r/korea 1d ago

생활 | Daily Life Weekly Question, General Discussion, and Meetup Thread - June 04, 2023


After running our daily themed threads for a while and getting your feedback, for 2022 we've decided to move to a combined weekly thread that will hopefully allow for questions to be up longer to get more answers.

Please use this thread for any questions about common topics like travel, education, employment, immigration, military service, and any other simple questions, as well as for general discussion and organizing meetups.

Be sure to check our [wiki](https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/wiki/) and [FAQ](https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/wiki/faq) to see if your question has already been answered. You can also use [reddit search](https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/search?=&restrict_sr=on) or use Google to search for answers by typing ["site:reddit.com/r/korea"](https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Areddit.com%2Fr%2Fkorea+) before or after your search term to search this subreddit specifically for answers.

Below are some common topics:


* [Customs/Immigration](https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/wiki/faq/travel/customsimmigration)

* [Traveling within Korea](https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/wiki/faq/travel/travelingwithinkorea)

* [What to do in South Korea](https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/wiki/faq/travel/travelitinerary)

* [Exchanging Currency](https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/wiki/faq/travel/currency)

* [Ettiquette](https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/wiki/faq/social#wiki_ettiquette)

* [Meeting New People](https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/wiki/faq/social#wiki_meeting_new_people)

* [Club Age Requirements and Safety](https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/wiki/faq/social#wiki_nightlife)

Education and Employment

* [College as a foreigner](https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/wiki/faq/education)

* [Employment](https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/wiki/faq/employment/careers)

* [Searching for jobs](https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/wiki/faq/employment/jobs)


* [Customs and immigration](https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/wiki/faq/travel/customsimmigration)

* [Do I have ROK citizenship?](https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/wiki/faq/conscription#wiki_citizenship)

* [Second-generation South Koreans and conscription](https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/wiki/faq/conscription#wiki_second_generation)

* [Multiple citizenships and conscription](https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/wiki/faq/conscription#wiki_multiple_citizenship)

* [If I'm a South Korean citizen will I be conscripted if I visit?](https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/wiki/faq/conscription#wiki_travel)

r/korea 15h ago

경제 | Economy Foreigners to be Allowed to Invest in S. Korean Stock Market Without Prior Registration Starting Dec.


r/korea 23h ago

생활 | Daily Life PSA: A one-minute siren will be sounded at 10AM tomorrow to mark the moment of national silence for Memorial Day


Just in case foreigners freak out (which is justified, looking at the fracas that happened a couple days ago), on memorial day (tomorrow) there will be a one-minute siren to mark the moment of silence. there is no need to freak out

"놀라지 마세요" 현충일인 내일 '추모 사이렌' 울린다 (imbc.com)

r/korea 17h ago

범죄 | Crime YouTuber's unauthorized disclosure of suspect's identity stirs controversy


r/korea 34m ago

문화 | Culture Is the Jongno mascot something that is seen around town? What is it about? I love it!

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r/korea 5h ago

정치 | Politics Controversial activist drops out of consideration for committee chair


r/korea 18h ago

기술 | Tech Should r/korea join the June 12th-14th protest of Reddit's API changes that will essentially kill all 3rd party Reddit apps?


FYI this poll doesn't specifically deal with Korea, but I believe that it's an important issue that affects all subs.

On May 31, 2023, Reddit announced that they were raising the price to make calls to their API from being free to a level that will kill every third party app on Reddit. The protest will come in the form of a 48-hr. blackout of participating subreddits. Many subreddits are joining the protest. I've tried including a link to the page listing all of the subreddit participants, but mods won't let me link to outside pages.

Interested in seeing how this sub feels about the topic.

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1360 votes, 6d left
Join the protest
Don't join the protest

r/korea 15h ago

범죄 | Crime Flasher booked for public indecency after being chased by children


r/korea 19h ago

정치 | Politics Public support for domestic nuclear weapons wanes despite growing threats


r/korea 1d ago

정치 | Politics Minjoo Party appoints new Party Innovation Committee Chairman who previously claimed that the sinking of Cheonan warship was a setup and that COVID19 originated from the US


r/korea 1d ago

생활 | Daily Life Is there a high protein breakfast option in Korea?


I'm curious to see if there's a way to eat more protein around breakfast time in Seoul, without eating more carbs than normal. I've been here a little while, but I haven't figured this one out yet.

How do people get more lean protein in the morning?

r/korea 11h ago

정치 | Politics Vietnamese ministry strengthens cooperation with RoK National Police Agency | Politics


r/korea 1d ago Vibing

유머 | Humor Meanwhile the latest local gun violence!


r/korea 1d ago

개인 | Personal Hynix gender based parking in dormitory sparks controversy


Hey everyone, I wanted to share an ongoing issue in SK hynix's dormitory that's causing quite the uproar.

