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 2022-01-17 18:05 

Korea Herald

Shuttered schools get makeover, find new purpose...

Nearly 400 empty school buildings, chiefly in rural areas, are sitting idle after closing their doors due to lack of students, government data showed Tuesday. The Ministry of Education has a thorny task of giving new life to abandoned classrooms....

 2022-01-17 18:03 

Korea Herald

Korea to go in full force for 2050 carbon neutrality...

The Ministry of Environment will evaluate the environmental impact of major government policies and projects beginning in September as part of its road map to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. According to the plans revealed Tuesday, the ministry wi...

 2022-01-17 17:59 

Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] Actor Cho Yi-hyun says 'School 2021' holds special meanings in many ways...

For actor Cho Yi-hyun, 22, "School 2021" was like a gift. Speaking to the Korea Herald on Monday, she said she had a lot of new experiences through the drama as she took another step to becoming a better actor. "'School 2021...

 2022-01-17 17:33 

Korea Herald

'Kim Ji-young, Born 1982' is most-sold Korean novel overseas...

Although the pandemic has put overseas travels on hold to a great extent, Korean literature has constantly made daring adventures beyond borders. Over the past five years, 34 works of Korean literature have sold over 5,000 copies each in overseas b...

 2022-01-17 17:20 

Korea Herald

Kazahk national completes 9-day cycle trip to celebrate Korea-Kazakhstan ties...

Kazakhstani Damir Kusheyev, a former professional cyclist, has finished a 793.8-kilometer bicycle trip across Korea, which he embarked on to commemorate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Kazakhstan and to support Busan in...

 2022-01-17 17:19 

Korea Herald

Staying in business for 5 years difficult for startups, self-employed: data...

SEJONG -- A large portion of startups and the self-employed failed in less than five years while suffering from fears of possible financial insolvency due to heavy debt, data from Statistics Korea and credit rating firm NICE showed Tuesday. Their uns...

 2022-01-17 17:17 

Korea Herald

Masterpieces by pioneers of Russian avant-garde art shown in Seoul...

Russian avant-garde modern art started to flourish in the early 20th century with artists beginning to explore new abstract styles, rejecting conventional academic tradition in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution in 1917 that overthrew the Russia...

 2022-01-17 17:14 

Korea Herald

Car exports grow 24.2% on strong sales of hybrids...

South Korea posted $46.47 billion in car exports last year, up 24.2 percent from the previous year which was hit hard by COVID-19, government data showed on Tuesday. Export volume surged 8.6 percent to 2.05 million units, marking the first time in n...

 2022-01-17 17:14 

Korea Herald

Century-old 'Korean age' triggers confusion over antivirus measures...

The "Korean age" system came into the limelight Tuesday following leading presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol's pledge to make the use of the international age system mandatory for all administrative matters. Alongside the international...

 2022-01-17 16:32 

Korea Herald

US envoy urges NK to cease 'unlawful' activities, engage in dialogue...

The US envoy for North Korea urged Pyongyang to cease its "unlawful and destabilizing" activities, and engage in dialogue, in his talks with South Korean and Japanese counterparts on Monday after the North's latest missile test.&nbs...

 2022-01-17 16:15 

Korea Herald

Seegene exports 5.1m COVID-19 test kits to Israel...

South Korea's molecular diagnostics company Seegene Inc. said Tuesday it has exported 5.1 million COVID-19 test kits to Israel. The company already delivered 1.7 million diagnostic tests last month and is scheduled to deliver an additional 3.4 milli...

 2022-01-17 16:14 

Korea Herald

[Newsmaker] High schooler's letter to soldier raises questions for letter writing campaign...

A high school student's letter to a conscripted soldier sent as part of an encouragement campaign, has recently come under fire for the sarcastic and degrading message. The unfriendly letter written anonymously to a conscripted soldier was fi...

 2022-01-17 16:12 

Korea Herald

KT teams up with Russia's Yandex to debut delivery robots...

