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Seoul City Embarks on Project to Expand Gwanghwamun Square

Seoul City Embarks on Project to Expand Gwanghwamun Square

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government and the national heritage agency announced a joint initiative Tuesday to redesign the pedestrian plaza at the heart of the capital as part of urban planning aimed at bolstering public convenience and restoring history. Gwanghwamun Square, located in the middle of the 10-lane Sejongro main [...]

“The Selfish Gene” Most Lent Out Science Book by Public Libraries

“The Selfish Gene” Most Lent Out Science Book by Public Libraries

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) — English evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins’ influential book “The Selfish Gene” is the most borrowed scientific literature from South Korean public libraries, with “Sapiens” by Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari ranking third. South Korean KAIST professor Chung Jae-seung’s edited and re-released edition of “Science Concert” was the second most sought [...]

Professor Says Men Are Rejecting Feminism Due to Victim Mentality

Professor Says Men Are Rejecting Feminism Due to Victim Mentality

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A Seoul National University professor claims men are rejecting feminism due to the idea that they are the victims. Professor Kim Soo-ah at Seoul National University said that the discourse of reverse sexism against women is dominating online communities and the comment sections of news websites during the conference on [...]

KOFIC Apologizes for Barring Blacklisted Artists from Support

KOFIC Apologizes for Barring Blacklisted Artists from Support

SEOUL, April 4 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) made a public apology on Wednesday for its involvement in past administrations’ scheme to blacklist left-leaning artists and deny them state support. “Under the two past governments, the KOFIC made the big mistake of creating a blacklist of cultural-art figures on instructions from relevant [...]

“Go! Go! Welfare Mail Box” Delivers Care to Struggling Neighbors

“Go! Go! Welfare Mail Box” Delivers Care to Struggling Neighbors

GIMHAE, April 3 (Korea Bizwire) — In a neighborhood in the southeastern city of Gimhae, the local community welfare center has begun collecting anonymously written submissions as a means of discovering households in need of assistance. As part of an initiative that kicked off earlier this year, the notes, letters and cards are deposited in [...]