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Residents of Busan Join Trashtag Challenge

Residents of Busan Join Trashtag Challenge

BUSAN, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Busan residents are posting pictures of themselves voluntarily picking up neighborhood trash as part of the trashtag challenge that has become popular on social media. Trashtag, combining the terms trash and tag, is an online campaign encouraging netizens to post pictures of their neighborhood before and after the voluntary [...]

NGO Video Criticizes Japan for Using Rising Sun Flag at Sporting Events

NGO Video Criticizes Japan for Using Rising Sun Flag at Sporting Events

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Non-governmental organization Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK) has produced a video to publicize the serious problem of sports fans at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics bearing the Rising Sun Flag. VANK, which previously posted Korean-language videos on YouTube on the November 11, added English subtitles. Furthermore, the organization also [...]

Seoul City Trials In-ground Traffic Lights for Smartphone Zombies

Seoul City Trials In-ground Traffic Lights for Smartphone Zombies

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — There is a newly coined word, ‘smombie’, a compound of ‘smartphone’ and ‘zombie’, referring to those who walk slowly without attention to their surroundings because they are absorbed in their smartphones. In order to prevent traffic accidents involving smombies, the Seoul Metropolitan Government has introduced new crosswalks and traffic [...]