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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The K2" Episode 2

2016/09/25 | | Permalink

The action thankfully calms down in episode two of "The K2" and the necessary emotional stakes to give it meaning are added. The music is still an issue, but it sees some improvement as well. Either that or I am getting used to it, which is sad as much as it is convenient. The episode delivers a little exposition and characterization, which is also welcome. It is still not a show I would call good at the moment, but we are getting somewhere...More

Koreans Can't Save Up for Long Old Age

Source | 2016/09/25 | | Permalink

As Korean society ages, more elderly people fall into poverty simply because their retirement savings cannot last for the decades they still have to live.

Statistics Korea data show that the average life expectancy of Korean men aged 60 rose from 75.6 in 1990 to 82.4 in 2014 and for women from 80.3 to 87.4. And Korean men who are now 41 are expected to live until the age of 84.4, and women until 88.5...More

Gyeongbok Palace Night Tours Attract Ticket Touts

Source | 2016/09/25 | | Permalink

Night tours of Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul are so popular that ticket touts have started to move in on the business.

Official ticket sales began on Wednesday ahead of the opening of the night tours on Saturday and for certain dates sold out instantly. Later, on an online marketplace for second-hand goods, dozens of scalpers were touting for customers and asking over W10,000 for the W3,000 tickets (US$1=W1,105)...More

Seoul Sees Most Sex Crimes But Fewest Arrests

Source | 2016/09/25 | | Permalink

Seoul has the most sex crimes in the country and the lowest arrest rate.

According to data from the National Police Agency on Thursday, the capital had the most sex crimes at 43,464, followed by surrounding Gyeonggi Province with 32,854 and Busan with 11,513...More

Kim Yu-na Unveils Commemorative Coins for Pyeongchang Olympics

Source | 2016/09/25 | | Permalink

Kim Yu-na poses with coins to commemorate Korea's hosting of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, in Seoul on Thursday.

Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu-na unveiled commemorative coins for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang at an event held by the organizing committee in Seoul on Thursday. Kim is a promotional ambassador for the quadrennial event...More

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