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Tourism Patterns Slow to Improve

Source | 2016/05/29 | | Permalink

Slightly more tourists visited destinations in Korea other than Seoul last year, but the proportion is still disappointing, a survey published Monday finds.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism surveyed 12,900 foreign tourists and found that 78.7 percent visited Seoul, down 1.7 percentage points from the previous year, while there was a slight increase in the number of visitors to Gyeonggi Province, Busan, Incheon and other destinations...More

Seoul Swelters in Hottest May in History

Source | 2016/05/29 | | Permalink

Children cool off in the Han River Park in Yeouido, Seoul on Sunday. /Newsis

Temperatures rose to over 30 degrees Celsius in Seoul for the fourth straight day on Sunday, making this the hottest May in 66 years, the Korea Meteorological Administration said.

The last time the mercury climbed over 30 degrees in May was in 1950 when it happened for four consecutive days between May 27 and 30...More

Interpreter Guides Foreigners to Better Sense of Korea

Source | 2016/05/29 | | Permalink

A veteran interpreter who accompanied former president Kim Dae-jung on his state visit to France back in 2000 has published a manual helping foreigners decipher the subtler nuances of the Korean language.

For instance, Koreans often say, "Let's have some coffee next time!" when they part ways with friends. But when is "next time?"...More

Korean Women Most Suspicious of Their Husbands

Source | 2016/05/29 | | Permalink

Korean women seem to be most suspicious of their husbands, according to big data analysis by market researcher Daumsoft.

The firm analyzed 530 million words that appeared on blogs and community websites and found that the word "husband" appeared most often along with the words "suspicion" and "can't trust"...More

Half of Korea's Top 100 Businesses Lay Off Staff

Source | 2016/05/29 | | Permalink

Half of the top 100 businesses in the country have laid off workers recently, according to conglomerate tracker Chaebul.com on Sunday.

As of the end of March, the total number of workers at the top 100 businesses declined by 2,116 since the end of last year to 857,412...More

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