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School Violence Cover-Up Scandal at Elite School Highlights Bigger Issues

School Violence Cover-Up Scandal at Elite School Highlights Bigger Issues

SEOUL, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) – A scandal surrounding the alleged special treatment of children of conglomerate CEOs and celebrities in a case of school violence has sparked a public outcry, with some going one step further and treating the controversy as a sign of social inequality in the country. According to the Seoul Metropolitan [...]

South Korea’s Denuclearization Attracts Japanese Media Attention

South Korea’s Denuclearization Attracts Japanese Media Attention

TOKYO, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) – As the South Korean government continues its efforts to lower reliance on nuclear energy and focus on renewable energy, the Japanese media is paying attention to its neighbor’s denuclearization policy in memory of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011. The headline that covered the front page of Tokyo [...]

University of North Dakota Aerospace to Launch Aviation Campus in Busan

University of North Dakota Aerospace to Launch Aviation Campus in Busan

BUSAN, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The University of North Dakota (UND) Aerospace, an American university famous for aviation education, is set to launch its very first Asian campus in Busan, South Korea. Busan Mayor Seo Byeong-su made an announcement on Tuesday acknowledging a memorandum of understanding signed earlier this month at UND Aerospace in Grand [...]

Premature Deliveries Double in 16 yrs Due to Late Marriages: Survey

Premature Deliveries Double in 16 yrs Due to Late Marriages: Survey

SEOUL, Jun. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s premature birthrate has nearly doubled in the past 16 years, a survey showed Tuesday, with a growing number of women getting married late and experiencing difficulties having babies. The rate of premature delivery within less than 37 weeks of pregnancy rose to 6.44 percent between 2013 and [...]

S. Koreans Take Average of 9 Annual Paid Holidays Off

S. Koreans Take Average of 9 Annual Paid Holidays Off

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans used about 60 percent of the paid holidays given to them on average in 2013, government data showed Monday, amid growing calls to improve poor working conditions and long hours on the job. According to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Employment and Labor, South Korean [...]

Growing Waistlines Prompt National Insurance Coverage for Obesity Treatment

Growing Waistlines Prompt National Insurance Coverage for Obesity Treatment

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government has decided to extend its national insurance coverage to patients with obesity starting next year. The Ministry of Health and Welfare and the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) announced yesterday plans to invest 9 billion won to provide insurance coverage for the surgical treatment of [...]

Calls for Public Drinking Ban Grow in South Korea

Calls for Public Drinking Ban Grow in South Korea

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — As excessive drinking and related crimes are emerging as one of the most pressing social issues facing South Korea, calls to ramp up regulations on the sale of alcohol and drinking in public spaces are notably growing. According to the Korea Health Promotion Foundation and the World Health Organization, [...]

Hotels Find Hidden Market in Flight Cabin Crews

Hotels Find Hidden Market in Flight Cabin Crews

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Local hotels are looking for tie-ups with airline companies to bring cabin crews to their facilities as they search for hidden markets to survive stiff competition, industry officials said Sunday. Flight attendants and cockpit crews spend nearly half a year overseas and stay up to four days at a [...]