Suicide Attempts by Teens Soared Before Pandemic
The number of teenagers who attempted suicide doubled over the four years before the coronavirus pandemic. Medical researchers analyzed data from the National Emergency Department Information System and found that the number of 14 to 19-year-olds who were rushed to emergency rooms after attempting suicide surged 2.1 times from 1,894 in 2016 to 3,892 in 2019.
Korean EV Battery Makers Lose Ground to Chinese Rivals
YouTubers Embrace Virtual Characters
New Taskforce to Tackle Compensation for Wartime Forced Labor
Yoon Meets Japanese Business Leaders
Dormant Deposits at Banks Surpass W15 Trillion
Forex Reserves Decline for 4th Straight Month
NATIONAL/POLITICS
More Than Half of Koreans Disapprove of Yoon
President Yoon Suk-yeol's disapproval rating has risen above 50 percent for the first time since he took office as a global recession bites. In a Realmeter poll released Monday, 50.2 percent of respondents said Yoon is not doing a good job.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korea Blames COVID Outbreak on Leaflets from S.Korea
North Korea has blamed the coronavirus pandemic there on contaminated leaflets sent by defectors from South Korea. It warned people to keep an eye out for "alien things carried by balloons."
BUSINESS
LG Makes Strong Inroads in Japan's OLED TV Market
LG's OLED TVs are selling well in Japan, which has been a tough market for Korean-made flat-screen sets. LG's OLED Evo and Evo Gallery Edition have won the "Best Buy" award from Japanese video and audio magazine HiVi.