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Reporter : Yoon Ja-young
Tue, December 6, 2022 | 03:25
Weather forecaster warns of disappearing spring and fall
Many Koreans cite “four distinct seasons” as uniquely characterizing the country, but this historical climactic character may change soon. With many people startled by the early cold wave currently gripping the nation, a weather forecaster has said that spring and fall may virtually disappear from Korea's four seasons.
Chanel sets '1 bag per person per year' rule in Korea
Chanel has started restricting the number of bags each customer can buy in Korea. In the case of some popular bags, a single person can now buy only one per year. According to the Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times, Chanel Korea has adopted a new policy in which each customer can buy one Timeless Classic flap bag and one Coco Handle hand bag per year.
EDGC applies for cancer detection technology patent in US
A Korean genetic sequencing firm has taken a step towards the commercialization of its liquid biopsy technology, which aims at detecting early stage cancer with a simple blood test and suggesting optimized treatment.
Pohang residents overwhelmed by 'Hometown Cha Cha Cha' fan visits
Residents of a small seaside village in Pohang say they are suffering from fans of the drama who, in some cases, have even trespassed on residents' properties.
Structural problems drive self-employed into 'Squid Game'
In the hit Netflix series, “Squid Game,” the main character, Seong Gi-hun, joins the fight-to-the-death challenge, driven by the 400 million won he owes, after the failure of his restaurants, a business he started after losing his job at a car manufacturing company. Hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and changes in the economy, many small business owners say they are no different f...
Presidential hopeful offers 100 million won to buy phone number exposed in 'Squid Game'
A presidential hopeful has offered 100 million won ($85,000) to buy the phone number of a man who says he has been bombarded with unwanted calls and messages after it was shown in the hit Netflix series “Squid Game.”
Korean consumers fascinated by expensive, unconventional fruit
Fruits that come with high price tags are flying off the shelves, prompting farmers to switch to these new crops, as they purport to bring higher incomes. According to Shinsegae Department Store, orders for its Chuseok holiday gift box comprising apple mangos and Shine Muscat grapes increased by 27 percent compared with the previous year, surpassing by far the 4.7 percent gro...
Brand name coffee doesn't taste any better than that of small shops: study
Coffee sold at major coffee franchises doesn't necessarily taste any better than that of small independent coffee shops or coffee sold in bulk, a study shows.
Man and dementia patient wife found dead
An 80-year-old man who had been taking care of his wife suffering from dementia for years was found dead with his wife, presumably killed by him.
Regular, stable jobs disappearing amid pandemic
Compared with other developed economies, Korea's job market seems to be faring reasonably despite the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it has a chronic problem of dualism, comprising workplaces where people want to work and the rest which are considered less preferable, and it is becoming even tougher to enter the first-tier job market as those positions are disappearing. Accordin...