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South Korean proposal to pay foreigners less sparks uproar over worker rights
Analysis

South Korean proposal to pay foreigners less sparks uproar over worker rights

Debate is intensifying over plan to address elderly care shortage by recruiting foreigners at sub-minimum wage

South Korean proposal to pay foreigners less sparks uproar over worker rights
Lina ParkLina Park March 21, 2024
South Korea eyes joining G7, but faces hurdles amid democratic backsliding
Analysis

South Korea eyes joining G7, but faces hurdles amid democratic backsliding

Bid to join elite group will depend on ability to address domestic and global challenges, including risks for China ties

South Korea eyes joining G7, but faces hurdles amid democratic backsliding
John LeeJohn Lee March 20, 2024
South Korea’s hostility to LGBT issues is a failure to uphold basic human rights
Opinion

South Korea’s hostility to LGBT issues is a failure to uphold basic human rights

The ROK is out of step with its Western peers even Asian neighbors and must reflect on how it treats sexual minorities

South Korea’s hostility to LGBT issues is a failure to uphold basic human rights
Philip TurnerPhilip Turner March 19, 2024
Korean government’s widespread use of personal emails poses security risks
Analysis

Korean government’s widespread use of personal emails poses security risks

Blase attitude about net safety and cumbersome official software broaden exposure to phishing and other attacks

Korean government’s widespread use of personal emails poses security risks
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll March 18, 2024
South Korea pledges significant boost for pediatric care amid doctor shortage
Briefings

South Korea pledges significant boost for pediatric care amid doctor shortage

Government aims to tackle doctor shortage, reduce child hospitalization costs amid election season

South Korea pledges significant boost for pediatric care amid doctor shortage
KOREA PROKOREA PRO March 15, 2024
Why conscripting women to serve in South Korea’s military is a tough sell
Analysis

Why conscripting women to serve in South Korea’s military is a tough sell

Population decline creates big need for troops, but public opinion and institutional norms may not move quickly enough

Why conscripting women to serve in South Korea’s military is a tough sell
Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park | Lina Park March 14, 2024
Wrongful terminations spike as South Korean job market evolves
Analysis

Wrongful terminations spike as South Korean job market evolves

Changing dynamics and rising awareness expose disparities between large and small firms, risking legal disputes

Wrongful terminations spike as South Korean job market evolves
Jem KimJem Kim March 12, 2024
Godsaeng: The self-improvement trend pushing South Korea’s youth to the brink
Analysis

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

Godsaeng: The self-improvement trend pushing South Korea’s youth to the brink
Junghyun SongJunghyun Song March 11, 2024
South Korean food prices soar as agricultural, livestock costs surge in February
Briefings

South Korean food prices soar as agricultural, livestock costs surge in February

High agricultural inflation rates could sway voters if the government fails to stabilize costs in the coming month

South Korean food prices soar as agricultural, livestock costs surge in February
KOREA PROKOREA PRO March 11, 2024
Election Watch: South Korean parliament’s female representation likely to erode
Analysis

Election Watch: South Korean parliament’s female representation likely to erode

Experts tell Korea Pro that despite promises from major parties, female political representation will remain low

Election Watch: South Korean parliament’s female representation likely to erode
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim March 8, 2024
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