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Born Under a Bad Sign? 18-Year Olds Ask “Why Us?”

Born Under a Bad Sign? 18-Year Olds Ask “Why Us?”

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – With the unprecedented postponement of the country-wide college entrance exams declared yesterday, the nation’s 18-year olds have seen their fair share of unexpected disruptions to their academic lives, occurrences that have left some to wonder whether being born in 1999 was a stroke of bad fortune. This sentiment was [...]

Ministry of Environment to Increase Subsidies for Jeju EVs Next Year

Ministry of Environment to Increase Subsidies for Jeju EVs Next Year

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – More than a month away from the end of the year, the Jeju government revealed that its designated supply of 4,873 electric cars subsidized by the Ministry of Environment had sold out. According to Jeju officials, the remaining 739 were purchased after a regional notice urging the public to purchase [...]

Retail, Film and Finance Industries to Celebrate Mickey Mouse’s Birthday

Retail, Film and Finance Industries to Celebrate Mickey Mouse’s Birthday

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of events are scheduled in celebration of the popular Disney character Mickey Mouse’s 89th birthday this Saturday. To celebrate the anniversary, companies from different sectors are launching a wave of promotions, with the Walt Disney Company Korea taking the lead by setting up a photo op area [...]

TOPIK Schedule for 2018 Announced

TOPIK Schedule for 2018 Announced

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The state-run Korean language proficiency test for non-native Korean speakers and ethnic Koreans will be conducted five times at 223 locations in 72 nations next year, the test’s administrator said Friday. The 57th Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) will take place between April 14-15; the 58th May 19-20; [...]

Makgeolli Higher in Protein, Vitamins than Sake and Wine, Study Finds

Makgeolli Higher in Protein, Vitamins than Sake and Wine, Study Finds

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean rice wine holds a higher concentration of proteins, vitamins, citric acid and other components than sake or wine, a study by the Tokyo University of Agriculture has found.  The results were explained at a press conference held at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo on November 16. “Tokyo [...]

Battle for E-cigarettes Set to Intensify in S. Korea

Battle for E-cigarettes Set to Intensify in S. Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Lee Tae-kyung, a 37-year-old office worker who has been smoking for 15 years, recently switched to an e-cigarette that heats tobacco without burning. “This is said to be less harmful than traditional cigarettes,” Lee said, as he took a puff on his pen-shaped contraption at a designated smoking zone [...]

Actor Couple Suzy, Lee Min-ho Break Up After Three Years Together

Actor Couple Suzy, Lee Min-ho Break Up After Three Years Together

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Bae Suzy, better known by her stage name Suzy, and Lee Min-ho have put an end to their romantic relationship, the actress’ agency confirmed Thursday. JYP Entertainment said the celebrity couple recently split after threeyears of dating. They were confirmed to be an item in March 2015. In September 2015 and August last year, rumors had it that the two parted [...]