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The Peninsula blog is a project of the Korea Economic Institute. It is designed to provide a wide ranging forum for discussion of the foreign policy, economic, and social issues that impact the Korean peninsula.

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Yoon Suk-yeol and South Korea’s Digital Platform: A “Smarter” Future?

President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol has vowed to turn South Korea into a leading digital economy befitting the era of Digital Earth.

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Moving from Hierarchical to Horizontal

Mai Anna Pressley
April 25, 2022
South Korean firms’ superficial efforts to change workplace culture by adopting English nicknames fail to address systemic structural issues.

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Can the Government and SMEs Reconcile?

David Lee
April 24, 2022
Although small and medium enterprises (SMEs) welcomed the government’s decision to lift COVID-related restrictions, it comes after years of strained ties.

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Nutritional Challenges for Single-Person Households

Kayla Harris
April 23, 2022
Many restaurants and stores have not adapted to the demographic transition, leading to inadequate nutritional intake for single-person households.

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Learning From Past Public Policy

Kayla Harris
April 17, 2022
South Korea’s previous responses to social isolation have not been successful, resulting in improvements in policy to address the root of the issue.

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Mapping Kim Jong-un’s Appearances, 2012-2021

Danbee Lee
April 15, 2022
There is a long tradition of considering North Korean leaders’ public appearances as a potential source of information on the regime’s priorities.

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Demographic Changes Lead to Legal Changes

Kayla Harris
April 10, 2022
As single-person households become increasingly common and birthrates continue to fall, lawmakers are forced to adapt to reverse demographic trends.

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Green Growth Projects Often Have Contradictory Effects

Sarah Marshall
April 9, 2022
A newly constructed smart village seeks to advance green growth alongside digital infrastructure but its placement in a pristine habitat may go against its aims.

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