An Essential Reference for Your Everyday Legal Questions in Korea!

Reporting Child Abuse (in Korea)

In Korea, the main governing law regarding “child abuse” is the Act on Special Cases Concerning the Punishment, etc. of Child Abuse Crimes (아동학대범죄의 처벌 등에 관한 특례법). This new…

[STORY] California Zephyr

I was recently able to ride the California Zephyr. From Emeryville, California to Chicago, Illinois. I rode the eastbound train. Train #6. They say only “oddballs” go west. The…

Subway Sex Crimes (in Korea)

Did you know it was “Subway Sex Crimes Crackdown Period” in Seoul? – “Subway Sex Crimes” (지하철 성범죄) refer to “inappropriate touching” and “use of hidden cams.” – “Crackdown”…

No Smoking in Seoul

In Seoul, smoking is banned in almost all public places/buildings. Pretty much: “Where random people come/gather, you cannot smoke.” Similar in other cities/regions within Korea. This includes most public buildings,…

Idling in Seoul

Starting from July 10, 2014, motorists in violation of “idling” (in Seoul) will face a fine (과태료) of KRW 50,000. No warnings. “Idling” (공회전) means running a vehicle’s…

[STORY] Road Name Address in Korea

From 2014, South Korea has implemented a new (nationwide) address system. It’s called the “Road Name Address” (도로명주소). After much controversy, the new system is now in full force. You can learn more…

[BEFORE K-POP] DEUX

DEUX (듀스) was an immensely popular hiphop/rap duo in the early 90s (in Korea). They were probably the first K-pop group to do mostly just hiphop/rap music. The group consisted of…

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