Choi A-ram is a high school freshman who has level 3 autism. Though she is musically talented, it has been difficult to develop, given the educational costs have been too high for her family who rely on a government subsidy for much of their income.
Japan’s Stompin’ Riffraffs will come to Seoul on Friday for their first-ever Korean gig. “It is the first time for us except (pianist) Miku,” said bassist Rie. “She has been to Korea before because she is a big fan of Korean BBQ!”
The Seoul International Hikers Club (SIHC) will take a walk along Namhansanseong Fortress, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, Saturday.
Source: Hikers to visit Namhansanseong
The government will set up an archive to record North Korea’s state-perpetrated human rights violations under an ordinance endorsed by the Cabinet, according to the Ministry of Unification, which was announced on Tuesday.
The country’s budget will top 400 trillion won ($360 billion) for the first time next year as the government will maintain its expansionary policy to prop up the weak economy.
Gangdong District shared its knowhow for building healthy communities at an international conference.
Foreign diplomatic missions have asked the Korean government to explain how the new anti-graft law may apply to them, according to officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tuesday.
Korea has turned its back on a famous asylum seeker. (We decided to withhold his identity for fear of his being further persecuted). His plea to be sent to a third country was also denied, so he was deported to Pakistan on July 29 and his supporters here have lost contact with him. They fear the worst because he promised to get in touch with them. He was a self-proclaimed and court-denied member of the Balochistan National Movement and was on the blacklist of Karachi’s feared Inter-Services Intelligence.
Source: Expelling refugee
The Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling, Tuesday, which sentenced a former professor to eight years in prison for physically and psychologically abusing his student for two years including force-feeding him human excrement.
The state-run Korea Development Bank (KDB) and other creditors of Hanjin Shipping agreed on Tuesday not to extend fresh loans to the debt-ridden shipper, pushing it to the brink of court receivership. Officials from KDB and KEB Hana Bank said creditors unanimously decided to stop supporting the nation’s largest shipping line at a meeting as the shipper’s self-rescue program was not viable enough for the creditors to keep the company afloat.