Korea, Requires Work Overtime

According to surveys conducted in 2013,
an average South Korean works 9.9 hours a day.
On average, Koreans come to work 8:24 a.m.
and leave at 8:18 p.m.
​It usually takes 45 minutes for Koreans to commute.  
Taking that into account, we can say that a typical Korean worker
leaves home at 7:30 a.m. and comes back home at 9:00 p.m. 

Such is the life for many Korean workers.
It is hard for them to eat dinners with their families.
South Korea achieved a rapid economic development
within just a few decades.
However, the disparity between the rich and
the poor in Korea is one of the highest among
the OECD countries. South Koreans worked very hard,
but they failed to distribute
that wealth evenly.

The only way South Koreans could overcome the imbalance of
incomes was to work hard and receive financial compensations.
These people's hard work was what propelled
South Korea's economic development.

The nightscape that you see above is a
result of these people's labors.


Korean Food Tastes Good

The posters below were created by a
Korean public relations specialist
in order to advertise Korean food to foreigners.
Each poster promotes different Korean food or
drink and stars a popular Korean celebrity.

This is grilled marinated beef or pork.

This is a fermented side dish made of cabbage, chili powder,
and various other seasonings such as garlic, oyster sauce, etc.
It is the most widely known Korean dish.

This dish has warm white rice, seasoned vegetables, and
soybean paste or chili pepper paste.
You stir all these together
before eating.

It is a traditional Korean alcohol made of fermented rice.

Even if you don't remember the
celebrities in these posters,
or have never even seen these posters,
you should definitely try the dishes listed above if you come
to Korea. They are very delicious.


Japan's Rising Sun Flag and Germany's Swastika

Japan's Rising Sun Flag and
Germany's Swastika are equivalent --
both represent the atrocities that these countries
committed during World War Two.

Germans are ashamed of the swastika and do not use it:
they are aware of what the Nazis committed.
However, Japanese are not ashamed of using the Rising Sun Flag.

Please point this out:
The Rising Sung Flag is the Asian equivalent of the Swastika.
It symbolizes Japan's wartime crimes,
so Japanese people should not use the flag.
Do they not know what the flag represents?


About fullkorea

Since Full Korea was launched in January of 2010, 
it has introduced South Korea 
to countless foreigners all over the world. 
Since the inception of this site,
67,328 people from the United States,
11,873 from Israel, 11,650 from France,
10,000 from Ukraine,  and 5,000 from Germany
have accessed the website.

The number of people who visited the site
from Russia, China, Canada, Indonesia, and other
countries totals 10,000.

Approximately 120,000 people outside of
South Korea have visited the website.
This blog has introduced South Korea to about
20,000 foreigners every year.
This number of visitors can be considered small by some,
and large by others.
It is certain that the number of visitors cannot be
considered staggering.
It can definitely become bigger.

United States 67,328
South Korea 13,397 
Israel 11,873
France 11,650
Ukraine 10,042
Germany 5,076
Russia 3,509
China 3,244
Canada 2,365
Indonesia 2,198
Despite the small number of visitors,
Full Korea has been informing foreigners about South Korea
for the past six years. That fact is something I am proud of.