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Gap Widens Between Number of Korean and Japanese Tourists

Gap Widens Between Number of Korean and Japanese Tourists

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – The gap continues to widen between the number of South Korean visitors to Japan and South Korea-bound Japanese tourists, sending alarming signs of the troubles facing the South Korean tourism industry and prompting tourism officials in South Korea to ramp up efforts to encourage domestic tourism. According to data provided [...]

Gap Between Rich and Poor Nowhere More Pronounced Than Star-Driven Entertainment Industry

Gap Between Rich and Poor Nowhere More Pronounced Than Star-Driven Entertainment Industry

Seoul, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite a commonly spoken refrain that roughly translates to “the most pointless worrying in the world is worrying over celebrities”, a National Tax Service (NTS) document revealing the stark gap in earnings of the top 10 percent of entertainers compared to the rest of the field is challenging the [...]

Home Security Cameras Sales Rising With Growing ‘Lonely Death’ Among Elderly

Home Security Cameras Sales Rising With Growing ‘Lonely Death’ Among Elderly

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of home security cameras in South Korea are growing rapidly, with many people purchasing them out of concern for their elderly parents. Demand for household CCTV cameras is continuing to grow, according to a number of home security camera operators in the country. Data provided by one of the [...]

TV Doctors Criticized For Spreading False Medical Information

TV Doctors Criticized For Spreading False Medical Information

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean TV doctors are facing criticism for spreading unfounded and misleading medical information to boost ratings, with one doctor even heard saying ‘doing a handstand can help grow hair’ on national television. The latest accusations against so-called ‘show doctors’, which refer to TV doctors who make appearances on health-themed [...]

Government Targets Diesel Cars to Cut Down on Air Pollution, but Environmental Report Points to China as Main Culprit

Government Targets Diesel Cars to Cut Down on Air Pollution, but Environmental Report Points to China as Main Culprit

Seoul, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – In a bid to cut down on air pollution, the Ministry of Environment announced October 18 that revisions to the enforcement strictures of the Clean Air Conservation Act will be implemented. The revisions will require select categories of newly manufactured diesel vehicles starting at the beginning of next year [...]

South Koreans Frustrated Over Arbitrary Retail Regulations

South Koreans Frustrated Over Arbitrary Retail Regulations

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Criticism of the government continues among South Korean consumers over arbitrary retail regulations that are causing inconvenience and discouraging local consumption despite their original intention of creating a business environment where both traditional markets and retail giants could coexist. With the rapid growth of supermarket giants, mandatory store closings [...]

Chinese Networks Accused of Plagiarizing Variety Shows, but are South Korean Companies Any Better?

Chinese Networks Accused of Plagiarizing Variety Shows, but are South Korean Companies Any Better?

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Recent reports that Chinese TV networks had outright plagiarized variety show content from their South Korean counterparts has some questioning whether the domestic industry is any better.  Variety shows are a form of reality show in which participants, usually celebrities, partake in a number of activities, ranging from traveling [...]