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I can only imagine it helps, if it has sleeping wagons - designated for boosting birth rate - connected to it.

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We are visiting the inlaws and making dumplings.

No idea if that is a korean tradition or a chinese korean tradition.

Anyway, happy lunar new year everyone!

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Hello, Korea community. I taught English in Korea for a few years over a decade ago. At the time, my bank I used in the U.S. was Wells Fargo. I had an absolutely awful experience with them while in Korea. I never once had access to the money in the Wells Fargo account the entire time I lived in Korea.

I told them ahead of time I was moving to Korea and to allow transactions there. I don't know if they did, but it got overriden/expired, or if they just pretended to. Either way, when I tried to get money out of that account it failed every time. They would alert me to "fraudulent activity" and lock my card. I had to call, tell them it's me, I live in Korea, like I said, so please unblock my card and allow transactions from Korea. I did this probably ten times before giving up. I was so mad about it that the first thing I did when I moved back to the U.S. was close my Wells Fargo account.

I am looking at living in Korea again for a time, but I don't want a repeat of last time. Does anyone have any recommendations for banks that understand that sometimes people actually leave the U.S. and still may need access to their money? I am not opposed to even trying to bank with Wells Fargo again if they are no longer terrible from Korea.

I will have a Korean bank account, and get pay to the Korean account, but may need access to money in my U.S. account for emergency cash.

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Hello. I am from Korea. I heard of Lemmy while I was browsing the Korean community DCinside. I thought lemmy.world was "the" Lemmy community. But it turns out each community is hosted by different people, which are divided into smaller communities?

Lemmy is not well known in South Korea. To be honest I don't really know how this federated system works. But I do hope people can take a look at communities not funded by corporate.

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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/11193156

A Danish report on Thursday said that adoptions of children from South Korea to Denmark in the 1970s and 1980s was “characterized by systematic illegal behavior” in the Asian country.

These violations, the report said, made it “possible to change information about a child’s background and adopt a child without the knowledge of the biological parents.”

The report was the latest in a dark chapter of international adoptions. In 2013, the government in Seoul started requiring foreign adoptions to go through family courts. The move ended the decadeslong policy of allowing private agencies to dictate child relinquishments, transfer of custodies and emigration.

The Danish Appeals Board, which supervises international adoptions, said there was “an unfortunate incentive structure where large sums of money were transferred between the Danish and South Korean organizations” over the adoption

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It'd be funny if it weren't so tragic. Korea has the lowest fertility rate in the world and it has many reasons, 4th quater last year was 0.6 children per woman. Here is one of the reasons:

I'm a stay at home dad and I'll need to go back to work in 4 months. We're both foreigners so our son is foreigner too even if he was born in Korea. We called the nursery which is close to us here and they said there a 30 babies in line but that doesn't even matter, because as foreigners we are not allowed to be in that line anyway.

So I have two options, either hire a nanny which will consume most of what I'm making probably, or don't go to work, which is probably what I'll have to do, which is problematic for more than just the money reason. If this continues, I guess moving back to Europe will become a necessity more than just a wish from my side.

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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/9547028

The latest forecast by Statistics Korea puts the population in 2072 at 36.2 million, a 30% decline from the current 51.7 million, even though the fertility rate may recover a bit to 0.68 in 2026. The population is expected to fall every year starting in 2025.

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Archived copies of the article archive.today web.archive.org

Renewable energy accounted for 8.9 percent of South Korea’s electricity generation mix in 2022, which is the lowest among major economies.

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It is difficult for hotels to hire staff because of the typically heavy workloads and comparatively low compensation.

Isn't the solution obvious? I don't think they can do much about the heavy workload without more people working for them. But they can do something about the comparatively low compensation.

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Covid changed even Influenza testing. Yesterday I went to the doctor here in Korea because I was feeling sick for over 3 days already and they asked if I want a test. I didn't quite understand for what and thought it's necessary so I said yes. It was the same as for Covid, they tickle your brain with a stick through your nose. After 5 minutes the test came back negative, I don't have Influenza. They charged me $28, I guess most of it was for the test itself, the rest should have been covered by my insurance.

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We're still not married, but will probably be able to marry next year or in 2 years and add to that number.

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He was convicted under a law that prohibits public praise of North Korea.

I had no idea there was such a law in South Korea. Free speech my ass. In Germany they have also surprising anti free speech laws.

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Korea's beer imports from China plunged more than 40 percent last month from a year earlier following the release of a viral video showing a man urinating into a tank at Tsingtao Brewery, the customs office said Thursday.

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한국 Lemmy 커뮤니티 / Korea Lemmy community

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한국에 관심 있는 모두를 위한 공간 / Space for those who are interested in everything Korean

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