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Portion of S. Koreans Opposed to Homosexuality Dips Below 50 pct for the First Time

Portion of S. Koreans Opposed to Homosexuality Dips Below 50 pct for the First Time

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The portion of South Koreans who are opposed to homosexuality fell below 50 percent for the first time, a report showed Sunday, in an indication of Koreans’ growing openness to sexual minorities. In a 2018 poll of 8,000 Korean adults, 49 percent said that they cannot accept homosexuals, down [...]

Controversies Brewing over Abortion Following Gov’t Survey

Controversies Brewing over Abortion Following Gov’t Survey

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversies reignited on Friday over whether to allow abortion after a government survey showed that many women had opted to end their pregnancies due to socio-economic reasons. On Thursday, the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs released a survey on 10,000 women aged between 15 and 44, the [...]

Bereaved Families Urge Mitsubishi to Honor Forced Labor Rulings in S. Korea

Bereaved Families Urge Mitsubishi to Honor Forced Labor Rulings in S. Korea

TOKYO, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Bereaved families of South Koreans who performed forced labor during World War II for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. visited the company’s head office on Friday in Tokyo to urge the company to honor recent South Korean court rulings. In November last year, South Korea’s Supreme Court upheld two rulings [...]

Multicultural Centers in S. Korea to Offer Special Programs to Raise Multilingual Speakers

Multicultural Centers in S. Korea to Offer Special Programs to Raise Multilingual Speakers

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — As speaking multiple languages is gaining importance in a rapidly globalizing world, institutions set up across South Korea to support multicultural families are offering special programs to provide children with early opportunities to learn multiple languages. Seoul’s Dongdaemun District Family Center is offering ‘one home two languages’ program for [...]

New College Freshmen Will Learn Gender Sensitivity in Orientation

New College Freshmen Will Learn Gender Sensitivity in Orientation

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting this year, universities will hold a gender sensitivity class about sexual harassment and sexual violence as part of orientation for college freshmen. The Ministry of Education announced on Wednesday that it had recommended that universities implement these types of educational programs for new students. The ministry has distributed [...]