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Vietnamese Company Visits Hometown of Coach Park Hang-seo to Buy Agricultural Products

Vietnamese Company Visits Hometown of Coach Park Hang-seo to Buy Agricultural Products

SANCHEONG, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A Vietnamese trading company visited small businesses in the hometown of Park Hang-seo, the head coach of Vietnam men’s national football team, and signed contracts to purchase agricultural products. It was reported on Tuesday that Rung Nho Service Trading Invest Co., a Vietnamese trading company, signed contracts with firms [...]

1 in 5 S. Koreans at Risk of Smartphone Addiction: Poll

1 in 5 S. Koreans at Risk of Smartphone Addiction: Poll

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — One out of five South Koreans experienced excessive dependence on smartphones last year, a poll showed Wednesday, with the ratio increasing every year. According to the survey by the Ministry of Science and ICT, 19.1 percent of people aged between three and 69 fell into the potentially at-risk or [...]

Poll Shows Fewer S. Korean Students View N. Korea as Enemy

Poll Shows Fewer S. Korean Students View N. Korea as Enemy

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Fewer young students in South Korea perceive North Korea as an enemy than a year ago, while a larger number of them regard the North as a cooperative partner, a poll showed Tuesday. In the poll of 82,947 elementary, middle and high school students by the education and unification [...]

Gov’t Develops Comprehensive Management Plan to Provide Proper Care for Animals

Gov’t Develops Comprehensive Management Plan to Provide Proper Care for Animals

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced on Monday that it will start developing the first comprehensive management plan for aquariums to create facilities that are safe for both people and animals and expand their functions. The comprehensive plan is in accordance with the act on the management of zoos and [...]

8 in 10 S. Koreans Do Not Trust Japan, Likeability Drops to 32 pct

8 in 10 S. Koreans Do Not Trust Japan, Likeability Drops to 32 pct

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — According to a survey conducted by Japan Press Research Institute (JPRI), a public-interest incorporated foundation in Japan, four out of five South Koreans do not trust Japan. The JPRI released the results of its survey of 1,000 people in each of six countries including the U.S., Britain, France, China, [...]

S. Koreans’ Rate of Attendance at Cultural, Arts Events Tops 80 pct for First Time: Poll

S. Koreans’ Rate of Attendance at Cultural, Arts Events Tops 80 pct for First Time: Poll

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans’ attendance at performing cultural and arts events has been steadily rising in recent years due to higher incomes and interest in cultural life, a government survey said Monday. The survey, organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute, showed [...]

Statue Unveiled in Seoul to Commemorate Female Independence Activists

Statue Unveiled in Seoul to Commemorate Female Independence Activists

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A statue symbolizing female independence activists who resisted Japan’s colonial rule of Korea has been installed in the heart of Seoul in commemoration of the centennial of the February 8th Independence Declaration and the March 1, 1919, Independence Movement. A Seoul-based foundation that commemorates anti-Japanese female independence activists said [...]