South Korean telecom carrier KT looks to launch autonomous delivery vehicles in Korea before the end of 2022 by partnering with Russian autonomous rover maker Yandex Self-Driving Group, KT said Tuesday. The two companies have signed a memorandum of...

 2022-01-17 15:58 

Korea Herald

Lee pledges to create over 3m jobs through digital, energy transformation...

Ruling party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung unveiled his job growth vision Tuesday, pledging to create over 3 million jobs by raising an investment fund of 135 trillion won ($113.5 billion). "I will produce over 3 million jobs by achievin...

 2022-01-17 15:40 

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Song Ji-ah from Netflix's 'Single's Inferno' under fire for wearing fake luxury goods...

Song Ji-ah, a contestant of Netflix's latest hit reality dating show "Single's Inferno," who is also known as YouTuber FreeZia, has been embroiled in controversy over wearing counterfeit luxury fashion items. Criticism flew...

 2022-01-17 15:36 

Korea Herald

Govt. to finalize extra budget plan this week...

The government will convene an extra Cabinet meeting this week to finalize a supplementary budget plan aimed at helping small businesses hit by the pandemic, the prime minister's secretariat said Tuesday. Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum will preside ove...

 2022-01-17 15:34 

Korea Herald

Monday's 'tactical guided missiles' are under production: KCNA...

North Korea on Monday test-fired a pair of "tactical guided missiles" for the first time in around two years, Pyongyang's state media reported the following day, saying it did so to confirm the accuracy and efficiency of the weapon...

 2022-01-17 15:20 

Korea Herald

Hyundai Motor's used car market entry blurry after ministry puts on hold...

Hyundai Motor Group's launch of B2C secondhand car business has met with headwind after the ministry put a halt on the business launch temporarily, according to the industry on Tuesday. The Ministry of SMEs and Startups last week advised...

 2022-01-17 15:19 

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Short tracker Shim Suk-hee to miss Beijing 2022 after losing injunction bid against ban...

South Korean short track speed skater Shim Suk-hee has lost her injunction bid against an Olympic ban, legal sources said Tuesday, as her attempt to regain eligibility for Beijing 2022 crashed and burned. The sources said the Seoul Eastern District...

 2022-01-17 15:14 

Korea Herald

Samsung unveils Exynos 2200 mobile processor with AMD's GPU...

Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it has teamed up with California-based chip maker Advanced Micro Devices to unveil its flagship Exynos 2200 processor chips for mobile phones, in a delayed announcement by a week. The partnership with AMD in Samsung&...

 2022-01-17 15:14 

Korea Herald

S. Korea's instant meals market skyrockets 145% over 4 years...

The South Korean market of instant meals jumped more than 145 pct in 2020 from four years earlier on the increased number of convenience stores and the coronavirus pandemic, data showed Tuesday. Shipments of ready-to-eat items, known as home meal re...

 2022-01-17 15:13 

Korea Herald

Samsung registers robot brand 'Samsung Bot' in US, Canada...

Samsung Electronics is expected to introduce household robots under the brand "Samsung Bot" in the North American market. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization on Tuesday, the South Korean tech giant recently complete...

 2022-01-17 15:06 

Korea Herald

LG Chem to reuse plastoil from 10 tons of plastic waste...

LG Chem will extract oil from plastic waste and reuse it for plastic production starting in 2024. According to South Korea's leading chemical company Tuesday, it will establish a facility in Dangjin, South Chungcheong Province, where the plast...

 2022-01-17 14:56 

Korea Herald

Shaman in the house? Yoon Suk-yeol says no...

The main opposition People Power Party disbanded a networking subcommittee under the election campaign committee for its presidential nominee Yoon Suk-yeol after controversy arose that a shaman was involved in an advisory role for the subcommittee an...

 2022-01-17 14:51 

Korea Herald

Swedish EV firm launches Polestar 2 in S. Korea...

Swedish premium electric carmaker Polestar on Tuesday launched the Polestar 2, its first fully electric, high-volume model, in South Korea to gain a share in the local EV market. The Polestar 2 electric performance fastback is equipped with a 78kWh...

