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[10 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]

Four out of 10 Korean workers say they will not raise the issue if they fall victim to sexual harassment, for fear of “secondary damage,” a recent survey shows.
The National Human Rights Commission of Korea, which conducted the survey, said it has recommended that the Ministry of Employment and Labor specifies rules that prohibit disadvantaging victims of sexual harassment, in the law on gender equality in employment and work-family compatibility support.
The commission carried out research last year to grasp situations concerning the secondary damage suffered by victims of …

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[27 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]

Chinese investors are increasingly buying up Seoul properties, leading to both expectations and concern.
According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG), Chinese investors owned 3,516 plots of land in Seoul as of the first quarter of this year, double their holdings in 2013.
Chinese investors are especially eyeing locations that are rising as popular tourist destination. Mapo District, the location of Hongik University and a popular destination among young people and tourists, saw real estate transactions by Chinese soar to 43 last year from 18 the previous year. The transactions totaled 22 …

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[21 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]

Retiring policewoman Park Soon-ja has joined the “Honor Society” for donating 100 million won ($87,000) to a local welfare center in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province. The honor is bestowed upon those whose donations surpass 100 million won by the Community Chest of Korea, the largest nonprofit welfare institution in Korea.
The 61-year-old outgoing superintendent said she owes a debt of gratitude to society.
“For nearly 40 years while serving as a police officer, I have received many honors from the country,” said Park.
“As I leave the force I feel strongly that it’s …

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[16 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]

Eight out of every 10 Korean office workers do not think what they are doing now are their lifetime jobs, a survey shows.
Job Korea, a job-seeking portal, has recently conducted a survey of 2,983 office workers and job seekers. Out of the 1,205 workers who took part in the survey, only 229, or 19 percent, say their current jobs are their lifelong work.
Also, 77.3 percent of the job seekers say, “I have failed to find a lifetime job and I am seeking after it.”
Their perceptions of workplaces …

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[11 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]

A North Korean defector recently completed his mandatory military service in South Korea, according to Korea Hana Foundation, a state-funded organization helping defectors, Thursday.
Kim Ji-hwan, 22, was discharged on Feb. 23 after serving two years as an Air Force sergeant in the 8th Fighter Wing in Wonju, Gangwon Province.
Kim is the first North Korean defector to have completed military service here, according to the Military Manpower Administration (MMA).
All able-bodied South Korean men aged between 19 and 37 are subject to compulsory military duty. But those who escaped from North Korea …

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[8 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

Young people who get a job at small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) after an internship will get up to 6 million won in cash incentives from the government. Also, women workers will be allowed to use childcare leave during pregnancy before giving birth.
These are highlights of government measures to boost employment of young people and women.
“Employment conditions are tough for young people and women. Continuous efforts should be made by all ministries to tackle this,” Strategy and Finance Minister Yoo Il-ho said Wednesday.
The government announced a package of measures to …

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[26 Mar 2016 | No Comment | ]

When viewers watch Olympic Games or any big world championships, they notice once in a while that athletes are wearing tape wrapped around various parts of their bodies when they compete.
The elastic therapeutic taping, also widely called Kinesiology Taping Method, is known to relieve pain and improve performance as a good taping of a joint may help reduce pressure of overstretched and overused muscles and tendons and ease swelling in the tissues.
Though there have been questions about the effectiveness of taping, Prof. Hong Jung-gi at the College of Physical Education …

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[20 Mar 2016 | No Comment | ]

Medical services in Korea are satisfactory but too expensive for foreign patients, making them hesitate to return for further treatment, a study showed Sunday.
The Korea Health Industry Development Institute surveyed about 1,200 people from China, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Vietnam about their experiences with the Korean medical service.
Chinese patients were the most satisfied, rating the service at 4.3 points out of five. More than 91 percent said they were satisfied with the quality of the service. They praised the accurate diagnoses and good treatment.
Vietnamese and UAE patients rated …

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[18 Mar 2016 | No Comment | ]

More than 96 percent of Koreans said they are against the government’s decision to allow AIDS patients to stay at care centers, a survey showed on Friday.
The survey, conducted by the Korean Association of Geriatric Hospitals, shows that 96.2 percent of 5,627 participants said that the Ministry of Health and Welfare should rescind its decision to allow AIDS patients to receive healthcare in any care center they want.
As an alternative, 94.8 percent of them say the ministry should establish a care system only for AIDS patients, an idea the ministry …

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[20 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]

South Korea and Japan? Not exactly known for getting along. But the inspirational video below gave us the feels in a big way.
South Korean student Suyeon Youn has had an interest in and a love for Japan and its culture for years. She’s no ordinary Japanophile, though; she’s currently studying Japanese language, history, and culture as an exchange student at Shizuoka University in Japan and wants eradicate the kind of prejudices that exist between the two nations.
Following in the footsteps of Koichi Kuwabara, a young Japanese male who first took …