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S. Korea to Introduce High School Credit System Modeled After Finland and the U.S.

S. Korea to Introduce High School Credit System Modeled After Finland and the U.S.

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea plans to introduce a credit system for high schools where students can choose the subjects they want to study, just like at university. High school credit systems are already in place in Finland and the United States, regarded by some as the two most innovative countries in [...]

Seoul Mayor to Eradicate All Dog Slaughterhouses in Seoul

Seoul Mayor to Eradicate All Dog Slaughterhouses in Seoul

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Park Won-soon, the mayor of Seoul, said he plans to shutter all dog slaughterhouses in the South Korean capital. Park, during a meeting with the audience on Saturday at a movie theater after watching a South Korean animation film, “The Underdog”, said he is working towards shutting down all [...]

‘Streets Without Cars’ in Gwangneung Forest

‘Streets Without Cars’ in Gwangneung Forest

SUWON, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Gyeonggi Provincial Council plans to discuss the creation of ‘streets without cars’ to protect Gwangneung Forest, South Korea’s largest repository of diverse plant species and a biosphere reserve selected by UNESCO. The council announced upcoming legislation on Friday that will stipulate the requirements of a ‘carless street’ in [...]

BTS Producer Bang Si-hyuk Named One of Billboard’s ’25 Top Innovators’

BTS Producer Bang Si-hyuk Named One of Billboard’s ’25 Top Innovators’

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Bang Si-hyuk, the producer of the K-pop phenomenon BTS, made Billboard’s list of “25 Top Innovators” who are “Music’s New Power Generation,” Billboard said on its website on Friday. “The K-populist: BTS — the seven-man K-pop band that South Korean songwriter-producer-executive Bang assembled in 2010 — catapulted into Western-pop [...]

Statue Unveiled in Seoul to Commemorate Female Independence Activists

Statue Unveiled in Seoul to Commemorate Female Independence Activists

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A statue symbolizing female independence activists who resisted Japan’s colonial rule of Korea has been installed in the heart of Seoul in commemoration of the centennial of the February 8th Independence Declaration and the March 1, 1919, Independence Movement. A Seoul-based foundation that commemorates anti-Japanese female independence activists said [...]

Unlimited Reading, Regular Delivery Service with Monthly Subscriptions

Unlimited Reading, Regular Delivery Service with Monthly Subscriptions

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Subscription businesses first arose in the United States in the early 2010s after the global financial crisis. The subscription economy, referring to business models though which specific goods or services are provided on a regular basis for a monthly payment, is growing rapidly, more than tripling over the past [...]

Tago Launches Women-only Taxis with Infant Car Seats

Tago Launches Women-only Taxis with Infant Car Seats

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Thursday that it had granted a taxi company license to Tago Solutions Ltd. as of February 1. Licensed taxi companies must secure 4,000 cars and pass an evaluation held by the city. Tago Solutions has met the criteria since September of last year. With the [...]

Seoul City Gov’t Launches Tree-planting Contest to Combat Fine Dust

Seoul City Gov’t Launches Tree-planting Contest to Combat Fine Dust

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Thursday that it will hold a public contest to find suitable locations to plant trees that will absorb fine dust until the end of February. There is no restriction to where the trees can be placed, as long as they are properly planted. [...]