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Can Netflix Ride “Okja” to Larger Market Share?

Can Netflix Ride “Okja” to Larger Market Share?

  SEOUL, Jun. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — At first glance, it might seem as though Netflix – with its global presence and extensive catalogue of popular content – would have little difficulty in conquering the domestic OTT (over-the-top content) market. However, a closer look tells a slightly different story. According to unofficial figures (Netflix does [...]

Apartment Complex Security Guards Stay Cool Thanks to Residents’ Generosity

Apartment Complex Security Guards Stay Cool Thanks to Residents’ Generosity

SEOUL, Jun. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — With rising temperatures foretelling the start of the summer season, Koreans are finding themselves reaching for the A/C remote. A simple, universal solution to keeping cool, provided you have one, of course. Residents’ committees of apartment complexes across Seoul are for the most part voting to provide air conditioning [...]

‘The Battleship Island’ to be Released Around the World this Summer

‘The Battleship Island’ to be Released Around the World this Summer

SEOUL, June 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Director Ryoo Seung-wan’s historical action blockbuster “The Battleship Island” will open in 15 regions around the world in August and September, its local distributor said Wednesday. According to CJ Entertainment, the movie will open in the United States, Canada, France, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, [...]

Foreign Spouses in South Korea Want to be Translators, Language Instructors

Foreign Spouses in South Korea Want to be Translators, Language Instructors

SEOUL, Jun. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Employment as a translator or language instructor top the list of preferred jobs for foreign spouses living in South Korea, a new report has revealed. According to the report on multicultural families released by researcher Lee Nam-cheol at the Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET), over [...]

‘Regular Albums’ Becoming Bygone Relic in Today’s K-pop Scene

‘Regular Albums’ Becoming Bygone Relic in Today’s K-pop Scene

SEOUL, Jun. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — AOA 53 months, EXID 52 months, Girl’s Day 32 months and Mamamoo 30 months. TWICE and BLACKPINK? Unknown. You might think these are how long it took for the respective K-pop artists to break out. But no. These groups actually built their name recognitions much faster. They’re how long [...]

More Korean Women Live Alone, Think Less about Marriage

More Korean Women Live Alone, Think Less about Marriage

SEOUL, Jun. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 2.6 million, or one in 10, Korean women live alone, and an increasing number believe marriage isn’t mandatory, recent data from the country’s national statistics agency showed Tuesday. According to the report “2017 Statistics on Women” released by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and Statistics [...]

‘Okja’ is Gritty Mix of Two Different Human Perceptions of Animal, Says Director

‘Okja’ is Gritty Mix of Two Different Human Perceptions of Animal, Says Director

SEOUL, Jun. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean director Bong Joon-ho said on Tuesday he wanted to tell the story of an animal that can hold many different meanings to mankind in the Netflix-backed sci-fi film “Okja.” “I wanted to shoot a film about animal which can both be friend or family and food to [...]