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Korean doctors see income surge amid intensifying physician shortage (www.koreaherald.com)

Amid a shortage of physicians and the second-lowest doctor-to-population ratio among the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries, South Korean doctors have seen a substantial increase in their income, making them some of the highest earners in the medical field across surveyed OECD nations. The Korean...

Prices for dining out soar beyond inflation (www.koreaherald.com)

Price increase rates of about 80 percent of restaurant menus exceeded the price increase rate of a market basket of consumer goods in September, according to data on Monday. According to Statistics Korea, the consumer price index, which functions as an economic metric for the price of a weighted average market basket of consumer...

S. Korea wins gold in women's badminton, 1st since 1994 (www.koreaherald.com)

South Korean women's badminton team on Sunday defeated China to win the gold medal at the 19th Asian Game, ending nearly three decades of title drought that persisted since 1994. In the team competition finals held at the Binjiang Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China, the Koreans shut out their finals opponents 3-0. The champion of the...

S. Korean fencer Oh Sang-uk wins gold in men's individual sabre (www.koreaherald.com)

HANGZHOU, China -- South Korean fencer Oh Sang-uk claimed the gold medal in the men's individual sabre at the 19th Asian Games in China, ending a decadelong Asiad reign by his compatriot Gu Bon-gil. Oh beat Gu 15-7 in the all-Korean gold medal match held at Hangzhou Dianzi University Gymnasium in Hangzhou, revenging the Gu-Oh...

What drove Korea's once-revered teachers to despair? (www.koreaherald.com)

For Kim, a retired teacher in her late 60s, teaching was one of the greatest gifts of her life. Recalling students’ laughter and small parties in classrooms celebrating Teachers’ Day every year, she was a teacher who was revered and appreciated by both students and parents. However, when Kim visited a memorial altar for a...

Nibble on royal sweet treats at Gyeongbokgung (www.koreaherald.com)

Savor delicacies enjoyed by Korean kings and queens at Gyeongbokgung in central Seoul. Organized by the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation, the "Gyeongbokgung Saenggwabang" program brings to life palace desserts and tea as documented in the "Veritable Records of the Joseon Dynasty" from the Joseon era (1392-1910)....

Yoon seeks firmer international alliance at summits (www.koreaherald.com)

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol embarked on a journey to the ASEAN and G-20 summits on Tuesday, eyeing a fortified international stance against North Korea's nuclear advancements, and fostering deeper economic and security cooperation with ASEAN member states. On Wednesday, Yoon will commence his official engagements at the...

Korean language | History, Characteristics, & Facts (www.britannica.com)

Korean language, language spoken by more than 75 million people, of whom 48 million live in South Korea and 24 million in North Korea. There are more than 2 million speakers in China, approximately 1 million in the United States, and about 500,000 in Japan. Korean is the official language of both South Korea (Republic of Korea)...

Yoon, Biden, Kishida commit to immediately consult in event of common threat (www.koreaherald.com)

Leaders of South Korea, the United States and Japan agreed Friday to significantly expand trilateral security cooperation, pledging to immediately consult one another in the event of common threats, hold annual joint military exercises and cooperate closely for stronger missile defense against North Korea. The agreements were...

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