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North Korean Defector Likes K-Pop Girl Groups, CSI

North Korean Defector Likes K-Pop Girl Groups, CSI

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – “The original version is the best one.” After listening to three different versions of the Girls’ Generation hit song “Gee” – in addition to the original recording, two covers by a rock band and an indie artist – the North Korean soldier at Ajou University Hospital told his doctors

Oceans Ministry Unveils Self-Sailing Boats

Oceans Ministry Unveils Self-Sailing Boats

CHANGWON, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has unveiled self-sailing boats, which could be used to crack down on illegal fishing in future without putting the South Korean Coast Guard in danger. The unmanned smart boats developed by the oceans ministry and the Korea Research Institute of Ship and Ocean

Incheon Port Pitches New Tourist Complex

Incheon Port Pitches New Tourist Complex

INCHEON, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The Incheon Port Authority is ramping up efforts to attract investment at its new culture and tourist complex dubbed Golden Harbor, ahead of the opening of a new international ferry terminal at the Port of Incheon. The Incheon Port Authority (IPA) said on Thursday that the new Golden Harbor

Sales of Male Cleansers and Technical Underwear on the Rise

Sales of Male Cleansers and Technical Underwear on the Rise

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of male cleansers and technical underwear are increasing in South Korea. According to recent data from health and beauty store Olive Young, sales of beauty products and technical underwear for male consumers increased by 160 percent during the first three weeks of November compared to the same time

Government Urged to Take Action Against Chinese Video Game Rip-offs

Government Urged to Take Action Against Chinese Video Game Rip-offs

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean gaming industry is urging the government to take action against Chinese video game rip-offs. “Chinese game makers are not only copying graphics and gameplay styles but also characters and the names of skills and abilities and releasing new games. The South Korean government needs to come

Affordable Premium Economy Seats Proving Popular

Affordable Premium Economy Seats Proving Popular

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Premium economy class airline tickets have proved popular among South Korean travelers this year. Sales of premium economy seats, which slot between business and economy class, grew 67 percent on-year between January and October, according to data from flight-booking website Skyscanner. While sales of business and economy seats also

8 in 10 South Koreans Rely on Web Portals for News

8 in 10 South Koreans Rely on Web Portals for News

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – A new report has found nearly 8 in 10 South Korean internet users rely on web portals like Naver and Daum for their news. According to Digital News Report 2017 Korea, a report released by the Korea Press Foundation, most South Koreans visit web portals for news rather than

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