Language Tests Make Life Tough for Cross-Cultural Couples
The Justice Ministry tightened visa standards in April last year for foreign women who marry Korean men and started requiring them to pass Korean language tests to obtain visas to come here. >> Full Text

Weak Yen Keeps Hurting Korean Exports
The weak yen is having a bigger impact on Korean exports as Tokyo's policy to keep the currency low continues and Korean exports become less competitive abroad. The exchange rate is about to breach W900 per 100 yen, closing at W903 on Thursday after falling to W901 at one point in the day's trading. >> Full Text

Young Celebrities to Be Banned from Liquor Ads
A bill to restrict people who are 24 years old or younger from appearing in ads for alcoholic beverages passed the National Assembly's committee on Thursday. If it gets approved in the plenary session of the National Assembly, singer IU, who was born in 1993, will have to stop ads she's been doing for a soju brand. >> Full Text

Children take part in a ship model competition in the Cheonggye Stream in Seoul on Friday.

A nail artist shows her decorated nails at a fair in Seoul on Friday.

Actress Kim Soo-hyun attends the annual Asia Model Awards in Seoul on Friday.

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