June 12, 2024
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What’s in a name? For South Koreans, a chance at a better life
Analysis

What’s in a name? For South Koreans, a chance at a better life

As family structures evolve and individualism grows, more South Koreans are adopting new names to reflect their identity

What’s in a name? For South Koreans, a chance at a better life
Hyojin KimHyojin Kim June 11, 2024
Distorted wealth perceptions make young South Koreans feel poorer than they are
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

Distorted wealth perceptions make young South Koreans feel poorer than they are
Junghyun SongJunghyun Song June 10, 2024
Political deadlock hinders South Korea’s efforts to save its pension system
Analysis

Political deadlock hinders South Korea’s efforts to save its pension system

Experts warn of financial instability and societal disruption if the National Pension Service is not overhauled

Political deadlock hinders South Korea’s efforts to save its pension system
Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park June 6, 2024
Yoon’s oil and gas announcement sparks hope and skepticism in South Korea
Analysis

Yoon’s oil and gas announcement sparks hope and skepticism in South Korea

Experts caution against economic and political risks despite potential benefits of oil and gas discovery

Yoon’s oil and gas announcement sparks hope and skepticism in South Korea
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim June 5, 2024
As summer rains loom, South Korea confronts the economic costs of climate change
Analysis

As summer rains loom, South Korea confronts the economic costs of climate change

Monsoons have wreaked destruction in recent years, underscoring risks to agriculture, industry and more as temps rise

As summer rains loom, South Korea confronts the economic costs of climate change
John LeeJohn Lee June 4, 2024
Debate over four-day workweek intensifies as South Korea tackles low birth rate
Analysis

Debate over four-day workweek intensifies as South Korea tackles low birth rate

Proponents cite improved work-life balance, while critics fear financial strain and productivity challenges

Debate over four-day workweek intensifies as South Korea tackles low birth rate
Lina ParkLina Park June 3, 2024
Yoon’s latest scandal, LGBTQ festival, nuclear waste and book removals — Ep. 22
Podcast

Yoon’s latest scandal, LGBTQ festival, nuclear waste and book removals — Ep. 22

John and Lina discuss potential abuse of presidential power, LGBTQ rights and conservative attacks on sex education

Yoon’s latest scandal, LGBTQ festival, nuclear waste and book removals — Ep. 22
KOREA PROKOREA PRO May 31, 2024
Free subway rides for seniors strains South Korea’s railways, and ignites debate
Analysis

Free subway rides for seniors strains South Korea’s railways, and ignites debate

Aging population is forcing policymakers to reevaluate popular senior welfare programs introduced decades ago

Free subway rides for seniors strains South Korea’s railways, and ignites debate
Choi HaanChoi Haan May 31, 2024
South Korean authorities struggle to keep pace with evolving phishing tactics
Analysis

South Korean authorities struggle to keep pace with evolving phishing tactics

As scammers adapt their methods, vulnerable individuals continue to be exploited by criminal networks

South Korean authorities struggle to keep pace with evolving phishing tactics
Hyojin KimHyojin Kim May 28, 2024
ROK parliament threatens to override Yoon veto, and undermine his presidency
Analysis

ROK parliament threatens to override Yoon veto, and undermine his presidency

Some ruling party members appear willing to back investigation into marine’s death, siding with opposition over Yoon

ROK parliament threatens to override Yoon veto, and undermine his presidency
John LeeJohn Lee May 23, 2024
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