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Businesspeople in Tokyo want Prime Minister to offer clues

TOKYO - South Korean businesspeople in Tokyo's Korea Town remained hopeful Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon's visit to Japan to attend the coronation of new Japanese emperor will help to improve Seoul-Tokyo relations. However, Japanese businesspeople contacted by The Korea Times, here, still remained doubtful that there will be any visible progress in the short term.

Native English teachers entitled to severance pay: top court

The top court has ruled that native English teachers working at private language institutes here are eligible for severance pay and annual vacation allowance according to the Labor Standards Act. The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld an appellate court's decision to recognize native English instructors as employees protected by law and thus grant them various allowances.

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Seoul considers 'no-rally day' at squares

Squares and plazas in Seoul, open to all including protests and sit-ins, may get a “break” day. Citizens have been calling for a “break” from rallies at Gwanghwamun Square, Cheonggye Plaza, Seoul Plaza and other public spaces in downtown Seoul, and the city government is seriously considering this.

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Moon focuses on fairness, reform in Assembly address

President Moo Jae-in said Tuesday that he will focus strongly on promoting fairness in Korean society and other reform initiatives in key sectors during the remainder of his presidency, which marks its halfway point Nov. 10.

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U.K. punk legend prepares for 1st Korea tour

Duncan Reid, formerly known as Kid Reid, bassist and singer of 1976-formed punk band The Boys, has lived a lot and established quite a legacy. But he didn't let it go to his head, having parted ways with his band and going out on his own with his new band Duncan Reid and the Big Heads, “the world's best-looking heavy melody power-pop punk band.”

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JTBC axes 'Night of Hate Comments' featuring dead K-pop star Sulli

“The program will end with the 16th episode, which was aired on Oct. 11,” JTBC said. “After learning about the sad news of one of our 'Night of Hate Comments' main MCs and contemplating the production direction, we decided to discontinue the production of the program because we judged that the program could not continue in the absence of the deceased.”

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