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BTS Praises Youth for Welcoming Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic

BTS Praises Youth for Welcoming Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean superband BTS addressed the U.N. General Assembly Monday and praised the world’s young people for welcoming the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The septet flew to New York to speak in person at the 76th U.N. General Assembly’s Sustainable Development Goals Moment event as special presidential [...]

S. Korea Has Larger Classes, Lower Employment Rates Among College Graduates than OECD Averages

S. Korea Has Larger Classes, Lower Employment Rates Among College Graduates than OECD Averages

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has larger class sizes and lower employment rates among the highly educated than Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) averages, the education ministry said Friday. According to the latest edition of the OECD’s “Education at a Glance,” released by the Ministry of Education, elementary and middle [...]

Oscar Winner Youn Yuh-jung Named Among TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2021

Oscar Winner Youn Yuh-jung Named Among TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2021

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean actress Youn Yuh-jung, who won an Oscar earlier this year for her role in the immigrant film “Minari,” has been named one of the 100 most influential people of 2021 by American weekly magazine TIME. The 74-year-old screen veteran made the annual list released Wednesday (U.S. time), [...]

BLACKPINK’s Lisa to Help Improve Children’s Education in Thai Hometown

BLACKPINK’s Lisa to Help Improve Children’s Education in Thai Hometown

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Lisa of K-pop girl group BLACKPINK has offered to help improve children’s education in her hometown in Thailand, a South Korean foundation said Thursday. The rapper-dancer expressed an interest in joining a social program led by the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange in Buriram Province, where she was [...]