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Only 38 Percent of Online Posts Positive on Automated Convenience Stores

Only 38 Percent of Online Posts Positive on Automated Convenience Stores

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – With new breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, and other next generation technologies seemingly unveiled every other day, the potential impact of these innovations has drawn a line between optimists and pessimists, with the latter found to outnumber the former by a considerable margin, at least in South Korea. [...]

Nearly 40 Percent of S. Koreans Say They Lack Proper Travel Etiquette

Nearly 40 Percent of S. Koreans Say They Lack Proper Travel Etiquette

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans give themselves low scores on overseas travel etiquette and are most ashamed of being noisy in public places, a survey said Monday. A poll conducted by Hankook Research on behalf of the Korea National Tourism Organization said South Koreans rated themselves 2.75 out of five on their [...]

82 Percent of SE Asian Students Rate Relationship Between S.Korea, ASEAN as “Good” or Better

82 Percent of SE Asian Students Rate Relationship Between S.Korea, ASEAN as “Good” or Better

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – International students hailing from ASEAN member countries think South Koreans and their country are “friendly”, “kind”, “hardworking” and “difficult”, according to a joint survey conducted by the ASEAN-Korea Centre and the Korean Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. From March to May, the two organizations spoke to 1,004 South Koreans [...]

Bad Air, Bad Mood: Research Finds Positive Correlation between Air Pollutants and Depression

Bad Air, Bad Mood: Research Finds Positive Correlation between Air Pollutants and Depression

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Clean air helps keep spirits high, according to a study by a Konkuk University research team that analyzed data from a 2013 regional health report of over 100,000 individuals who had lived in one area for a minimum five years. Using cutoffs of 42.4 ㎍and 55㎍ to indicate low [...]

Super Junior’s Comeback Preparation Going Smoothly: Members

Super Junior’s Comeback Preparation Going Smoothly: Members

JAKARTA, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Preparations for K-pop act Super Junior’s comeback are going smoothly, according to its members, with the bulk of the 11-member team having finished their mandatory military duties. “Just until yesterday I practiced our dance choreography with our members. We’re also planning to hold a concert,” Super Junior member Donghae [...]

Korean Students Going Under the Knife to Improve Job Prospects

Korean Students Going Under the Knife to Improve Job Prospects

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — One out of five female university students in Korea is interested in getting plastic surgery in order to improve their chances of getting a job, a recent survey said. According to the survey conducted by the Youido Institute, 21.4 percent of female students surveyed replied “yes” when asked whether they [...]