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Trash Bins to Disappear from Public Restroom Stalls

Trash Bins to Disappear from Public Restroom Stalls

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Following criticism and hygienic concerns, wastebaskets in public bathroom stalls will disappear in South Korea from next year. The Ministry of the Interior and Safety announced a new enforcement ordinance on Wednesday, which will bring a number of changes to public restrooms from next month, including a ban on trash [...]

Low-Income Bracket Drives Monthly Rent Growth

Low-Income Bracket Drives Monthly Rent Growth

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Of the South Korean households that are renters, 60.5 percent utilize “wolse”, or monthly payment rental systems, boosted by a growing low-income bracket. According to the Korea National Council of Consumer Organizations, the percentage of households renting using “jeonse” – a key money deposit system usually requiring a lump-sum [...]

Over 90 Percent of South Korean 20-Somethings Defenseless Against Hepatitis A

Over 90 Percent of South Korean 20-Somethings Defenseless Against Hepatitis A

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Nine out of ten South Korean young adults in their 20s lack antibodies for hepatitis A, which means their bodies are far more susceptible to infection than others who do. The discovery was made after researchers from Seoul National University Hospital examined the cases of 5,856 individuals 10 years [...]

Doctors Clash Over ‘Moon Jae-in Care’

Doctors Clash Over ‘Moon Jae-in Care’

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean doctors in the fields of Korean medicine and Western medicine are clashing over ‘Moon Jae-in Care’, an initiative to expand national health insurance coverage to include ultrasounds and MRI scans. In a statement, the Association of Korean Medicine, a group representing doctors of traditional Korean medicine, condemned doctors [...]

Arabic an Unlikely Ticket to University for Some Korean Students

Arabic an Unlikely Ticket to University for Some Korean Students

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – This year’s college entrance exams once again saw a so-called “Arabic Lottery Effect”, which describes test takers of “Arabic I” obtaining higher relative scores than those of other foreign language subjects despite having unimpressive proficiency. According to findings by Haneul Education Corp, which runs educational academies nationwide, if students [...]