Instant Meals Take Over
The market for so-called home meal replacements is heating up in Korea as more and more Koreans stay single or have no energy left to cook after their working day. Last year, CJ Cheiljedang racked up W1.9 trillion in revenues from instant meals. Sales in the first quarter of this year surged 43 percent on-year, leading to expectations that full-year revenues will reach W2.6 trillion.
Dokdo Sees Surge in Patriotic Tourism
Samsung, LG to Decrease LCD Production at Home
Sex Slave Statue Removed from Japanese Expo Finds New Home
Boycott of Japanese Products Starts to Bite
Freedom Fighter Movie Off to Great Start
Annual Night Tours of Gyeongbok Palace to Begin Late This Month
NATIONAL/POLITICS
Moon Strikes Conciliatory Note Toward Japan
President Moon Jae-in struck a conciliatory tone toward Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday. "We will gladly join hands if Japan takes the path of dialogue and cooperation," Moon said.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korea Keeps Firing Missiles
North Korea again fired two projectiles into the East Sea on Friday, military authorities here said. The launch came about a week after the last one and was the sixth in recent months.
BUSINESS
Hyundai SUVs Earn Top Safety Ratings in U.S.
Hyundai's three major sport utility vehicles earned top safety ratings from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The automaker's Kona, Santa Fe and Tucson SUVs scored the NHTSA's highest "5-Star Safety Ratings" overall.