Poor More Obese Than the Rich
Korea has fallen victim to the paradoxical first-world syndrome where the poor and people from small rural communities are more obese than better-off city dwellers. Until the late 1990s, the wealthy were fatter because they ate more, but an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise mean it is now the poor who become obese. >> Full Text

Koreans Feel Closer to Neighbors Than Vice Versa
Koreans feel relatively close to the Japanese or the Chinese, but the Chinese feel more distant from either of their neighbors, research suggests. The East Asian Social Survey looked at a 2008 survey of 1,508 Korean adults, 3,010 Chinese, and 2,160 Japanese. >> Full Text

More Eco-Friendly Options Enliven Taxi Market
Toyota on Wednesday unveiled a taxi version of the Prius hybrid passenger car for the Korean market, the first time a foreign carmaker has launched a taxi version of one of their cars here. Hybrid cars run on both electric and gasoline engines. >> Full Text

Children take cover under their desks during an evacuation drill at an elementary school in Seoul on Wednesday.

Actor Choi Min-sik and French director Luc Besson pose at a press event for their new film "Lucy" in Seoul on Wednesday.

Actress Kim So-hyun waves during a press event for her new TV series in Seoul on Wednesday.

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