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  • Cheong Wa Dae’s Worrisome Inflexibility

    photo The strangest part in the public debate over the introduction of a special bill on the April 16 ferry disaster is that families of the victims and opposition parties have not clarified what they think is insufficient about prosecu...

  • Is the Korean Won Too Strong?

    photo A weaker won will be helpful in promoting exports at a time when dark clouds are casting shadows on the Korean economy. It will benefit not just large corporations, such as chaebol, but small- and medium-sized exporters as well. I...

  • Ways to Shed No. 1 Title in ‘Population Extincti...

    photo Korea is said to be the most likely country that will face population extinction. A computer simulation by the National Assembly Research Service revealed that Koreans will disappear several hundred years from now if the nation’s...

  • Priorities in Tourism Policy

    photo The sixth “trade and investment promotion meeting,” held at the Blue House on August 12, has suggested a few issues for tourism industry insiders to ponder. The first issue is increasing the use of environment-friendly cable car...

  • Analysis of Business Operations at Kaesong Indus...

    Construction of the Kaesong (Gaeseong as spelled in South Korea) Industrial Complex started in June 2003 and the first stage was completed in October 2007, covering 3.3 square kilometers, or 1 million pyeong, near the North...

    Class Self-Identity and Life Satisfaction

    Previous research on factors that affect life satisfaction has largely omitted the relationship between class consciousness and life satisfaction. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (2013a, 2013...

  • Why Do So Many Koreans Drop Out of U.S. Schools?

    photo Five years ago the PhD dissertation of Dr. Samuel Kim at Columbia University rightly pointed out some of the most serious problems of conventional Korean family practices in providing their children a university education in the U...

  • Changing Names: Laundering Family Records of Sla...

    photo A man named Kim Heung-bal lived in 18th-century Danseong-hyeon, Gyeongsang Province (currently Sancheong County, South Gyeongsang Province), according to his family registry of 1717. His recorded position was assistant (...

  • Seung Hyo-sang, Seoul’s First ‘City Architect’

    photo The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on September 10 that it has appointed Seung Hyo-sang (a.k.a. Seung H-Sang), 62, as its first official “city architect.” Seung will advise Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon on all issues relate...

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