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Food Chains Expanding Self-service Kiosks amid Rising Wages

Food Chains Expanding Self-service Kiosks amid Rising Wages

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Food chains in South Korea are rushing to introduce more self-service kiosks as part of efforts to cut costs amid the country’s rising minimum wage, industry sources said Tuesday. The nation’s tripartite wage commission of government, management and labor decided Saturday to jack up the minimum wage for 2019

Koreas to Continue Peacemaking Mood by Sending Unified Teams to 2018 Asian Games

Koreas to Continue Peacemaking Mood by Sending Unified Teams to 2018 Asian Games

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea and North Korea will try to continue their peacemaking mood through sport by sending joint teams to the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. The Koreas agreed to field joint teams in three sports — basketball, canoeing, and rowing — at this year’s Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, which will

More Sleep Increases Risk of Stroke, Especially for Women

More Sleep Increases Risk of Stroke, Especially for Women

SEOUL, Jul. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — According to a new study, women who sleep more than nine hours a day are three times more prone to strokes than those who sleep between seven and eight hours. The medical research team at Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine led by Dr. Kim Min-yeong revealed such results today

Number of Abandoned Pets Doubles in Summer Holiday Season

Number of Abandoned Pets Doubles in Summer Holiday Season

SEOUL, Jul. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The nearing summer holiday season brings joy to many, but for household pets, the extended holidays are fraught with danger as the number of abandoned pets rises sharply around this time of year. According to “Paw in Hand,” an app and website that tracks abandoned animals in real-time, the

Popularity of Books and Live Performances Increases Due to New Tax Policy

Popularity of Books and Live Performances Increases Due to New Tax Policy

SEOUL, Jul. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — After new tax regulations came in effect on July 1 that allow book purchases and live performance tickets to qualify as income tax deductions, vendors have seen a notable increase in relevant sales. According to Yes 24, a leading online bookstore, the sales volume of books in the first

Korean Embassy in Colombia Hosts “Korean Food” Event

Korean Embassy in Colombia Hosts “Korean Food” Event

SEOUL, Jul. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean Embassy in Colombia has released details of the “Korean Food Festival Night” event held last Thursday at the ambassador’s residence, to which over 200 dignitaries and distinguished guests were invited as part of effort to promote friendly ties between the two nations. Non-profit diplomacy organization the Korea

Chinese TV Shows Continue to Copy Korean Variety Programs

Chinese TV Shows Continue to Copy Korean Variety Programs

SEOUL, Jul. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The practice of plagiarism of Korean variety television programs by Chinese program producers has become even more explicit recently. Lacking an effective resolution, Korean producers have no way to fight back as of yet. Earlier in the month, China’s largest provincial satellite television channel, Hunan TV, launched a new

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