South Korea will seek high-level talks with North Korea this month as preparations for a summit began on Friday, the presidential chief of staff said, while officials in the South expressed interest in a separate summit with the United States.
Kim Ju-yeon, a 36-year old office worker, lives in the room that she lived in as a teenager in Hanam city on the eastern outskirts of Seoul. In the next room, her younger brother, who graduated from university in February, is in residence, while her parents live in the master room.
Senior officials from Japan and South Korea have reiterated the need for maintaining a regime of sanctions and restrictions on North Korea to force Pyongyang to address concerns about its missile and nuclear programs.
The number of people in their 30s who were newly employed in the public sector fell in 2016 from the previous year, government data showed Monday, despite the government and state-run companies lifting the age limit for new recruits.
South Korea will dispatch a delegation led by senior security officials for a two-day visit to North Korea starting Monday, the presidential Blue House announced Sunday, as US President Donald Trump hinted that he is ready to talk to Pyongyang.
South Korea has banned English language classes for first- and second-grade students in elementary schools to "minimize negative effects of early English education practices". The ban, which came into effect on Thursday, is part of a policy that, the government says, is in line with a Constitutional Court ruling in 2016 that said teaching English may hinder the students' proficiency in Korean.
South Korean workers have expressed mixed feelings towards the passage of a revised bill through parliament that aims to shorten working hours, with some citing positive improvements in their work-life balance while others fear a cut in wages
South Korean President Moon Jae-in says Japan’s wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women constituted “crimes against humanity,” saying the case is not closed despite a deal between South Korea’s former president and Japan that seemed to resolve the dispute.