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BUSAN, South Korea -- The number of international marriages between Koreans and foreign nationals reached nearly 39,000 in 2012 according to Statistics Korea.

Since 2002, more than 320,000 international marriages have taken place in the country, with Chinese leading the way with approximately 130,000 marriages, while Japanese came second with 20,000 over a ten year period.

According to Kukinews, from 2004 to 2011, over the last seven years 18,715 Korean women divorced their foreign husbands, and 27,775 Korean men divorced their foreign wives.


 

International Marriages on the Rise


BUSAN, South Korea — The number of international marriages between Koreans and foreign nationals reached nearly 39,000 in 2012 according to Statistics Korea.

Since 2002, more than 320,000 international marriages have taken place in the country, with Chinese leading the way with approximately 130,000 marriages, while Japanese came second with 20,000 over a ten year period.

According to Kukinews, from 2004 to 2011, over the last seven years 18,715 Korean women divorced their foreign husbands, and 27,775 Korean men divorced their foreign wives.


 

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