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Consumer Complaints About Overseas Deals Rise 10-fold over 3 Years

Consumer Complaints About Overseas Deals Rise 10-fold over 3 Years

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans’ complaints about cross-border transactions have skyrocketed over the past three years due to a sharp rise in overseas travel and direct purchases from foreign countries, a state-run consumer agency said Sunday. The number of complaints about direct overseas purchases and foreign travel services came to 3,933 cases [...]

Radiation-tainted Japanese Food Imports Remain Low amid Tight Inspections

Radiation-tainted Japanese Food Imports Remain Low amid Tight Inspections

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Japanese foods that have been barred from entering the country due to potential radiation contamination remained low this year as South Korea maintains its tight inspection system, according to the government Friday. Four shipments of Japanese foods totaling some 5 tons were denied entry for the whole of 2019 [...]

S. Koreans Still Unable to Fully Use Leisure Time Despite 52-hour Workweek

S. Koreans Still Unable to Fully Use Leisure Time Despite 52-hour Workweek

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans are not fully able to use their leisure time despite having more time on their hands thanks to the 52-hour workweek, a poll showed Friday. Macromill Embrain surveyed 1,000 people between the ages of 19 and 59, 70 percent of whom said they had more time off, [...]

Third of Koreans to Travel Long Distances to Visit Hometowns During Chuseok

Third of Koreans to Travel Long Distances to Visit Hometowns During Chuseok

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A third of South Koreans are traveling long distances to reach their hometowns for the Chuseok holiday this year, a survey revealed Friday. The findings, based on calls made to 9,000 households across the country by the Korea Transport Institute (KOTI), showed that a further six out of 10 [...]

6 in 10 S. Koreans Registered for Reunions with Separated Families Have Died

6 in 10 S. Koreans Registered for Reunions with Separated Families Have Died

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 60 percent of South Koreans who have sought reunions with family members separated by the 1950-53 Korean War have died, government data showed Friday. Among 133,353 South Koreans who have registered to be reunited with their long-lost loved ones in North Korea since 1988, 79,466, or 59.6 percent, [...]

S. Korean Soldiers on Missions Overseas Enjoy Chuseok with Locals

S. Korean Soldiers on Missions Overseas Enjoy Chuseok with Locals

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite being away from home, South Korean soldiers deployed overseas enjoyed the Chuseok holiday by staging various meaningful events with local people, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Friday. This year’s Chuseok, the Korean autumn harvest celebration and one of the biggest holidays in South Korea, falls on [...]