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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Fri, June 2, 2023 | 03:05
[INTERVIEW] Gyeonggi Tourism chief seeks to develop intercity network to bolster regional tourism
Gyeonggi Province, in the vicinity of Seoul, is a popular one-day suburban getaway destination for Koreans thanks to its large number of attractions, but it is still off the beaten track for many foreigners.
Documentary on ex-Seoul mayor criticized for causing secondary victimization
A documentary film on the late former Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, who took his own life after being accused of sexual harassment by a former secretary in 2020, is facing a backlash for denying ...
Incheon to house new agency for overseas Koreans
A new state-run agency for overseas Koreans, which will be launched next month, will be headquartered in the western port city of Incheon, the government announced, Monday. Seoul, which was the rival city for the location of the agency, will instead be home to an auxiliary center to provide better access to people in the capital seeking the agency's administrative services.
Space-out competition returns to Seoul this month
Seoul's annual Space-out Competition will return to its signature venue, the Han River, later this month. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said, Sunday, that this year's competition will be held on Jamsu Bridge, May 21, starting at 4 p.m. Vehicle traffic will be regulated. Online registration for the event will open from 9 p.m. Monday and close at 12 p.m. Thursday.
Proposed bill aims to embrace more diverse types of families
A bill has been proposed that would grant civil union status to a more diverse range of relationships and provide people with a broader range of legal rights and protections, despite stiff opposition from conservative Christian groups in Korea.
City gov't says no to use of Seoul Plaza for Queer Culture Festival
Seoul Metropolitan Government disapproved the use of Seoul Plaza for the upcoming Seoul Queer Culture Festival (SQCF) scheduled in July, the festival organizers said, Thursday. It instead approved a youth concert organized by a Christian broadcaster.
Animal rights lawyer becomes voice for the voiceless
Animals are much loved and hated at the same time in Korea - one in every four Koreans lives with companion animals, while over two million dogs are slaughtered every year for dog meat and animals are stipulated as objects under the current legal system.
[INTERVIEW] 'Storytelling is power for tourism growth': KTO chief
For Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) President Kim Jang-sil, one of his first and strongest memories of yearning to travel abroad was evoked upon listening to a German folk song taught in a middle school music class.
Female civil servants start working night shifts at local gov'ts
More local governments are requiring both female and male civil servants to work the night shift in response to growing complaints of women getting exempted from night duties. According to Sejong City, Wednesday, it has decided to revise its night duty regulations to allow female workers to work at night starting later this month, joining other city governments such as Seoul,...
Korea is most expensive country to raise child: study
Korea is the most expensive country in the world to raise a child, a recent study shows, a statistic that escalates concerns about the country's declining birth rate amid a demographic crisis. The latest study by Beijing-based think-tank, YuWa Population Research Institute, revealed that Korea ranks highest in the world when it comes to the cost of raising a child from birth ...
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