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Korean Breweries Desperate to Preserve Market Share from Import Beers

Korean Breweries Desperate to Preserve Market Share from Import Beers

SEOUL, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Local breweries are on high alert with the emerging presence of imported beer brands in the South Korean market.  Although an estimate, as breweries in South Korea refrain from disclosing specific sales statistics to for competitive purposes, industry experts believe that foreign breweries accounted for more than 10 percent [...]

South Korean Military Acceptance Rate Falls with Population Shift

South Korean Military Acceptance Rate Falls with Population Shift

SEOUL, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The competition to join the South Korean military, which recently heightened amid a nation-wide economic downturn and rising youth unemployment, is subsiding with the number of South Korean youth gradually declining.  According to the Ministry of National Defense, there were 566,656 young applicants to South Korea’s mandatory military service [...]

Chungju’s Smart Farming Technologies Bear Fruitful Results

Chungju’s Smart Farming Technologies Bear Fruitful Results

CHUNGJU, South Korea, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Chungju, North Chungcheong Province, is making optimistic progress with its smart farm initiatives.  The city launched the project in 2015 by equipping a laboratory at the local Agricultural Technology Center with ubiquitous information technology (u-IT).  The horticulture lab, used mainly for plant research and production, can monitor [...]

More South Koreans Scrap Their Cars with Government Incentives for Trade-Ins

More South Koreans Scrap Their Cars with Government Incentives for Trade-Ins

SEOUL, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) – An increasing number of people have junked their cars this year, statistics showed Monday, apparently to take advantage of a government-backed trade-in program for old diesel-powered vehicles. A tally from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said 210,705 cars were scrapped in the January-March period this year, up [...]

Jeju Eyes More Local Tourists amid Decrease in Chinese Visitors

Jeju Eyes More Local Tourists amid Decrease in Chinese Visitors

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea, April 23 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s southern resort island of Jeju is seeking to attract more domestic tourists to offset a sharp decrease in Chinese visitors amid political tensions over the deployment of a U.S. missile shield, industry data showed Sunday.  The scenic island had been popular among Chinese tourists [...]

S. Korea Promotes UHD TV Technology at Int’l Convention

S. Korea Promotes UHD TV Technology at Int’l Convention

SEOUL, April 23 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea successfully showcased its ultra-high-definition (UHD) television broadcasting technology at an annual media convention now being held in Las Vegas, Seoul’s science ministry said Sunday.  The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said it promoted the country’s UHD TV broadcasting technology at the National Association of Broadcasters [...]

South Koreans Love Action Films: Survey

South Koreans Love Action Films: Survey

SEOUL, April 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Action films are South Korea’s favorite genre, a nationwide survey showed Saturday.  According to the 2016 consumer report released by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), which surveyed 2,089 people aged between 15 and 59, 26.2 percent of the moviegoers picked action films as their favorite genre. Sci-Fi-adventure-fantasy films were [...]