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Naver Taps Woman as Next CEO

Source | 2016/10/23 | | Permalink

Han Seong-sook

Naver said Thursday that it has tapped a female executive as the Internet giant's next CEO. If Han Seong-sook is appointed in a shareholders' meeting and board meeting next March, she becomes the first woman at the helm of a major Korean IT company...More

1/3 of Divorcees Are Mature Couples

Source | 2016/10/23 | | Permalink

Nearly one-third of divorces are now between couples who have been together at least two decades.

According to Supreme Court annals, 32,626 couples who had been together for more than 20 years divorced last year, accounting for 30 percent of total divorced couples...More

Cigarettes Priced Out of Reach of Low-Income Earners

Source | 2016/10/23 | | Permalink

Smoking is becoming a pastime for the rich after cigarette prices rose from W2,500 to W4,500 a pack last year (US$1=W1,124).

Households with an average monthly income under W3 million have reduced spending on cigarettes but those with more have increased it...More

Kim Yu-na Named This Year's Sports Hero

Source | 2016/10/23 | | Permalink

Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu-na has been named the sports hero for 2016, the Korean Olympic Committee said on Tuesday...More

Half of Seoul Cab Drivers Are Past Retirement

Source | 2016/10/23 | | Permalink

An elderly taxi driver waits for fares near Seoul Station on Sept. 30, 2016.

The advanced age of taxi drivers in Seoul has recently become a hot issue after a number of them breathed their last behind the wheel.

According to the Korea Transportation Safety Authority, 19.5 percent of all taxi drivers in the nation were 65 or older at the end of last year, and in Seoul 51 percent are over 60...More

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