OECD

Why Do South Koreans Underreport Their Health?

While South Koreans are living longer than ever before, new OECD data shows South Koreans consistently underreport their health.
Korea FM spoke with OECD health researcher Gaetan Lafortune & Cornell Medical College Professor Corinna Loeckenhoff to find out why.


Only In Korea Podcast: Parking & Driving In The ROK

Chance & Travis discuss the recent appearance of the Parking Vigilantes of Korea website (http://PVK.website) that sells stickers to place on horribly parked cars.

The duo then share their experiences dealing with the ROK’s unsafe driving conditions while also highlighting statistical data that shows Korea has the worst driving among developed nations.


NEW!!! The expense of failure

As the sun comes up on the horizon, its bright warming fingers reach out over Korea. Across the nation, the sound of cars, lorries and buses that restricted the natural silence and stillness of the previous night prevails into morning. The punters from the evening line the streets, piling into taxis to ferry them home or straight to work. Other droopy-eyed proletarians wipe sleep from their eyes as they drag themselves into their workplace. The elderly, alert and active, converge and power-walk together in circles. It’s the birth of a new day and the death of another.

Koreans take great pride in their country, their history, their ‘pure’ Korean blood, their culture, the patriarchal society, and – what is most admired by westerners – their industrial and economic growth.


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