Latest news from South Korea, in Korean newspapers

[Column] Japan’s plans for radioactive discharges violates principles of environmental protection and defies (...)
The threat of a million tonnes of highly contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi being discharged into the Pacific Ocean includes the potential environmental and human impacts, but also how a (...)
Hangyore Sinmun - 4 August 2020
S. Korea to repatriate deputy ambassador to New Zealand amid allegations of sexual misconduct
South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has decided to quickly repatriate its former deputy ambassador to New Zealand, an individual surnamed Kim, who has been charged with sexual (...)
Hangyore Sinmun - 4 August 2020
[Photo] Convenience store chain GS25 launches on-foot delivery service
GS Retail is launching a delivery service for its G25 convenience store franchise. Workers will deliver products to nearby customers on foot so long as they’re located within 1.5km of a GS25 branch. (...)
Hangyore Sinmun - 4 August 2020
[Reporter’s notebook] Abandoning diplomacy with Japan will fuel anger and hatred on both sides
“Mr. Gil, are Koreans not interested in the reconciliation measures that would come after liquidation?”The question was posed to me by a Japanese reporter who’d been watching a video seminar on July (...)
Hangyore Sinmun - 4 August 2020
[Photo] US nominates new envoy for defense cost-sharing talks
The US State Department nominated Donna Welton, former assistant chief of mission at the US Embassy in Afghanistan, to be its new envoy for defense cost-sharing talks with South Korea and other (...)
Hangyore Sinmun - 4 August 2020
Tokyo retracts demand for Great Kanto earthquake memorial organizers to submit pledge to abide by (...)
The metropolitan government of Tokyo has retracted a demand that the organizers of a memorial service for Koreans massacred in the aftermath of the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 submit a written (...)
Hangyore Sinmun - 4 August 2020
[Editorial] Japan needs to halt its plan to dump contaminated water from Fukushima immediately
With the world’s attention focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Japanese government has been pushing forward with its preparations to dump contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear (...)
Hangyore Sinmun - 4 August 2020
Number of foreign property owners in S. Korea on the rise
Amid the recent real estate market frenzy in the Seoul Capital Area (SCA), the number of foreign nationals purchasing apartments has risen sharply. The National Tax Service (NTS) announced on Aug. 3 (...)
Hangyore Sinmun - 4 August 2020
Climate change radically alters S. Korea’s monsoon rains
After being soaked with rainfall of over 300mm over the past two days, central South Korea is facing the prospect of additional losses with more heavy rains of over 500mm predicted to fall through (...)
Hangyore Sinmun - 4 August 2020
98% of COVID-19 patients under 50 don’t require oxygen or respirator, study shows
Around 98% of South Korean novel coronavirus patients under the age of 50 recovered without oxygen therapy or a respirator, a study shows. The mortality rate 28 days after the appearance of symptoms (...)
Hangyore Sinmun - 4 August 2020
SK Telecom launches prepaid service for foreign residents
On Aug. 2, SK Telecom (SKT) launched Miri, a telecommunications service catering to foreigners who are accustomed to prepaid mobile services.With this service, users can make a deposit ranging from (...)
Hangyore Sinmun - 3 August 2020
SK Telecom launches prepaid service for foreign residents
On Aug. 2, SK Telecom (SKT) launched Miri, a telecommunications service catering to foreigners who are accustomed to prepaid mobile services.With this service, users can make a deposit ranging from (...)
The Hankyoreh - 3 August 2020
[Photo] Seoul’s senior centers to reopen for 4 hours per day after shutting down amid COVID-19
Seoul community centers for senior citizens that had been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic are starting to reopen. However, facilities are only admitting half the normal capacity and only (...)
Hangyore Sinmun - 3 August 2020
[Photo] Seoul’s senior centers to reopen for 4 hours per day after shutting down amid COVID-19
Seoul community centers for senior citizens that had been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic are starting to reopen. However, facilities are only admitting half the normal capacity and only (...)
The Hankyoreh - 3 August 2020
[Photo] Shincheonji leader arrested for obstructing disease control efforts
Lee Man-hee, leader and founder of the Shincheonji religious sect, was arrested on July 1 on charges of impeding disease control efforts. Police say Lee withheld key information on members’ (...)
Hangyore Sinmun - 3 August 2020
[Photo] Shincheonji leader arrested for obstructing disease control efforts
Lee Man-hee, leader and founder of the Shincheonji religious sect, was arrested on July 1 on charges of impeding disease control efforts. Police say Lee withheld key information on members’ (...)
The Hankyoreh - 3 August 2020
[Photo] Global fast food chains see sluggish breakfast sales as COVID-19 continues
Global fast food chains like McDonald’s are suffering from a plunge in sales, especially when it comes to their breakfast menu. McDonald’s sales for the second quarter diminished by 30% compared to (...)
Hangyore Sinmun - 3 August 2020
[Photo] Global fast food chains see sluggish breakfast sales as COVID-19 continues
Global fast food chains like McDonald’s are suffering from a plunge in sales, especially when it comes to their breakfast menu. McDonald’s sales for the second quarter diminished by 30% compared to (...)
The Hankyoreh - 3 August 2020
S. Korean economy shrank 3.3% in 2nd quarter, OECD says
South Korea’s economy shrank by 3.3% in the second quarter, but it still exhibited the second highest growth rate among the 14 advanced and emerging economies that have posted their second-quarter (...)
Hangyore Sinmun - 3 August 2020
S. Korean economy shrank 3.3% in 2nd quarter, OECD says
South Korea’s economy shrank by 3.3% in the second quarter, but it still exhibited the second highest growth rate among the 14 advanced and emerging economies that have posted their second-quarter (...)
The Hankyoreh - 3 August 2020
US permits solid fuel for S. Korea’s space launches, increases range of ballistic missiles in (...)
Reports that the US is permitting the full-scale use of solid fuel in South Korean space launch vehicles and has indicated its “flexibility” on the matter of increasing the allowable range of (...)
Hangyore Sinmun - 3 August 2020
US permits solid fuel for S. Korea’s space launches, increases range of ballistic missiles in (...)
Reports that the US is permitting the full-scale use of solid fuel in South Korean space launch vehicles and has indicated its “flexibility” on the matter of increasing the allowable range of (...)
The Hankyoreh - 3 August 2020



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