 2022-01-17 14:11 

Korea Herald

23 shippers fined W96.2b for collusion on freight rates...

South Korea's antitrust regulator said Tuesday it has decided to impose a combined fine of 96.2 billion won ($80.7 million) in fines on 23 Korean and foreign shippers for their collusion to fix freight rates. Since 2018, the Fair Trade Commission (F...

 2022-01-17 14:06 

Korea Herald

Cafes, fast-food chains to receive deposits for disposable cups from June: environment ministry...

Deposits will be needed to buy drinks using disposable cups at cafes and fast-food chains starting in June as part of efforts to reduce plastic waste spiking amid the pandemic, the environment ministry said Tuesday. Starting on June 10, people will...

 2022-01-17 12:30 

Korea Herald

Lee, Yoon to have first one-on-one TV debate next week...

The presidential candidates of the ruling and main opposition parties will have their first one-on-one TV debate next week, the ruling Democratic Party (DP) said Tuesday. DP candidate Lee Jae-myung will face off against People Power Party candidate...

 2022-01-17 12:19 

Korea Herald

'Kim Ji-young, Born 1982,' most-sold S. Korean literary book overseas...

"Kim Ji-young, Born 1982" was the most popular South Korean literary book overseas over the recent five years, data showed Tuesday. According to the data from the Literature Translation Institute of Korea, the feminist novel by Cho Nam-joo...

 2022-01-17 12:05 

Korea Herald

Auto exports up 8.6% in 2021 on popularity of eco-friendly cars...

South Korea's auto exports rose 8.6 percent on-year in 2021 on the back of the growing popularity of local brands in the global market and solid demand for eco-friendly vehicles, the industry ministry said Tuesday. Outbound shipment of vehicles reac...

 2022-01-17 11:41 

Korea Herald

Manager of reigning KBO champions eyes repeat in 2022...

SUWON -- The KT Wiz, after years as the bottom feeder of South Korean baseball, finally earned their inaugural Korean Series title in 2021. And the goal for their manager, Lee Kang-chul, in 2022 is simple: defend that championship. "I feel lik...

 2022-01-17 11:29 

Korea Herald

Hyundai Capital launches joint venture to provide auto finance in France...

Hyundai Capital Services Inc., South Korea's leading auto finance company, said Tuesday it has launched a joint venture with CGI Finance, a subsidiary of France's Societe Generale Group. Hyundai Capital France will provide auto finance, including ...

 2022-01-17 11:22 

Korea Herald

Military reports 24 more COVID-19 cases...

South Korea's military on Tuesday reported 24 additional COVID-19 cases, including 23 breakthrough infections, raising the total caseload among its personnel to 3,657. Of the new cases, 19 are from the Army, three from the Air Force and two from the...

 2022-01-17 11:00 

Korea Herald

[Graphic News] South Korean artists' activities nearly halved in 2021...

South Korean artists released an average 3.8 artistic works to the public in 2021, a sharp drop from 7.8 pieces in 2018, attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic, a government survey showed. According to the Culture Ministry's triennial survey...

 2022-01-17 10:57 

Korea Herald

Well-traveled football defender constantly searching for improvement...

Nearly a decade into his club football career, South Korean defender Kwon Kyung-won recently joined his sixth club in the fourth different country. There is more to this than wanderlust for the 29-year-old, who signed with Gamba Osaka of Japan on Ne...

 2022-01-17 10:52 

Korea Herald

Daily cases back above 4,000 amid omicron woes...

South Korea's daily coronavirus cases climbed back above 4,000 on Tuesday as health authorities remain vigilant over a possible upsurge in infections and the spread of the omicron variant ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday. The country added 4,072...

 2022-01-17 10:38 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks open slightly lower amid inflation uncertainties...

South Korean stocks opened a tad lower Tuesday, weighed down by persistent inflation woes at home and in the United States. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (Kospi) edged up 1.08 points, or 0.04 percent, to 2,973.56 points in the firs...

