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‘Grooming Men’ Big Players in the Retail Industry

‘Grooming Men’ Big Players in the Retail Industry

SEOUL, Jul. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Men who lavishly invest in fashion and beauty, so-called ‘grooming men’, have emerged as new flagship customers for the retail industry. Those who open their wallets without hesitation to improve their appearance are working hard to groom themselves, a thought that was unimaginable in the past, with emphasis on [...]

7,000 Thais Take Korean Language Exam for Employment in S. Korea

7,000 Thais Take Korean Language Exam for Employment in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jul. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Thousands of Thais wishing to work in the manufacturing and construction industries in South Korea took a Korean language proficiency test on Sunday. The Human Resources Development Service of Korea (HRD Korea), jointly with the Thai Department of Employment, hosted the 7th Employment Permit System Test of Proficiency in [...]

Continuing Legal Battles Put Fate of Historic Hangeul Record Up in Air

Continuing Legal Battles Put Fate of Historic Hangeul Record Up in Air

SEOUL, Jul. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Upcoming South Korean film “The King’s Letters” dramatically captures the revered Joseon King Sejong’s painstaking mission to create an indigenous Korean writing system 600 years ago. Relentless opposition from his elitist underlings and his deepening illness did not stop Sejong the Great, the fourth king of the Joseon Dynasty [...]

Drug Makers Scramble to Secure Permits for Generic Drugs Before New Regulations Kick In

Drug Makers Scramble to Secure Permits for Generic Drugs Before New Regulations Kick In

SEOUL, Jul. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean pharmaceutical companies are scrambling to produce generic drugs as the government plans to introduce a new policy to prevent unchecked production of generic drugs in the near future. The companies are attempting to secure as many permits as possible before the new policy kicks in and various [...]

High School Broadcasts End-of-Semester Ceremony on YouTube

High School Broadcasts End-of-Semester Ceremony on YouTube

SEOUL, Jul. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Yeongdong High School in Yeongcheon, North Gyeongsang Province, a school with just 440 students, held its end-of-semester ceremony not at school, but on YouTube, sparking a public sensation. As of last Friday, this live streaming video of the end-of-semester ceremony on YouTube had been retweeted more than 8,500 times [...]

Boycott Against Japanese Products and Services Spreading to Film Industry

Boycott Against Japanese Products and Services Spreading to Film Industry

SEOUL, Jul. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The campaign to boycott Japanese products and services has spread to the movie industry. Japanese animations that were recently released or are about to be released have been hit directly by the boycott. “Butt Detective: The Movie”, which was released on July 11, is under attack on the comments [...]

Boycott on Travel to Japan Offers Little Solace for Domestic Tourism Industry

Boycott on Travel to Japan Offers Little Solace for Domestic Tourism Industry

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The sentiment of boycotting trips to Japan in response to the Japanese government’s retaliatory economic sanctions is growing in South Korea. With the popularity of Japan, the top tourist destination among South Koreans, fading, the possibility of a boost in domestic travel is also being discussed among industry watchers. [...]

Students Who Wore Rainbow Clothes to Chapel Class Win Court Case Against University

Students Who Wore Rainbow Clothes to Chapel Class Win Court Case Against University

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Wearing rainbow-colored clothes that symbolize the human rights of sexual minorities, students attended chapel classes. These students were punished by the school, but the court ruled that punishment meted out by the university was unfair and unjustified. On Thursday, the Seoul Eastern District Court nullified all disciplinary measures and [...]