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Samsung Leader in Chains

Samsung Leader in Chains

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Lee Jae-yong, Samsung’s de facto leader, again showed up in handcuffs (covered with cloth) at the special prosecution’s office in Gangnam, Wednesday afternoon, for the third interrogation session since his arrest on February 17.  South Korea’s third richest man (Forbes, 2016), after his father Lee Kun-hee and AmorePacific chairman [...]

Singapore Airlines Introduces Korean Food from Two-Star Michelin Chef

Singapore Airlines Introduces Korean Food from Two-Star Michelin Chef

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Singapore Airlines said Monday that it is partnering with Yim Jung-sik, a two-star Michelin chef, to introduce Korean food (hansik) on Singapore-Incheon flights starting in March.  Economy class travelers will have bibimbap added to their meal choices, while business class passengers will be served grilled tuna bibimbap or Korean-style [...]

New Global Game Center to Pioneer Future Gaming Industry

New Global Game Center to Pioneer Future Gaming Industry

DAEJEON, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The Daejeon Global Game Center opened Monday at the city’s Information & Culture Industry Promotion Agency headquarters, with the goal of supporting and nurturing the development of next generation AR, VR, and simulation videogames.  Since last year, the agency, along with the metropolitan government, has been helping local videogame [...]

Former U.S. Military Base Site Transformed into University Mega-Hospital

Former U.S. Military Base Site Transformed into University Mega-Hospital

UIJEONGBU, South Korea, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The former site of Camp Essayons, located in Uijeongbu, north of Seoul, will be replaced by a mega-hospital and a new campus for Eulji University, with a 650-billion-won ($570 million) investment from the Eulji Foundation.  This, according to officials, marks the first instance in which private investment [...]

Koreans Change Perspective on Divorce, Living Together Before Marriage

Koreans Change Perspective on Divorce, Living Together Before Marriage

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – In a sign of a shift away from a once highly conservative society, more Koreans are growing comfortable with the idea of divorce, and living together before tying the knot.  Researchers from the Korea Institute of Health and Social Affairs, Seoul National University (Institute for Social Development and Policy [...]

Naver Launches AI Platform that Recommends News Articles

Naver Launches AI Platform that Recommends News Articles

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver, South Korea’s leading web portal, said Friday that it is launching a beta service for AIRS (AI Recommender System), the company’s up and coming AI system that will now recommend news articles based on one’s web content consumption patterns, time spent, and personal interests.  The company said that [...]