Culture

Korea's State Pension Age Needs To Be Raised To 67: Report

South Korea's state pension age needs to be increased if the government hopes to avoid further deterioration of its pension fund by the country's rapidly aging population, according to the National Pension Research Institute report.

February 22, 2017 at 4:55 am

Korea’s Five Cultural Assets Missing For Last 20 Years

Five important cultural assets of Korea went missing for about 20 years and these national treasures are mostly owned by individuals.

February 22, 2017 at 4:55 am

Online Comments Get Prioritized As Source Of News

The comments of readers online might already become and will be considered as sources of news already since they have the capacity to shape opinions of the public.

February 22, 2017 at 4:56 am

South Korea Records Lowest Birth Rate in 2016

While many underdeveloped and densely populated countries are struggling with population control, South Korea battles with its continuously decreasing birth rate and records its lowest birth rate in 2016.

February 22, 2017 at 4:49 am

Study Shows South Koreans Will Live Longer than Americans?

A new study reveals life expectancy will go up by 2030, with South Koreans living longer than their American counterparts.

February 21, 2017 at 7:16 am

Diageo Korea Lectures On Responsible Drinking To Collegians

Diageo Korea is conducting lectures that will focus on reponsible drinking to students of different schools and universities in Korea.

February 27, 2017 at 10:05 pm

Asian Winter Games Begins In Sapporo; Japan Wins First Gold Of The Games

The Asian Winter Games 2017 kicked off in Sapporo. Japanese snowboarder Eri Yanetani wins the first gold medal of the games.

February 20, 2017 at 7:02 am

Touchdown! Gen 2 Arrives in Pokemon Go

Niantic has finally rolled out its latest and largest update for Pokemon Go. Players can now search for Gen 2 creatures, baby Pokemon and shiny Pokemon out in the wild.

February 20, 2017 at 7:02 am

South Korea, Carolina Herrera Collaborate To Create Custom Hanbok Designs

South Korea's culture ministry and the Hanbok Advancement Center has collaborated with fashion designer Carolina Herrera to design three custom hanboks for instalation in New York and Seoul this month.

February 16, 2017 at 6:15 am

Pokemon GO News: Major Update Set for the Weekend; New Creatures and Berries Coming

Niantic and The Pokemon Company will be rolling out a major update this weekend. 80 new creatures, two new berries, and new evolution items are set to be introduced.

February 16, 2017 at 6:16 am

Animal Welfare Activists Call For Complete Ban Of Dolphin Importation

With the recent death of a dolphin at an Ulsan aquarium, animal rights activists are now calling for a complete ban on imports of aquatic mammals to Korea. The dolphin's death happened on Tuesday when a district government in Ulsan announced the news. The dolphin was among the five held in captivity in an aquarium in Jangsaengpo Special Whale Culture Zone which was imported from Japan five days ago.

February 15, 2017 at 5:53 am

Shaman Power, Fox Vagina May Help With Romance Woes According To Mystics

South Koreans may find it difficult to find love in today work centric world which leaves them less time for socialization and relationships. Thankfully, the power of shamans may help with their romance woes with rather unorthodox methods. One of these methods entail women carrying a dehydrated fox vagina as a lucky charm.

February 14, 2017 at 6:52 am

Women’s Divers On Korea’s ‘Haenyeo’ To Be Declared UNESCO Cultural Heritage

the women's divers on Korea's Jeju Island or what is normally termed as the "haenyeo" will be decalred a cultural heritage by the UNESCO.

February 13, 2017 at 7:03 am

South Korea To Import Vaccines To Control Foot And Mouth Outbreak

South Korea has experienced an outbreak of foot and mouth disease from livestock the past week. Two strains of the disease have been discovered which has prompted the country to raise its Alarm to the highest level. Vaccines for the disease are now in short supply as south Korea is planning to import 4.8 million doses of the vaccine in an effort to prevent the disease from spreading further.

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