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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Sun, September 19, 2021 | 08:27
Ministry offers virtual visits to ancestral graves amid pandemic
Virtual memorial services that enable “seongmyo,” a visit to one's ancestral graves ahead of the Chuseok holiday, is taking root here as the pandemic rolls on. The Ministry of Health and Welfare has provided the online memorial service at the “eSky Funeral Information System” since last September, as a means to follow strictly the social distancing protocol in place during on...
Yoon Seok-youl faces racism controversy with comment belittling Africa
Yoon Seok-youl, the former prosecutor general and a leading presidential contender of the conservative main opposition People Power Party (PPP), is being criticized for his comments belittling Africa as well as manual labor. “Companies depend on internationally competitive technology. There is no such thing as hands and feet labor like people used to do anymore. India doesn't...
3 in 10 employees experience 'work-from-home syndrome'
Three out of every 10 employees who telecommute are experiencing “work-from-home (WFH) syndrome” as the pandemic rolls on and the boundary between work and life blurs. According to a survey of 910 remote workers conducted by recruiting platform Job Korea from Sept. 3 to 10, 32.1 percent of the respondents said they have experienced the WFH syndrome, experienced as physical an...
Increasing claims of vaccine-related deaths raise concerns
A growing number of people are claiming that their family members have died or become seriously ill after receiving COVID-19 vaccines as the nation's inoculation rate increases. While they demand the government clarify the correlation between the vaccination and the tragic incidents and compensate for the damage, the health authorities have so far acknowledged such correlatio...
MBC given slap on the wrist for discriminatory Olympic broadcasts
Local broadcaster MBC was given non-binding administrative guidance from the Korean Communications Standards Commission, Thursday, for using offensive or stereotyped images to depict some countries during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Now, the commission is drawing a backlash for handing out such a mild punishment for the discriminatory and inappr...
Consumers seek Chuseok gift sets with less plastic packaging
Kim Ji-seon, 28, said that she feels guilty whenever sees the huge amount of packaging materials in the gift sets that she receives for the two biggest holidays here, Chuseok and the Lunar New Year. Almost all of the packaging is plastic, while some of it is made of several different materials combined together, so that she can't even separate them into recyclable categories....
2022 calendars
An employee checks 2022 calendars at his printing office in central Seoul, Tuesday. In the calendars, Oct. 10 is marked in red as a substitute holiday for Hangeul Day which falls on Sunday Oct. 9 that year. The government introduced the substitute holiday system this year which provides extra days off if a public holiday falls on a weekend. Yonhap
Majority of stalking victims don't trust police
According to a survey of women who have been the victims of stalking, 60 percent of respondents did not pursue any legal measures because they believe the law enforcement authorities and relevant legal systems do not protect them. The in-depth survey was conducted by the Korea Women's Hot Line from July 28 to Aug. 17 on 40 female victims on their experiences of being stalked ...
Filipina detained over alleged killing of USFK member's child
A woman of Philippine nationality has been detained for allegedly beating to death the three-year-old son of her acquaintance from the United States Forces in Korea (USFK). The Pyeongtaek Police said, Monday, that they had detained the 30-year-old suspect and are investigating the case. According to the police, she and the USFK service member knew one another, and the latter ...
Bill proposed to ban discrimination against multicultural families
A bill to ban discrimination against multicultural families and support them in a financial and administrative manner has been proposed. Rep. Kwon In-sook of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and fellow DPK lawmakers introduced the bill, Friday, which will revise the Multicultural Family Support Act.
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