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Highly Caffeinated Coffee Milk on TV or not?

Highly Caffeinated Coffee Milk on TV or not?

SEOUL, August 2 (Korea Bizwire) – While the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) wants to limit advertising for highly caffeinated drinks including coffee milk, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) and the Korean Broadcasters Association (KBA) are strongly opposed to the government’s decision. Specifically, the MFDS has proposed banning advertisements for high-calorie and high-caffeine [...]

Face Recognition AI Used to Prevent Fatal Auto Accidents

Face Recognition AI Used to Prevent Fatal Auto Accidents

SEOUL, August 2 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent automobile accident in Busan that resulted in three fatalities and a dozen injuries may have been caused by a seizure suffered by a 53-year-old driver named Kim, who had been diagnosed with epilepsy. Back in mid-May, a tour bus crashed into vehicles at the entrance of Bongpyeong Tunnel [...]

FSS Takes Steps to Protect Young Koreans from Falling into Debt Trap

FSS Takes Steps to Protect Young Koreans from Falling into Debt Trap

SEOUL, August 2 (Korea Bizwire) – The Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) revealed on August 1 that of 85,000 joint sureties issued by 10 loan companies, 23,000 (27.1%) had individuals in their 20s as co-signers. The value of joint loans co-signed by someone in their 20s added up to 79.5 billion won ($71.5 million). Large financial institutions, [...]

Stainless Steel to Replace Glass and Plastic in Kitchen Containers

Stainless Steel to Replace Glass and Plastic in Kitchen Containers

SEOUL, August 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Home Shopping revealed on August 1 that revenue from stainless steel kitchenware including saucepans, skillets, food storage containers, dish racks, and teapots surged by 27 percent to 19 billion won ($17 million) during the first half of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. Stainless steel products do [...]

Online Games Turn to Webtoons for Content

Online Games Turn to Webtoons for Content

SEOUL, August 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Use of the intellectual property (IP) of webtoons (online comics) in the gaming industry is becoming increasingly popular. Because the main characters in webtoon series are already familiar to young gamers who often read comics, use of existing characters offers cost-saving benefits when it comes to marketing. Naver and Daum, the [...]

“Sorok Island”: The Tragedy of Leper Colony Tragedy Revealed

“Sorok Island”: The Tragedy of Leper Colony Tragedy Revealed

SEOUL, August 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The SBS TV show ‘The True Thing That We Wanna Know’ revealed in an episode aired on July 30 the tragedy of the Sorok Island colony, where patients were abused by Japanese officials, as well as their own government. The SBS show presented significant evidence of the government’s abuse of power, [...]

Jindo Dog Racing Boosts Breed’s Appeal

Jindo Dog Racing Boosts Breed’s Appeal

JINDO, South Korea, August 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Jindo County in South Korea’s South Jeolla Province is promoting the sport of dog racing, not with greyhounds, a typical racing dog, but with Korean Jindo dogs, which are designated as the 53rd natural treasure of South Korea. Dog racing – or greyhound racing – is a popular [...]