Seoul

Seoul (서울; Korean: [sʰʌ.ul]) – officially the Seoul Special City – is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea, forming the heart of the Seoul Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, the world's 14th largest city and second largest metropolitan area. It is home to over half of all South Koreans along with 678,102 international residents.

Situated on the Han River, Seoul's history stretches back more than two thousand years when it was founded in 18 BCE by Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. It continued as the capital of Korea under the Joseon Dynasty. The Seoul Capital Area contains five UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. Seoul is surrounded by mountains, the tallest being Mt. Bukhan, the world's most visited national park per square foot. Modern landmarks include the iconic N Seoul Tower, the gold-clad 63 Building, the neofuturistic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Lotte World, the world's second largest indoor theme park,Moonlight Rainbow Fountain, the world's longest bridge fountain and the Sevit Floating Islands. The birthplace of K-pop and the Korean Wave, Seoul received over 10 million international visitors in 2014, making it the world's 9th most visited city and 4th largest earner in tourism.

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Beneath the surface of civilization

Korea Times 29 Jan 2023
As the sun rose on a Monday morning over Myeong-dong, downtown Seoul, the eye was struck with horror ... Anyone with any experience in Seoul neighborhood management will know what sort of "construction companies" threaten to pursue legal action, on behalf of elusive owners, backing up their "legal threats" with illegal practices....
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Gov't seeks to limit where child sex offenders can reside

Korea Times 26 Jan 2023
Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon speaks during a press briefing at the government complex in Seoul, Thursday ... This means that sex offenders would not be allowed to live in almost all residential areas of big cities such as Seoul where such facilities for minors are ubiquitous....
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Bithumb’s “Real” Owner Faces Arrest Warrant on Embezzlement Charges

CryptoPotato 25 Jan 2023
On Wednesday, members of the legal community confirmed that Kang and two of Bithumb’s executives have been sentenced by the Seoul Southern District Prosecutor’s Office on embezzlement and breach of trust charges ... Vidente’s vice president Park Mo’s body was found dead in Seoul late last month, with reports suggesting the death may have been suicide ... ....
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Breaking: Bithumb’s Owner Faces Arrest Over These Charges

CoinGape 25 Jan 2023
According to members of the legal community, on the 25th, the Seoul Southern District Prosecutor’s Office of Financial Investigation handed down sentences to Kang and two executives of Bithumb affiliates on charges of misappropriation of funds and breach of trust under the ......
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Bar Exam Critics Move To Strike Testing Requirement For USD Law Grads

Vermillion Plain Talk 21 Jan 2023
Discussions on how to improve the manner of testing for legal competency, Fulton said, ought to be “a perpetual quest” for legal educators ... Instead, the USD Law School graduate is looking for work in Seoul, South Korea, a city he left more than a decade ago to pursue an education and legal career in the United States....
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Yoon's 'enemy' remarks escalate into diplomatic row with Iran

Korea Times 19 Jan 2023
A man walks past the Iranian Embassy in Seoul, Thursday ... "The Iranian deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs demanded an immediate explanation about the remarks and underscored the need for Seoul to correct such an approach," it added ... Seoul for an explanation....
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Kang So-ra returns to small screen with 'Strangers Again'

Korea Times 19 Jan 2023
Actors Kang So-ra, right, and Jang Seung-jo pose during a press conference for ENA's new romance legal series "Strangers Again," held in Mapo District, Seoul, Wednesday ... working again," the actress said during a press conference for the series, held in Mapo District, Seoul, Jan....
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USD Law: Bar None?

Yankton Daily Press 17 Jan 2023
Discussions on how to improve the manner of testing for legal competency, Fulton said, ought to be “a perpetual quest” for legal educators ... Instead, the USD Law School graduate is looking for work in Seoul, South Korea, a city he left more than a decade ago to pursue an education and legal career in the United States....
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Bar exam critics move to strike USD law grad testing requirements

The Capital Journal 17 Jan 2023
Discussions on how to improve the manner of testing for legal competency, Fulton said, ought to be “a perpetual quest” for legal educators ... Instead, the USD Law School graduate is looking for work in Seoul, South Korea, a city he left more than a decade ago to pursue an education and legal career in the United States....
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Foreign ministry files lawsuit against MBC to correct Yoon's hot mic report

Korea Times 15 Jan 2023
President Yoon Suk Yeol, center, with Minister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin, right, talks with U.S ... Newsis. By Lee Yeon-woo ... The foreign ministry filed a lawsuit against MBC CEO Park Sung-jae with the Seoul Western District Court last Dec. 19, according to sources in legal circles on Sunday ... President Joe Biden and U.S. Congress ... ....
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South Korean police blame deadly Halloween crush on negligence

The Philadelphia Inquirer 13 Jan 2023
SEOUL--- South ... "Organizations that are legally obligated to prevent and respond to disasters -- police, district offices, and Seoul ......
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Sokor police blame deadly Halloween crush on negligence

Manila Standard 13 Jan 2023
... Seoul that killed more than 150 people ... “Organizations that are legally obligated to prevent and respond to disasters—police, district offices, and Seoul Metro—did not establish safety measures in advance or came up with poor plans,” Sohn Jae-han, the team’s head, told reporters....
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South Korea plans fund to compensate forced labor victims

San Francisco Chronicle 12 Jan 2023
The plan, revealed during a public hearing organized by Seoul’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday, was met with fierce criticism by victims and their legal representatives, who have demanded that the reparations come from Japan ... fear would cause further rupture between Seoul and Tokyo....

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