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Economy

Shorter office hours push South Koreans to home cooking

Restaurants suffer from new law reforming the country's work culture

Restaurants in Seoul are noticeably empty on weekdays at 7 p.m., what used to be prime hours for colleagues to eat out together before the government moved to reduce overtime.

SEOUL -- South Korean workers are leaving their offices and factories earlier thanks to a mandated shorter workweek, which seems to be bad news for restaurants and bars.

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