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Korean Students Set for Cross-America Bike Ride to Campaign for ‘Comfort Women’

Korean Students Set for Cross-America Bike Ride to Campaign for ‘Comfort Women’

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Two South Korean college students will set out on a trans-American bicycle ride this week, seeking to boost global awareness of Korean women forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops during World War II. The students — 25-year-old Baek Hyun-jae and 22-year-old Lee Ho-jun — recently arrived in [...]

Nearly 60% of Women in Arts-Cultural Fields Have Experience of Sexual Violence: survey

Nearly 60% of Women in Arts-Cultural Fields Have Experience of Sexual Violence: survey

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 60 percent of female workers in the cultural industry have experienced sexual harassment or assault, a government survey showed Tuesday. The poll was released by a special probe team jointly run by the National Human Rights Commission and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to look into [...]

Retailers Add Evening Classes at Culture Centers to Match Shorter Working Hours

Retailers Add Evening Classes at Culture Centers to Match Shorter Working Hours

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Retailers are adding evening programs at their culture centers to accommodate office workers who will have extra time due to shortened legal working hours starting next month, industry officials said Tuesday. More customers are registering in evening classes at some retailers, including Hyundai Department Store, which increased after-work programs [...]

Korean Middle Class Comparatively Stingy with Charitable Donations

Korean Middle Class Comparatively Stingy with Charitable Donations

SEJONG, Jun. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — According to Statistics Korea, the percentage of household expenditures devoted to charitable donations from middle-income families was lower than that of poorer families, which means middle class families spent more money on themselves compared to those of lower economic status. The average amount of money donated to “non-profit organizations” [...]

New Campaign Gives Abandoned Dogs a Chance for a New Home

New Campaign Gives Abandoned Dogs a Chance for a New Home

SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced today plans to operate a program that would allow Seoul residents to take a stroll in the park with abandoned dogs before making a decision whether or not to adopt the animal. The adopt-a-dog campaign is scheduled to take place at two venues in [...]

S. Korean Students Propose Talks with Students of Top N. Korean School on Exchanges

S. Korean Students Propose Talks with Students of Top N. Korean School on Exchanges

SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A student committee at Seoul National University (SNU) on Friday proposed holding talks with its counterpart at Kim Il Sung University, North Korea’s most prestigious school of higher learning, in Pyongyang this year to promote exchanges between students of the two schools. The committee seeking inter-Korean exchanges in cooperation [...]

Bukchon Hanok Village to Implement “Visitation Hours”

Bukchon Hanok Village to Implement “Visitation Hours”

SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Bukchon Hanok Village, a major tourist hot spot in Seoul, will be implementing “visitation hours,” barring visitors from touring the area early in the mornings and at night. The measure stems from complaints of loud noise and invasion of privacy from Bukchon residents. The local governments of Seoul and [...]