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Half of Registered Dogs are Aged Between 7 and 12

Half of Registered Dogs are Aged Between 7 and 12

SEOUL, Mar. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — As the number of pet dogs increases, the number of elderly dogs, which are considered “grandfathers and grandmothers,” has increased significantly. The pet industry is pouring out a variety of products, from blood sugar-control meal products to sanitary pants. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, [...]

Sales of Golf Equipment Soar Despite Severe Air Pollution

Sales of Golf Equipment Soar Despite Severe Air Pollution

SEOUL, Mar. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — With spring just around the corner in South Korea, the warm weather is attracting people to engage more in outdoor activities, boosting sales of golf equipment. Despite severe air pollution that has blanketed the Korean peninsula in recent months, and undermined sales of outdoor sports gear, golf equipment has [...]

Gov’t to Deploy Another Medical Helicopter

Gov’t to Deploy Another Medical Helicopter

SEOUL, Mar. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The government said Monday that it will deploy one more special helicopter equipped with state-of-the-art medical instruments in line with its efforts to expand emergency services in isolated areas, The so-called doctor helicopter is equipped with life-saving instruments and is capable of carrying patients to a large hospital in [...]

Police Looking into Alleged Golf Gambling Among Members of Popular TV Show ’2 Days & 1 Night’

Police Looking into Alleged Golf Gambling Among Members of Popular TV Show ’2 Days & 1 Night’

SEOUL, Mar. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Police are looking into allegations that two members of the popular KBS2 variety show “2 Days & 1 Night” gambled while playing golf overseas, officials said Sunday. The allegations emerged as police examined a group chat room of the show’s cast members as part of the ongoing investigation over [...]

Foreign News Journalists Express ‘Grave Concern’ over Ruling Party’s Criticism of Bloomberg Reporter

Foreign News Journalists Express ‘Grave Concern’ over Ruling Party’s Criticism of Bloomberg Reporter

SEOUL, Mar. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — An association of foreign news media reporters based in Seoul has expressed “grave concern” after the ruling Democratic Party criticized a Bloomberg News reporter over a story portraying President Moon Jae-in as “top spokesman” of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The article, published in September last year, drew fresh [...]

Sex, Drug Scandal Exposes Shady Sides of K-pop’s Breakneck Ascent

Sex, Drug Scandal Exposes Shady Sides of K-pop’s Breakneck Ascent

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A snowballing sex and corruption scandal involving K-pop stars has brought to light the hidden dark side of the K-pop industry, and dealt the most devastating blow yet to K-pop’s breakneck growth into a lucrative, roaring international business. Seungri, of boy band BIGBANG, and singer-songwriter and TV personality Jung [...]

CNBLUE Member Lee Jong-hyun Admits to Involvement in Sex Scandal

CNBLUE Member Lee Jong-hyun Admits to Involvement in Sex Scandal

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Reversing its earlier denial, the management agency of Lee Jong-hyun, a member of K-pop rock band CNBLUE admitted Friday that the singer was involved in a widening sex scandal surrounding fellow K-pop stars. “Lee Jong-hyun is (admitting) that he deserves criticism for watching videos on KakaoTalk, disparaging women and [...]

Preventing Secondary Offenses for the Victims of the Jung Joon-young Scandal

Preventing Secondary Offenses for the Victims of the Jung Joon-young Scandal

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a massive sex cam scandal exposed by South Korean singer Jung Joon-young, many South Koreans are calling against revealing the victims. Victims, once known to the public, may be subject to retribution or secondary crimes. Also, those who were falsely referred to as “victims” may also be subject [...]