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Young S. Koreans Think Male-only Mandatory Military Service is Gender Discrimination

Young S. Koreans Think Male-only Mandatory Military Service is Gender Discrimination

SEOUL, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Two out of three South Korean men in their twenties consider male-only mandatory military service to be a form of gender discrimination. The Korean Women’s Development Institute (KWDI) conducted a survey last year on 3,000 men between 19 and 59 years of age, with 72.2 percent of the respondents [...]

1 in 4 Parents Say Daycare Centers Should Punish Their Children for Bad Behavior

1 in 4 Parents Say Daycare Centers Should Punish Their Children for Bad Behavior

SEOUL, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — While child abuse at daycare centers is becoming a serious social issue in South Korea, one out of four parents of toddlers think teachers at daycare centers or kindergartens can impose corporal punishment on children for discipline. The Korea Institute of Child Care and Education (KICCE) conducted a survey [...]

S. Korean Youths More Open than Adults Toward Immigrants: Survey

S. Korean Youths More Open than Adults Toward Immigrants: Survey

SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean youths appear far more open than adults toward immigrants, as the country has seen a growing number of marriages between South Korean and foreign partners, and children born to these couples, according to a government survey released Thursday. The survey, conducted by the Ministry of Gender Equality [...]

Appeals Court Denies Request for Public Disclosure of Documents on Sex Slave Deal

Appeals Court Denies Request for Public Disclosure of Documents on Sex Slave Deal

SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Overturning a lower court decision, an appellate court rejected a request Thursday to make public diplomatic documents related to South Korea’s 2015 deal with Japan over Tokyo’s wartime sex slaves. The Seoul High Court judged that keeping the relevant documents confidential was proper, saying a possible disclosure of the [...]

Couples Introduce Their Partner to Friends Because They Want Their Relationship Assessed: Survey

Couples Introduce Their Partner to Friends Because They Want Their Relationship Assessed: Survey

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that unmarried couples typically introduce their partner to their friends because they want their relationship to be assessed. Duo Info Corp., a South Korean matchmaking company, released a survey on 364 single men and women on Tuesday. It said 26.9 percent of whom said [...]

SNU Ethics Committee Launches Probe into Professor’s Alleged Mistreatment of a Dog

SNU Ethics Committee Launches Probe into Professor’s Alleged Mistreatment of a Dog

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul National University (SNU) has launched an investigation into veterinary professor Lee Byeong-chun, who has been accused of abusing a working dog, which is mobilized for quarantines and other work, in the course of testing. It was announced on Tuesday that the Special Committee on Animal Testing Ethics is [...]