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IZ*ONE to Release New EP Next Month amid Vote-rigging Controversy

IZ*ONE to Release New EP Next Month amid Vote-rigging Controversy

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop act IZ*ONE will release a new album next month, its management agency said Monday, amid a lingering controversy over vote-rigging in the audition program that it debuted through. The band will drop its fourth EP, “One-reeler/Act Ⅳ” on Dec. 7, Off the Record said. The album, the first [...]

East Coast Towns Cancel Annual Sunrise Festivals Due to Coronavirus Fears

East Coast Towns Cancel Annual Sunrise Festivals Due to Coronavirus Fears

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — East coast cities and towns are nervously waiting for the onset of the year-end and new year holiday season, fearing a massive influx of tourists at their sunrise hotspots will further heighten chances of the spread of the coronavirus. Many local governments along Gangwon Province’s eastern coast have already [...]

Website for Oldest Metal-printed Book Opens in Multiple Languages

Website for Oldest Metal-printed Book Opens in Multiple Languages

CHEONGJU, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A website has opened to introduce “Jikji,” the world’s oldest existing metal-printed book, in multiple languages, a South Korean museum said Friday. The site provides detailed history and description of “Jikji” in 11 languages, including Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, French and Spanish, according to the Cheongju Early Printing Museum. [...]

Number of Weekday Moviegoers Falls amid Worsening Pandemic

Number of Weekday Moviegoers Falls amid Worsening Pandemic

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of weekday moviegoers in South Korea dropped this week under the heightened antivirus curbs during the third wave of the new coronavirus pandemic, data showed Friday. The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) said 83,050 and 60,891 visited theaters on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, down from 91,175 and 86,091 [...]

KAIST and Amorepacific Develop Reverse Aging Technology That Brings Youth to Aged Cells

KAIST and Amorepacific Develop Reverse Aging Technology That Brings Youth to Aged Cells

DAEJEON, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed a reverse-aging technology that can transform aged cells into young cells. A joint team consisting of researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and those from cosmetics giant Amorepacific Corp. said Thursday it had developed a reverse-aging technology that [...]

S. Korea Joins CEPI to Support Vaccine Research, Development

S. Korea Joins CEPI to Support Vaccine Research, Development

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea joined the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Initiative (CEPI) and pledged to donate US$3 million this year to help develop vaccines for COVID-19 and other emerging epidemics, the foreign ministry said Wednesday. The CEPI is a global partnership joined by public, private and civil society organizations to fund [...]