South Koreans typically work long hours six days a week. Therefore, the government is looking to implement a five-day workweek to improve the quality of life. The idea is to give the workers more free time to expand their creativity and implement new ideas in the workplace. Government, labor, and management representatives are currently debating the new legislation details. Many are expecting the work-obsessed culture to take time to adapt to the new idea of working fewer hours.
See Michael Baker, The Christian Science Monitor, August 20, 2001