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South Korean Women Are Being Told When to Get Pregnant at Work

South Korean Women Are Being Told When to Get Pregnant at Work

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite the government’s drive to boost declining birth rates, routine violations of women’s rights in the workplace continue to take place in South Korea. A series of reports showing employers interfering with female workers’ personal affairs – including pregnancy and marriage – has sent shockwaves across the country this [...]

K-Pop Fans Are Paying Out of Pocket for Public Space Ad

K-Pop Fans Are Paying Out of Pocket for Public Space Ad

SEOUL, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – It’s not uncommon to see pictures of K-pop idols with written messages occupying advertisement spaces in public places, particularly in South Korean subway stations. As typical messages accompanying the advertisements often include ‘Thank you for having been born,’ or ‘Happy Birthday’ followed by the name of an idol star, [...]

Students Protest as Universities Scrap Unpopular Programs

Students Protest as Universities Scrap Unpopular Programs

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – As univeresities continue to go through structural reshuffles and eliminate programs that are widely seen as ‘unpopular’ and ‘unattractive’, discussion is being had acreoss the country over the responsibility of universities as academic institutions. In the midst of the controversy is Seoul Women’s University, where academic departments are being [...]

Young Koreans Struggle with End-of-Year Blues Amid High Unemployment

Young Koreans Struggle with End-of-Year Blues Amid High Unemployment

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – With less than three weeks left before the end of 2017, not everyone in South Korea is excited about the festive season, particularly young people who are mired in record high unemployment this year. To many people, December is often associated with holidays like Christmas and New Year’s Eve, [...]