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Culture Foundation Runs Visual Contest on Korea

Culture Foundation Runs Visual Contest on Korea

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) – A Seoul-based cultural foundation has opened a photo and video contest about Korea, aimed at piquing interests among foreigners in the country and offering a chance for a dialogue on how to better promote the country abroad. The Corea Image Communications Institute (CICI), which is holding the contest until July 17, said on Tuesday foreigners living in Korea and Koreans who want to [...]

Hong Sang-soo Gets More Audience-friendly with ‘The Day After’

Hong Sang-soo Gets More Audience-friendly with ‘The Day After’

CANNES, France, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean director Hong Sang-soo’s latest film “The Day After” drew a warm and enthusiastic reception after its world premiere on Monday (local time) at the Cannes film festival competition. The 21st feature from Hong, about a married man’s infidelity drama, got four minutes of standing ovation at [...]

Sales of Organic Food Plunge Amid Economic Slump

Sales of Organic Food Plunge Amid Economic Slump

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of organic food products in South Korea have nearly halved in recent years, as the long-term economic slump sees more and more consumers in the country hesitate to open their wallets for eco-friendly and chemical-free produce. What was once fast becoming a popular lifestyle choice on the back [...]

Couple Promotes PyeongChang Olympics With Recumbent Bicycles

Couple Promotes PyeongChang Olympics With Recumbent Bicycles

GANGWON, SOUTH KOREA, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – A married couple in Gangwon Province is helping promote next year’s PyeongChang Olympics by riding a recumbent bicycle at the 52th Gangwondo Sports For All Festival. Cycle travel writer Kim Min-sook, who is also an honorary tourism ambassador for Gangwon Province where she was born, and her [...]