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S. Korea to Promote Children’s ‘Right to Play’

S. Korea to Promote Children’s ‘Right to Play’

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government has decided to foster a culture where children can play whenever they want, opening ways to develop a variety of programs at schools and in local communities. The government announced on Thursday a list of major objectives to create a nation where ‘children can be [...]

S. Korean Children Unhappy Despite Material Wealth

S. Korean Children Unhappy Despite Material Wealth

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Young South Koreans, from infants to teenagers, are one of the least happy populations among Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) states due to a lack of opportunities for rest, play, and creating social relationships, despite their a relatively wealthy lifestyle. In response, the South Korean government announced [...]

Is Learning Environment Really That Bad for Immigrant Students?

Is Learning Environment Really That Bad for Immigrant Students?

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The argument that school environments in areas where immigrants are concentrated are worse than in other areas has been met with a strong disagreement on the grounds that there is little evidence to support such a hypothesis. Yang Kyung-eun, an assistant professor of social welfare at Sungkonghoe University, made [...]

Short Trips to Vietnam and Japan Lead to Drop in Credit Card Spending on Overseas Trips

Short Trips to Vietnam and Japan Lead to Drop in Credit Card Spending on Overseas Trips

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Credit card spending by South Koreans in foreign countries declined in the first quarter of 2019, although the number of overseas travelers increased due to the winter vacation. The increase in foreign trips is attributed to an increase in the number of travelers who made short trips to Asian [...]

Men’s Volleyball Enjoyed Most Female Support in 2018: Poll

Men’s Volleyball Enjoyed Most Female Support in 2018: Poll

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Men’s volleyball had the highest percentage of female fans among South Korean professional sports last year, a survey showed Friday. The Korea Professional Sports Association (KPSA) released findings of its study on fans in five professional sports leagues in the country: baseball, football, volleyball, basketball and golf. The survey [...]

Seoul Going All-out to Protect Youths from Newly Available E-cigarette

Seoul Going All-out to Protect Youths from Newly Available E-cigarette

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will take steps, such as crackdowns on illegal sales, to prevent youths from accessing a new type of e-cigarettes that have become popular in many other countries, the health ministry said Friday. The prevalence of e-cigarettes among adolescents is correlated with a rebound in the number of [...]

New Trail Brings Civilians to Forefront of Korean Military Tensions, Growing Peace

New Trail Brings Civilians to Forefront of Korean Military Tensions, Growing Peace

CHEORWON, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A 15-kilometer trail in Cheorwon, a landlocked county and symbolic border town, brings trekkers deep inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the forefront of 66 years of inter-Korean tensions where the two Koreas have begun to take nascent but concrete steps to build peace. The first group of civilians is [...]

Portable Sexual Assault Prevention Kit to be Developed Within Two Years

Portable Sexual Assault Prevention Kit to be Developed Within Two Years

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – In order to prevent drug induced sexual assault, which has recently become a social problem, a portable sexual assault prevention kit will be developed. The Ministry of Science and ICT and the Ministry of the Interior and Safety reported on Wednesday the public launch of a “Research Project for [...]