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The Paradoxical Normalization of Inconsistency: Unveiling the Shifting Landscape of Consumer Trends in 2024

The Paradoxical Normalization of Inconsistency: Unveiling the Shifting Landscape of Consumer Trends in 2024

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – In a world where preferences, behaviors, and attitudes change rapidly according to circumstances and currents, the normalization of paradoxes has become a defining feature of recent consumer trends. On December 8, Daehong Communications released its ’2024 D.Life Signal’ report, forecasting the upcoming consumer trends and outlining brand marketing strategies to [...]

Alarming Surge in Self-Harm and Suicide Unveiled in Recent Health Report

Alarming Surge in Self-Harm and Suicide Unveiled in Recent Health Report

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – In its 2023 National Injury Surveillance Report, released on Friday, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency revealed that nearly half of the fatalities from injuries last year were attributed to self-harm and suicide. Approximately 75 percent of individuals with substance addiction had intentions related to self-harm or suicide. Injuries [...]

Gen Z Embraces Individuality and Personal Interests on Instagram

Gen Z Embraces Individuality and Personal Interests on Instagram

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – This year, Instagram highlighted “micro-trends” as a defining characteristic of the global Generation Z (born between the mid-1990s and 2000s). Rather than adhering to a singular, standardized trend, young individuals are prioritizing their unique personalities and interests, forming stronger connections with others who share similar passions. Instagram made this announcement [...]

South Korea’s Declining Birth Rate Presents Challenges to Military Conscription

South Korea’s Declining Birth Rate Presents Challenges to Military Conscription

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s shrinking pool of conscripts is causing concerns amid the growing threat from North Korea, prompting the military to mull options to effectively maintain combat readiness with limited resources. In South Korea, all able-bodied men must serve mandatory military service for at least 18 months, while women can [...]

Love After Divorce: Survey Reveals Common Arguments for Singles Seeking Remarriage

Love After Divorce: Survey Reveals Common Arguments for Singles Seeking Remarriage

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – The findings of a joint survey conducted by marriage information firms Only-You and Bien-Aller suggest that individuals looking to remarry most frequently engaged in disputes during their previous marriages over ‘managing household expenses’ (for men) and ‘shopping together’ (for women).  The survey, conducted from November 27 to December 2, targeted [...]

South Korea Unveils Strategies to Address Soaring Suicide Rates

South Korea Unveils Strategies to Address Soaring Suicide Rates

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea on Tuesday outlined a set of countermeasures to help curb the country’s high suicide rates, the highest among the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member countries. The government will introduce an expanded mental health care program to lower the country’s suicide rates from 25.2 per [...]

Breaking Borders: Indonesian and Taiwanese Webtoons Captivate Thai and Japanese Audiences

Breaking Borders: Indonesian and Taiwanese Webtoons Captivate Thai and Japanese Audiences

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) —In a world where cultural boundaries are becoming increasingly blurred, Korean webtoons are making waves across the globe, captivating readers from the United States, Japan, Europe, and beyond. The once surprising trend of Korean webtoons being serialized on foreign platforms is now commonplace, with instances of “reverse imports” bringing American [...]

Debunking the ‘MapleStory’ Controversy: Male Artist Exposes Baseless Feminist Criticisms

Debunking the ‘MapleStory’ Controversy: Male Artist Exposes Baseless Feminist Criticisms

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) –In a recent episode of online drama, a promotional video for the popular game ‘MapleStory’ found itself in the crosshairs of male-centric communities, with many branding it as a symbol of misandry. However, as the details unfolded, it was revealed that the artist behind the controversial illustration that included a [...]