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Paik Nam-june’s Fin De Siecle II Comes Back to Life After 29 Years

Paik Nam-june’s Fin De Siecle II Comes Back to Life After 29 Years

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — For the first time in 29 years, the Whitney Museum of American Art is holding an exhibition of Fin De Siecle II, the most representative piece by Paik Nam-june, the late South Korean pioneer of video arts. The piece is being showcased at an exhibition titled Programmed: Rules, Codes,

Ulsan Woojung Innocity Launches Dinosaur Footprint Park

Ulsan Woojung Innocity Launches Dinosaur Footprint Park

ULSAN, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A new Dinosaur Footprint Park opened on Thursday in Ulsan’s Woojung Innocity. The Korea Land and Housing Corp. invested 3.14 billion won (US$2.78 million) for the construction of the park that surrounds a dinosaur footprint, a cultural asset designated by the city of Ulsan. Four life-size models of dinosaurs

Government Expands Child Allowances

Government Expands Child Allowances

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A child benefit of 100,000 won (US$88.53) will be paid to families for each child below the age of seven every month starting next September, regardless of their enrollment status at school. The Health and Welfare Committee at the National Assembly passed a bill amending the Child Benefit Act

Most Flight Attendants Have Experienced Bullying in the Workplace: Study

Most Flight Attendants Have Experienced Bullying in the Workplace: Study

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent investigation has revealed that many flight attendants at Korean Air Lines Co. and Asiana Airlines Inc. have experienced bullying in the workplace, not only from management, but also from their direct supervisors. An activist from the human rights movement network Baram announced the results of an investigation

Buying in S. Korea is Often Cheaper than at Overseas Online Malls

Buying in S. Korea is Often Cheaper than at Overseas Online Malls

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Some brand-name shoes were more expensive when ordered abroad compared to local retailers, while most South Koreans still think it’s cheaper to buy foreign products overseas than in South Korea. The Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) said on December 13 that 11 of 18 foreign brand shoes were cheaper in

Foreign Tourists Buy Fashion Goods in Gangbuk, Luxury Items in Gangnam

Foreign Tourists Buy Fashion Goods in Gangbuk, Luxury Items in Gangnam

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The spending patterns of foreign tourists, which have been concentrated on cosmetics in the past, are undergoing a transformation, while the number of foreign tourists visiting Seoul is predicted to surpass 12 million this year. Shinsegae Department Store said on December 13 that customers at the brand’s Gangbuk store

VOCs Found in Sanitary Pads Are Not Life Threatening

VOCs Found in Sanitary Pads Are Not Life Threatening

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has once again confirmed that volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in female hygiene products are not life threatening. The ministry reported on December 13 that tests had been conducted again on 297 different products from sanitary pads to tampons. Even though VOCs

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