Hepatitis A Outbreak!

Hepatitis A is a viral liver disease that is usually transmitted person-to-person through the fecal-oral route or from contaminated food or water. Symptoms include fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea, and jaundice. There has been a rapid increase in the number of incidents and nearly 3/4ths of the those affected have been in their 30s/40s. This was concerning since those in that age range were typically more resilient against the

Human rights violation for public servants?

Currently, the law on public servants bans public servants and teachers from political expression, joining political parties, and joining political campaigns. The argument made by The National Human Rights Commission of Korea is that it is a violation of human rights and have proposed a revision to the law. This was prompted when legal consequences were set against teachers who participated in a joint statement that criticized the government for

“Escape the Corset”

Women are protesting the restrictive beauty standards set on by Korea’s deeply patriarchal culture. South Korea is the 8th largest cosmetic market in the world and represents nearly 3% of the global market. In 2018, the market is estimated at $16.68 billion. In Korea, this is a market that includes both males and females. South Korea has been at the forefront when it comes to beauty and beauty standards: skincare

President Moon’s Ally Convicted of Influencing Public Opinion

Kim Kyoung-soo, governor of Gyeongsang Province, was convicted on January 30, 2019 of using internet tactics to illegally influence the public’s opinion of President Moon Jae-in before his election. Mr. Kim was a key ally to President Moon, who campaigned for the presidency as a clean politician, denouncing the the very schemes sending Mr. Kim to prison for two years. There is no evidence that President Moon had knowledge of