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BTS Fan Club Discovers New BTS Shrine at Ulsan’s Cafe 0613

BTS Fan Club Discovers New BTS Shrine at Ulsan’s Cafe 0613

ULSAN, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A cafe named after its date of establishment is drawing the attention of the ARMY, the official fan club for K-pop super group BTS after the date happened to match the date of the seven-member band’s debut. Located in Nam District in the southeastern city of Ulsan, Cafe 0613

Students Begin Online Fundraiser to Save Stray Cats

Students Begin Online Fundraiser to Save Stray Cats

HWACHEON, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Sanae High School, located in the northernmost region of Hwacheon County, Gangwon Province, has had packs of stray cats gathering in the school yard since early this year. In a strange coincidence, the school recently established a student club named ‘Level Up’ to engage in animal protection, after 11

Nintendo Switch a Hot Ticket in South Korea

Nintendo Switch a Hot Ticket in South Korea

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Switch, a video game console developed by Japan’s Nintendo, is enjoying explosive growth in sales in South Korea due to the rapid increase in the number of users since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to IR data released by Daewon Media Co., a South Korean distributor of

Insurers Launch Policies for Autonomous Vehicles

Insurers Launch Policies for Autonomous Vehicles

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean insurance companies will start selling autonomous car-related insurance products from late this month, the financial watchdog said Thursday. The Financial Supervisory Service announced that the nation’s 12 non-life insurance companies will start selling new insurance products that can cover the risk related to accidents involving commercial self-driving

Patients with Diabetes for Longer Duration Have a Higher Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

Patients with Diabetes for Longer Duration Have a Higher Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has shown that the people with diabetes for longer periods of time have a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Rhee Sang-youl, a professor at Kyung Hee University Hospital, revealed on Thursday that this fact was confirmed after analyzing the correlation between the duration of diabetes

4 in 10 Startups that Went Global were Originally Founded Overseas

4 in 10 Startups that Went Global were Originally Founded Overseas

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Almost half of the South Korean startups that ending up going global actually have origins in overseas countries, under the goal of targeting the global market, a state-run trade promotion agency said Thursday. As a result of a survey of the nation’s 135 startups that have been active in

Researchers Develop Simple Way to Remove Radioactive Pollutants

Researchers Develop Simple Way to Remove Radioactive Pollutants

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed new technology that can decontaminate the surface of radioactive polluted buildings simply by spraying a hydrogel-based spray coater and washing it with water. The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute announced on Wednesday that it had developed a hydrogel-based surface decontamination coater that

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