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Seoul Hosts Quirky Festivals to Crown Masters of Sleep and Talent

Seoul Hosts Quirky Festivals to Crown Masters of Sleep and Talent

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) – This weekend, the banks of the Han River in Seoul will become an unusual stage for citizens to showcase their diverse talents, from sleep prowess to singing and dancing skills. On Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m., the Seoul Metropolitan Government will host the “Han River Sleep Masters Competition” on

Seoul Expands Access to News for Disabled Citizens with Digital Newspaper Service

Seoul Expands Access to News for Disabled Citizens with Digital Newspaper Service

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on May 16 that it will provide an electronic newspaper service to 3,000 disabled individuals and their families, transitioning from the paper-based news previously distributed to over 1,000 facilities and organizations serving the disabled community. The Korea Disabled News, a specialized publication covering disability welfare

North Chungcheong Province Unveils Second Freshwater Aquarium, Aiming to Boost Regional Tourism

North Chungcheong Province Unveils Second Freshwater Aquarium, Aiming to Boost Regional Tourism

CHEONGJU, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) – A new freshwater aquarium is set to open its doors in North Chungcheong Province, marking the second such attraction in the province. According to the Chungbuk Inland Fisheries Research Institute, the Chungbuk Aquarium will welcome visitors from May 16, located within the Chungbuk Fisheries Park in Goesan-eup, Goesan County. Following

South Korea Unveils Revamped Exhibits at Jongmyo Shrine’s Treasured Spaces

South Korea Unveils Revamped Exhibits at Jongmyo Shrine’s Treasured Spaces

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The sacred spaces of the Jongmyo Shrine, where Korea’s ancient kings paid tribute to their royal ancestors, have undergone renovations and will reopen to the public with new exhibitions beginning May 17. Hyangdaecheong Hall and Mangmyoru Pavilion, integral to the Jongmyo Jerye royal ancestral rites, have been refurbished, offering visitors

South Korea to Ban Direct Overseas Purchases of Uncertified Products

South Korea to Ban Direct Overseas Purchases of Uncertified Products

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will prohibit direct overseas purchases of products without safety certifications for 80 items that could potentially affect public health and safety, the government announced on May 16. At a meeting of ministers handling state affairs at the Incheon Airport Customs headquarters, Prime Minister Han Duck-soo unveiled measures to

Identities of Two 17-Year-Old U.S. Soldiers Missing in Korean War Confirmed After 70 Years

Identities of Two 17-Year-Old U.S. Soldiers Missing in Korean War Confirmed After 70 Years

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The remains of two United States Army soldiers who went missing as 17-year-olds during the Korean War have finally been identified, more than seven decades after their disappearance, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced on May 15. The agency confirmed the identities of Private First Class Thomas A. Smith

Samsung’s Top Clients Include Chinese Chip Suppliers as Sales Grow

Samsung’s Top Clients Include Chinese Chip Suppliers as Sales Grow

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Two companies that supply semiconductors to China have entered Samsung Electronics’ list of five top revenue sources, underscoring the growing importance of the Chinese market for the South Korean tech giant. According to Samsung’s quarterly report disclosed on May 16, its five biggest revenue drivers in the first quarter were

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