Koreas Growth Could Flatline Due To Aging Population

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Korea's Growth Could Flatline Due to Aging Population
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Korea's Growth Could Flatline Due to Aging Population

Korea's economic growth could flatline completely if the country fails to take adequate steps to deal with its aging population, according to a study the Bank of Korea released Thursday.

The study warns that Korea could then see its economy shrink within the next 30 years if the low birthrate continues.

The BOK said if the rate of economic participation by age group remains unchanged and labor productivity declines, average annual growth will fall to half the present level within 10 years.

Koreas Newest President Wants to Meet Mark Zuckerberg
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Koreas Newest President Wants to Meet Mark Zuckerberg

South Koreas newly elected president, Moon Jae In, expressed his wishes to meet Mark Zuckerberg while in a reply to the Facebook CEOs e-mail.

Last week the Blue House reported in their press release that Facebook co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, had sent an e-mail to President Moon Jae In following the election congratulating him on taking office. He thanked the president for visiting Facebook Korea and participating in a live Facebook interview during his candidacy.

Heres who Koreas Seolhyun and Suzy were in the 1980s
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Heres who Koreas Seolhyun and Suzy were in the 1980s

Actresses Seo Jung Hee and Lee Yeon Soo were considered to be the Seolhyun and Suzy of the 80s, and theyre still just as beautiful as they were back then.

In a recent episode of SBSs travel entertainment show, Flaming Youth, two of the most popular celebrities from the 80s, Seo Jung Hee and Lee Yeon Soo, appeared as guest stars and talked about the prime of their careers.

In the 1980s, the popularity of Seo Jung Hee and Lee Yeon Soo was comparable to that of Seolhyuns and Suzys popularity, especially because of how beautiful and vibrant they looked.

SNL Koreas parody of BTS Blood Sweat and Tears will have you in stitches
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SNL Koreas parody of BTS Blood Sweat and Tears will have you in stitches

SNL Korea made a parody of BTSs Blood Sweat and Tears and its the greatest thing youll watch today.

The skit focused on parodying the structure and format of the music show M Countdown, and was titled Um Countdown instead.

BTSs Blood Sweat and Tears was changed to Armpit Sweat and Tears with an appropriate choreography and music video.

They even changed the groups and members names to fit the parody, such as changing Rap Monster into Sweat Monster.

Watch the hilarious skit below!

Seoul's Population Is Dwindling
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Seoul's Population Is Dwindling

The population of Seoul is forecast to fall from the present 10 million to less than nine million by 2045.

Statistics Korea on Thursday said the number of citizens in the capital will fall from 9.94 million in 2015 to 8.81 million in 2045.

At present they make up a whopping 19.5 percent of Korea's total population.

The figure has been declining since 2010 as people move to surrounding satellite cities due to rising housing costs and traffic congestion and as state-run corporations and ministries relocated to Sejong City and other parts of the country.