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‘Parasite’ Team Beefs Up Last-minute Oscar Campaign

‘Parasite’ Team Beefs Up Last-minute Oscar Campaign

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Director Bong Joon-ho and the cast of “Parasite” are entering the final stretch in the heated race for the upcoming Oscars. The genre-bending family satire was nominated in six categories — best picture, best director, best screenplay, best editing, best production design and best international feature film — for [...]

More South Koreans Feel Holiday is Now More Gender Equal

More South Koreans Feel Holiday is Now More Gender Equal

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans felt traditional holidays, which some criticize for putting too much pressure on women, are becoming fairer for both genders, a poll showed Saturday. Asked what they thought about gender equality within families during the Chuseok holiday last year, 43.2 percent said they felt circumstances have improved in [...]

Petition Against Use of Japan’s Imperial Flag During Tokyo Olympics Draws over 56,000 Signatures

Petition Against Use of Japan’s Imperial Flag During Tokyo Olympics Draws over 56,000 Signatures

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A petition by a South Korean nongovernmental organization calling for a ban on the use of Japan’s imperial-era flag during the upcoming Tokyo Olympics has drawn over 56,000 signatures. The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), a Seoul-based group that promotes South Korean history and culture, posted the petition [...]

Royal Palaces in Seoul Offer Free Admission During Holidays

Royal Palaces in Seoul Offer Free Admission During Holidays

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Major royal palaces in Seoul will offer free admission during the Lunar New Year holiday from Friday to Monday, the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) said. Four palaces from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) — Gyeongbok, Changdeok, Deoksu and Changgyeong — will open during the four days including Monday, when they [...]