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KTO to Hold Marathon Fete for Foreign Tourists This Week

KTO to Hold Marathon Fete for Foreign Tourists This Week

SEOUL, Mar. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The state tourism body said Wednesday it plans to hold a marathon event for foreign tourists in a southern province later this week as part of ongoing efforts to secure more inbound visitors and promote the country as an attractive tourist destination. The Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon & Walking [...]

Busan Police to Protect Vulnerable Convenience Stores

Busan Police to Protect Vulnerable Convenience Stores

BUSAN, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – With crimes targeting convenience stores on the rise, the Busan Metropolitan police Agency announced yesterday plans to ramp up security of vulnerable retail business establishments. South Korea has experienced an increase in crimes targeting convenience stores as of late, and local police forces are now teaming up with major [...]

Korean Fashion Showroom to Open in New York Next Year

Korean Fashion Showroom to Open in New York Next Year

SEOUL, Mar. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A permanent promotion venue for Korean fashion brands and designers will open in New York in February next year, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said Monday. The ministry has pushed for the project in response to industry requests for a regular space for promotion and marketing at [...]

Lotte Doubles Down on Pandering to Chinese as Last Resort to Little Avail

Lotte Doubles Down on Pandering to Chinese as Last Resort to Little Avail

SEOUL, March 28 (Korea Bizwire) – As desperate times call for desperate measures, South Korean conglomerate Lotte is doubling down on its all-out efforts to pander to the Chinese market after 87 Lotte Mart stores were shut down by the Chinese government. Lotte’s unexpected move to send its Chinese consumers a message of understanding and [...]

Loopholes in Security of IoT Devices

Loopholes in Security of IoT Devices

SEOUL, March 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Reports of security breach threats to Internet of Things (IoT) devices have tripled over the last year, according the Korea Internet & Security Agency. The KISA said yesterday that a total of 362 complaints were filed regarding security concerns, jumping 280 percent from last year’s 130. Reports of security vulnerability [...]

Facing ‘THAAD Row,’ S. Korean Cities Join Forces to Boost Tourism

Facing ‘THAAD Row,’ S. Korean Cities Join Forces to Boost Tourism

SEOUL, March 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul and its neighboring districts Incheon and Gyeonggi are teaming up in an all-out effort to attract foreign tourists from countries like Taiwan and India, as part of efforts to revive tourism amid the recent Chinese economic retaliation over South Korea’s deployment of a THAAD missile defense system. As the [...]

Are K-Dramas Sexist? Watchdog Finds Most Female Characters Cause Trouble While Males Are Depicted as Saviors

Are K-Dramas Sexist? Watchdog Finds Most Female Characters Cause Trouble While Males Are Depicted as Saviors

SEOUL, Mar. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Sexism is rife in Korean TV dramas, a recent report of gender equality in the media from the Korean Institute for Gender Equality Promotion and Education (KIGEPE) has found. The KIGEPE’s monitoring of gender equality in the media revealed six out of ten female characters in Korean drama series tend [...]