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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
Merger party doomed, doctors strike back, dissent gagged — Ep. 6
Podcast

Merger party doomed, doctors strike back, dissent gagged — Ep. 6

Implications of ‘big tent’ party breakup, controversy over nationwide doctors' strike and freedom of speech concerns

Merger party doomed, doctors strike back, dissent gagged — Ep. 6
KOREA PROKOREA PRO February 23, 2024
Singlehood surges in South Korea as youth rethink marriage
Analysis

Singlehood surges in South Korea as youth rethink marriage

Economic pressures and personal goals lead to varied family units, reflecting changing societal norms and policy needs

Singlehood surges in South Korea as youth rethink marriage
Lina ParkLina Park February 22, 2024
South Korean firefighters fight more than fire amid mental health challenge
Analysis

South Korean firefighters fight more than fire amid mental health challenge

Mental health experts advocate enhanced support for first responders amid rising stress and tragic loss of life

South Korean firefighters fight more than fire amid mental health challenge
Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park February 21, 2024
Why South Korea’s e-commerce boom faces global integration hurdles
Analysis

Why South Korea’s e-commerce boom faces global integration hurdles

Record sales spurred by Chinese platforms contrast with challenges in growing Korea’s digital market presence abroad

Why South Korea’s e-commerce boom faces global integration hurdles
Irina KorgunIrina Korgun February 20, 2024
South Korea faces medical meltdown amid doctor strike
Briefings

South Korea faces medical meltdown amid doctor strike

As doctors walk out, Seoul turns to stopgap measures to bridge healthcare deficit, spotlighting medical vulnerabilities

South Korea faces medical meltdown amid doctor strike
KOREA PROKOREA PRO February 20, 2024
South Korea-Japan transport talks resume after eight-year hiatus
Briefings

South Korea-Japan transport talks resume after eight-year hiatus

Renewed dialogue will likely serve as platform to address demographic challenges, carbon neutrality in transport

South Korea-Japan transport talks resume after eight-year hiatus
KOREA PROKOREA PRO February 19, 2024
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