While the figure is still relatively low, the increase stems from rising numbers of men taking paternity leave in the past few years, with 37,885 in 2022, which rose 30.5 percent from the year before, signaling an improvement in perceptions of men providing child care.
Scientists in South Korea have developed a new type of sustainable hybrid food -- a "meaty" rice that they say could help solve food crises and climate change.
For both the US and South Korea, there is an upward trend in the proportion of households with pets and a downward trend in the shares of households with children.
In the past, felines were shunned for their association with bad luck and superstitions, but now cats enjoy a positive image in both the literal and figurative senses.
South Korea is not known for preserving its modern history, but there are still places where you can get a taste of 20th-century Korea.
The number of North Korean defectors making it to the South tripled last year to 196 after a run of pandemic-linked lows.
Major multiplex cinema chains have raised ticket prices in response to financial deficits during the pandemic. The increase has prompted people to turn to streaming services, finding them more cost-effective than movie theatres.
Dog Meat Federation is demanding financial compensation of two million won per dog, reimbursement for farm equipment and facilities, on top of requesting a 10-year grace period instead of the three years set by the law.
The cameras will use AI technology to detect movements such as wandering, falling or even assault, and automatically transmit the images to police control rooms, fire control rooms and the city’s disaster safety situation rooms.
The portion of people meeting the recommended level of physical activity among Korean adults decreased by more than 10 percentage points from 58.3 percent in 2014.
While virtual idols have not yet become mainstream in K-pop and Korean culture, their presence is gradually expanding, with fans consuming content and supporting virtual bands just like any other K-pop fan.
The idea for the yeontan brownie came from students at a local high school club, as part of a project to invigorate the town’s local economy and honour its coal mining legacy.
The new content format known locally as “instatoon” is growing in popularity as people increasingly seek freely serialised webtoons, autobiographical content and easy access to webtoons.
The shift toward the “dual income, no kids” lifestyle is attributed to various factors, including the increased participation of women in the workforce and a growing societal acceptance of childlessness.