
U.S. President Joe Biden's promise to provide COVID-19 vaccines to fully inoculate all 550,000 South Korean troops is raising hopes that full-fledged combined military exercises between Washington and Seoul could resume in the latter half of this year at the earliest. President Biden said during a joint press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Friday (local t...
Veteran US diplomat appointed as Biden's special envoy to North Korea
Sung Kim, who was appointed as the new U.S. special envoy to North Korea, is a veteran State Department official who has been deeply involved in nuclear talks with the North during the Obama and Trump administrations. In a joint press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Friday (local time), U.S. President Joe Biden made a surprise announcement that he was appo...
YouTubers accused of exploiting, distorting college student's death
Some YouTubers are facing criticism for exploiting the mysterious death of a medical college student and spreading unconfirmed information about the incident to boost the number of views for their videos. These YouTubers are stoking public distrust in investigative agencies, while there are also concerns that videos containing unconfirmed accounts and claims are causing confu...
JW Marriott Hotel Seoul head embraces change amid pandemic
Allen Howden, general manager of JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, has led the luxury hotel since February last year when the COVID-19 outbreak began in full scale here. While enduring difficult times caused by the public health crisis that has closed borders around the world, Howden has placed top priority on transparency so everyone could feel a sense of trust about safety.
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