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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Good Wife" Episode 6

2016/07/24 | | Permalink

A new case opens in "The Good Wife" and it tackles euthanasia and abortion at the same time, which give the series a bigger load than it can ultimately handle. Dan enters the game between Sang-il and Tae-joon while Hye-kyeong and Joong-won are busy with the case. Jae-moon makes a return and his condition is worsening, causing conflict with Joong-won over the past. His fragile emotional state leads to a mistake involving Hye-kyeong...More

Ordinary Koreans, Japanese Warm to Each Other

Source | 2016/07/24 | | Permalink

Koreans and Japanese are taking a more positive view of each other than in the past even as age-old resentments between their governments fester, a survey suggests. But the overall feeling is still negative on both sides.

The poll was released by the East Asia Institute in Korea and Genron NPO from Japan in a joint press conference Wednesday. It finds that some 21.3 percent of Koreans have a favorable impression of Japan, up from last year's 15.7 percent...More

Samsung Family Donates W4 Billion for 'Fallen Girls'

Source | 2016/07/24 | | Permalink

Lee Jae-yong (left) and Hong Ra-hee

Samsung's de facto chief Lee Jae-yong and his mother Hong Ra-hee have donated W2 billion each to build a job training center for female juvenile delinquents (US$1=W1,143)...More

Wake-Up Calls Offer Lifeline to Young Unemployed

Source | 2016/07/24 | | Permalink

Making phone calls to strangers to wake them up in the morning is fast becoming a popular part-time job among young people in a dismal labor market.

The wake-up call service costs W30,000-50,000 a month (US$1=W1,140). Customers post wanted ads seeking wake-up calls online and choose service providers on a trial basis for a day before they commit themselves...More

CJ Chief Drops Appeal Ahead of Special Amnesty

Source | 2016/07/24 | | Permalink


Lee Jay-hyun

Lee Jay-hyun, the chairman of food and entertainment conglomerate CJ Group, has abandoned an appeal against a sentence for tax evasion and embezzlement.

A CJ spokesman said on Tuesday Lee's lawyers informed the Supreme Court that they are dropping the appeal and instead asked prosecutors for a stay of execution as Lee is in bad health...More

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