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Seoul Campaign Encourages Responsible Alcohol Consumption

Seoul Campaign Encourages Responsible Alcohol Consumption

SEOUL, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced plans on Sunday to launch a campaign to tackle harmful drinking culture, a prevailing problem among South Korean businesses. As part of its efforts to combat excessive drinking during business socializing sessions known as ‘hoesik’, the Seoul government is distributing simple guidelines outlining seven useful [...]

Regional Authorities Light Up the Night to Boost Tourism

Regional Authorities Light Up the Night to Boost Tourism

SEOUL, Jul. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Regional authorities are increasingly looking towards the evening skyline as a potential revenue stream. The reasoning goes that successful nighttime activities will pull in a share of the tourism market, which should provide a boost to related businesses such as restaurants and lodgings. Andong City in Gyeongsangbuk Province has for years [...]

Heavy Internet Users Read More Physical Print Newspapers and Books

Heavy Internet Users Read More Physical Print Newspapers and Books

SEOUL, Jul. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A new report has revealed that Koreans who are heavy internet users are also more likely to read print newspapers and books. According to a report on media consumption patterns among heavy internet users conducted by the Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI), over 35 percent said they regularly [...]

Fried Chicken Fans Flock to Daegu’s Annual Chimac Festival

Fried Chicken Fans Flock to Daegu’s Annual Chimac Festival

DAEGU, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — This year’s Daegu Chimac Festival kicked off yesterday with the English slogan “Be Together! Be Happy!” as K-pop groups Mamamoo and Ulala Session performed at Duryu Baseball Stadium for fried chicken and beer enthusiasts from across the nation, with the event scheduled to run through to the end of the [...]

IMAX Ticket Sales Drop Over High Prices, Lack of Movie Choice

IMAX Ticket Sales Drop Over High Prices, Lack of Movie Choice

SEOUL, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of IMAX movie tickets along with 3D and 4D films in South Korea drastically dropped during the first half of the year, a new industry report has revealed. According to the report on the South Korean movie industry released by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) on Wednesday, the number [...]

Korean Dancers Come Back Home to Perform This Weekend

Korean Dancers Come Back Home to Perform This Weekend

SEOUL, July 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean dancers working overseas have returned to their homeland to perform this weekend. In a press briefing Wednesday for “The Korea World Dance Stars Festival 2017,” ballet dancers Kang Hyo-jung, Jin Se-hyun, Lee Ji-young, Jeong Han-sol and Kim Se-yeon agreed that the level of Korean ballet dancers is on [...]