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Activists to File Constitutional Petition over Dog Meat

Activists to File Constitutional Petition over Dog Meat

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean animal welfare activists said Thursday they will petition the Constitutional Court next month against the government for not curbing dog meat consumption and slaughterhouses. Members of KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates) and the PNR (People for Non-human Rights) said in a news conference the government has infringed [...]

Civilian Dog Designated as Civil K-9 for Outstanding Service

Civilian Dog Designated as Civil K-9 for Outstanding Service

SUWON, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A Belgian Shepherd dog that received body detection training at a local pet training center showed outstanding performance in finding missing persons. The Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency designated Jesper, and her owner Roh Il-ho as Honorary Neighborhood Police Officers. Roh has been running a pet training center in [...]

Rapid Surge in Popularity of Household Chores Outsourcing Services

Rapid Surge in Popularity of Household Chores Outsourcing Services

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a new trend dubbed ‘con-premium,’ a compound word of ‘convenience’ and ‘premium’, the outsourcing of household chores is being highlighted. Hyundai Card, a leading credit card issuer in South Korea, compiled purchasing data at 20 stores offering home services over the past three years, and the number of [...]

BTS Will Not be Exempted from Military Service: Culture Minister

BTS Will Not be Exempted from Military Service: Culture Minister

PARIS, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Globally acclaimed superstars BTS and other high-flying K-pop stars will not be exempted from mandatory military service under the government’s new guidelines on conscription waivers, the culture minister has said. Since early this year, a government task force has been working to revamp the guidelines to raise fairness in [...]

Food Industry Scrambles to Tap into Pengsoo’s Popularity

Food Industry Scrambles to Tap into Pengsoo’s Popularity

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Pengsoo, a penguin character from the education broadcasting company EBS is being wooed by the food industry for marketing. Binggrae Co., a major dairy maker, recently met with EBS to discuss a potential marketing program with Pengsoo in the lead. Binggrae held a competition last month to select the [...]

SM Entertainment to Host Global Citizen Charity Concert in Seoul Next Year

SM Entertainment to Host Global Citizen Charity Concert in Seoul Next Year

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s biggest K-pop label, SM Entertainment, will host the Asian leg of a globally renowned multi-continental charity concert by the poverty reduction movement Global Citizen next year, SM said Wednesday. SM’s founder and chief producer Lee Soo-man and other SM officials secured the deal with Simon Moss, the [...]

Native-language Classes Connect Multicultural Students to Their Heritage

Native-language Classes Connect Multicultural Students to Their Heritage

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Whenever she visits her hometown of Ulaanbaatar on the vast Mongolian steppe, Seoul-resident Jadambaa Nasanjargal makes a point of returning with children’s books written in her native language. At home, she reads the traditional folktales to her daughter, translating into Korean as necessary, to introduce her 7-year-old to the [...]