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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Fri, July 1, 2022 | 05:33
Hotel and outdoor activity vendor plan real-life 'Squid Game' event
A hotel in Gangwon Province and a company that sells tickets to outdoor recreational activities plan to capitalize on the soaring popularity of the Netflix original series, “Squid Game.” But whether the real-life game will be held as planned remains uncertain due to social distancing restrictions. St. John's Hotel in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, recently announced on its Inst...
Local governments conduct fight against smell of ginkgo nuts
Local governments here are collecting nuts from roadside ginkgo trees before they fall naturally, following continuous complaints every autumn about the pungent stench released when they are crushed on the streets. The Seoul Metropolitan Government, along with 25 district offices in the capital, organized a “ginkgo collection taskforce” and initiated an early harvest from the...
Abnormally warm October
People sit under the shade of a parasol to cool down at Songjeong Beach in Busan, Thursday, when the city's daytime high was around 27 degrees Celsius. Abnormally high temperatures have been continuing across the country, with Daegu recording 31.5 degrees, Oct. 4, the highest for that day since the temperature measurements started there in 1907. Yonhap
Public health center forces pregnant women to pledge breastfeeding
An online posting has drawn attention with its claim that a public health center here forced pregnant women to vow to breastfeed their babies when they registered their pregnancy to receive welfare benefits. The person who posted the story on Twitter, Wednesday, said her friend visited the center in Jangan-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, recently, and was forced to sign a writt...
Netflix to edit scenes with real phone number in 'Squid Game'
Netflix has announced it will edit several scenes in “Squid Game” showing a phone number, following the revelation that the number actually belonged to a real person here who has been bombarded with messages and phone calls from viewers of the globally successful original TV show. “Together with the production company (Siren Pictures), we are working to resolve this matter, i...
Starbucks employees protest heavy workload, working conditions
Employees of Starbucks Korea are up in arms about their working conditions, particularly the frequent promotional events that have been increasing their workload significantly. They said they will hold rallies calling on the company to refrain from holding such events so frequently and improve their working conditions. This protest is the first collective action by the coffee...
Commemorating World Korean Day
President Moon Jae-in gives a commemorative speech at the 15th World Korean Day event at the Grand Walkerhill Seoul hotel, Tuesday. Moon asked for solidarity and cooperation among the international community of Koreans to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic together. Yonhap
Against dog meat
A pet dog passes by a giant banner calling for an end to the dog meat trade, hung on a building facade by Donghaemul, a local animal rights group, in Seoul's Mapo District, Tuesday. Yonhap
Breakthrough infections surge among vaccinated soldiers in Yeoncheon
A massive outbreak of COVID-19 infections has hit a military unit in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi Province, and most of the confirmed patients had been fully vaccinated, according to the health authorities, Monday. It is the largest number of breakthrough infections centering on one place. As of Saturday, 46 soldiers in the 184-member unit tested positive to COVID-19, according to the...
Microplastics penetrate into everyday life
Plastics have long been a visible and alarming environmental issue, but they are ever more present at the microscopic level in our everyday lives in the form of microplastics, or tiny plastic particles smaller than 5 millimeters in size. Plastics are used in products that people would have never expected. Especially in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, personal sanitation ite...
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