Why Are So Many Well-Off Korean Men Single?
More and more Korean men stay single, with the latest statistics showing that 1.74 million men in their 30s live alone. That means more than half of the 3.42 million men in that age group are not married. A tough job market and soaring housing prices are often cited as the social drivers of the trend, but not everyone thinks that Koreans are solely motivated by these economic factors.
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NATIONAL/POLITICS
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Health authorities on Thursday hinted at the possibility of a return to normal life without face masks or other restrictions once the country's full vaccination rate reaches 85 percent.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korea Shows off New Weapons at Defense Expo
The North Korean regime mounted an armaments expo to mark the 76th anniversary of the Workers Party this week, displaying several new weapons that have been developed over the past five years.
BUSINESS
Booking Platform Yanolja to Take over Rival Interpark
Yanolja will take over Korea's first online shopping mall Interpark. The travel booking platform said Thursday that it signed a memorandum of understanding with Interpark to buy a 70 percent stake for W294 billion.