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National Park Service Uses Drones to Capture Destructive Goats

National Park Service Uses Drones to Capture Destructive Goats

SEJONG, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea National Park Service is using high-tech patrol drones for a goat-capturing operation in Daedohae and Hallyeo Haesang National Parks, comprising some 1,800 islands in South Korea’s south and western waters.  The goal is to capture 80 goats that roam on seven uninhabited islands in the area. According [...]

South Korea’s Presidential Hopeful Sets Forth Animal Rights Pledges

South Korea’s Presidential Hopeful Sets Forth Animal Rights Pledges

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Moon Jae-in – the presidential candidate for the Democratic Party of Korea and the current front-runner, tailed closely by Ahn Cheol-soo (People’s Party) – introduced five key commitments to South Korea’s animal companions as part of his platform if elected as the next president.  According to a press release [...]

S. Korea Sees Sugar Consumption On the Significant Decline

S. Korea Sees Sugar Consumption On the Significant Decline

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s sales of sugar by retailers plunged nearly 40 percent in 2016 from three years earlier, data showed Saturday, amid local health authorities’ efforts to promote healthier eating. According to the data compiled by the Food Information Statistics System, the combined amount of sugars sold through retailers came [...]

K Pop Girl Group BLACKPINK’s “Whistle’ Hits 100 mln YouTube Views

K Pop Girl Group BLACKPINK’s “Whistle’ Hits 100 mln YouTube Views

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The “Whistle” music video by BLACKPINK, one of K-pop’s biggest breakout stars from last year, surpassed 100 million views on YouTube on Saturday, the group’s agency said. The video hit 100,143,704 views as of 7 p.m., eight months after it was uploaded on the global video sharing service last [...]

One in Ten Single Middle-Aged Households Koreans Lives in Either a Shack or Shipping Container

One in Ten Single Middle-Aged Households Koreans Lives in Either a Shack or Shipping Container

SEOUL, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) – One in ten single individuals aged 35 to 64 in South Korea lives under substandard housing conditions, a recent report from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MOLIT) revealed. Of a total of around 19 million households, over 5.2 million were single households, the Korea Research Institute for [...]

Smart AI Shopping Assistants Reshaping E-Commerce

Smart AI Shopping Assistants Reshaping E-Commerce

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – As the fourth industrial revolution reshapes the landscape of online shopping of our time, advanced technology such as chatbots that assist shoppers are proving popular among consumers despite fears jobs will be taken away by robots and automation. Inside reports from the distribution industry yesterday revealed companies that have [...]