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S. Koreans Working Second-longest Hours among OECD Members: Data

S. Koreans Working Second-longest Hours among OECD Members: Data

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has the second-longest average work hours per person, but its wage levels fall under the median among member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), data showed Wednesday. The OECD Employment Outlook 2017, an annual report, said an average South Korean worked 2,069 hours [...]

S. Korea Finds Some Egg Products Contaminated with Pesticide

S. Korea Finds Some Egg Products Contaminated with Pesticide

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Some egg products in South Korea have been contaminated with a potentially harmful pesticide, the government said Tuesday, amid a growing health scare in Europe over tainted egg products. Some eggs at a farm with 80,000 hens in Namyangju, east of Seoul, were found to contain the pesticide fipronil [...]

Next “Blue Ocean”? Diving for Golf Balls a Lucrative but Potentially Costly Business

Next “Blue Ocean”? Diving for Golf Balls a Lucrative but Potentially Costly Business

IKSAN, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite a reported downturn in fortunes, business is booming for a select few connected to the golf course industry. Through a combined mixture of daring, entrepreneurial spirit and lack of security oversight, small teams of “golf ball divers” are making a good living fishing for the lost balls at the bottom [...]

THAAD System Appears ‘on Standby’ During Government Radiation Survey Despite Protests

THAAD System Appears ‘on Standby’ During Government Radiation Survey Despite Protests

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The golf course turned THAAD anti-missile system site in southern South Korea was first revealed to environmental authorities last Saturday as part of the government’s electromagnetic radiation and noise survey despite protest from the local community, during which two missile defense systems facing North Korea appeared to be on [...]

Moon Pledges Additional Support for Heroes, Independence Fighters

Moon Pledges Additional Support for Heroes, Independence Fighters

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – President Moon Jae-in promised Monday to expand government support for national heroes, independence fighters and their families, noting the nation and its people are permanently indebted to them for their sacrifices that allowed the freedom they enjoy now. “Each and every person here deserves respect and gratitude. Thanks to [...]

Seoul to Sanction ‘Unfriendly’ Taxi Drivers After Complaints Continue

Seoul to Sanction ‘Unfriendly’ Taxi Drivers After Complaints Continue

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul taxi drivers still have an attitude issue, according to the sheer number of complaints filed with the Seoul Metropolitan Government so far this year. Data released by the city government on Sunday revealed that 9,115 complaints related to taxi drivers had been filed between January and June, with unfriendly [...]

100 Days in Office, President Moon Sets Tone for Tough Reforms

100 Days in Office, President Moon Sets Tone for Tough Reforms

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — In less than 100 days since taking office, new South Korean President Moon Jae-in appears to have successfully turned the boat around, mostly for the better, but also with many challenges that include escalating tension with communist North Korea. The changes initiated by Moon during his first three months [...]