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Grand Hyatt Jeju finds success during pandemic by expanding choices for customers
Two new skyscrapers appear in sight from an airplane descending to the tarmac on Korea's favorite vacation island of Jeju. Standing near the island's international airport is Grand Hyatt Jeju within Jeju Dream Tower, which opened in December of last year, the first urban integrated resort in the country.
Education for disabled students
President Moon Jae-in encourages a harmonica player from the Barrier-free Ensemble at Kongju National University, Gongju, South Chungcheong Province, Wednesday, after the groundbreaking ceremony of the country's first vocational school for disabled people, to be set up on the university's campus. Yonhap
New Year's sunrise ceremonies canceled
A banner at Haeundae Beach in Busan announces a ban on access to the beach from 10 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2021 to 9 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2022, Wednesday. Most of the country's famous spots for viewing the first sunrise of the year have decided to cancel their New Year's ceremonies and ban public access, so as to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Yonhap
Workers seek 'right to disconnect'
Jee Hyae-rim, 31, a Seoul-based office worker, gets off from work at 5:30 p.m. but is used to getting phone calls and messages from her bosses and colleagues until as late as 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. “I told them several times to send me an email unless the task is urgent, but they keep calling me. It's disturbing, but I keep checking emails and replying to the messages at home. The ...
Migrant groups criticize Constitutional Court decision upholding ban on workplace change
Migrant workers' groups are criticizing the Constitutional Court's Dec. 23 ruling in favor of the government restriction on foreign workers changing workplaces, saying the decision is against international human rights norms to abolish racial discrimination and ban forced labor. The court announced a 7-2 judgment against the petition by five migrant workers filed in March 202...
Drunk driving accidents rebound
The number of accidents linked to people driving under the influence (DUI) has been on the rise since last year, accounting for 8 percent of total accidents, a government agency said, Friday. According to the Road Traffic Authority, the number of alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes was on the decline from 2016 to 2019, falling from 19,769 to 15,708. But it bounced back last year...
Over half of Omicron infections among unvaccinated: KDCA
Over half of the Omicron variant cases here have occurred in the unvaccinated, according to a report released by the nation's health authorities, Friday. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) analyzed 80 Omicron infection cases from Nov. 24 to Dec. 10 and found that 48 out of 78 people, whom the authorities were able to confirm if they were inoculated, had ye...
Korea to have 6 months of summer, 3 months of winter later this century: study
The climate crisis will lengthen Korea's summers to as long as half a year and bring more heat waves while shortening the winter to under three months during the latter 21st century, according to a recent report by the nation's weather agency, Thursday. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) published the concerning weather scenario for Korea based on the Intergovernme...
Red bean porridge restaurant owner named 'Face of Seoul' for life-long contribution
A red bean porridge restaurant owner in Seoul has been selected for Seoul City's Hall of Fame, as a “Face of Seoul,” for her lifelong contribution to the city. According to the city government, Monday, Kim Eun-sook, 82, who runs a red bean porridge restaurant in Samcheong-dong in central Seoul, has made 120 donations from her earnings during the past 46 years, totaling over 1...
Busan builds future from cultural heritage of Korean War refugees
BUSAN - Just a three-hour ride in the KTX “train to Busan” from Seoul is all it takes to get down to the country's largest harbor city, Busan, in the southeastern part of the country. Known as the home of Asia's largest international film festival, with a beautiful seashore and fantastic maritime food, it is one of the most popular destinations for travelers here and abroad. ...
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