[Weekender] Elderly life has silver lining

Lee So-young, a 33-year-old office worker in Seoul, pictures herself spending her mornings 70 years from now listening to classical music and sipping on herbal tea. “I want to become a gracious granny who embraces the joy of life...

Premier makes appeal amid party standoff over Sewol

As the deadlock over the special Sewol bill continued Friday, the prime minister made a public address calling for the swift legislation of outstanding bills in an attempt to put more pressure on the main opposition party. Althoug...

[Weekender] Korea struggling with aging

South Korea’s population is rapidly aging, but the government appears to lack policies to deal with the demographic change.According to Moody’s, a global credit rating agency, a total of 13 countries including Korea will be cate...

[Weekender] Societal aging poses challenge to health sector

Stepping inside Gangnam-gu Haengbok Convalescence Hospital, it is easy to mistake the property for some kind of leisure resort. There is a sauna, a beauty salon, as well as a cafe on top of its fully equipped physical therapy cent...