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Animal Care Presents New Job Opportunities for the Elderly and Middle-aged Women

Animal Care Presents New Job Opportunities for the Elderly and Middle-aged Women

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid growing interest in animal welfare as South Korean society enters the era of 10 million pets, animal-related jobs are becoming a new opportunity for social participation for the elderly and middle-aged women, who are alienated from social activities. Earlier this year, Gwanak District in Seoul recruited six senior

‘Slow Delivery’ on the Rise as Crowdfunding Market Expands

‘Slow Delivery’ on the Rise as Crowdfunding Market Expands

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — While South Korean retail companies are competing over speed in the delivery market, the crowdfunding market, which typically requires at least a month before products are delivered, is rising as the new form of consumer activity in the country. Crowdfunding is based on pre-orders made by customers. If enough

S. Korea to Conduct Component Analysis of Juul E-cigarettes

S. Korea to Conduct Component Analysis of Juul E-cigarettes

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will be conducting a component analysis of products from Juul, America’s most popular electronic cigarettes, to provide citizens with information about harmful substances included in the new cigarettes soon to be introduced to the country. “Juul is now available in the local market, and we are going

Increasing Popularity of Ballet Leads to Collaboration with Webtoons, Dramas and Musicals

Increasing Popularity of Ballet Leads to Collaboration with Webtoons, Dramas and Musicals

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — With changing trends, the South Korean public no longer has to be feel objection to ballet as a luxurious Western art. Recently, ballet has been reborn into colorful variation within the mass media and the public no longer feels a psychological distance to the art of ballet. There are

Futuristic Automobiles Emerge as Economic Driving Force in Daegu

Futuristic Automobiles Emerge as Economic Driving Force in Daegu

DAEGU, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Daegu is planning to popularize futuristic vehicles and expand its base for futuristic automobiles in order to foster new growth industries. According to the city on Saturday, local authorities are accelerating the transformation of the industry to futuristic cars in line with the changing trends in

Authorities Shut Down International Matchmaking Services for Single Men in Rural Areas

Authorities Shut Down International Matchmaking Services for Single Men in Rural Areas

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Provincial authorities are shutting down international matchmaking services for single males in rural areas due to criticism from feminist groups. These programs have been underperforming due to the decreasing young male population in rural areas, and they have been accused of sexual discrimination and inciting populism. In South Gyeongsang

Seoul to Set Up Body to Deal with WHO’s Gaming Disorder Decision

Seoul to Set Up Body to Deal with WHO’s Gaming Disorder Decision

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to set up a body to address the World Health Organization’s decision to classify excessive gaming as an illness, while balancing the interests of the country’s high-profile gaming sector and growing concerns over gaming addiction, the government said Monday. The WHO last week defined problems caused

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