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What the #MeToo movement means to South Korea's corporate culture

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Cleaning up after another rough night in a Seoul karaoke bar.
Cleaning up after another rough night in a Seoul karaoke bar. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
By: Jason Strother
8 min

The after-hours office party is an integral part of South Korea’s business culture. Typically, a boss takes his staff out on the company credit card for dinner, drinks and then some karaoke. The outings are meant to build team spirit but, for many female employees, these late night sessions are something they dread.From Seoul, Jason Strother reports that, thanks to the #MeToo movement, some bosses are starting to listen to their workers’ concerns.

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