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S. Korean Children’s Song ‘Baby Shark’ Stays on Billboard’s Hot 100 for 2nd Week

S. Korean Children’s Song ‘Baby Shark’ Stays on Billboard’s Hot 100 for 2nd Week

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean children’s song “Baby Shark” was ranked on Billboard’s Hot 100 main singles chart this week after debuting on the list a week earlier, results showed Thursday. The English version of the song by Pinkfong, a children’s education entertainment brand, whose Korean title is “Shark Family,” came [...]

S. Korea’s Population Growth Rate Drops Below 0.1 pct, Median Age Tops 42

S. Korea’s Population Growth Rate Drops Below 0.1 pct, Median Age Tops 42

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s population growth rate fell below 0.1 percent for the first time last year, with its median age topping 42, government statistics showed Monday. The nation’s resident population was 51,826,059 as of the end of 2018, marking an increase of 0.09 percent, or 47,515 people, from the previous [...]

Seoul Launches Educational Program for Grandparents on How to Handle Children

Seoul Launches Educational Program for Grandparents on How to Handle Children

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education announced on January 13 that it is developing a six-hour educational program for grandparents raising their grandchildren. From as early as April, trial education programs will be held at five elementary schools. There have been programs to inform parents on how to handle [...]

Street Lights Evolve into High-Tech Accident Reporting Network

Street Lights Evolve into High-Tech Accident Reporting Network

SEJONG, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) on Monday, four government ministries including MOLIT, Ministry of Science and ICT, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, and Ministry of Interior and Safety will jointly develop a ‘Smart Street Light Platform’ starting this year. The four ministries will [...]

S. Korean Airmen Hold Book Marathon

S. Korean Airmen Hold Book Marathon

GWANGJU, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Service members participating in the ‘Seonbong Book Marathon’ at the Republic of Korea Air Force 1st Fighter Wing had surpassed ‘11,320 kilometers’ worth of reading as of Sunday. The Seonbong Book Marathon is a program introduced last year where reading a page accounts for 100 meters of ‘running’ in [...]