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Juwon Park
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Seoul's 135-minute Commute: Dead Time or Opportunity?

South Korean capital Seoul is famed for its work hard, play hard culture. But it turns out “commute hard” is also part of the picture — a 2017 survey by local employment website JobKorea found that Seoulites spend an average of 134.7 minutes commuting every day. “The atmosphere in

Raphael Rashid
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Online Shopping Delights Korean Consumers, but e-Commerce Giants Suffer

Picture this: it’s 11:59 p.m. You order a rice cooker online, go to sleep, and wake up the next day to the sound of the doorbell buzzing. Your new gadget is being delivered to your apartment door, but you are too lazy to answer, so the delivery

Jieun Choi
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South Korea's E-Commerce System Sucks; Moon Jae-in Agrees

South Korea may have the world’s fastest internet speed and stable 4G LTE network connection on subway lines, but its people have been suffering from the chronic inconvenience of living with an outdated online banking and ecommerce system. Moon Jae-In, the frontrunner of the upcoming presidential election, pledged to