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Two-Year Sentence for Those Who Distribute Suicide Information Online

Two-Year Sentence for Those Who Distribute Suicide Information Online

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced on Tuesday a revised law on suicide prevention, which makes sharing suicidogenic information online illegal. If caught distributing such information, the individual responsible will be sentenced to jail time. The revised law will take effect in six months, on July 16. The [...]

Court Approves Seizure of Japanese Steelmaker’s Assets over Forced Labor Ruling

Court Approves Seizure of Japanese Steelmaker’s Assets over Forced Labor Ruling

POHANG, South Korea/Tokyo, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A local court said Tuesday that it has approved a request by South Korean plaintiffs to seize Korean assets of Japanese steelmaker Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. over Tokyo’s wartime forced labor. The move came as the firm has refused to follow an order by South [...]

Gov’t Revises Law to Allow Lung Donations from Living People

Gov’t Revises Law to Allow Lung Donations from Living People

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Patients suffering from pulmonary diseases will be able to receive lung transplant operations using organs donated by living people, the government said Friday. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said a revision to the relevant law was passed on Dec. 27, with the motion set to take effect following [...]

Forced Labor Victims File for Asset Seizure Against Japanese Firm

Forced Labor Victims File for Asset Seizure Against Japanese Firm

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Victims of Japan’s wartime forced labor have filed for an asset seizure against Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. (NSSM) as the Japanese firm has not carried out the top court’s order to compensate them. A legal counsel representing the four victims and their descendants has recently asked a [...]