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News South Korea » Social: South Korea counts US$8.4b social cost of obesity

News channel or source: http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news.php?id=103392
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

The social costs of obesity in South Korea come to 9.15 trillion won (US$8.4 billion) a year, a new study has found. The 2015 figure represents a 92 percent rise from 4.76 trillion won in 2006, according to a study released by an institute controlled by ...

News South Korea » Social: Valentine’s Day in South Korea: A delightful and complicated social game

News channel or source: http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/singles-in-south-korea-celebrate-their-own-kind-of-valentines-day-and-its-inspiring
Publication date: Sunday 11 February 2018

South Korea is much in the news thanks to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. As a result, all sorts of interesting things about Korean culture are bubbling up. What is really thought-provoking this time of year is how South Koreans celebrate ...

News South Korea » Social: Following Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the Olympics: Hockey, bobsleds and speedskating

News channel or source: http://ftw.usatoday.com/2018/02/dale-earnhardt-jr-nascar-winter-olympics-south-korea-social-media-video-photos
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but he didn’t get the details of his ... Luckily, he’s pretty good at documenting it on social media. As he explained after his first day, he caught the women’s downhill skiing, watching ...

News South Korea » Social: South Korea LGBT activists seek equality in conservative country

News channel or source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2018/02/11/South-Korea-LGBT-activists-seek-equality-in-conservative-country/9831518386654/
Publication date: Sunday 11 February 2018

said the sex education guidelines are problematic and point to a larger social problem in South Korea regarding the construction of gender. The guidelines to South Korean educators encourage them to promote the heterosexual nuclear family as the paragon of ...

News South Korea » Social: South Korean chat app becomes new outlet for Me Too movement

News channel or source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/02/23/asia-pacific/social-issues-asia-pacific/south-korean-chat-app-becomes-new-outlet-movement/
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

“We thought the prosecutor going public would put fresh momentum in the Me Too movement in South Korea, and our Me Too board was definitely inspired by her action,” Kim Sung-kyum, co-founder at Blind’s creator TeamBlind said. South Koreans are wary ...

News South Korea » Social: NBC Commentator Joshua Cooper Ramos Shamed on Social Media for South Korea Comments

News channel or source: http://popculture.com/trending/2018/02/12/nbc-joshua-cooper-ramos-south-korea-japan-comments-twitter/
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

NBC removed Olympic analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo after he was criticized for comments he made about Japan and South Korea during the opening ceremony of the winter games, sparking a firestorm on social media after the fact. Ramo, who is vice chairman and co ...

News South Korea » Social: Adam Rippon finishes in third after nearly flawless skate, social media outraged by scoring

News channel or source: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/sports/olympics/road-to-south-korea/adam-rippon-finishes-in-third-after-nearly-flawless-skate-social-media-outraged-by-scoring/77-517605451
Publication date: Sunday 11 February 2018

Adam Rippon made his PyeongChang debut on Sunday with a nearly flawless routine in the men's free skate, part of the figure skating team event. Rippon didn't fall once, and he only lost points because of an under rotation on one of his elements. Rippon's ...

News South Korea » Social: Behind South Korea's chip boom, worries over future

News channel or source: http://lancasteronline.com/news/world/behind-south-korea-s-chip-boom-worries-over-future/article_b355def4-3f06-50c4-b069-28038c93374a.html
Publication date: uesday 30 January 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The craze for smartphones, social media and universal connectivity is generating immense wealth but also deep unease in South Korea, source of a large share of the computer chips that make them work. Soaring demand for ...

News South Korea » Social: 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea kicks off with colourful Opening Ceremony

News channel or source: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/winter-olympics/2018-winter-olympics-in-pyeongchang-south-korea-kicks-of-with-colourful-opening-ceremony/news-story/beff20224aea05a09a618d24973c9a35
Publication date: Saturday 10 February 2018

Pita Taufatofua, Tonga’s oiled-up flag bearer from the Rio Games, made a return, brushing aside the frosty temperatures to again go shirtless — much to the delight of the crowd and social media ... the sole Tongan in South Korea and the first of ...