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Number of S. Korean Visitors to Japan Falls 7.6 pct in July amid Tensions

Number of S. Korean Visitors to Japan Falls 7.6 pct in July amid Tensions

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of South Korean tourists visiting Japan tumbled more than 7 percent in July from a year earlier amid escalating tensions between the two neighbors over history and trade, Japanese government data showed Wednesday. A total of 561,700 South Koreans visited Japan last month, marking a 7.6 percent [...]

Hotel Breakfasts Popular Among Trendy S. Koreans

Hotel Breakfasts Popular Among Trendy S. Koreans

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The threshold for luxury hotels has been lowered, with the concept of ‘hocance’, a combination of “hotel + vacation” becoming one of the most common forms of travel. Even if guests do not stay overnight, hotels are turning into a place where guests can spend few hours together by [...]

Gov’t Mulls Imposing Tax on YouTube

Gov’t Mulls Imposing Tax on YouTube

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has begun full-fledged discussions on levying taxes and funds for online video services, a so-called “YouTube tax.” The Ministry of Science and ICT recently asked the Korea Legislation Research Institute, a government-funded research institute, to carry out research projects on overseas trends of digital taxes, including YouTube [...]

Campaign Encourages Koreans to Abstain from Online Orders to Give Delivery Workers Days Off

Campaign Encourages Koreans to Abstain from Online Orders to Give Delivery Workers Days Off

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Recently, there has been a campaign on SNS to “not order parcels” so that delivery workers can get a proper rest. The move came after the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) proposed a campaign for the public to join forces to guarantee that workers would be able to [...]

Korean-run Chicken Restaurant is Most Popular Eatery in Bishkek

Korean-run Chicken Restaurant is Most Popular Eatery in Bishkek

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Boulevard Erkindik, located in the heart of downtown Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, is home to one of the most popular restaurants in town – Chicken Star, which was launched in May 2015 by Chung Chi-hoon, a 37-year-old Korean. TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel information website, ranked Chicken Star [...]