Korea daily news(June 2nd 2024)


  • Endangered Moon Bear Sighting: Recently, a hiker in Jirisan reported spotting a critically endangered moon bear. Despite concerns about potential human accidents, the moon bear is known to be herbivorous and docile.
  • Rising Jeonse Prices: Seoul apartment jeonse prices have been on the rise for over a year, driven by supply-demand imbalances and a preference for apartments over villas.
  • Live Ammunition Found: Live ammunition found on the coast of Yeongjong Island in Incheon is likely to be export-bound ammunition, according to police reports.
  • Healthcare Fee Increase: The National Health Insurance Corporation has rejected a proposal to increase next year’s healthcare fees by 1.9%.
  • Army Training Death: A former Army training center commander has criticized the Army’s handling of a recent incident where a trainee died during training, attributing full responsibility to the Army.


  • ECB Monetary Policy Meeting: Global investors are turning their attention to Europe, anticipating that the European Central Bank’s upcoming monetary policy meeting might signal the start of a rate-cutting trend.
  • Naver Extends Remote Work: Naver has decided to extend its remote work policy for another year.
  • Lotto Jackpot Results: The winning numbers for the 1122nd Lotto draw are ‘3, 6, 21, 30, 34, 35′ with the bonus number ’22’.
  • Little Tech Advocacy: Y Combinator is stepping up to represent “Little Tech” as opposed to Big Tech, according to a report by Politico.
  • Naver Webtoon IPO: Naver Webtoon has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).


  • Chang’e 6 Lunar Landing: China’s lunar probe Chang’e 6 successfully landed on the far side of the moon, a world first, according to Xinhua News Agency.
  • Indonesian Peacekeeping Pledge: Indonesia’s next president has expressed willingness to send peacekeeping forces to Gaza if necessary.
  • German University President Faces Dismissal: The president of Berlin Technical University is facing dismissal after liking an anti-Semitic tweet.
  • Vietnam Fireworks Festival: A fireworks festival will be held in Da Nang, Vietnam, from June 8 to July 13.


  • North Korean Propaganda Balloons: The Joint Chiefs of Staff have warned that North Korea has resumed sending propaganda balloons across the border, urging public caution.
  • Korea-Japan Military Cooperation: South Korea and Japan have agreed on measures to prevent a recurrence of the “radar lock-on” incident that has hindered military cooperation between the two countries.
  • Criticism of President Yoon: The opposition party has criticized President Yoon Suk-yeol for attending a party gathering on the day of the funeral for an army trainee who died during training.


  • The Aesthetics of Hitler: Frederick Spotts’ book “The Aesthetics of Hitler” has been published, exploring the philosopher Walter Benjamin’s views on the politicization of art.
  • NewJeans on Billboard’s ’21 Under 21′: The group NewJeans is the only K-pop artist to be included in Billboard’s ’21 Under 21′ list.
  • Thaddaeus Ropac Andy Warhol Exhibition: An exhibition featuring Andy Warhol’s “Reversal” series is now open.


  • Illegal Gambling Den: A bar owner of Uzbek nationality has been arrested for operating an illegal gambling den disguised as a pub.
  • Manripo Beach Incident: A Mongolian man was involved in a drowning incident at Manripo Beach in Taean County, South Chungcheong Province.
  • Drunk Driving Arrest: A drunk driver, who became notorious online for reckless driving on Gangbyeonbuk-ro, has been arrested.


  • Nationwide Rain Forecast: On June 2, the weather forecast predicts occasional clouds with scattered showers across the country. Gangwon-do and Gyeongsangbuk-do are expected to see rain from morning to late afternoon.