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Debate over Mandatory Military Service for Women Rekindled

Debate over Mandatory Military Service for Women Rekindled

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — A long-standing debate over South Korean women participating in mandatory military service has rekindled following anticipation that the military will face a lack of personnel in 10 years due to the decreasing national population. The country should consider enlisting women for the military, experts argue, if it intends to [...]

No. of Ranking Female Public Servants at Central Gov’t Tops 100 Last Year

No. of Ranking Female Public Servants at Central Gov’t Tops 100 Last Year

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of high-ranking female public servants in central government agencies surpassed 100 for the first time last year, government data showed Wednesday. The number of women in senior government roles reached 102 last year, accounting for 6.7 percent of the total ranking central government officials, according to the [...]

Mobile Grocery Shopping Popular among Koreans in Their Forties

Mobile Grocery Shopping Popular among Koreans in Their Forties

SEOUL, May 1 (Korea Bizwire) — As grocery shopping through major retailers’ mobile shopping platforms is becoming a normal practice among Koreans, women in their forties are increasingly using mobile devices to buy their groceries. According to the Ticket Monster social commerce site, 73 percent of the company’s female customers made purchases through the company’s [...]