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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Fri, June 2, 2023 | 05:08
Korea declares area around Cheong Wa Dae as tourism landmark
Korea declared Cheong Wa Dae, the former presidential office and residence, as well as the neighboring area as the country's tourism landmark and announced 10 walking courses of diverse themes based on the region's historical and cultural assets, Wednesday.
Travel abroad poised to boom from 2nd quarter
As fear of the coronavirus eases, Korea is expected to see greater numbers of people traveling overseas, with the figure estimated to surpass 10 million in the second quarter. In the January-to-March period, 9 million Koreans traveled overseas, a 62 percent increase from the same period in 2019 before the pandemic, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Safety.
Korea aims to curtail suicide rate with more frequent mental health checkups
Korea will require mental health checkups once every two years and establish community-tailored suicide prevention programs nationwide to tackle the country's high suicide rate, the government announced, Friday.
Firefighters, animal welfare advocates help pets affected by recent forest fire
Improved animal evacuation and sheltering measures helped save the lives of companion animals during a giant wildfire that swept through Gangneung, Gangwon Province, on Monday, an animal rights group said, Friday.
Incheon International Airport to reinforce security inspection measures
Incheon International Airport, the country's biggest and largest international air transport hub, plans to reinforce security inspection measures amid steep increases in passengers from a tourism rebound, Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC) announced, Thursday.
War on drugs
National Police Agency Commissioner General Yoon Hee-keun speaks during a video conference with commanding departments from across the country at the agency's headquarters in western Seoul's Seodaemun District, Wednesday, to tackle drug crimes. The meeting took place after a recent extortion scam where high school students were duped into drinking drug-laced beverages distrib...
Gov't unveils stricter measures against school bullying
Students with records of committing school bullying will face penalties in the university admissions process, while victims' consent will become mandatory in order to clear records of perpetrators' crimes, the government announced, Wednesday.
Gwangju sees increase in dark tourism
Korea's southwestern city of Gwangju is seeing a growing number of young visitors seeking to learn about the 1980 pro-democracy movement. This sudden increase in interest in the city and the historical event was triggered by the apology of former authoritarian leader Chun Doo-hwan's grandson Woo-won, educators said on Monday.
Former dictator accused of having artworks, secret safe filled with cash
Ex-President Chun Doo-hwan's former daughter-in-law joined her son in revealing the late dictator's criminal and fraudulent activities, testifying that Chun and his wife kept a giant secret safe filled with cash as well as an art piece worth more than $1 million at their residence.
Almost half of one-person households live in poverty: study
Nearly half of all one-person households in Korea live below the poverty line, government research showed, Sunday. The rate of poverty was three times higher for one-person households than in the total population, while the figure was markedly higher for women and elderly people.
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