Be that as it may, the government today released information about efforts to improve the foreigner experience, such as increased English signage, more English-language announcements in the buses and subways. According to an article in today's Korea Times:
Additionally, beginning January, they will find it easier to take care of pending immigration matters and consult with civil servants, thanks to a new plan to expand immigration "field" services.
The government is also planning to unveil a host of other foreigner-friendly measures starting Jan. 1, the Office of the Prime Minister said.
The steps aim to help make it easier for overseas corporations to do business and invest in Korea.
Also today, the Korea Herald did a special interest story on the website www.baboshirts.com which provides smart-aleck tee-shirts mostly in Hangeul, with slogans like "I'm not an American", "I'm not a Russian girl" and "What are you staring at?" Or these:
While I can see the humor, the size of the market seems almost infinitesimal. However, there is one product they offer which I think needs to be available--no, required--worldwide, to alert the world to the problem of fan death: