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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Sun, May 29, 2022 | 15:18
Protesters wrestling with alternative collective action as Yongsan unfit for mass rallies
Located within earshot of Cheong Wa Dae, the spacious area of Gwanghwamun Square is one of the most popular venues for protesters to gather and call for change. Its location near the presidential office makes it easier for them to make their voices heard. Partly because of this reason, there are protests there almost every day, from one-person rallies to large-scale demonstra...
Goyang World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships to kick off on April 21
The opening ceremony of the Goyang 2022 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships on April 21 will feature an LED media art performance on world peace, unity and the future, according to the city government, Tuesday. For this year's championships, 972 athletes from 62 nationalities have submitted their applications through the World Taekwondo (WT) website, the city government sai...
Lotte World Busan to open March 31
Lotte World will open its second adventure theme park in the country's second-largest city of Busan on March 31. The amusement park is located within a tourism complex at Gijang in eastern Busan and is four times the size of Seoul's Lotte World at 158,000 square meters.
Miryang embraces Indian culture to promote tourism
On March 19, dozens of Indian nationals in Korea with powder of various colors on their faces and bodies and a government employee from the southeastern city of Miryang greeted each other during an online meeting to celebrate the ancient Hindu spring festival.
Seoul plans to ban outdoor drinking in Han River parks
The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to designate public spaces including Han River parks and public transportation as no-drinking zones. The city government will announce legislation of the revised ordinance on March 24, allowing the mayor and district heads to ban drinking in parks, government offices, public transportation and educational institutions including schools,...
Seoul Metro under fire for alleged media manipulation over disability group protest
Seoul Metro is facing fierce criticism for allegedly compiling an internal report on using media manipulation against a disability advocacy group that has been holding daily protests since last year.
Gender-neutral restroom encourages debate
The establishment of a gender-neutral restroom on a university campus for sexual minorities has sparked a safety debate, as males and females, along with people of other gender identities, are all allowed to use it.
French chef takes enlightening culinary journey in Seoul
When Damien Selme first visited Korea in the winter of 2009, he did not see himself cooking for the G20 luncheon in Seoul nor for a luxury hotel brand. Born in Seoul and adopted to a northeastern village of France in Mancy at the age of eight months, the French Michelin chef planned a short vacation to discover his roots in Korea.
Election signs to be upcycled to make products for public use
Discarded campaign banners that were used during the March 9 presidential election will be recycled and made into products for public use, the government said Sunday.
Women's groups protest proposed closure of gender equality ministry
Women's rights activists called on President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol to withdraw his campaign pledge to close down the Ministry of Gender, Equality, and Family. Yoon has proposed shutting down the ministry by claiming it devotes itself too much to women's rights. A coalition of 27 women's advocacy groups criticized Yoon and the main opposition People Power Party (PPP) for incitin...
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