Their dorm has been experiencing a shortage of parking spaces due to an increase in the number of residents. The kicker is that 80% of one floor is reserved strictly for women, leaving men unable to utilize this space. Women, on the other hand, can park in any other area. As you might imagine, this has raised questions about why the dorm parking is gender-segregated, and why only women can use a specific section.

This situation has gone on for years, with many advocating for unifying the parking area for everyone. Despite the continuous complaints, no surveys or voting have been conducted until recently. Management’s justification for the women-only section was to ensure "psychological stability" for female residents - a reason some have interpreted as labelling all male residents as potential threats. This assumption, needless to say, has added fuel to the fire.

Now, here's the twist. They finally decided to vote on integrating the parking areas. But, given the larger number of male residents, they've declared that each male's vote will count as 0.4, while each female's vote will count as a full vote. Their reasoning is that this would level the playing field, which some of us find bizarre and unfair.

The administration's perceived efforts to guarantee parking spaces for women have ignited a lot of heated debates on our internal message board. It's a clear reminder of how complex managing shared resources in communal living can be, especially when fairness and equality in decision-making seem questionable.

What are your thoughts on this? How would you handle such a situation?

r/korea 6h ago

정치 | Politics Most left leaning South Korean political party today?


As per the title, what party is considered the most left wing political party active in South Korea as of today?

Also, what is the farthest left party that actually has some mainstream staying power in South Korea, and isn't considered fringe?

r/korea 1d ago

이민 | Immigration Korea wants to use foreign women as underpaid domestic servants


r/korea 5h ago

문화 | Culture What do you think about 영어유치원(English preschools) in Korea? Anyone from Northern Europe have a comparison with their countries?


A lot of parents in Korea want their children to be fluent in English, even bilingual, so they spend a lot sending them to these places. Do you think this really helps kids become bilingual? I'm curious what early English education is like in northern European countries like the Netherlands or Germany where a large part of the population is fluent in English. In particular I heard in the Netherlands kids watch English language media without subtitles from an early age and this helps build fluency but I wonder what the regular education is like. Is sending preschool age kids to pick up English from native teachers a thing there too?

Edit to add: Slightly different but how early do kids start to learn French in English-speaking provinces of Canada?

r/korea 1d ago

생활 | Daily Life S.Korea's Tada ride-hailing app introduces English service for foreigners


r/korea 17h ago

생활 | Daily Life Insect bites in Korea


Been in Korea for a little over week. Woke up with 4 bites on my arm one morning, got another seemingly today.

One has particularly gotten quite nasty and wondering 1.) where I can buy some medicine in Seoul (any recommendations if you have any) And 2.) what it could be? I’m assuming it’s just a simple mosquito bite but that big one is getting quite swole that’s all

Thanks for advice in advance :)

r/korea 1d ago

문화 | Culture How do you feel about Korean Adoptees?


I was adopted internationally at 6 months old and I am just curious what the opinion is about adopted kids.

I tried to find my birth mother but then I ran into a lot of information being scrambled. I asked around and found out it’s common for many adoptees. Due to the stigma against single mothers and illegitimate children.

I was born in 1998, so I was wondering if the overall opinion changed? Are people more accepting for single mothers?

Let me be clear, I appreciate everything my mother did for me. It must’ve been very difficult to have a child at 18. I won’t seek her out because I understand that she might not want contact for a variety of reasons. I left a letter for her at the agency saying as much when I visited Korea. I just hope she wasn’t ostracized or was able to move on and better her situation. It seems she dropped out of school when she was 16 to work. I hope she’s alright out there and that her family didn’t treat her poorly.

r/korea 1d ago

건강 | Health South Korea is now selling salads recommended by Chat GPT…

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r/korea 19h ago

정치 | Politics Opposition lawmaker searched over suspected leak of justice minister's personal info


r/korea 19h ago

개인 | Personal What is this place called? Scene from who are you ep 4. I think it has something to do with ash storage?

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r/korea 1d ago

정치 | Politics S. Korea, US, Japan to begin real-time information sharing on NK missiles from this year


r/korea 2d ago

개인 | Personal Any first/second generation Koreans feel the same way when leaving?


Just wanted to understand better my empty feelings when I come back to UK after I visit SK. I feel a sense of belonging and acceptance whenever I visit Korea despite growing up in UK and I always leave with a heavy heart when flying back home.

Home is subjective as well since it can be UK or SK but I don't feel I am fully accepted as a British person and feel amiss. I eternally feel like an outsider looking in despite living in UK most of my life.

Does anyone have insight how to navigate these feelings or to better help cope with this? I just wanted to gain some perspective from someone who might understand what I am experiencing with my identity crisis. I just posted here as I thought it relates to Korea but apologises if this isn't relevant

r/korea 1d ago

기술 | Tech Hyundai, hit by subsidy cuts in US, bolsters ties with China’s CATL