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[Kim Ji-hyun] Why more of us should be playing by the rules

Yesterday morning, as I was waiting to make a right turn, a truck driver coming in the opposite direction flashed his high beams at me, and for a minute, I was furious.That kind of behavior is insulti...

Updated : 2014.09.03 20:59

[Voice] Is HIV testing of foreign teachers here to stay?

It is an experience familiar to many foreign English teachers: Soon after arrival in Korea, their blood is taken and screened, with the results submitted to the immigration authorities. The reason? A ...

Updated : 2013.11.25 20:10

[Voice] Is the asylum process working?

Namir says that returning to his home country of Sudan would mean a certain death sentence. His only crimes, he claims, were converting to Christianity from Islam and criticizing his government in wri...

Updated : 2013.11.11 19:42

[Voice] Should agriculture be subsidized?

Like the country itself, Korea’s farming sector transformed completely in a matter of decades. But unlike so many other industries, agriculture’s trajectory in the face of industrialization has been...

Updated : 2013.10.28 19:45

[Voice] Is private life relevant to public life?

Public figures never have truly private lives. When that figure is a politician or other public servant, intense public scrutiny is typically defended as being in service of the public’s right to kno...

Updated : 2013.10.14 19:38

[Voice] How safe is Korea’s rail?

The firmly grounded train is rarely associated with the fear felt by nervous air travelers. But a string of minor accidents in recent years, including last month’s most recent three-way train collisi...

Updated : 2013.09.30 20:10

[Voice] How should Korea address single parenthood?

In a country that emphasizes strongly conservative sexual mores, births outside of marriage are both frowned upon and rare. Such is the mix of social conditions, culture and taboo that the nation has ...

Updated : 2013.09.16 21:04

[Voice] Is the minimum wage high enough?

Four subway rides, a newspaper and packet of cigarettes, or one Big Mac: That is what a minimum-wage worker can buy after an hour on the job, and have change of a couple of hundred won. The minimum ho...

Updated : 2013.09.09 20:28

[Voice] Is the prostitution law enforced?

 In Korea, an establishment selling sex is rarely more than a short walk or mouse click away. Such is the visibility of massage parlors, room salons and karaoke joints that facilitate prostitution th...

Updated : 2013.09.02 21:35

[Voice] Does the Constitution need changing?

In an atmosphere of intense dispute and division, the issue of constitutional revision would seem to be a rare source of agreement across the political aisle. Both then-Saenuri Party candidate Park Ge...

Updated : 2013.08.26 20:36

[Voice] Should euthanasia be legal?

If there is a right to life, is there also a right to die? That is the question the National Bioethics Committee sought to answer in a recommendation at the end of July that terminally ill patients an...

Updated : 2013.08.19 20:11

[Voice] How important is national image?

Korea cares what you think of it. That was ostensibly the message conveyed to the world in the announcement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs last month that it would survey 50 countries’ citizens o...

Updated : 2013.08.12 20:09

[Voice] Are international sports meets worth it?

A quarter of a century later, the 1988 Seoul Olympics are still remembered as a defining moment of modern Korea’s arrival to the international stage. The Games offered the country a chance to show of...

Updated : 2013.08.05 20:16

[Voice] How early should kids learn English?

Korea’s English fever is well known. Despite a free public education system ranked among the best in the world, Korean parents spend some 20 trillion won ($18 billion) on private education each year,...

Updated : 2013.07.29 19:41

[Voice] Does Korea have an obesity problem?

The figure sounds alarming: Almost 1 in 4 Seoul citizens are not just overweight, but obese. So reported Seoul Metropolitan Government last month with the release of a survey of more than 23,000 resid...

Updated : 2013.07.22 20:19