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College Students Help Correct Historical Inaccuracies Regarding Jikji

College Students Help Correct Historical Inaccuracies Regarding Jikji

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Two Korean college students have been instrumental in identifying historical inaccuracies regarding the world’s oldest extant movable metal print book, Jikji, on online websites, and having them corrected. Oh Yu-jin, a 20-year-old college freshmen studying Korean folklore at Andong National University, discovered that the Japanese website Window to World [...]

Selling Coffee Banned at Schools from Sept. 14

Selling Coffee Banned at Schools from Sept. 14

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Selling coffee will be completely banned at elementary, middle and high schools starting mid-September, the food ministry said Tuesday. The ban will become effective as of Sept. 14 following a law revision, according to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. Foods and beverages with high levels of caffeine [...]

Koreans More Distrustful than in the Past

Koreans More Distrustful than in the Past

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The results of a survey that asked South Koreans about their trust in others revealed that the level trust among Koreans has fallen significantly over the past 30 years. In addition, the level of “social capital” within society was found to be extremely low. Professor Kim Hui-sam at the [...]

Record Breaking Number of Foreigners Come to Korea to Learn the Language

Record Breaking Number of Foreigners Come to Korea to Learn the Language

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — With K-pop music breaking global music records, the number of international students who arrived in South Korea last year to study Korean also reached an all-time high. And for the first time, the number of language students surpassed those who were in the nation to earn an academic degree. [...]

Seoul to Aid Youth with Unpaid Student Loans

Seoul to Aid Youth with Unpaid Student Loans

SEOUL, Jun, 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government will join hands with the Korea Student Aid Foundation (KSAF) to help youth currently in credit delinquency resulting from student loans, by offering funds totaling 160 million won. Those eligible for the bailout should be credit delinquents residing in Seoul or having graduated from a [...]