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Giant Catfish Released Back into the Wild

Giant Catfish Released Back into the Wild

CHEONGYANG, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A gigantic catfish that was caught previously in Cheongyang County in South Chungcheong Province in April was released back into the wild. The catfish caught in the Geumgang River in the Hwayang-ri, Mok-myeon district measured 1.35 meters in length and weighed 38 kilograms. According to the local municipality, the [...]

President Moon Presents “Longevity Sticks” to Centenarians

President Moon Presents “Longevity Sticks” to Centenarians

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Celebrating the 22nd Senior’s Day last Tuesday, the Ministry of Health and Welfare held a commemoration ceremony inviting seniors who turned 100 this year. The ministry presented Cheongryojang, a walking stick that symbolizes longevity, to the seniors. Cheongryojang are made of myeongaju, a type of grass that [...]

Salmon Return to Korean Shores to Spawn, Year’s First Catch Reported in Daejin Port

Salmon Return to Korean Shores to Spawn, Year’s First Catch Reported in Daejin Port

GOSEONG, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Fisheries Resources Agency announced yesterday that the year’s first capture of salmon returning to spawn took place at Daejin Port, Goseong-gun in Gangwon Province on September 12, a week later than in recent years. The captured salmon measured 69 centimeters in length, and weighed 3.4 kilograms, on [...]

Korea’s Chopsticks Culture to be Introduced in Australia Through Artwork

Korea’s Chopsticks Culture to be Introduced in Australia Through Artwork

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean Cultural Center in Sydney, Australia has announced that it will be holding a chopsticks exhibition at the center’s gallery from October 10 to November 9, as a way of introducing Korean culture to the Australian masses. Co-hosted by the Cheongju Cultural Industry Promotion Foundation and titled “Feast [...]

Chuseok Celebrations Held in Neuchâtel of Switzerland

Chuseok Celebrations Held in Neuchâtel of Switzerland

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – The Swiss city of Neuchâtel held an event featuring traditional Korean performances for locals and Korean immigrants in celebration of the Chuseok holiday. The Chuseok event also coincided with the 20th anniversary of the opening of the city’s botanical gardens. The overarching theme of the event was the “relocation [...]

Seocho-gu Wins International Award for Environmentally-Friendly Innovation

Seocho-gu Wins International Award for Environmentally-Friendly Innovation

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s Seocho-gu (district) has won a Silver Award at the Green World Awards, prizes given to companies, organizations and governments for environmental best practices. Seocho-gu won the prize for its large parasol shades at the awards ceremony hosted by the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization in Ankara, the [...]