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 2022-01-10 19:04 

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Starbucks in crossfire of Korea's culture war...

A new culture war is brewing in South Korea. At the center is Starbucks, after vice president of Shinsegae Group Chung Yong-jin -- the largest shareholder of the coffeehouse chain's operation in the country -- shared several anti-communist post...

 2022-01-10 18:58 

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North Korea's provocations have little effect on presidential race: experts...

North Korea's recent missile launch, which would previously have been a variable in a South Korean presidential election, will have little effect on the upcoming election, as provocations become routine and receive less attention from the publi...

 2022-01-10 18:40 

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Ulsan Art Museum brings wealth of culture to industrial city...

ULSAN -- Located in southeastern South Korea, Ulsan is synonymous with the country's industrialization. The city is home to the world's largest automobile plant and driving through the port of Ulsan, Hyundai cars preparing to be exported...

 2022-01-10 18:33 

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Facade of apartment building under construction collapses, injuring at least 1...

A facade of a high-rise apartment building under construction in the southwestern city of Gwangju collapsed Tuesday, injuring at least one person and burying about 10 vehicles under the rubble, police said. The exterior wall of the apartment buildin...

 2022-01-10 18:30 

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Barca youth product Lee Seung-woo seeking more playing time on home soil...

SEOGWIPO -- After bouncing around multiple European clubs with little success, Lee Seung-woo, a product of FC Barcelona's famous youth academy, has landed with Suwon FC in South Korea's K League 1 with one major goal in mind. He wants to be on the...

 2022-01-10 18:04 

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S. Korean, US nuclear envoys discuss N. Korea's latest missile launch...

Top nuclear envoys of South Korea and the United States held phone talks Tuesday over North Korea's latest launch of a ballistic missile and stressed the importance of maintaining the allies' combined defense posture, according to Seoul's fore...

 2022-01-10 17:56 

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[Newsmaker] Should politicians care about your hair loss?...

Last week, the talk of the town was Democratic Party of Korea presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung's pledge to have hair loss treatments covered by public health care insurance, prompting both cheers from supporters and criticism of populism....

 2022-01-10 17:55 

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Moon expresses concern over N. Korea's repeated missile launches ahead of election...

President Moon Jae-in expressed concern Tuesday over North Korea's repeated missile launches ahead of South Korea's presidential election in March, his spokesperson said. Moon made the remark after being briefed on the results of a National Securi...

 2022-01-10 17:52 

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Zara launches daily hanbok collection for children...

Zara, the global fast-fashion clothing retailer, said on Tuesday that it has rolled out a kids collection of modern hanbok exclusively for the Korean market. The collection was unveiled ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday that kicks off later this m...

 2022-01-10 17:42 

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Moon hopes new cathode plant will boost EV battery sector...

President Moon Jae-in attended the groundbreaking ceremony for an LG Chem cathode plant in the southeastern city of Gumi on Tuesday, saying he hopes the 475 billion won ($397 million) project will boost South Korea's competitiveness in the electric v...

 2022-01-10 17:38 

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Brisk exports continue in first 10 days of 2022...

SEJONG -- South Korea's brisk export performance, which started in the fourth quarter of 2020 as a rebound or recovery, has continued during the first 10 days of 2022, state customs data showed Tuesday. According to the Korea Customs Service,...

 2022-01-10 17:02 

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Digital platforms for secondhand trading emerge as new retail unicorns...

Market valuation estimates of local digital platforms that promote individual trading of secondhand products have been on the rise with traditional retailers and even banks injecting large investments in hopes of them becoming the next Coupang and Ma...

 2022-01-10 17:01 

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Will Samsung's 'Tiger' strategy work against Apple?...

Samsung Electronics unveiled its "Tiger" strategy at CES 2022 to beat Apple in the flagship smartphone market, but experts say that the South Korean tech giant should first come up with "killer content" for its foldable smartp...

 2022-01-10 17:00 

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Seoul stocks close nearly flat ahead of Fed chief's hearing...

South Korean stocks finished nearly unchanged Tuesday as investors await comments by the US Federal Reserve chief at the Senate hearing. The Korean won rose against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) edged up 0.6...

 2022-01-10 16:52 

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LG's virtual human to make debut as singer...

LG Electronics said Tuesday it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mystic Story, a local music label led by singer-song writer Yoon Jong-shin, to debut its virtual human ambassador, Reah Keem, as a singer. Yoon, Mystic's chief produ...

 2022-01-10 16:40 

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Asiana flight grounded in Kazakhstan to return to S. Korea this week: ministry...

A South Korean passenger jet that has been grounded in Kazakhstan amid an anti-government protest is expected to return home later this week once the Central Asian nation's largest airport resumes operations, the foreign ministry said Tuesday. The f...

 2022-01-10 16:33 

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Lawmaker proposes bill for obligating FSC's approval for banks' partial closure...

A ruling party lawmaker recently filed a bill calling for banks to receive the financial authorities' permission for partially shutting down their business here, the National Assembly's online bill information system showed Tuesday. Rep....

