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Declining Children’s Happiness and Sleep Deprivation Caused by Excessive Studying

Declining Children’s Happiness and Sleep Deprivation Caused by Excessive Studying

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The biggest cause of the South Korean children’s declining happiness and sleep deprivation was “studying.” According to data released Tuesday by Sejong University professor Park Hyun-sun, students’ sense of happiness tended to decline as their grades went up, from 90.4 percent in elementary school to 84 percent in middle [...]

Majority of S. Koreans Would Pay More for Electricity to Limit Air Pollution

Majority of S. Koreans Would Pay More for Electricity to Limit Air Pollution

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – More than half of South Koreans are in favor of suspending the operation of coal-fired power plants in order to reduce fine dust emissions, even if electricity prices go up. According to the presidential National Council on Climate and Air Quality and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s online survey [...]

Majority of S. Koreans Want End to Japan Intelligence-sharing Pact

Majority of S. Koreans Want End to Japan Intelligence-sharing Pact

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of South Koreans want the government to push ahead with its decision not to renew a military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, a poll showed Monday. Seoul decided in August to end the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) amid disputes over trade and wartime history. The [...]

S. Korea Ranks Among Top OECD Member Countries in Treatment of Cancer

S. Korea Ranks Among Top OECD Member Countries in Treatment of Cancer

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea ranks as one of the leading members among the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in the treatment of cancer, medical data showed Sunday. The 2019 Health at a Glance report released by the Paris-based organization said Asia’s fourth-largest economy had the highest five-year survival rate [...]

Drivers Say Car Seats for Pets are Most Essential

Drivers Say Car Seats for Pets are Most Essential

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Car seats for pets have been chosen as the most essential product for going on a drive with your pet. K Car, a South Korean used-car seller, conducted a survey of 439 male and female adults via Facebook in which 39.2 percent of respondents picked car seats for pets [...]

Executive Job a Pipe Dream for Most Bankers

Executive Job a Pipe Dream for Most Bankers

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Recent data has confirmed that it is almost impossible for bankers to reach executive positions. According to the Financial Supervisory Service’s Financial Statistics and Information System, out of 230,595 employees working in the country’s financial sector, including banks and insurers, as of the end of June, only 2,969 were [...]