Cho Min-kyong boasts an engineering degree from one of South Korea's top universities, a school design award and a near-perfect score in her English proficiency test. But she had all but given up hope of finding a job when all her 10 applications, including one to Hyundai Motor Co, were rejected in 2016. Help came unexpectedly from neighbouring Japan six months later: Cho got job offers from Nissan Motor Co and two other Japanese companies after a job fair hosted by the South Korean government to match the country's skilled labour with overseas employers. "It's not that I wasn't good enough. There are just too many job seekers like me, that's why everyone just fails," said the 27-year-old, who now works in Atsugi, an hour southwest of Tokyo, as a car seat engineer for Nissan. "There are numerous more opportunities outside Korea." Facing an unprecedented job crunch at home, many young South Koreans are now signing up for government-sponsored programs designed to find overseas positions … [Read more...] about South Korea’s latest big export: Jobless college graduates
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The Hanoitimes - South Korea remained Vietnam’s top investor, posting annual registered capital of FDI in range of US$7 – US$9 billion over the last five years. South Korea’s SK Group to invest US$1 billion in Vietnam’s Vingroup: Bloomberg South Korea’s unicorn Woowa Brothers acquires Vietnam’s food delivery Vietnammm South Korea’s major conglomerates seek investment expansion in Vietnam South Korea’s leading corporations tap into Vietnam’s finance - banking sector Vietnam – South Korea relations are built on high level of mutual trust, and the two countries share similarities in culture and history, according to South Korea Ambassador to Vietnam Kim Do Hyon. Overview of the conference. Source: Ngoc Thuy. “Being the host of the second North Korea – US summit, Vietnam plays a key role facilitating cooperation between the North and the South,” Kim said at the eighth International … [Read more...] about Vietnam – South Korea relations built on high level of mutual trust: Amb.
Vo Van Thanh, a journalist based in Hanoi South Korean President Moon Jae-in uploaded a congratulatory message to Vietnam’s national men’s soccer team on his Facebook page on Monday, just two days after they beat Malaysia to win the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018. You can see that his PR team has certainly been working hard: the message was written in Vietnamese as well. And it’s not hard to understand why, considering that Moon has been pressing ahead with his "New Southern Policy," aiming to deepen ties with Southeast Asian nations. In his Facebook post, Moon emphasized how football has brought Vietnam and South Korea closer. "To see how the Vietnamese people waved both their country’s and South Korean national flags during the AFF final yesterday night, I felt that football has made both nations closer friends." "[Vietnam winning the Cup] is all the more meaningful when it was coach Park Hang-seo and his Vietnamese players who made it happen. I hope you guys will keep … [Read more...] about Football cements South Korea’s ‘New Southern Policy’
A year of warming relations between North and South Korea has raised the prospects of closer ties, if not some form of unification for the still-warring neighbors far in the future. But it might not be obvious in a typical South Korean classroom. "I really don’t know anything," 17-year-old student Roh Ha-na said. "It’s like only twice a year that the school teaches about unification and national security, and about North Korean life... but I just let most of it go in one ear and out the other." This year’s inter-Korean détente has highlighted what many observers see as a lack of knowledge among South Koreans about their northern neighbor, prompting government efforts to revamp the way South Koreans learn about North Korea and unification. Baek Jun-kee, the head of South Korea’s Institute for Unification Education says current education methods have failed to show young South Koreans the importance of a nuanced understanding of North Korea, its people and … [Read more...] about Kim Jong Who? South Korea revamps the way students study North Korea
South Korea leads the region in entrepreneurship environment. — Photo ANN South Korea leads the region in entrepreneurship, ahead of Singapore, Japan and China. South Korea tops the region in entrepreneurship environment with a score of 54 per cent, according to the recently released Global Entrepreneurship Index. The country jumped three spaces up from the last year. The tech giant has been ahead of producing new technologies and introducing new products to customers. It is closely followed by Singapore and Japan with a score of 53 per cent and 52 per cent respectively. China is ranked fourth in the region with a score of 41 per cent. China’s physical infrastructure contributes to the country’s score followed by its market dynamics. It is followed by Brunei and Malaysia that have as score of 34 per cent and 33 per cent respectively. India is ranked seventh in the region with a score of 28 per cent. Despite various initiatives of the current government like … [Read more...] about South Korea has the strongest entrepreneurship in Asia