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Sanitary Pad Issue Sets off Gravity of “Gender Injustice” in Korea

Sanitary Pad Issue Sets off Gravity of “Gender Injustice” in Korea

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Stories of low-income teenagers using shoe insoles as sanitary pads, unable to afford the actual products, have been causing an uproar throughout Korean SNS. These real stories, posted on internet community sites, have provided a clear picture of the reality of poverty welfare policies and the deepening gap between the wealthy [...]

Popularity of River-View Apartments Skyrockets

Popularity of River-View Apartments Skyrockets

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Only a few years ago, the single most important factor in the popularity of an apartment was its proximity to education institutions. ‘Cho-Pum-Ah’ for instance, a Korean abbreviation for ‘apartment that embraces an elementary school’, enjoyed high popularity among apartment seekers for exactly this reason. And yet, with a well-established [...]

Underground Construction Site in Korea Collapses Causing Multiple Casualties

Underground Construction Site in Korea Collapses Causing Multiple Casualties

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) – On the morning of June 1, 7:20 a.m., an accident occurred at a metro construction site in Namyang-ju, northern Seoul, killing four on the site according to Yonhap news. The number of injuries has been confirmed as eight and others were transferred to a nearby hospital.  Witnesses said there had [...]

Study Claims Eating Chocolate Increases Beauty

Study Claims Eating Chocolate Increases Beauty

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study has discovered good news for women who like chocolate. A research team in Seoul, after weeks of scientific investigation, proved that chocolate is highly effective in improving skin elasticity and preventing wrinkles.  Gi Won Yoon, a researcher at Seoul National University’s Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology, stated [...]

High-Income Households Spend Nine Times More on Private Education

High-Income Households Spend Nine Times More on Private Education

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent estimate showed that the gap in private education expenses between high-income and low-income households has widened even further. National Statistical Office of South Korea stated that during the first quarter of this year (from January to March), the average education expense at each household in the highest income bracket [...]

Korea Estimated to Have Lowest Number of Robot-Replaceable Jobs

Korea Estimated to Have Lowest Number of Robot-Replaceable Jobs

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) – The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently published a report that identified South Korea as having the lowest percentage of jobs at risk of being replaced by robots. The report ‘The Risk of Automation for Jobs in OECD Countries’, released by the OECD on May 30, used the database [...]

Seoul Opens First Career Support Café

Seoul Opens First Career Support Café

SEOUL, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul city government opened its first career support café in a bustling university neighborhood on Monday with young adults scrambling to secure favorable employment in a continuously tough job market.  The Seoul Metropolitan Government said it equipped the café, located near Hongik University in western Seoul, with seminar rooms, [...]