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Poll Shows Fewer S. Korean Students View N. Korea as Enemy

Poll Shows Fewer S. Korean Students View N. Korea as Enemy

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Fewer young students in South Korea perceive North Korea as an enemy than a year ago, while a larger number of them regard the North as a cooperative partner, a poll showed Tuesday. In the poll of 82,947 elementary, middle and high school students by the education and unification [...]

S. Korean Society’s Tenuous Relationship with its Teenagers

S. Korean Society’s Tenuous Relationship with its Teenagers

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean teenager recently tweeted about her shocking experience at a beach where she planned to watch the sunrise on New Year’s Day. In the tweet, she said she was kicked out of two jimjilbangs, or Korean saunas, even though she submitted letters of permission from her parents, [...]

‘Free Taxi’ for Students Living in Remote Area in South Jeolla Province

‘Free Taxi’ for Students Living in Remote Area in South Jeolla Province

MUAN, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Jeollanamdo (South Jeolla Province) Office of Education announced Friday that from March, students living in remote areas will be given free taxi rides to and from school. The so-called ‘Edu Taxi’ service is intended for students living in rural areas who are unable to use public transportation and [...]

Ministry of Education to Expand PE Programs for Elementary School Students

Ministry of Education to Expand PE Programs for Elementary School Students

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Physical activity programs will be expanded for first and second grade elementary school students in South Korea. Survival swimming courses will also be expanded according to local conditions. The Ministry of Education announced a master plan on Wednesday which includes the objective of developing various physical activity programs for [...]

Carbon Monoxide Killed 3 Students in Gangneung Guesthouse: Police

Carbon Monoxide Killed 3 Students in Gangneung Guesthouse: Police

GANGNEUNG/SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Police concluded Wednesday that the three high school students found dead in a guesthouse in Gangneung were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning. Police announced the official result of their investigation into the deadly incident that also left seven others unconscious. Two of them have recovered consciousness following hours of [...]

3 Students Found Dead, 7 Others Unconscious at Pension in Northeastern S. Korea

3 Students Found Dead, 7 Others Unconscious at Pension in Northeastern S. Korea

GANGNEUNG, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Three senior high school students were found dead and seven others unconscious at a pension in the northeastern province of Gangwon, possibly due to carbon monoxide poisoning caused by inadequate ventilation, local police and firefighters said Tuesday. The owner of the pension, located in the city of Gangneung on [...]

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 [...]