April 16, 2024
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South Korea’s retail war pits consumer convenience against worker welfare
Analysis

South Korea’s retail war pits consumer convenience against worker welfare

Supermarket workers and small businesses push back against government’s plan to prioritize consumer needs over welfare

South Korea’s retail war pits consumer convenience against worker welfare
Lina ParkLina Park March 7, 2024
Environmental woes mount as South Korea pushes industrial expansion
Analysis

Environmental woes mount as South Korea pushes industrial expansion

Despite evidence of harm, experts and NGOs accuse the government of downplaying concerns, favoring industrial interests

Environmental woes mount as South Korea pushes industrial expansion
Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park March 6, 2024
Why South Korea is experiencing an overprescription of antidepressants
Analysis

Why South Korea is experiencing an overprescription of antidepressants

Despite increased awareness, high costs and systemic issues lead to overreliance on antidepressants over therapy

Why South Korea is experiencing an overprescription of antidepressants
Hyojin KimHyojin Kim March 5, 2024
South Korea’s youth exodus challenges corporate culture
Analysis

South Korea’s youth exodus challenges corporate culture

As young employees leave in droves, companies seek new strategies to retain emerging talent

South Korea’s youth exodus challenges corporate culture
Kim Yeon-joongKim Yeon-joong March 4, 2024
Trainee doctors walkout tests South Korean government
Briefings

Trainee doctors walkout tests South Korean government

As trainee doctors continue their walkout despite return-to-work deadline, the government weighs punitive responses

Trainee doctors walkout tests South Korean government
KOREA PROKOREA PRO March 1, 2024
Unyielding doctor strike, Lee Nak-yon the centrist, reassessing history — Ep. 7
Podcast

Unyielding doctor strike, Lee Nak-yon the centrist, reassessing history — Ep. 7

The Korea Pro team discusses the ongoing medical standoff, Lee Nak-yon's centrism, and historical revisionism

Unyielding doctor strike, Lee Nak-yon the centrist, reassessing history — Ep. 7
KOREA PROKOREA PRO February 29, 2024
Fertility freefall challenges South Korea’s demographic stability
Briefings

Fertility freefall challenges South Korea’s demographic stability

As birth rates plummet, the implications for education, health and politics grow dire

Fertility freefall challenges South Korea’s demographic stability
KOREA PROKOREA PRO February 29, 2024
South Korea’s adoption scandal unveils harrowing realities
Analysis

South Korea’s adoption scandal unveils harrowing realities

Adoptees and advocates push for transparency as investigations shed light on decades of misconduct

South Korea’s adoption scandal unveils harrowing realities
Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park February 28, 2024
Why South Koreans pursue convenience store dreams in an oversaturated market
Analysis

Why South Koreans pursue convenience store dreams in an oversaturated market

An unforgiving job market is driving self-employment, but new business owners quickly find the odds stacked against them

Why South Koreans pursue convenience store dreams in an oversaturated market
John LeeJohn Lee February 27, 2024
Cinema and controversy merge in South Korea’s historical debate
Analysis

Cinema and controversy merge in South Korea’s historical debate

A documentary about the nation’s first president becomes a battleground for future narratives amid election fever

Cinema and controversy merge in South Korea’s historical debate
Benjamin A. EngelBenjamin A. Engel February 27, 2024
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