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Gov’t to Spend 30 Bln Won to Support Content Industry

Gov’t to Spend 30 Bln Won to Support Content Industry

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government plans tospend 30 billion won (US$26.8 million) to promote content makers this year, the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) said Thursday. The budget will be spent on content creators in six categories — animation, cartoon, character, story, music and fashion, said the agency under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. By category, the biggest chunk is reserved for [...]

Cats, Once A Symbol of Luck, Face Ordeal in Modern South Korea

Cats, Once A Symbol of Luck, Face Ordeal in Modern South Korea

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly one million stray cats roaming around the streets of South Korea face hardships, torture, and sometimes the risk of death due to the negative stereotypes that follow them like a shadow. The character of cats has been vastly misrepresented for some time in Korea, and the stereotypes and dislike [...]

Terrace Homes Booming Amid Growing Thirst for Nature

Terrace Homes Booming Amid Growing Thirst for Nature

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – With many modern Koreans confined t0 cities but longing to get in touch with nature, demand for houses and residential buildings with terraces is growing quickly. Over the last two years, more than 5,000 ‘terrace’ housing units in 16 apartment complexes were sold, according to a study conducted by Shim [...]

Tickets for S. Korea-China Football Match Being Sold for As Much As $1,300

Tickets for S. Korea-China Football Match Being Sold for As Much As $1,300

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – With the political tension between South Korea and China higher than ever over the deployment of a THAAD missile system from the U.S., the strong interest in a football match between the two countries scheduled tonight is seeing tickets resold for up to nearly 1.5 million won. Near Changsha Helong [...]

Vietnamese Brides, Chinese Grooms Most Favored in Korea

Vietnamese Brides, Chinese Grooms Most Favored in Korea

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – In 2016, there were 20,600 international marriages between South Koreans and foreign nationals, the latest data from Statistics Korea shows. Although the number was a 3.2 percent decline from 2015, international marriages accounted for 7.3 percent of all marriages last year, up slightly by 0.3 percent.  Korean men were [...]

New Detective Show ‘Tunnel’ Hopes to Emulate Success of ‘Voice’

New Detective Show ‘Tunnel’ Hopes to Emulate Success of ‘Voice’

SEOUL, Mar. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — In recent years, cable television channel OCN has made a name for itself by producing smart and well-polished original crime procedurals, including last year’s “Squad 38″ and this year’s critically acclaimed series “Voice.” Continuing this tradition, the network is set to premiere a new crime show titled “Tunnel,” which [...]

Addiction Care Center Rewards Patients For Not Visiting Casino

Addiction Care Center Rewards Patients For Not Visiting Casino

SEOUL, South Korea, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – A new approach by the Kangwon Land Addiction Care Center (KLACC) to the treatment of gambling addiction is attracting international attention, as foreign government officials flock to discover a unique incentive system that helps people overcome gambling addiction. The center’s newly introduced plan designed to help relieve gambling [...]

Italians Top Bloomberg 2017 Healthiest Country Index While South Koreans Rank 24th

Italians Top Bloomberg 2017 Healthiest Country Index While South Koreans Rank 24th

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Bloomberg’s latest Healthiest Country Index revealed that Italians, famous for their love of fresh vegetables, seafood and quality olive oil, are the healthiest people in the world. Of the 164 countries in the index from Bloomberg, Italians topped the list with the highest score of 93.11 out of 100. [...]