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Eating Dinner Alone Can Lead to Depression, Particularly for Men

Eating Dinner Alone Can Lead to Depression, Particularly for Men

SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Due to long working hours and an increase in the number of single-person households, sharing dinner as a family is becoming less frequent. A recent study has shown that a man who has dinner alone is 2.4 times more likely to suffer from depression than a person who eats dinner

Korean Government Pushes Work-Life Balance

Korean Government Pushes Work-Life Balance

SEJONG, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government is promoting a large-scale, public-private joint campaign to establish a new work-life balanced corporate culture. The Ministry of Employment and Labor held the “Second Public-Private Council on Work-Life Balanced Culture” at the Seoul Job Center on Thursday, June 30, along with other relevant authorities and economic

Adolescent Crimes in Korea Become More Elaborate, Brutal

Adolescent Crimes in Korea Become More Elaborate, Brutal

GWANGJU, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of crimes committed by Korean adolescents is increasing, and methods are becoming more elaborate and brutal. There are increasing calls for intervention, while some demand government measures to contain such crimes that step beyond the line of teenage aberration.  A high school student, only disclosed as Choi

Korean Fish Stocks Plummet after Overfishing

Korean Fish Stocks Plummet after Overfishing

BUSAN, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Fish that used to thrive in Korea’s littoral areas are rapidly disappearing. Although the phenomenon is also the result of global warming, experts point to overfishing as the fundamental cause.  The 1970s and 1980s were the golden age of fishing, but since then, catches have decreased by over 60

Starbucks Compost Program a Win-Win

Starbucks Compost Program a Win-Win

SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Starbucks Korea’s latest eco-friendly effort, using coffee grounds as compost to grow crops and purchasing the harvested products, was chosen as June’s ‘Excellent Example of Coexistent Cooperation in Agricultural Products’ by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA). According to the ministry, Starbucks Korea is currently supplying

Lawmaker Suggests Go Match Records be Protected under Copyright Law

Lawmaker Suggests Go Match Records be Protected under Copyright Law

SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – One of the greatest former Go-players, Cho Hunhyun, now a Saenuri Party Representative, suggested that Go match records should be protected under copyright law in a report for a provisional session of the Education, Culture, Sports & Tourism Committee. Rep. Cho told Kim Jong-deok, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism,

Korea Succeeds in Producing X-Ray Free-Electron Laser

Korea Succeeds in Producing X-Ray Free-Electron Laser

SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Following the United States and Japan, Korea has become the third country to successfully produce an ‘x-ray free-electron laser’ (XFEL), often referred to as the “dream light”.  According to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, the POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology) Pohang Accelerator Laboratory has succeeded

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