Korea Unprepared for Record Death Rate
Korea's death rate reached a record high last year as fewer and fewer people had children and the country became an ultra-aged society. According to Statistics Korea, the country's death rate last year stood at 727 per 100,000 people, compared to 619 a year ago and surpassing 700 for the first time. The coronavirus pandemic contributed to fatalities among the elderly.
Kim Jong-un Calls for Nuclear Arms Use 'Anywhere'
Retail Investors Still Flock to Flagging Bourse
Blackpink, Lady Gaga to Perform at Korea-U.S. Summit
Hyundai Revamps Sonata Midsize Sedan
U.S. Troops Test THAAD Battery by Remote Control
Most Korean Parents Have Only 1 Child
Japan Continues Whitewash of Colonial Crimes in School Books
Japan is expected to remove the word "forced" from any references to the mobilization of Korean laborers in colonial times when it announces revisions of school textbooks on Tuesday. The whitewash was already enshrined in high school textbooks last year.
Are Kim Jong-un's Nocturnal Habits a Sign of Ill Health?
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is often reported in the state media to be burning the midnight oil to stress the portly dictator's sacrifices for his nation, but that may be a sign of ill health.
Flights to Beijing, Shanghai Resume
Flights from Gimpo to Beijing and Shanghai resumed Monday for the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Air China and China Southern Airlines offer seven weekly flights each between Gimpo and Beijing.