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Public Perception of Society: “Unjust”

Public Perception of Society: “Unjust”

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The perception that important social decisions are affected by external pressure, social connections and interest groups continues to be a strong belief held by the public at large. This is according to a report from the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs released yesterday that questioned 3,839 adult [...]

How Koreans Turned into a Bunch of Insects

How Koreans Turned into a Bunch of Insects

SEOUL, June 4 (Korea Bizwire) – “Gon-choong” means insect in Korean. “Gisaeng-choong” translates into parasite. “Hae-choong” describes harmful insects. As such, ‘choong’ is a word that refers to bugs and insects in general. But its use has expanded to refer to various social groups in Korea, often to degrade, abase, and insult. According to Daumsoft, [...]

Lack of Outlets for Anger Leads to Increase in ‘Anger Crimes’

Lack of Outlets for Anger Leads to Increase in ‘Anger Crimes’

GWANGJU, Jan.18 (Korea Bizwire) – ‘Anger crimes’, in which small arguments or sudden rage lead to extreme actions, are on the rise. Some say that the increase in the number of anger crimes is derived from individual behavior, but experts comment that cases resulting from structural problems in society are increasing. Because societal pressures are [...]