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  • [DEBATE] Proposal for Region-based Proportional ...

    photo The National Election Commission (NEC) has proposed a revision of the parliamentary election system that would reduce the number of lawmakers elected from districts and nearly double that of proportional representatives chosen bas...

  • Program or Be Programmed

    photo One of the most popular classes at Harvard University is Computer Science 50. In the last fall semester, it drew 880 students, surpassing Economics 10a in attendance for the first time. One of the most popular classes at Harvard U...

  • ‘Multiethnic Korea’ Shouldn’t Ignore Immigrant...

    photo The world has grown smaller while Korea has grown bigger. It’s been some time since everything happening in Korea began drawing attention from the global community. Usually, sad news rather than happy news, and reproachable thing...

  • What’s There to Learn From North Korean Music?

    photo North Korea has been mounting venomous verbal attacks and pouring curses on the South. The hostile rhetoric is such that you wouldn’t even use against someone you never intend to see again. It is most regrettable that North Korea...

  • Recent Increase in Household Debt and its Implic...

    The government eased regulations on loan-to-value (LTV) and debt-to-income (DTI) ratios in May 2012 and August 2014, respectively, in order to revitalize the sluggish economy, but their effects have remained marginal. The growth rate of household debt rose from 5.2 percent in 2012 to 6.6 percent in 2014, while the national economy’s nominal growth rate slightly climbed from 3.4 percent to 3.9 percent. Housing transactions inched up after the August 2014 deregulation compared with a year earlier, but the real gross domestic product in the fourth quarter of 2014 rose only 0.4 percent and the growth rate of private consumption lingered at a mere 0.5 percent over the previous quarter.

  • Walking a Tightrope of Nostalgia and Survival fo...

    photo It has been a long time since any blood traveled smoothly again through the analog projector. Analog projectors have become such nuisances gathering dust since they lost out to digital projectors in 2012, when the Korean blockbust...

  • Korean People are Inherently Carefree, Curious a...

    photo The author of this book believes that a person may be judged by his handwriting. Just a month ago, the practicing lawyer was a chief public prosecutor working as a researcher for the Institute of Justice. Over the past 2...

  • The Reason She Wears Hanbok and Draws Women Dres...

    photo “Why do they wear hanbok (traditional Korean clothing) only on special occasions like weddings? It’s so glamorous and beautiful.” Artist Kim Hyun-jung, 27, had a particular liking for hanbok from a young age. She develop...

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