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South Korea Seeks Confucian Academies’ UNESCO Heritage Status Again

South Korea Seeks Confucian Academies’ UNESCO Heritage Status Again

SEOUL, July 24 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of nine ancient private Confucian academies in the country, called “Seowon” in Korean, will again try to gain registration as a UNESCO World Heritage early next year, an official at the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) here said Monday. The decision was made a meeting of the CHA’s cultural assets [...]

Actor Song Joong-ki Praises Fiancee Song Hye-kyo’s Mitsubishi Ad Offer Rejection

Actor Song Joong-ki Praises Fiancee Song Hye-kyo’s Mitsubishi Ad Offer Rejection

SEOUL, July 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean actor Song Joong-ki on Wednesday applauded his fiance and fellow actress Song Hye-kyo’s decision to decline an ad sponsorship offer from Mitsubishi Motors over the company’s association with forced mobilization of Korean laborers during the second World War. “I first learned that Hye-kyo declined the offer from the news. [...]

Long-Delayed USFK Relocation Speeds Up With 8th Army’s Transition

Long-Delayed USFK Relocation Speeds Up With 8th Army’s Transition

CAMP HUMPHREYS, Gyeonggi Province, July 11 (Yonhap) – Nestled in the seaport city of Pyeongtaek, Camp Humphreys symbolizes American troops’ landmark transition not just in its decades-long presence on the peninsula but also in efforts to become nimbler and more reliant on high-tech combat systems. After a decade of delay, the expansion of the compound [...]

Korean Tourism Trends Shift among Chinese Tourists

Korean Tourism Trends Shift among Chinese Tourists

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The latest analysis by Pengtai, Cheil Worldwide’s digital marketing affiliate, has revealed that Chinese tourists visiting South Korea are becoming more attracted to the daily lives of locals instead of shopping or K-food quests.  According to the analysis, which was based on some 660,000 search data on the urban [...]

Severe Drought Gripping South Korean Farms

Severe Drought Gripping South Korean Farms

HONGSEONG, South Korea, June 5 (Korea Bizwire) – A severe drought accompanied by unusually high temperatures is taking a toll on South Korean farms, with the adverse conditions pushing local governments and the military to contain a crisis that’s showing very little signs of improvement. In South Chungcheong Province, fire trucks, sprinkler trucks and even [...]