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With ‘Heng:garae,’ Seventeen Earns Astounding Feat After Big Hit Integration

With ‘Heng:garae,’ Seventeen Earns Astounding Feat After Big Hit Integration

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to hamper the global music and entertainment industry-at-large, the K-pop scene has proven time and time again its resilience and nimbleness in audience outreach and commercial viability. BTS is estimated to have earned nearly US$20 million through its one-off virtual concert, “Bang Bang Con: [...]

Basic Hygiene Measures Like Handwashing Lead to Sharp Drop in Other Common Infections

Basic Hygiene Measures Like Handwashing Lead to Sharp Drop in Other Common Infections

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) –Basic hygiene measures against COVID-19 are contributing to a sharp decline in other viral illnesses common during the summer season. According to public health authorities, as wearing masks, hand washing and social distancing have become a normal part of daily life in the pandemic era, other viral and bacterial infections [...]

Seoul Subway to Install Foldable Advertisement Boards for Emergency Escape

Seoul Subway to Install Foldable Advertisement Boards for Emergency Escape

SEOUL, July 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Advertisement boards installed at subway stations in Seoul will be replaced with new ones that can be folded into emergency doors. Seoul Metro plans to remove 4,258 stationary safety doors currently in place in 132 subway stations on subway lines 1-8 and 1,987 advertisement boards attached on top of [...]

Cambridge Dictionary Decides Yasukuni Shrine Incompatible with “Enshrine” Usage

Cambridge Dictionary Decides Yasukuni Shrine Incompatible with “Enshrine” Usage

SEOUL, July 2 (Korea Bizwire) – The Yasukuni Shrine, which honors convicted war criminals along with Japan’s war dead, has long been a controversial place for many East Asian people. Visits to the shrine by Japan’s Prime Minister and high-ranking officials might be interpreted as a denial of past history and belittling its neighboring nations. [...]