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Cheong Wa Dae Says “May Consider Legal Revision to Prohibit Dog Slaughter”

Cheong Wa Dae Says “May Consider Legal Revision to Prohibit Dog Slaughter”

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The government may consider revising the law on domestic animals to remove dogs from the list of livestock but prohibiting the consumption of dog meat altogether may require more time and discussions, a senior presidential secretary said Friday. “The government will consider revising the related regulations so dogs may [...]

Google Includes “East Sea” in Search Results for “Dokdo”

Google Includes “East Sea” in Search Results for “Dokdo”

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), a non-governmental organization, revealed yesterday that a quick type in the search engine Google (www.google.com) of the keywords “Dokdo,” “Liancourt Rocks,” and “Takeshima” will bring about search results pinned to the geographical location of the East Sea (Sea of Japan) and will [...]

Indian Media Publishes Detailed Report on K-Pop, Denoting a Rise in “Cultural Economy”

Indian Media Publishes Detailed Report on K-Pop, Denoting a Rise in “Cultural Economy”

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Conventionally known as uncharted territory when it comes to K-pop, India’s interest in the music genre is said to be growing and local newspapers and magazines have been churning out features on Korean pop music in light of the Korean Wave that is headed that way. The Economic Times, [...]

More Young S. Koreans Seek Hobbies Following Shortened Work Hours

More Young S. Koreans Seek Hobbies Following Shortened Work Hours

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — More young South Koreans are heading to department stores to take culture classes as the country pushes to help workers strike a balance between work and their personal lives, data showed Tuesday. According to Hyundai Department Store, 52 percent of people who enrolled for one-day classes at its culture [...]

Cultural Programs Showcasing Korean Art, Music Go on Global Tour

Cultural Programs Showcasing Korean Art, Music Go on Global Tour

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — State-run cultural programs aimed at showcasing Korean art overseas will travel 18 countries starting this month, the organizers said Monday. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange unveiled 11 programs of the annual “Traveling Korean Arts” that are scheduled to travel [...]