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Allegations of Misogyny and Homophobia Rock Dongguk University

Allegations of Misogyny and Homophobia Rock Dongguk University

SEOUL, Jun. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Dongguk University is finding itself at the center of attention for all the wrong reasons. On the June 21, handwritten posters listing a string of misogynistic and homophobic slurs popped up throughout the campus. Disquieting in and of itself, the situation becomes even more controversial when considering the source. [...]

Seoul to Introduce Smart Sensors to Curb ‘Lonely Deaths’

Seoul to Introduce Smart Sensors to Curb ‘Lonely Deaths’

SEOUL, Jun. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — In response to a rash of deaths among individuals living alone, which in some cases go unreported for as long as weeks, the Seoul Metropolitan Government is adopting smart sensors in a bid to tackle the worrisome trend. The smart sensors, courtesy of major South Korean telecom provider KT, [...]

Seoul to Promote Bicycle and Car Sharing Services at Apartment Complexes

Seoul to Promote Bicycle and Car Sharing Services at Apartment Complexes

SEOUL, Jun. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced plans on Wednesday to invest in public sharing economy infrastructure at apartment blocks in an effort to encourage the development of communities that share. Dubbed ‘Sharing Village’, Seoul’s new infrastructure project will see bicycle and car sharing facilities, which are often scattered around the city, [...]

Premature Deliveries Double in 16 yrs Due to Late Marriages: Survey

Premature Deliveries Double in 16 yrs Due to Late Marriages: Survey

SEOUL, Jun. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s premature birthrate has nearly doubled in the past 16 years, a survey showed Tuesday, with a growing number of women getting married late and experiencing difficulties having babies. The rate of premature delivery within less than 37 weeks of pregnancy rose to 6.44 percent between 2013 and [...]

New Uniforms for Seoul Taxi Drivers to be Introduced This Fall

New Uniforms for Seoul Taxi Drivers to be Introduced This Fall

SEOUL, June 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul’s taxi companies will be obliged to have their drivers wear uniforms, starting this fall, under the metropolitan government’s effort to boost the city’s image among visitors, municipal officials said Monday. The Seoul metropolitan government and labor and management of the city’s 255 taxi companies have recently reached an agreement to reintroduce the driver uniform after the system was abolished in November 2011 in favor of a [...]

Calls for Public Drinking Ban Grow in South Korea

Calls for Public Drinking Ban Grow in South Korea

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — As excessive drinking and related crimes are emerging as one of the most pressing social issues facing South Korea, calls to ramp up regulations on the sale of alcohol and drinking in public spaces are notably growing. According to the Korea Health Promotion Foundation and the World Health Organization, [...]