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South Korean City Begins Sales of “Drone Soccer Balls”

South Korean City Begins Sales of “Drone Soccer Balls”

JEONJU, South Korea, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Making further progress to market its ambitious fusion sport, the South Korean city of Jeonju will begin sales of “drone soccer balls” starting in April.  The idea was first announced in September of last year when city officials said they would present a new sport dubbed ‘drone [...]

Are K-Dramas Sexist? Watchdog Finds Most Female Characters Cause Trouble While Males Are Depicted as Saviors

Are K-Dramas Sexist? Watchdog Finds Most Female Characters Cause Trouble While Males Are Depicted as Saviors

SEOUL, Mar. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Sexism is rife in Korean TV dramas, a recent report of gender equality in the media from the Korean Institute for Gender Equality Promotion and Education (KIGEPE) has found. The KIGEPE’s monitoring of gender equality in the media revealed six out of ten female characters in Korean drama series tend [...]

Recent Years in Numbers: Crime Rose, Volunteering Decreased

Recent Years in Numbers: Crime Rose, Volunteering Decreased

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Crime in South Korea is on the rise, while the number of volunteers is continuously falling, according to a new report by Statistics Korea published yesterday. The surprising findings revealed that only 10.4 percent of individuals younger than fifteen participated in any type of volunteer work over the past [...]

In Tough Economic Times, Consumers Turn to Semi-Luxury Goods to Buy Happiness

In Tough Economic Times, Consumers Turn to Semi-Luxury Goods to Buy Happiness

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – A growing trend among South Korean consumers of buying semi-luxury goods is sweeping the consumer market amid the country’s prolonged economic downturn. Despite the sluggish economy, Koreans – especially those in their 20s and 30s – are willing to spend 50,000 won ($45) for an afternoon tea at a five-star [...]

Jelly New Favorite Dessert of Koreans Over 40

Jelly New Favorite Dessert of Koreans Over 40

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of jelly dessert products are booming, particularly among Koreans over 40, a new market research report published yesterday found. The market for jelly desserts grew by 54 percent on year last year, amounting to 153.3 billion won, according to AC Nielson Korea. This year, the market is expected to [...]