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Samsung Leader in Chains

Samsung Leader in Chains

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Lee Jae-yong, Samsung’s de facto leader, again showed up in handcuffs (covered with cloth) at the special prosecution’s office in Gangnam, Wednesday afternoon, for the third interrogation session since his arrest on February 17.  South Korea’s third richest man (Forbes, 2016), after his father Lee Kun-hee and AmorePacific chairman [...]

Singapore Airlines Introduces Korean Food from Two-Star Michelin Chef

Singapore Airlines Introduces Korean Food from Two-Star Michelin Chef

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Singapore Airlines said Monday that it is partnering with Yim Jung-sik, a two-star Michelin chef, to introduce Korean food (hansik) on Singapore-Incheon flights starting in March.  Economy class travelers will have bibimbap added to their meal choices, while business class passengers will be served grilled tuna bibimbap or Korean-style [...]

New Global Game Center to Pioneer Future Gaming Industry

New Global Game Center to Pioneer Future Gaming Industry

DAEJEON, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The Daejeon Global Game Center opened Monday at the city’s Information & Culture Industry Promotion Agency headquarters, with the goal of supporting and nurturing the development of next generation AR, VR, and simulation videogames.  Since last year, the agency, along with the metropolitan government, has been helping local videogame [...]

Former U.S. Military Base Site Transformed into University Mega-Hospital

Former U.S. Military Base Site Transformed into University Mega-Hospital

UIJEONGBU, South Korea, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The former site of Camp Essayons, located in Uijeongbu, north of Seoul, will be replaced by a mega-hospital and a new campus for Eulji University, with a 650-billion-won ($570 million) investment from the Eulji Foundation.  This, according to officials, marks the first instance in which private investment [...]

Military Might Use Loudspeakers to Broadcast News of Kim Jong-Nam’s Assassination

Military Might Use Loudspeakers to Broadcast News of Kim Jong-Nam’s Assassination

SEOUL, Feb. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean military has refuted claims that it will use loudspeakers at the Demilitarized Zone to broadcast news of the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, current North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s half-brother, but it certainly may consider the option.  In response to news reports that the South Korean military [...]