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Korea's Young Population Halved Since 1980

Source | 2017/06/25 | | Permalink

This composite photo shows the contrast in the number of students gathered at the playground of a school in Boeun, North Cheongcheong Province in 1966 (left) and June this year.

Korea's young population between the ages of nine and 24 has almost halved since 1980, auguring serious trouble ahead.

The young population has fallen from 14.4 million in 1980 to just 8.5 million this year. It is expected to dwindle even further to 6.4 million in 2040 and 4.8 million in 2060, according to Statistics Korea. That means the proportion of people under 24 in the total population has dropped from a buoyant 39.1 percent in 1970 to less than one-sixth or 16.4 percent...More

Speed Limits Reduced on Most Roads in Seoul

Source | 2017/06/25 | | Permalink

Speed limits on most of Seoul's roads will be lowered to protect pedestrians, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said on Sunday...More

Jobs for Graduates Keep Dwindling

Source | 2017/06/25 | | Permalink

The job market for young people looks increasingly grim amid promises from President Moon Jae-in to make job creation his priority.

A survey by the Korea Employers Federation suggests there will be just one job for every 35.7 people who graduate from university this year. That means only 28 of every 1,000 applicants will land a job...More

[Orion's Drama News] Romantic Plumbing

2017/06/24 | | Permalink

Keeping well hydrated is a necessity for those of us currently experiencing a very hot summer and Water Gods could surely help. Yes, it is I, the queen of bad excuses for why I am about to drown you in "Bride of the Water God 2017" news again. Fans, come right in. Non-fans, I do have more news for you...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Duel" Episode 7

2017/06/24 | | Permalink

You spin me right round, "Duel" and not in a good way. The drama manages to explain things while raising more questions and while that is good with some parts of the plot, it is starting to get tiring when it comes to our villains and their plans. At least Deuk-cheon finally has proof of Soo-yeon's well-being, even if the joy is short-lived...More

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