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The Chapaguri Question: Why South Koreans Like to Mix Foods

The Chapaguri Question: Why South Koreans Like to Mix Foods

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — ‘Chapaguri’, a signature noodle dish introduced in South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning film “Parasite,” is gaining popularity. Creating a new dish by combining two different, but similar foods, such as ramen and black-bean-sauce noodles, is a practice commonly found in South Korean food culture. Carbo Hot Chicken Ramen

Home Shopping Industry Struggles with ‘Mask Rush’

Home Shopping Industry Struggles with ‘Mask Rush’

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The home shopping industry is struggling with a constant shortage of masks due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Ministry of Science and ICT held an emergency meeting with home shopping businesses on Feb. 6, which decided to include a special program to sell masks. Hyundai Home Shopping began airing

Coronavirus Outbreak Means Slower Air Delivery for Korean Consumers

Coronavirus Outbreak Means Slower Air Delivery for Korean Consumers

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has placed a strain on air cargo transportation worldwide, especially on routes to and from China and the U.S., and international logistics in general have slowed. “Because of the coronavirus, the number of aircraft departing from the U.S. has been reduced due to

Advanced Technology Moves into Daily Life as Fear of Coronavirus Spreads

Advanced Technology Moves into Daily Life as Fear of Coronavirus Spreads

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — As the aftermath of the novel coronavirus outbreak, technologies that can reduce anxiety and fear in daily life are rapidly gaining popularity. In particular, so-called ‘untact’ ordering services are quickly gaining ground at restaurants. These types of services allow customers to order and pay for their food at the

Seoul Mayor’s Message of Support Hot Topic on Chinese Social Media

Seoul Mayor’s Message of Support Hot Topic on Chinese Social Media

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon has sent a message of support to China in Chinese, making headlines on Chinese social media. Park created a video containing messages of support in time for sending relief goods to 12 Chinese cities. “There is a saying

Convenience Stores More Profitable than Large Supermarkets in 2019

Convenience Stores More Profitable than Large Supermarkets in 2019

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The slump in fortunes at large discount stores is continuing and the growth of convenience stores is accelerating in line with social changes, including an increase in the number of single-person households and the rising popularity of online shopping. Amid such circumstances, convenience store chains made more money than

Japan Decides to Release Contaminated Water to Sea

Japan Decides to Release Contaminated Water to Sea

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan has reportedly decided to release 1.2 million tons of contaminated water currently stored at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant into the sea, despite protests from South Korea. Greenpeace, an environmental non-governmental organization, reported that the final report submitted on Monday by the expert sub-committee on contaminated water at

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