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High School Students’ Scientific Study of Jeju’s Female Divers Garners Attention

High School Students’ Scientific Study of Jeju’s Female Divers Garners Attention

JEJU, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A scientific study by a group of high school students is garnering attention as it identified the secret behind the physical strength of female divers on South Korea’s resort island of Jeju, or “haenyeo,” through a genetic analysis. Three students from Namnyeong High School on Jeju Island revealed on [...]

Jeju Province Introduces Standard Model of “Jeju Haenyeo”

Jeju Province Introduces Standard Model of “Jeju Haenyeo”

JEJU, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Jeju Province introduced a standard model of the “Jeju haenyeo,” or female divers from Jeju Island, to unify various designs and depictions of the national cultural heritage. The model resembles a woman in her 30s to 40s, carrying traditional equipment used for diving, such as mulsojungi (a diver’s suit), [...]

Female Divers of Jeju to Offer Cultural Performances in Canada and Germany

Female Divers of Jeju to Offer Cultural Performances in Canada and Germany

JEJU, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Haenyeo, the women of Jeju who dive in search of seafood, are slated to put on cultural performances in Canada and Germany. According to the organizing committee of the Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival, the women divers of Gosan-ri, Hangyeong-meyon in Jeju will perform at the Kitchener–Waterloo Oktoberfest to [...]

Jeju’s ‘Haenyeo’ Female Divers to Receive Government Allowance

Jeju’s ‘Haenyeo’ Female Divers to Receive Government Allowance

JEJU, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Jeju Island’s aging traditional female divers known as ‘haenyeo’ are set to receive an allowance from the local government beginning in September. According to a new ordinance enacted by the Jeju provincial government last month, aging haenyeo divers, who are also recognized as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO, will [...]