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South Korean Workers Get Only 6 Vacation Days Per Year

South Korean Workers Get Only 6 Vacation Days Per Year

SEJONG, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) –South Korean workers on average get fewer than a week of paid leave every year, according to new government data. Data released by Statistics Korea on Friday shows South Koreans older than 15 years of age between last September and October took an average of 5.9 days off over the

Jeju Leads Coding Education in South Korea

Jeju Leads Coding Education in South Korea

JEJU, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – A coding event for children was successfully held on Jeju Island last weekend, signaling the provincial government’s resolve to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. According to the island’s provincial government on Thursday, the two-day long junior coding hackathon was held over the weekend under the theme of ‘producing

Tongyeong to be Revamped as Maritime City Under New Deal Project

Tongyeong to be Revamped as Maritime City Under New Deal Project

SEJONG, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The government has announced plans for nationwide New Deal projects that will see 68 attractions across the country revitalized, including the city of Tongyeong. According to plans revealed by the government on Thursday, a number of old local landmarks and cultural assets in South Korea will take center stage

Hypersensitive Paper Keyboard Developed by S. Korean Researchers

Hypersensitive Paper Keyboard Developed by S. Korean Researchers

DAEJEON, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of Yonsei University researchers has successfully developed a keyboard using paper and pencil. As society moves forward into the Internet-of-Things age, academic research on pressure sensors through upgrading the sensitivity and pliability of surface microstructures is going strong. Typically, the development process of surface microstructures is both

30,000 Mercedes Vehicles Face Recall Over Takata Airbag Issues

30,000 Mercedes Vehicles Face Recall Over Takata Airbag Issues

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – After much parrying and deflecting, Mercedes-Benz Korea will follow the example of automakers internationally and order a recall of vehicles equipped with problematic Takata airbags. All told, the recalled vehicles may total up to or over 30,000. The German automaker’s South Korea branch raised the ire of both the

Public Backs Mooncare, But Not Keen on Premium Increases

Public Backs Mooncare, But Not Keen on Premium Increases

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Six in ten South Koreans support ‘Mooncare’, a presidential initiative to expand health insurance coverage, but the majority of the public aren’t keen on health insurance premium increases, a new survey has found. According to survey results released by the National Health Insurance Corporation (NHIC) on Thursday, nearly 60 percent

Proposed For-Profit Hospital in Jeju Under Fire

Proposed For-Profit Hospital in Jeju Under Fire

JEJU, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The Jeju Island’s provincial government is prolonging the approval process for a Chinese for-profit hospital project after drawing fierce criticism from groups against the privatization of health care. The Jeju government will hold a meeting on Friday to discuss the controversial for-profit Greenland International Hospital project with medical experts and

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