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Revised Law Expands Penalty Exemptions for Traffic Violations by Emergency Vehicle Drivers

Revised Law Expands Penalty Exemptions for Traffic Violations by Emergency Vehicle Drivers

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Police vehicle and firetruck drivers that violate traffic signals or cross the centerline while on duty will be exempt from legal punishment from now on, according to a revised road traffic act promulgated Tuesday. According to the National Fire Agency and the National Police Agency, the revised Road Traffic [...]

‘Comfort Women’ Win First Legal Victory Against Tokyo in Wartime Sex Slavery Case

‘Comfort Women’ Win First Legal Victory Against Tokyo in Wartime Sex Slavery Case

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean victims of wartime sexual enslavement won their first legal victory Friday against the Japanese government in a landmark ruling. The Seoul Central District Court ordered Tokyo to make financial reparations of 100 million won (US$91,300) each to 12 “comfort women” who were dragged away from their homes [...]

Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Appeals S. Korean Court’s Asset Seizure Order

Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Appeals S. Korean Court’s Asset Seizure Order

DAEJEON, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has appealed a South Korean court’s order to seize its assets held in South Korea soon after the relevant legal process to compensate victims of Japan’s wartime forced labor took effect late last month, judicial officials said Monday. The public notifications to Mitsubishi Heavy went [...]

Exam Students Sue Minister of Education over Early Bell

Exam Students Sue Minister of Education over Early Bell

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Students and their parents who recently took the annual national college entrance exam have sued the Minister of Education after an early bell reportedly sabotaged their exam. Students from a women’s high school in Seoul’s Gangseo District and their parents recently sued eight people including Education Minister Yoo Eun-hye, [...]