June 13, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Junghyun Song

Junghyun Song

Junghyun is a media-friendly junior journalist with a BA in Liberal Arts and Science from the Netherlands. Raised in South Korea, Malaysia and the Netherlands, she is currently based in Seoul, undergoing her journalism internship program at The Korea Herald, South Korea’s largest English newspaper company. Her main interest is in covering South Korean culture and social affairs.

Analysis

Distorted wealth perceptions make young South Koreans feel poorer than they are

As celebrities and peers flaunt luxurious lives, many people feel left behind and less open to marriage and children

Junghyun SongJunghyun SongJune 10, 2024
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Financially illiterate South Koreans put nation’s economic future at risk

Despite high education level, young South Koreans lack financial knowledge, leading to risky behaviors and mounting debt

Junghyun SongJunghyun SongApril 22, 2024
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Godsaeng: The self-improvement trend pushing South Korea’s youth to the brink

As young South Koreans pursue a lifestyle of constant productivity, the consequences are becoming increasingly clear

Junghyun SongJunghyun SongMarch 11, 2024
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How South Korea’s young adult crisis challenges nation’s economic goals

Social expectations driven by education drive and job market divide cause young Koreans to step away from career paths

Junghyun SongJunghyun SongFebruary 1, 2024
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South Korea’s #MeToo movement faces legal hurdles after Supreme Court verdict

Despite heightened awareness, South Korea’s legal system struggles to keep pace with the social movement

Junghyun SongJunghyun SongJanuary 15, 2024
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South Korea’s tech giant struggles amid legal and market turmoil

Facing lawsuits, stock market declines and presidential criticism, Kakao Corporation reassesses its strategies

Junghyun SongJunghyun SongDecember 5, 2023
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Ageism in the fast lane: South Korea’s contentious subway and airport debate

Debates over free rides and airport loiterers reflect a society grappling with ageism and inadequate senior support

Junghyun SongJunghyun SongNovember 9, 2023
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Why a critical shortage of doctors in South Korea has sparked a national debate

As long-standing disagreements resurface, doctors and the government lock horns over proposed medical education reforms

Junghyun SongJunghyun SongOctober 26, 2023
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Why South Korea’s operating room surveillance is igniting controversy

Growing distrust in medical community leads to law mandating cameras in operating rooms, sparking a national debate

Junghyun SongJunghyun SongOctober 19, 2023
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Hungarian medical school admissions ignite a debate on fairness in South Korea

As affluent parents secure places for their children to study in Hungary, some in the local medical field cry foul

Junghyun SongJunghyun SongSeptember 6, 2023