[Graphic News] 1 in 4 Korean students overweight

 A quarter of young South Korean students were obese or overweght, the Ministry of Education said. According to data compiled from a survey of 108,000 elementary, middle and high school students con...

Updated : 2019.03.19 18:24

[Graphic News] Number of gas stations drops for 4th year in 2018

 The number of gas stations in South Korea dropped for the fourth straight year in 2018, amid worsening profitability facing the industry, data have showed. As of end-December, 11,769 gasoline stati...

Updated : 2019.03.18 18:05

[Graphic News] Private education costs up 4.4% in 2018

 South Korea’s total spending on private tuition for children came to about 19.5 trillion won ($17.2 billion) in 2018, up 4.4 percent from a year earlier, government data showed. The data compiled ...

Updated : 2019.03.17 18:01

[Graphic News] Bezos, Gates still top world’s ultrarich: Forbes

 Jeff Bezos remains the world’s richest person, ahead of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, according to the latest Forbes list of the ultrarich, while far behind President Donald Trump jumped 51 spots ...

Updated : 2019.03.14 17:10

[Graphic News] 50,000 women a year killed by intimate partners

 More than half of women murdered worldwide last year were killed by intimate partners or family members, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Data found that of 87,000 women i...

Updated : 2019.03.13 17:43

[Graphic News] The nations grounding their Boeing 737s

 A number of countries grounded Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 medium-haul workhorse jet on Monday in response to an Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on board. The Nairobi-bound plane was th...

Updated : 2019.03.12 18:29

[Graphic News] World's dirtiest air is in India

 Seven of the top 10 most polluted cities in the world are in India, according to a new study showing South Asia’s battle with deteriorating air quality and the economic toll it’s expected to take ...

Updated : 2019.03.11 18:09

[Graphic News] Foreign patients report satisfaction with S. Korean medical services

 Foreigners visiting South Korea for medical treatment are largely satisfied with the services they receive, a poll showed. Foreign patients gave an average rating of 90.5 out of 100 for the level o...

Updated : 2019.03.10 17:54

[Graphic News] S. Korea's overseas direct purchases up 31%

 South Korea’s direct purchases from foreign countries rose 31 percent in 2018 from a year earlier on rising consumer demand for cheaper and higher quality products, customs data showed. South Kore...

Updated : 2019.03.07 16:58

[Graphic News] Measles rates soar worldwide

 Of the global surge in measles last year, just 10 countries accounted for three-quarters of all cases, the UN children’s agency said, including one of the world’s richest nations, France. Ninety-...

Updated : 2019.03.06 18:34

[Graphic News] S. Korea tops in number of low-paid women workers

 South Korea remained the top country where women face lower wages in the workforce, a report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development showed. Data from 2017 revealed that 35.3...

Updated : 2019.03.05 17:56

[Graphic News] Civilian deaths in Afghan war hit record in 2018

 More civilians were killed in the war in Afghanistan in 2018 than during any other year on record, after nearly two decades of fighting, according to a UN report recently released. Civilian deaths ...

Updated : 2019.03.04 17:46

[Graphic News] Overseas card spending by Koreans soars in 2018

 Overseas card spending by South Koreans posted double-digit growth for the second straight year in 2018 due to a larger number of outbound travelers and a weaker US dollar, according to the Bank of ...

Updated : 2019.03.03 17:30

[Graphic News] Among Asian countries, Japan is No. 1 in environmental health

 Pollution levels in many Asian countries are so high that they threaten food security and human health. Bangladesh, Pakistan, Thailand and Indonesia were identified as some of the world’s most poll...

Updated : 2019.02.27 17:47

[Graphic News] How prepared are Asian youth for the future?

 Asian countries are spending more on their human capital, according to World Bank Human Capital Index.  The Human Capital Index measures the amount of human capital that a child born today can expe...

Updated : 2019.02.26 17:41