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Culture

Korea is one of the most racially and linguistically homogeneous countries in the world.. It has its own culture, language, dress and cuisine separate and distinct from its neighbouring countries. Hard work, filial piety and modesty are characteristics esteemed by Koreans. They are proud of their traditional culture and their[…]

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ELS changes for Korean students

The Korean Ministry of Education has unveiled an “Early Childhood Education Renovation Plan” which includes a ban on after-school English study at elementary and kindergarten levels. The Korean government has announced a ban on after-school English education to first and second graders in elementary school (Years 3 and 4 of[…]

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South Korea bans single-use plastic bags in supermarkets

From Tuesday (local time), most major supermarkets are banned from using single-use plastic bags – including selling them for extra at the check-out, as some New Zealand supermarkets do. The affected stores are already blocked from freely handing out the bags, but the new rules means they can’t use them[…]

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Market Guide: Korea

South Korea is the world’s 13th-largest economy, boasting some of the biggest technology and manufacturing brands in the world. It’s now focused on ‘economic democratisation’ and ‘green growth’, which presents opportunities to New Zealand exporters.

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