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Joseon Emperor Gojong to Host Foreign Diplomats at Deoksu Palace

Joseon Emperor Gojong to Host Foreign Diplomats at Deoksu Palace

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Onlookers will get a glimpse of the past as the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation announced that on weekends from September 16 to October 22, Deoksu Palace will host the “Empire of Korea Welcoming Ceremony for Foreign Diplomats”. The event, a reenactment of traditional Joseon-era diplomatic procedures, will take place [...]

Naver and Kakao’s Battle for AI Speaker Dominance Might Be Decided By Emoji Characters

Naver and Kakao’s Battle for AI Speaker Dominance Might Be Decided By Emoji Characters

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The battle for AI speaker dominance is about to get heated as Naver and Kakao are sending out their very best “spokespersons” to the marketing front. According to tech industry insiders, Naver is planning to release its AI speaker “Wave” before the year is up. Concurrently, Kakao is making [...]

Gyeonggi Police Institute 24-Hour Field Sobriety Inspections to Counter Drunk Driving Accidents

Gyeonggi Police Institute 24-Hour Field Sobriety Inspections to Counter Drunk Driving Accidents

SUWON, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – After three years of declining deaths caused by drunk driving accidents, 2017 is teetering precariously towards breaking that streak.  From 2014 through 2016, 97, 75 and 59 individuals were victimized in drunk driving accidents. From January through June of this year, 45 died, a 55.2 percent increase over the [...]

Spain’s Annual Barcelona Festival La Mercè to Have a Dash of Korean Flavor

Spain’s Annual Barcelona Festival La Mercè to Have a Dash of Korean Flavor

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The La Mercè festival held in Barcelona from September 22 through 25 will feature a number of Korean acts thanks to the Korean Cultural Center in Spain.  Drawing circus act the Croquiky Brothers, breakdance team the IOF Crew, traditional Korean percussion group Tago and “Creative Group” NONI will perform [...]

Free-Range Eggs a Trendy Chuseok Gift After Egg Contamination Scandal

Free-Range Eggs a Trendy Chuseok Gift After Egg Contamination Scandal

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – After a serious egg contamination scandal that shook the confidence of South Korea consumers, gift sets of free-range eggs from animal-friendly farms have appeared at department stores, marking the first time eggs are being considered as a Chuseok gift. Lotte Department Store, one of the country’s major department store chains, [...]