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Tracing the history of forced labor rulings
Despite all its resolve and force, the Shinzo Abe administration's criticism of the forced labor rulings in Korea is ungrounded and blind to history, according to Japanese lawyers familiar with the forced labor cases tried in Japan in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Prosecution raids justice minister's home
The prosecution raided Justice Minister Cho Kuk's home in southern Seoul, Monday, in connection to widening allegations that he and his wife peddled their influence to secure internships and dishonest “qualifications” for their children to boost their college or graduate school applications. This is the first time that the residence of an incumbent justice minister, who super...
Police narrowly missed serial-killer suspect 25 years ago
Authorities recently identified Lee Chun-jae, a 56-year-old prisoner in Busan Detention Center, as the culprit behind the unsolved deaths of at least nine women in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, from 1986 to 1991. But they could have caught him sooner.
Residents create green pockets in Seoul
Last month, residents in seven autonomous districts in Seoul took on a 72-hour project to create new outdoor rest areas for their neighborhoods. This is the eighth run of a city-funded urban landscaping project. For the project, residents - mostly landscaping or architecture major university students in their 20s - team up with a professional to transform underused plots of l...
Making Seoul the next global music hub
Seoul Metropolitan Government will pour in 481 billion won ($405 million) for the next five years to make the city a global music hub - starting with the launch of a new K-pop festival next week - local officials announced Monday.
Seocho's live music festival kicks off this Saturday
Seoripul Festival, the biggest cultural event of the year for Seocho-gu in southern Seoul, starts its eight-day run on Saturday. For the past five years, festival organizers have been trying to position Seoripul as Asia's Fringe Festival. This year, they are hoping to finally make a lasting impression by scheduling more live music and nighttime events.
Health ministry moves to regulate e-cigarette ads
E-cigarette makers will soon be blocked from exploiting loopholes in existing tobacco regulations to market their products in Korea, after the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced an amendment to the existing laws Monday.
Autumn skies
Visitors look around Gyeongbok Palace, central Seoul, under clear autumn skies, Sunday, the last day of the Chuseok holiday. / Yonhap
Delivery robots to arrive in Seoul
Starting October, unmanned delivery robots will navigate Sangam Digital Media City (DMC), the autonomous driving test bed in western Seoul, the city government announced Sunday. Built by local startup Unmanned Solution, the four-wheeled and electric robots have a flat tray on top that can carry up to 200 kilograms of goods.
Activists push to secure vegan options in cafeterias
The Green Party is gathering plaintiffs to file a petition with the Constitutional Court on the lack of vegetarian cafes at public bodies. Ha Seung-soo, a party member leading the legislative push, cites basic constitutional rights - including freedom of conscience and the right to self-determination, health and equality - to make the case for a vegetarian option at public ca...
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