[Graphic News] Koreans’ attendance rate of cultural and arts events tops 80% for first time

 South Koreans’ attendance of cultural and arts events has risen steadily in recent years due to higher incomes and growing interest in culture, showed a survey.  According to the survey by the Min...

Updated : 2019.02.21 17:28

[Graphic News] S. Korea’s abortion rate falls: poll

 The number of abortions estimated to have been performed in South Korea stood at 49,764 in 2017, down from 69,909 in 2016 and 168,738 in 2010, possibly due to wider use of birth control, a report sa...

Updated : 2019.02.18 18:25

[Graphic News] Some 2.9m tourists made use of Airbnb in S. Korea last year

 A total of 2.9 million tourists used Airbnb, a global house-sharing platform, here last year, up 56 percent from a year earlier, the company said. Seven out of 10 Airbnb users, or some 2.02 million...

Updated : 2019.02.17 17:59

[Graphic News] Poll shows fewer S. Korean students see N. Korea as enemy

 Fewer young students in South Korea perceive North Korea as an enemy than a year ago, while a larger number of them regard the North as a cooperative partner, a poll has showed. In the poll of 82,9...

Updated : 2019.02.13 17:53

[Graphic News] Asian tourists favor Myeong-dong, but Americans and Europeans prefer Seoul’s palaces

 Foreign tourists in Seoul prefer different sightseeing spots depending on nationality, a research paper showed. Visitors from Asia prefer Myeong-dong, one of the capital’s main shopping districts,...

Updated : 2019.02.06 17:29

[Graphic News] Koreans had more leisure time last year

 Koreans are surveyed to have had more leisure time and spent more money on leisure activities on average in 2018 than previous years.  On average, people had 3.3 hours of free time per weekday and ...

Updated : 2019.01.31 17:18

[Graphic News] Planes operated by S. Korea LCCs hit 140 in 2018

 The combined number of passenger planes operated by South Korea’s six low-cost carriers extended to 140 airplanes last year, challenging the 167 airplanes owned by the national flag carrier Korean ...

Updated : 2019.01.30 17:52

[Graphic News] No. of Japanese visitors to S. Korea jumps more than 28% in 2018

 The number of Japanese visitors to South Korea increased at the fastest rate in nine years in 2018.  According to data from Statistics Korea, the number of Japanese visitors to the country spiked 2...

Updated : 2019.01.29 18:23

[Graphic News] S. Korea 3rd-largest importer of US weapons

 South Korea bought US weapons worth a total of $6.73 billion from 2008 to 2017, becoming the third-largest importer of arms produced by its ally, according to an annual analysis of the defense marke...

Updated : 2019.01.27 18:05

[Graphic News] More than 8 in 10 foreigners have positive image of Korea

 According to an online survey of 8,000 people in 16 countries, including South Korea, 80.3 percent of foreign respondents positively rated the nation’s image. Notably, 34.6 percent expressed a “v...

Updated : 2019.01.24 16:35

[Graphic News] Eating out declined in 2018: survey

 South Koreans dined out less frequently in 2018 compared with 2017, according to a recent survey. The survey involved 3,014 people aged 20-69, and revealed that Koreans dined out an average of 20.8...

Updated : 2019.01.22 18:11

[Graphic News] Poll shows 8 in 10 exposed to secondhand smoke from neighbors

 As many as 8 in 10 South Koreans have experienced exposure to secondhand smoke from neighbors, but most refrained from complaining, a poll showed. The survey of 1,542 residents of Gyeonggi Province...

Updated : 2019.01.21 18:15

[Graphic News] S. Korea to increase defense spending

 South Korea will increase defense spending by an average of 7.5 percent each year over the next five years, the Defense Ministry said. The ministry announced its defense blueprint for the 2019-2023...

Updated : 2019.01.20 18:07

[Graphic News] Number of abandoned pets increases in S. Korea

 The number of abandoned animals continued to increase in South Korea, amid the growing number of households raising pets, government data shows.  The number of abandoned animals stood at 102,593 in...

Updated : 2019.01.17 16:37

[Graphic News] Global OLED TV market grows twofold every year since 2015

 The global market for organic light-emitting diode TVs has surged twofold every year since 2015. IHS Markit said sales of OLED sets are estimated to have reached some 2.6 million units in 2018, up ...

Updated : 2019.01.15 18:53