 2022-01-10 16:32 

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Korean drama soundtracks booming as major medium of 'Hallyu'...

Although most countries have COVID-19-related travel restrictions, the worldwide popularity of Korean pop culture has continuously crossed borders, reaching new heights. Taking the baton from K-pop, songs featured in local dramas have newly become a...

 2022-01-10 16:29 

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[Feature] Female film leads still out of sight in 2022...

The Korean film industry as a whole weathered a tough year in 2021, with only a few movies opening in theaters amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Looking at the list of films that did get a cinematic release, once again, it is hard to ignore the c...

 2022-01-10 16:28 

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Assembly passes bill on union representation in public institutions' boards...

The National Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill that mandates a union representative be included on public institutions' boards of directors. The lawmakers approved a bill during a plenary session that dictates public firms and quasi-public instituti...

 2022-01-10 16:26 

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'Sewing Sisters,' a documentary that moved Bong Joon-ho, Park Chan-wook...

The upcoming documentary "Sewing Sisters" is a film recommended by the nation's top filmmakers Bong Joon-ho and Park Chan-wook. "Sewing Sisters," co-directed by Kim Jung-young and Lee Hyuk-rae centers around three women...

 2022-01-10 16:23 

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[Election 2022] Yoon pledges 1 million won monthly subsidy for childbirth...

Presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol of the main opposition People Power Party pledged Tuesday to provide a monthly allowance to parents to encourage childbirth, and to come up with compensation measures for small business owners suffering financial...

 2022-01-10 16:18 

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Hanmi Pharmaceutical to make Indian COVID-19 vaccine...

Hanmi Pharmaceutical will begin producing ZyCoV-D, the plasmid DNA COVID-19 vaccine developed by India's pharmaceutical firm Zydus Cadila, starting in the second quarter of this year, the company said Tuesday. Hanmi Pharmaceutical on Friday s...

 2022-01-10 16:16 

Korea Herald

Lee lays out economic pledges with $50,000 in GDP per capita target...

The presidential nominee of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea vowed to grow the nation into the fifth-largest economy in the world while reaching a gross domestic product per capita of $50,000 and seeing the main bourse Kospi hit 5,000 points duri...

 2022-01-10 16:11 

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SK Pharmteco to push for pre-IPO this year...

SK Pharmteco, SK Inc.'s subsidiary of contract development and manufacturing organization, is planning for a pre-initial public offering this year, the group's holding company SK Inc. said Tuesday. "SK Pharmteco will hol...

 2022-01-10 15:58 

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Where is Netflix's 'Single's Inferno' filmed?...

In Netflix's reality dating show "Single's Inferno," 12 attractive men and women try to escape a deserted island by becoming a couple. The Korean show portrays the island as an "inferno," where only successf...

 2022-01-10 15:57 

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Air Force F-5 fighter jet crashes in Hwaseong...

An Air Force F-5 fighter jet crashed in central South Korea on Tuesday, officials said. A lone pilot was aboard the jet when it crashed into a mountain in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, at 1:46 p.m., officials said. The pilot's fate was not known. (Y...

 2022-01-10 15:47 

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Top court confirms W1.1b fine for Volkswagen Korea in emissions scandal...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court's decision to sharply reduce the fine for Audi Volkswagen Korea (AVK) and clear the company of most of the charges in its diesel emissions scandal. The top court said it approved the Seoul High Court...

 2022-01-10 15:06 

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Corporate reshoring hits all-time high in 2021...

The number of South Korean companies that returned home from their offshore operations and their investment at home hit an all-time high last year, the industry ministry said Tuesday. A total of 26 firms relocated their factories from overseas in 20...

 2022-01-10 14:47 

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US, Japan, Europe condemn NK's missile launch, urge to return to dialogue...

The US and five other countries condemned Pyongyang's missile launch last week, and urged the reclusive regime to abandon its prohibited nuclear and ballistic missile programs and return to denuclearization talks on Monday. The joint sta...

 2022-01-10 14:47 

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LG Chem to build new high-nickel cathode factory in S. Korea...

LG Chem Ltd., South Korea's leading chemical materials producer, said Tuesday it will build a new factory in South Korea to produce high-nickel cathode materials for electric vehicle (EV) batteries as it further pushes to upgrade the key battery comp...

 2022-01-10 14:35 

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Korean movie, TV series released in China for first time in about 6 yrs...

A South Korean movie and a TV series have been officially released in Chinese theaters and via a local streaming platform for the first time in about six years, raising cautious hopes that the yearslong cultural freeze between the neighboring countri...

 2022-01-10 14:06 

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Insurers' risk-based capital ratio down in Q3...

Insurance firms in South Korea saw their risk-based capital ratio fall in the third quarter of last year amid rising market interest rates, data showed Tuesday. The risk-based capital (RBC) ratio of local insurance firms stood at 254.5 percent as of...

 2022-01-10 14:02 

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Apple to allow alternative payment system for 1st time in S. Korea...

