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Seoul District Opens First “Petting Cafe” with Abandoned Animals

Seoul District Opens First “Petting Cafe” with Abandoned Animals

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul’s Gangdong District will be the first municipality in the country to open an animal shelter-cum-coffeeshop when the “Gangdong Reborn Center” opens its doors on November 24. With the pet population continuing to surge to an estimated ten million, abandoned animal cases have increased correspondingly. The district office expects [...]

Olympics Goose Down Jacket Sells Out Once Again as Customers Line Up Overnight

Olympics Goose Down Jacket Sells Out Once Again as Customers Line Up Overnight

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The frenzy over the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics official goose down jacket has hit fever pitch, with the outerwear selling out once again in the blink of an eye. The first release of the “Pyeongchang Long Padding” had sold out at most stores by November 16, prompting retailer Lotte [...]

Campaign Committee Kicks Off for Nominating 2 Austrian Nurses for Nobel Peace Prize

Campaign Committee Kicks Off for Nominating 2 Austrian Nurses for Nobel Peace Prize

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A joint government-civilian committee kicked off Thursday to campaign for nominating two elderly Austrian women for the Nobel Peace Prize for their 40 years of service to South Korean leprosy patients on the remote island of Sorok. Former Prime Minister Kim Hwang-shik is chairing the 35-member committee aimed at [...]

Korean Cultural Center in Italy Promotes Korean Food to Local Bloggers

Korean Cultural Center in Italy Promotes Korean Food to Local Bloggers

ROME, NOV. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean Cultural Center in Italy has held a cooking class with local bloggers and journalists as part of efforts to promote Korean food. During the special cooking class which took place on Monday, nine bloggers and web magazine editors learned to make traditional Korean dishes as well as Korean-Italian [...]

Over 50 Percent of Workers Find Company Dinners to be “Discomforting”

Over 50 Percent of Workers Find Company Dinners to be “Discomforting”

SEOUL, NOV. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – A survey of salaried employees revealed that more than half held after-work company dinners – a staple of South Korean work culture – in low regard, listing reasons like “loss of personal time” and “having to spend time with those I feel uncomfortable with”. In May, jobs site Saramin [...]

Public Housing Complex Devises Simple Ways to Boost Residents’ Cognitive Health

Public Housing Complex Devises Simple Ways to Boost Residents’ Cognitive Health

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Residents of a public housing apartment complex in Seoul’s Nowon District have seen their cognitive abilities improve thanks to a number of simple modifications and additions as part of the city’s “Cognitive Health Design” program. The metropolitan government surveyed 403 residents, 202 of them in their 40s and above, [...]

652 “Battery Bears” Languish in Caged Squalor While Awaiting Death

652 “Battery Bears” Languish in Caged Squalor While Awaiting Death

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – According to environmental group Green Korea, the last vestiges of South Korea’s bear-bile farming industry are surviving in cramped cages, subsisting on insufficient feed and living in their own filth. Bear-bile farming began in 1981 as a means of generating extra income for the agricultural industry, a practice that [...]