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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 [...]

Local Gov’t, Enterprise and Educational Authorities Join Hands to Recycle Tires into Toys

Local Gov’t, Enterprise and Educational Authorities Join Hands to Recycle Tires into Toys

GWANGJU, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Local governments, businesses and education authorities have joined hands in developing play education for teenagers by recycling old tires. Gwangsan District in the city of Gwangju said that it will sign a business agreement with Kumho Tire Co., South Korea’s second-largest tiremaker, and the Gwangju Educational Research Information Service [...]