July 24, 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

Intense work, intense play: How Koreans’ work culture impacts their travel plans

Fast-paced express tour packages speak to work ethic and limited time off, but younger demographics may be changing that

Junghyun SongJunghyun SongAugust 28, 2023
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Violence against teachers raises alarm about South Korea’s toxic schools

Educators allege legal changes have diluted their authority and empowered parental bullying, sparking teacher exodus

Junghyun SongJunghyun SongAugust 1, 2023
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Recent infanticide cases expose challenges single mothers face in South Korea

Tightening laws and penalties for infant abandonment belie complex and deeper societal issues that are being overlooked

Junghyun SongJunghyun SongJuly 19, 2023
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Won for all, all for won: Why some young South Koreans embrace frugality

As economic pressures mount, a growing number are trading conspicuous consumption for thriftiness

Junghyun SongJunghyun SongJune 23, 2023
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Why South Korea’s cheap breakfast program leaves a bitter taste of inequality

77-cent meal program for college students has been runaway success, but some raise concerns about those left out

Junghyun SongJunghyun SongJune 14, 2023
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To be seen and not heard: Why there are so many ‘no-kids zones’ in South Korea

Children’s rights take a backseat as adults seek tranquil environments in the country’s changing cultural landscape

Junghyun SongJunghyun SongJune 6, 2023
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Why ill will is brewing between South Korean students and cafes

As costs rise, owners says young people who study for hours are cutting into profits, but some see unfair villainization

Junghyun SongJunghyun SongMay 31, 2023