Apple will allow alternative payment systems in South Korea in compliance with a new local law that bans app store operators from forcing their own in-app payment systems, the country's telecommunications regulator said Tuesday. The move came as a n...

 2022-01-10 13:34 

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'Hadestown' takes top prize at Korea Musical Awards...

Broadway-born musical "Hadestown," which made its first landing in Korea in September last year, was honored with the grand prize at the sixth Korea Musical Awards, hosted by the Korea Musical Theatre Association, on Monday. Korea Music...

 2022-01-10 12:50 

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Korea Customs Service offers support on RCEP...

As the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership takes effect in February, the Korea Customs Service has come up with a set of measures to help exporters and importers make use of the world's largest trade agreement among 15 Asia-Pacific nati...

 2022-01-10 12:50 

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[Herald Interview] Korea Customs Service champions big data analysis...

At the Korea Customs Service, all administrative work is done through a massive computerized system. An average of 118,000 export and import reports are handled every day, and the accumulation of vast data allows KCS to make good use of big data an...

 2022-01-10 12:48 

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Hyundai Engineering wins US plant deal to build micro modular nuclear reactors...

Hyundai Engineering Co., a plant engineering affiliate of Hyundai Motor Group, said Tuesday it has secured a deal to construct micro modular nuclear reactors (MMR) for a US developer of the next-generation nuclear energy. Hyundai Engineering said it...

 2022-01-10 12:34 

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Top court dismisses Mitsubishi Heavy's 2nd appeal against wartime labor compensation...

The Supreme Court has dismissed a second appeal filed by Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries against an order to sell patent rights the company has in South Korea to compensate a victim of wartime forced labor, according to legal sources Tuesday. Th...

 2022-01-10 12:31 

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NSC expresses 'strong regret' over NK projectile launch...

The presidential National Security Council expressed "strong regret" Tuesday after North Korea launched a second missile in less than a week and urged the communist nation to return to dialogue. The council held an emergency meeting shortl...

 2022-01-10 12:13 

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Bond issuance in S. Korea down 1.8% in 2021...

Bond issuance in South Korea fell 1.8 percent in 2021 from a year earlier due to decreased debt sales by the government, data showed Tuesday. The value of bonds sold in Asia's fourth-largest economy came to 829 trillion won ($693 billion) last year,...

 2022-01-10 12:09 

Korea Herald

Lone teenager at nat'l football camp inspired by Son Heung-min...

At the tender of 19, Gwangju FC midfielder Eom Ji-sung earned his first callup to the men's senior national football team for January's training camp in Turkey. The talented teenager stands out for his skills and maturity, but on the other hand, h...

 2022-01-10 11:42 

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NC Dinos' manager hoping to survive early part of season with new-look squad...

After winning their first Korean Series title in 2020, the NC Dinos missed out on the postseason altogether in 2021. They became the first Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) club in 11 years to miss the playoffs in their title-defending season. Then...

 2022-01-10 11:40 

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2nd-year manager for SSG Landers motivated by near postseason miss...

Despite losing three starting pitchers to injuries midseason, the SSG Landers came within a game of making the postseason in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) last year. But their manager Kim Won-hyong isn't settling for any moral victories. Dro...

 2022-01-10 11:35 

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N. Korea conducts second suspected ballistic missile test...

North Korea on Tuesday test-fired what could be a ballistic missile from an inland area toward its east coast, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. "Our military detected one projectile, which is presumed to be a ballistic missile,...

 2022-01-10 11:35 

Korea Herald

In-ground traffic lights installed across Seoul for 'smartphone zombies'...

A growing number of crosswalk traffic signals are finding their way onto the ground in Seoul as a way to enhance the safety of pedestrians glued to their smartphones, according to the city's ward offices Tuesday. Nearly 1,200 in-ground crosswalk tra...

 2022-01-10 11:34 

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Cold weather grips S. Korea...

A cold wave hit South Korea on Tuesday, with temperatures in Seoul dropping to minus 9.3 C as of 8 a.m. and expected to remain below zero in the afternoon too, the state weather agency said. The apparent temperature for Seoul was minus 15.6 C, the K...

 2022-01-10 11:32 

Korea Herald

Military reports 17 more COVID-19 cases...

South Korea's military on Tuesday reported 17 additional COVID-19 cases, including 15 breakthrough infections, raising the total caseload among its personnel to 3,461. Of the new cases, 12 are from the Army, three from the Air Force and two from a u...

 2022-01-10 11:10 

Korea Herald

Osstem embezzlement suspect's father disappears after leaving apparent suicide note...

PAJU -- Police were looking into a report that the father of a dental implant maker employee arrested for allegedly embezzling 221 billion won ($185 million) in company funds has disappeared after leaving a suicide note, officials said Tuesday. Offi...

 2022-01-10 11:08 

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Daily infections below 4,000 for 5th day amid tightened curbs...

South Korea's daily coronavirus cases stayed below 4,000 for the fifth consecutive day Tuesday amid tightened antivirus restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19. The country added 3,097 new COVID-19 infections, including 2,813 local infections, r...

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