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Stage Performances Branching Out to New Media

Stage Performances Branching Out to New Media

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Performing arts are now one step closer to South Korean audiences thanks to screening services from major art venues including the National Theater of Korea and Seoul Arts Center, which bring the latest international classical concerts, plays and ballets all the way to Seoul on screen. Since 2013, Seoul Arts [...]

Amid Shrinking Publishing Industry, E-book Sales Are Rising

Amid Shrinking Publishing Industry, E-book Sales Are Rising

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea’s e-book market has been growing while the wider book industry is shrinking, a recent report from a government agency showed Monday. The report by the Publication Industry Agency of Korea about the general condition of the country’s publishing industry showed the industry’s total sales amounted to 7.58 trillion [...]

Small Weddings on the Rise in South Korea

Small Weddings on the Rise in South Korea

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Amid a tepid economy and criticism over the lack of diversity in wedding ceremonies in South Korea, more and more couples are opting for smaller weddings to value individuality and practicality over pretension and formality. Young South Korean couples are turning to restaurants and outdoor venues, away from mass-produced weddings [...]

National Park Service Uses Drones to Capture Destructive Goats

National Park Service Uses Drones to Capture Destructive Goats

SEJONG, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea National Park Service is using high-tech patrol drones for a goat-capturing operation in Daedohae and Hallyeo Haesang National Parks, comprising some 1,800 islands in South Korea’s south and western waters.  The goal is to capture 80 goats that roam on seven uninhabited islands in the area. According [...]

South Korea’s Presidential Hopeful Sets Forth Animal Rights Pledges

South Korea’s Presidential Hopeful Sets Forth Animal Rights Pledges

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Moon Jae-in – the presidential candidate for the Democratic Party of Korea and the current front-runner, tailed closely by Ahn Cheol-soo (People’s Party) – introduced five key commitments to South Korea’s animal companions as part of his platform if elected as the next president.  According to a press release [...]

S. Korea Sees Sugar Consumption On the Significant Decline

S. Korea Sees Sugar Consumption On the Significant Decline

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s sales of sugar by retailers plunged nearly 40 percent in 2016 from three years earlier, data showed Saturday, amid local health authorities’ efforts to promote healthier eating. According to the data compiled by the Food Information Statistics System, the combined amount of sugars sold through retailers came [...]

One in Ten Single Middle-Aged Households Koreans Lives in Either a Shack or Shipping Container

One in Ten Single Middle-Aged Households Koreans Lives in Either a Shack or Shipping Container

SEOUL, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) – One in ten single individuals aged 35 to 64 in South Korea lives under substandard housing conditions, a recent report from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MOLIT) revealed. Of a total of around 19 million households, over 5.2 million were single households, the Korea Research Institute for [...]

Smart AI Shopping Assistants Reshaping E-Commerce

Smart AI Shopping Assistants Reshaping E-Commerce

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – As the fourth industrial revolution reshapes the landscape of online shopping of our time, advanced technology such as chatbots that assist shoppers are proving popular among consumers despite fears jobs will be taken away by robots and automation. Inside reports from the distribution industry yesterday revealed companies that have [...]