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BTS Plays Role of Ambassador of Korean Culture

BTS Plays Role of Ambassador of Korean Culture

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — While fans across the globe are glued to every move the seven members of K-pop boy band BTS make, the septet has often drawn inspiration from Korea’s traditional cultural heritage, promoting it through its worldwide music career. BTS has often appeared in hanbok, traditional Korean dress, or hanbok-inspired stage [...]

Business Administration Most Popular University Major in S. Korea

Business Administration Most Popular University Major in S. Korea

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Business administration appears to be the most popular and common major for South Korean university students, with domestic universities having more than 800 departments of business administration, a report said Saturday. According to the report by the Korean Educational Development Institute, four-year universities in South Korea had a total [...]

S. Koreans Still Unable to Fully Use Leisure Time Despite 52-hour Workweek

S. Koreans Still Unable to Fully Use Leisure Time Despite 52-hour Workweek

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans are not fully able to use their leisure time despite having more time on their hands thanks to the 52-hour workweek, a poll showed Friday. Macromill Embrain surveyed 1,000 people between the ages of 19 and 59, 70 percent of whom said they had more time off, [...]

Third of Koreans to Travel Long Distances to Visit Hometowns During Chuseok

Third of Koreans to Travel Long Distances to Visit Hometowns During Chuseok

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A third of South Koreans are traveling long distances to reach their hometowns for the Chuseok holiday this year, a survey revealed Friday. The findings, based on calls made to 9,000 households across the country by the Korea Transport Institute (KOTI), showed that a further six out of 10 [...]

S. Korean Soldiers on Missions Overseas Enjoy Chuseok with Locals

S. Korean Soldiers on Missions Overseas Enjoy Chuseok with Locals

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite being away from home, South Korean soldiers deployed overseas enjoyed the Chuseok holiday by staging various meaningful events with local people, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Friday. This year’s Chuseok, the Korean autumn harvest celebration and one of the biggest holidays in South Korea, falls on [...]

Anti-Japanese Sentiment Likely to Throw Cold Water on Pepero Day

Anti-Japanese Sentiment Likely to Throw Cold Water on Pepero Day

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Pepero Day, one of South Korea’s biggest marketing events – similar to Valentine’s Day that falls on November 11, is expected to be less successful this year as convenience stores are reluctant to order chocolate sticks from Japan. Pepero Day, the same day celebrated in China as Singles Day, [...]

3 out of 4 Seniors Exposed to Financial Exploitation

3 out of 4 Seniors Exposed to Financial Exploitation

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) —Three out of four senior citizens in South Korea who fell victim to ‘elder financial abuse’, a fast-growing form of abuse of seniors — involving deprivation of income or property, commonly involving trusted persons — were between 70 and 80 years of age, a recent study showed. The Korea Elder [...]