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S. Chungcheong Province to Host Ritual for Deceased Pets

S. Chungcheong Province to Host Ritual for Deceased Pets

NONSAN, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Yeonsan Ogye Foundation, preserving the Korean tradition of remembering animal spirits since 2003, announced Tuesday that it plans to hold ancestral rites for deceased pets in Nonsan, South Chungcheong Province on October 21. ‘Yeonsan Ogye’ refers to a kind of chicken native to the Yeonsan region. The species [...]

“Immersive” Art Exhibition Coming to Jeju

“Immersive” Art Exhibition Coming to Jeju

JEJU, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — TMONET, a service developer and provider of electronic payment systems, announced yesterday that it was renovating a 3,000-square meter underground bunker no longer in use in Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo on Jeju Island to create an art installation exhibition featuring recreated works originally by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. The exhibition, scheduled [...]

Vatican Gives Cautious Response to Speculation on Pope’s N. Korea Visit

Vatican Gives Cautious Response to Speculation on Pope’s N. Korea Visit

VATICAN CITY, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Vatican has reacted cautiously to a veteran South Korean politician’s remarks about Pope Francis’ possible visit to North Korea next spring. Paloma Garcia Ovejero, deputy spokesperson of the Holy See, told Yonhap News Agency on Monday that the Vatican has nothing to comment on speculation about the [...]

Media Industry Divided on Whether to Block or Promote Netflix

Media Industry Divided on Whether to Block or Promote Netflix

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean TV broadcasters are undecided on how to best deal with Netflix, the global over the top (OTT) content provider that distributes streaming media. For now, the major terrestrial TV stations have stated that they will not sell their latest content to Netflix. But non-terrestrial TV production houses such [...]

S. Korea Enacts Law to Prevent Kids from Being Left Alone Aboard School Buses

S. Korea Enacts Law to Prevent Kids from Being Left Alone Aboard School Buses

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has enacted a law aimed at requiring operators of daycare centers and kindergartens to install devices that prevent children from dying or suffering injuries after being left alone aboard school buses, the Korea Police Agency said Monday. Under the revised Road and Traffic Law, the driver of [...]

Restaurants Restrict Entry of Guide Dogs for the Visually Impaired

Restaurants Restrict Entry of Guide Dogs for the Visually Impaired

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — As the world commemorates White Cane Safety Day on Monday, South Korean journalists conducted a study to see if visually impaired people could freely enter restaurants with guide dogs, only to find out that visually impaired people are still subject to discrimination. Yonhap News journalists visited major restaurants in [...]