 2022-01-17 10:21 

Korea Herald

Enhypen's repackage album sold 510,000 copies in first week...

K-pop boy group Enhypen's latest repackage album sold more than 500,000 copies in the first week of its release, the group's management agency said Tuesday. "Dimension: Answer," a repackaged version of the group's first full-length alb...

 2022-01-17 10:20 

Korea Herald

ABS issuance down 22% in 2021...

The issuance of asset-backed securities (ABS) in South Korea shrank 22 percent on-year in 2021 due to declined sales of government-led mortgage securities, data showed Tuesday. The ABS issued last year were valued at 61.7 trillion won ($51.8 billion...

 2022-01-17 10:19 

Korea Herald

Star producer Kim Tae-ho leaves MBC after 21 years...

Kim Tae-ho, the star producer best known for the hit MBC TV show "Infinite Challenge," has left the broadcaster after 21 years. Monday was the last day of Kim's 21-year-long work for MBC, company officials said Tuesday. Kim began working...

 2022-01-17 10:10 

Korea Herald

Moon holds phone talks with Abu Dhabi crown prince, voices condolences over attack victims...

DUBAI -- President Moon Jae-in has held telephone talks with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and expressed condolences to victims of a suspected drone attack claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels, Moon's office said. The 25-minu...

 2022-01-17 10:04 

Korea Herald

N. Korea says it confirmed accuracy of tactical guided missiles in test-firing...

North Korea said Tuesday that it conducted the test-firing of a tactical guided missile a day earlier to confirm the accuracy of the weapons system under production. On Monday, South Korea's military said the North fired two suspected short-range ba...

 2022-01-17 06:30 

Korea Herald

[Martin Schram] Sync or you're sunk: Perceptions matter...

After a half century or so in politics, Joe Biden sure didn't need to be reminded -- by a pollster, or a political science professor or a media pundit -- of the secret of winning elections. Because this is one secret that every politico knows....

 2022-01-17 06:30 

Korea Herald

[Editorial] Passing on 'pension bomb'...

The Korea Economic Research Institute warned that people born after 1990 may not receive national pension at all unless the scheme is reformed. The institute affiliated with the Federation of Korean Industries raised the need for the reform of the...

 2022-01-16 23:50 

Korea Herald

Readers share different views about webtoon featuring BTS...

The highly anticipated "7 Fates: Chakho," a joint webtoon project between Naver Webtoon and Hybe, the K-pop powerhouse behind the superband BTS, is drawing mixed reactions from both webtoon and BTS fans at home and abroad. "7 Fates...

 2022-01-16 23:21 

Korea Herald

Fromis_9 makes a bold confession of love with 'DM'...

K-pop girl group Fromis_9 is back more daring yet mature with "DM," the title song of their fourth EP "Midnight Guest," on Monday. Ahead of dropping their new album, the nine members conducted a media showcase in Seoul on Mon...

 2022-01-16 23:08 

Korea Herald

Collaboration with Korea, key priorities for Indonesia in post-COVID: Indonesian ambassador...

Indonesia will bolster economic ties with Korea through a range of projects involving cooperation through bilateral and multinational agreements and private sectors, said Indonesia's newly appointed ambassador to Korea Gandi Sulistiyanto Suherm...

 2022-01-16 19:59 

Korea Herald

Seoul rebuts Japanese Dokdo claims...

Seoul on Monday strongly protested against Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi's remarks that renewed territorial claims over South Korea's easternmost islets of Dokdo, demanding an immediate retraction. South Korea's...

 2022-01-16 19:12 

Korea Herald

Finance Minister vows to raise accuracy in tax revenue...

SEJONG -- Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki has expressed his commitment to raising accuracy and transparency in generating figures on tax revenue, reiterating his apology for the government's excess revenue beyond its earl...

 2022-01-16 19:11 

Korea Herald

Investor disappointments continue for Kakao...

Started as a mere app developing company, South Korea's platform giant Kakao has been on the fast track of success, becoming the nation's fifth-largest business entity just in 11 years. Founded by Kim Beom-su, who used to run a PC room...

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