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Gov't Launches Project to Improve EV Batteries

Source | 2016/09/25 | | Permalink

The government will join forces with the private sector to advance the battery technology for green cars.

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on Wednesday launched a project with some 27 companies and research organizations to improve the performance of batteries for electric vehicles...More

Census Shows Rapidly Aging Society

Source | 2016/09/25 | | Permalink

The latest census published by Statistics Korea early this month shows a rapidly aging society.

Senior citizens accounted for 13.2 percent of the population last year, which places Korea on the doorstep of becoming an aged society where they make up 14 to 20 percent...More

Over 80% of Koreans Choose Cremation

Source | 2016/09/25 | | Permalink

More than 80 percent of Koreans now choose cremation for their funeral, a massive cultural shift from just two decades ago.

The Korea Funeral Culture and Policy Institute last week said 221,886 people, or 80.5 percent, of the 275,700 people who died last year were cremated. The institute estimates that cremations accounted for 81.1 percent of all funerals from January to May this year...More

New Airport Check-in Terminal to Open at Gwangmyeong KTX Station

Source | 2016/09/25 | | Permalink

A check-in terminal at the KTX station in Gwangmyeong south of Seoul will make it easier for air passengers from the provinces to catch flights at Incheon International Airport.

There are already two airport check-in terminals in Seoul, at Seoul Station and COEX...More

Bestselling Novelist Accused of Plagiarism

Source | 2016/09/25 | | Permalink

Novelist Shin Kyung-sook is in hot water again after being accused of plagiarizing parts of her bestselling tear-jerker "Please Look After Mom".

Essayist Oh Gil-sun has filed a suit against Shin and her publisher Changbi seeking W100 million from each for plagiarism, according to legal sources (US$1=W1,120)...More

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