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Korean students drawn to Japanese colleges

A growing number of Korean high school students are considering Japan for their college education amid the soaring cost of living and lack of jobs here. Both Seoul and Tokyo are known for expensive ...

Updated : 2017.07.11 16:33

Korean students compare looks via ‘Produce 101’ format

Young South Korean students are mimicking the format of a popular audition program to compare classmates, a local media reported Tuesday. According to local newspaper Chosun Ilbo, students imitate a...

Updated : 2017.07.11 14:13

KTO says number of foreign tourists could drop by millions this year

The number of foreigners visiting South Korea could drop by as many as 4.69 million this year, following a diplomatic row with China over the deployment of a US missile defense system here, the state...

Updated : 2017.07.11 12:01

Two construction workers injured in collapse

Heavy monsoon rains caused the soil beneath a construction building in Suwon, Cheongju Province to collapse Tuesday morning. The collapse caused the retaining wall around the building to fall, buryi...

Updated : 2017.07.11 10:57

‘Verbal abuse is most common form of school violence’

Verbal assault is the most common form of school violence in South Korea, according to the Education Ministry’s recently published survey. At least 37,000 elementary, middle and high school student...

Updated : 2017.07.11 08:26

Too much busking in Hongdae?

Busking is a common sight in Hongdae and other districts frequented by Korean youths, but the practice is not without its side effects. According to a report by The Herald Business on Monday, a grow...

Updated : 2017.07.10 18:00

‘Burger phobia’ spreading in Korea

What has been dubbed “burger phobia” is wreaking havoc on South Korea’s fast food chains following the lawsuit in which a mother sued McDonald’s Korea over her daughter’s serious illness. The m...

Updated : 2017.07.10 17:04

More than 40 students harassed by teacher: police

The number of high school students sexually harassed by a teacher has doubled to more than 40, police said Monday. The suspect, a former physical education teacher in Jeonbuk Province, was accused o...

Updated : 2017.07.10 16:56

Anti-graft act to attract international investors

Graham Dodds The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Korea is the peak body representing Australian and Korean business interests in Korea with over 220 members. Our mission is to promote Australian b...

Updated : 2017.07.10 16:04

RB Korea under fire for ‘partial’ compensation plan in disinfectant case

Household products company Reckitt Benckiser Korea, which has been blamed for the largest number of victims from the use of toxic humidifier disinfectants since 2011, came under fire for its compensa...

Updated : 2017.07.10 16:01

Korea to build comfort women museum in Seoul

South Korea's Gender Equality Minister Chung Huyn-back said Monday the government plans to set up a museum for Korean victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery in Seoul, in an apparent show of the ne...

Updated : 2017.07.10 15:13

Malaysian man arrested for voice phishing in Korea: police

A Malaysian man in his 30s was arrested for stealing money from an elderly man in Ulsan through voice phishing, police said Monday. On June 29, a Malaysian citizen phoned a man in his 80s, posing as...

Updated : 2017.07.10 13:37

Korea neglecting mental health issues: experts

South Korea is renowned for its rapid economic and technological advancement, but when it comes to mental health there is a lack of resources, experts have warned. “The atmosphere around mental hea...

Updated : 2017.07.10 13:03

Some Korean men consider refugee status to avoid military service

Some South Korean men are considering seeking refugee status to avoid military service, a local media outlet reported Monday. (Yonhap) Lee Yong-seok, an official at the civic group “A World Withou...

Updated : 2017.07.10 12:54

Central regions hit by torrential downpour

Heavy rain dampened the commutes of Koreans across the country as the work week began Monday. Early in the morning, commuters in the capital city of Seoul were hit by a sudden shower of between 50 t...

Updated : 2017.07.10 11:36