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KCON’s Cumulative Audience Tops 1 Million

KCON’s Cumulative Audience Tops 1 Million

SEOUL/LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — KCON, the world’s largest Korean pop music and culture convention launched, has attracted more than 1 million fans over the past eight years, its organizer said Monday. According to CJ ENM, the organizer of KCON, the convention’s cumulative audience reached 1,069,000 over the weekend when the Korean wave, [...]

Korean Topokki Craze Sweep Indonesia

Korean Topokki Craze Sweep Indonesia

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean barbeque, fried chicken, and bibimbap are some of the most popular Korean foods overseas. In Indonesia, however, topokki, a dish of Korean stir-fried rice cakes, is gaining extensive popularity among members of the younger generation. Korean food franchises in Indonesia, such as Ojju, Omija, and Mujigae are selling [...]

LH Introduces Vertical Garden and Purification Plant Bench at Public Housing

LH Introduces Vertical Garden and Purification Plant Bench at Public Housing

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Vertical gardens and a plant purification benches will be built at public housing complexes. The Korea Land and Housing Corp. (LH) said Sunday that it will introduce vertical gardens for public housing by applying an “automated irrigation system” that can automatically water plants according to the temperature. A vertical [...]

Serial Version of Latest BTS Doc, ‘Bring the Soul,’ to Hit Mobile App

Serial Version of Latest BTS Doc, ‘Bring the Soul,’ to Hit Mobile App

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — “Bring the Soul: The Movie,” the latest documentary film featuring global band BTS, will be released in a new mobile version this month on an application for BTS fans, the band’s management agency said Friday. The first of the six episodes of the mobile version, “Bring the Soul: Docu-Series,” [...]

Trial Cultivation of 32 Species of Subtropical Plants in S. Chungcheong Province

Trial Cultivation of 32 Species of Subtropical Plants in S. Chungcheong Province

YESAN, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Chungcheongnam-do Agricultural Research and Extension Services (CNARES) in Yesan County, South Chungcheong Province is piloting the cultivation of subtropical crops such as papaya and water spinach. Since May, CNARES has set up a demonstration farm of subtropical crops to grow 9 kinds of fruits, 15 kinds of green vegetables [...]

Painful Vestiges of Japanese Colonial Era Left Behind in National Parks

Painful Vestiges of Japanese Colonial Era Left Behind in National Parks

SEJONG, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea National Park Service introduced painful traces and memories of Japanese colonial era ahead of National Liberation Day (Aug. 15) at Odaesan (Mount Odae) National Park and Hallyeohaesang National Marine Park. During the colonial period, there were many slash-and-burn farmers on Mount Odae, who set fire to the [...]

S. Korea to Actively Deal with Radioactive Water Discharge from Fukushima Plant

S. Korea to Actively Deal with Radioactive Water Discharge from Fukushima Plant

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will actively seek ways to deal with Japan’s planned discharge of water contaminated as a result of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Tuesday, amid concern storage space will soon run out. The treatment of radioactive water stored in tanks in Fukushima [...]