* Date : 2015-03-06
Hair loss problem has been an agonizing secret for middle-aged and older people in the past. But now it is becoming a concern for everyone, including those in their 10s and 20s. It has become a society-wide, modern disease suffered by one fifth of Korean population, or 10 million people. With the increasing hair loss sufferers, related market to prevent, treat and improve hair loss is also growing, totaling US$3 billion. From medicine to wigs, natural hair products and hair loss specialized shops, types of hair loss related items are being diversified. We will cover the hair loss market which is emerging as a huge industry.
Interviewee: SHIN Se-don, economics professor at Sookmyung Women's University
February 25 marked the second anniversary of President Park Geun-hye's inauguration. At the time of the inauguration, President Park has talked about the second miracle of Han River and pledged revival of the economy and happiness of the people. In the past two years, the government has been putting forward economic stimulus policy as a core state task. If so, has the government been fulfilling its economic policy smoothly? We will examine the outcome of the economy policy in the past two years and forecast direction of its economic policy for the third year.
A company has recently drawn attention by unveiling a brain wave-controlled vehicle. In this way, many institutions are researching technologies that applied brain waves to real life. Various technologies that enable users to move robots, play games, rate movies and even treat dementia using brain waves have come under the spotlight. We will shed light on the principle of brain wave technology and how it is being applied.
More and more mobile app services are launched to enable users to easily report inconveniences or risk factors in our lives and quickly check how they are being handled. The apps include safety 'sinmungo' app that enables people to report small risk factors to prevent large accidents. There is also an app that allows users to report urgent patients or inconveniences in the subway. Then, security guards will be immediately sent to the sites to handle the situations. We will introduce the system that takes care of civil complaints more quickly and accurately with the help of information and communications technology.
North Korea has unveiled an unusual image of its leader Kim Jong-un inspecting construction sites in Pyongyang in a private airplane to mark the birthday of his deceased father Kim Jong-il. Kim Jong-un uses a private airplane to inspect downtown Pyongyang and enjoys being exposed to the press. What is he targeting to achieve by holding one-off events and building recreational facilities without taking into considerations the situation of its citizens?