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Most Koreans Eat Ready Meals and Take Health Supplements

Source | 2019/02/17 | Permalink

Ready-to-eat meals are becoming increasingly popular as more Koreans live alone, but at the same time they are taking more health supplements to make up for what they miss in fresh food.

The findings were released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Korea Rural Economic Institute, which conducted a survey on 2,021 households in July and August last year...More

Most Women Want Abortion to Be Legal

Source | 2019/02/17 | Permalink

People rally in favor of legalizing abortion in Seoul. /Yonhap

Three out of four Korean women of childbearing age believe abortion should be legalized, a poll suggests. The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs carried out an online survey of 10,000 women between 15 and 44 last autumn, and 75.4 percent of respondents agreed that abortion should be legal.

The government conducted its own surveys on abortion in 2005 and 2011, and although no exact comparison can be drawn, the general trend is overwhelmingly in favor of legalization...More

Korean Game Developers Post Dire Earnings

Source | 2019/02/17 | Permalink

Korean game developers posted paltry earnings in the fourth quarter last year. Netmarble said Wednesday that fourth-quarter sales fell 20.9 percent on-year to W487.1 billion, while operating profit nosedived 59 percent W38 billion (US$1=W1,123).

Nexon said a day earlier that fourth-quarter revenues fell 13 percent to W459.4 billion, while operating profit plummeted 67 percent to W38.9 billion. NCsoft also posted a 40 percent drop in operating profit in the same period...More

Accidents Involving Elderly Drivers Rise Rapidly

Source | 2019/02/17 | Permalink

A Land Rover Discovery SUV stands on a street after a collision in Seoul's Cheongdam-dong on Wednesday.

The number of car accidents caused by elderly drivers is increasing rapidly. A 95-year-old man killed a pedestrian in her 30s, as the driver plowed into her after his car accidentally crashed into a building in Seoul's affluent Cheongdam-dong on Wednesda...More

Hyundai-Kia Overhaul Recruitment Process

Source | 2019/02/17 | Permalink

Hyundai and affiliate Kia said Wednesday that they will scrap their traditional process of hiring new recruits regularly twice a year and shift to a system of interviewing them all year long.

The automakers are the first among the chaebol or family-owned business groups to adopt a more modern hiring system...More

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