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With few jobs at home, more youth look overseas

Source | 2015/07/04 | | Permalink

1. Han Ji-yeon (Doosan Cipta, Indonesia) "There are plenty of job support programs - get their help". 2. Jang Hye-soo (Dalian TV announcer, China) "Now I've got Chinese fans after anchoring programs that introduce Korea". 3. Shim Gil-sub (Shanghai Weina osmetics, China) "Some question why men work in cosmetics, but I'm excited to work in China, a huge market". 4. Lee Na-kyung (Rakuten, Japan) "Employers seek someone with high potential rather than an academic pedigree". 5. Song Yoon-beom (IHI Corporation, Japan) "Foreign employers like Koreans' strong will and bravery". 6. Heo Mi-na (KVH, Japan) "I got a job at a telecom company although I majored in liberal arts". 7. Yoon Hye-jeong (Kirin Company, Japan) "My Japanese language ability helped me get hired despite my low GPA". 8. Kim You-kyung (Lejel Home Shopping, Indonesia) "Look for the future and ample potentials when looking for potential employers".9. Sung Wook (Crowne Plaza Hotel, China) "China is a land of opportunity where 500 hotels open every year". 10. Lee Mi-yeon (Nissan Motor, Japan) "There's no GPA section in job applications at foreign companies"...More

Madonna (2015)

Source | 2015/07/04 | | Permalink

"Madonna"

Genres: Drama

Running Time: 120 min.

Directed by: Shin Su-won

Starring: Seo Yeong-hee, Kwon So-hyeon, Kim Yeong-min

Synopsis: Hye-rim, a 35-year-old woman, finds a job at a hospital as a caregiver assigned to a quadriplegic VIP patient who practically owns the hospital. For the past 10 years, the VIP patient's son Sang-woo has been desperately keeping him alive for money, ordering the doctors to perform several heart transplants despite recurrent heart failures. In need of another one, Sang-woo takes a brain dead unidentified woman as a donor and asks Hye-rim to look into her background. She discovers that the woman was once a prostitute known as Madonna who has experienced a lifetime of abuse, and that she is pregnant. In an attempt to save Madonna's unborn child, Hye-rim goes against Sang-woo's orders and searches for the baby's father...More

Koreans Still Tired Despite Shorter Work Week

Source | 2015/07/04 | | Permalink

Koreans work, study and read less than they did five years ago, but eight out of 10 people are still experiencing fatigue.

A report released Monday by Statistics Korea shows the time Koreans spent sleeping and eating rose 21 minutes to 11 hours and 14 minutes a day last year compared to five years ago. Meanwhile the time they spent on household chores or studying shrank by 20 minutes to seven hours and 57 minutes...More

Poor Quality Makeup Poses Health Risk for Kids

Source | 2015/07/04 | | Permalink

An increasing number of young girls are putting on makeup these days. Elementary school teachers say some girls start to dabble in fourth grade, and a significant number of girls in sixth grade come to school wearing makeup including beauty balm and lip tint.

The problem is many of these young girls buy low quality makeup items with no safety guarantee from stationery stores near schools. This leads to concerns about adverse side effects and skin complications for children...More

Seoul officially confirm‍s Koreans forced to work on Sakhalin

Source | 2015/07/04 | | Permalink

The South Korean government has officially confirmed for the first time that 846 Korean workers managed by Imperial Japan on Russia`s far eastern island of Sakhalin during the colonial era were forced to work for Japan. The confirmation is the first result of Seoul`s project to analyze records of Koreans on Sakhalin and will likely be used as key evidence in lawsuits against the Japanese government or corporations...More

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