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“Out with Secondhand Smoke” in Seoul’s Gangnam District

“Out with Secondhand Smoke” in Seoul’s Gangnam District

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — In an attempt to stop the spread of secondhand smoke, the local government office of Gangnam-gu in Seoul has announced today that it is cracking down on people smoking in the streets. Gangnam-gu also said it was strengthening efforts to publicize the harms of smoking. Currently, there are a [...]

Four in 10 Female Marriage Immigrants Suffer Domestic Violence: Report

Four in 10 Female Marriage Immigrants Suffer Domestic Violence: Report

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — About four out of 10 female marriage immigrants in South Korea have experienced domestic violence, according to a government report released Wednesday. The report, compiled by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea on the basis of a poll of 920 foreign women married to Korean men, also found [...]

Revised Bill Offers Discounts for Hospital Stays and Dental Surgery

Revised Bill Offers Discounts for Hospital Stays and Dental Surgery

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting next month, the cost of hospital wards that can accommodate two to three people will be cut by half thanks to changes in public health insurance policies. In addition, the cost of dental implant surgeries for senior citizens over 65 years of age will fall drastically. The Ministry [...]

Korean Students Set for Cross-America Bike Ride to Campaign for ‘Comfort Women’

Korean Students Set for Cross-America Bike Ride to Campaign for ‘Comfort Women’

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Two South Korean college students will set out on a trans-American bicycle ride this week, seeking to boost global awareness of Korean women forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops during World War II. The students — 25-year-old Baek Hyun-jae and 22-year-old Lee Ho-jun — recently arrived in [...]

World Cup Fever Wanes as South Korea Loses Opening Match

World Cup Fever Wanes as South Korea Loses Opening Match

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — With the Korean national soccer team falling to Sweden in its first match at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, analysts have noted that marketing efforts in the food and beverage industry, which usually plays up the international event, haven’t gained much traction this time around. Although larger issues [...]