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Chocolate Lovers Save with Overseas Direct Purchases

Chocolate Lovers Save with Overseas Direct Purchases

SEOUL, Feb.14 (Korea Bizwire) – On Valentine’s day, a new report shows that foreign brand chocolates are significantly cheaper when bought directly from sellers abroad instead of at Korean stores. The Korea Consumer Agency revealed that if one buys many chocolates within the customs-exempt limit for overseas direct purchases, the total price will be  cheaper

Average Crime Rate for Foreigners Lower than Locals, Murder and Robbery Rates Higher

Average Crime Rate for Foreigners Lower than Locals, Murder and Robbery Rates Higher

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) - The average crime rate for foreign residents in South Korea is lower than Korean citizens, but the rates for murder and robbery are higher, a public entity under the justice ministry said Friday. The IOM Migration Research and Training Center (MRTC) recently released a report on its analysis of all

Weather Targeting Boosts Meteorological Industry

Weather Targeting Boosts Meteorological Industry

SEOUL, Feb.12 (Korea Bizwire) – With weather targeting or weather-based marketing becoming increasingly popular in Korea, the domestic meteorological industry grew to 370 billion won last year. Officials are expecting that it will exceed 400 billion won this year. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) and Korea Meteorological Industry Promotion Agency recently announced the results of

Lotte Founder’s Elder Son Demands his Job Back

Lotte Founder’s Elder Son Demands his Job Back

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Yonhap) - The former vice president of Tokyo-based Lotte Holdings Co. on Friday called for a major reshuffle at the company to form new leadership, saying he will push for the listing of the company on the Tokyo bourse if he becomes the new chief. Shin Dong-joo, the first son of 94-year-old Lotte

China FM Voices ‘Serious Concern’ Over Possible Deployment of U.S. Shield in S. Korea

China FM Voices ‘Serious Concern’ Over Possible Deployment of U.S. Shield in S. Korea

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed “serious concern” over a decision by South Korea to begin formal talks with the United States to adopt an advanced U.S. missile defense system, according to China’s foreign ministry on Friday. Wang conveyed the concern to South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se during their

What to Buy in Korea? Tourists Snap Up Popular Items

What to Buy in Korea? Tourists Snap Up Popular Items

SEOUL, Feb.12 (Korea Bizwire) – When traveling in foreign countries, seeing famous tourist attractions, taking in a different culture, and trying the local cuisine are some of the more typical experiences. However, shopping might be one of the most pleasurable activities; allowing tourists to actually bring a piece of the country being visited back home.

Sugar in Fruits and Milk Won’t Make You Fat

Sugar in Fruits and Milk Won’t Make You Fat

SEOUL, Feb.12 (Korea Bizwire) – The results of a couple of recent Korean studies have shown that sugar intake derived from fruit and milk during adolescence doesn’t influence obesity. A research team led by professors Kang Jae-hun and Heo Yang-im at Seoul Paik Hospital announced the results of their research after conducting a long-term study

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