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Highway Rest Stops to Offer Medical Checkups, Mini Golf, Camping During Chuseok Holiday

Highway Rest Stops to Offer Medical Checkups, Mini Golf, Camping During Chuseok Holiday

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The upcoming Chuseok holiday starting on October 2 will likely see a reenactment of the annual tradition of highways jam packed with cars inching slowly but surely to extended family gatherings in the outer provinces. In order to cheer up travelers made morose by appalling traffic conditions, the Korea [...]

LPGA’s Rookie Sensation Most Eager to Win Scoring Title

LPGA’s Rookie Sensation Most Eager to Win Scoring Title

YANGJU, South Korea, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – In pursuit of multiple individual awards, LPGA Tour’s rookie sensation Park Sung-hyun said Thursday she’s most eager to grab the scoring title at the season’s end. Park, who turned 24 the same day she made the comment, is making her first Korea LPGA (KLPGA) Tour appearance in a year this week at the OK Savings Bank Se Ri Pak [...]

Heaviest Gold Medal in History Has Onlookers Curious About Value

Heaviest Gold Medal in History Has Onlookers Curious About Value

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The Olympic medals given to first, second and third place finishers were unveiled today, a sign that the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang are now just around the corner. The 586-gram gold, 580-gram silver and 493-gram bronze medals with their colorful lanyards dazzled spectators at the presentation event. Designer [...]

Majority of South Korean Retirees Make Emotional Investment Decisions

Majority of South Korean Retirees Make Emotional Investment Decisions

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – A new study has warned that a significant number of South Korean retirees and those soon to be retired are making financial decisions emotionally during their preparation for retirement. According to the study by Prudential Life Insurance Company released on Thursday, the ‘retirement emotion quotient’ among South Koreans aged [...]

Best Time of Your Life? Medical Figures Reveal Those in Their 20s Plagued by Physical, Psychological Ailments

Best Time of Your Life? Medical Figures Reveal Those in Their 20s Plagued by Physical, Psychological Ailments

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Medical statistics on the health status of young South Koreans have served as a sobering reality check for those who crow that one’s 20s are “the best time to be alive”.  The worrying state of the nation’s youth was outlined by National Assemblywoman and member of the central government’s [...]

BIGBANG’s G-Dragon Draws 260,000 Fans During Japanese Tour

BIGBANG’s G-Dragon Draws 260,000 Fans During Japanese Tour

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — BIGBANG’s G-Dragon finished a three-city Japanese tour, drawing in a total crowd of 260,000, according to his agency Thursday. The singer-rapper wrapped up the Japanese leg of his 29-city world tour Wednesday at the Tokyo Dome in the Japanese capital, according to YG Entertainment. The combined audience at the [...]

Inspired by Korean Alphabet, Medals for PyeongChang Winter Olympics Unveiled

Inspired by Korean Alphabet, Medals for PyeongChang Winter Olympics Unveiled

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Medals to be awarded at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics were unveiled Thursday, with the Korean alphabet hangeul as their motif. Presented at a ceremony simultaneously held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City with President Moon Jae-in in attendance, gold, silver and bronze medals, designed [...]

Royal Palace Walking Path in Central Seoul Opens Up to Public After 60 years

Royal Palace Walking Path in Central Seoul Opens Up to Public After 60 years

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — About 100 years after the death of King Gojong, the penultimate ruler of Korea’s last kingdom of Joseon, his royal residence, Deoksu Palace, provides a rare scenic retreat for modern Koreans at the very bustling heart of the capital Seoul. A 1.1-kilometer stone-paved path along the stone wall that [...]

Girl Group April Out With ‘Eternity,’ Avoids Playing Sexy Card

Girl Group April Out With ‘Eternity,’ Avoids Playing Sexy Card

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Girl group April on Wednesday jumped into the early fall music chart race with its fourth EP album, backed by a pulsating-yet-innocent new dance track titled “Hold My Hand.” “After first listening to the song I thought this is it. I knew that this had to be the lead song,” leader Chaekyung explained to reporters [...]