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Seoul’s Seongdong District to Offer Subsidies for Hair Loss Treatment

Seoul’s Seongdong District to Offer Subsidies for Hair Loss Treatment

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s Seondong district office said Wednesday it is introducing the country’s first policy of providing the younger generation with subsidies for hair loss treatment. The district enacted relevant ordinances earlier this month to set up a legal basis for the initiative. The ordinance defines ‘hair loss’ as a disease [...]

Construction of Jeju Forest Road to Restart Following Controversy over Environmental Damage

Construction of Jeju Forest Road to Restart Following Controversy over Environmental Damage

JEJU, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – A construction project that started four years ago to expand Bijarim road that links Daecheon and Songdang in the southern island of Jeju and was subsequently halted is now expected to proceed. The Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Office said Wednesday it has completed revising the blueprints for the construction of a [...]

Smoking Returns as Outdoor Mask Mandate Ends

Smoking Returns as Outdoor Mask Mandate Ends

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Since mask wearing has become no longer mandatory in outdoor places, non-smokers are increasingly frustrated with outdoor smoking. Various online communities are increasingly talking about frustrations over street smoking, which was once part of everyday life in the pre-pandemic era. For smokers, in contrast, the end of the outdoor [...]

Companies Step Up to Offer Better Welfare Benefits as Employees Prioritize Work-Life Balance

Companies Step Up to Offer Better Welfare Benefits as Employees Prioritize Work-Life Balance

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — With a growing number of Koreans choosing to focus on their work-life balance, particularly among office workers from the MZ generation (those born between the 1980s and 2000s), companies are setting out to provide more welfare benefits to employees. Battery maker LG Energy Solution Ltd. introduced a “Healing Trip” [...]