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Toothpaste recall in Korea

Early this year, the Korean branch of Reckitt Benckiser suffered damages from a boycott of its products by South Korean consumers. The company has been sued by hundreds of people harmed with the use...

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Gyeongju Earthquake

Earthquake in Korea is not very common. We usually have 20 to 40 earthquakes a year and many of them are not felt. On September 12th, two earthquakes struck the city of Gyeongju which...

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Jasmine Lee’s son began military service

Military service for men is mandatory in South Korea, regardless of social, financial and religious status. Before 2011, young men from multicultural families were not required to undergo military training especially if they didn’t...

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“Sikhay” for Sikap-Buhay

When Ms. Gennie Kim told me about her project with the IOM Migration Research and Training Center, I was not surprised that she would choose to start a project for Filipino women returnees from...