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Watermelon Thievery a Nod to the Past at Korean Folk Village in Yongin

Watermelon Thievery a Nod to the Past at Korean Folk Village in Yongin

YONGIN, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — For many, summer conjures images of beaches, water parks and rollercoasters. On the flip side, for others, summer invokes images of stiflingly crowded beaches, pools that are warm because there are too many people standing around and intolerable lines where six hours gets you one ride at Lotte World’s [...]

Popularity of Low Cost Carriers Soars to the Detriment of Korean Air and Asiana

Popularity of Low Cost Carriers Soars to the Detriment of Korean Air and Asiana

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Customers are increasingly forgoing established airlines such as Korean Air and Asiana Airlines for cheaper options. On July 24, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport released figures that show the overall number of travelers opting for low cost carriers (LCC) for international travel steadily increased from January (24.1 [...]

New Cosmetics Law Amendment to Allow Companies to Repackage Imported Products

New Cosmetics Law Amendment to Allow Companies to Repackage Imported Products

SEOUL, July 25 (Korea Bizwire) – A new Cosmetics Act amendment allowing cosmetics companies to repackage and sell imported products in small quantities has been passed by the State Council, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said on Tuesday. According to the MFDS, the government agency in charge of protecting public health and ensuring the [...]

South Korean Research Team to Develop AI Diagnosis System for Oriental Medicine

South Korean Research Team to Develop AI Diagnosis System for Oriental Medicine

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — As artificial intelligence-based medical diagnosis systems such as IBM’s Watson for Oncology are being increasingly adopted in the medical industry, a South Korean research team has announced plans to develop its own diagnosis system for Oriental medicine. The research team, led by professor of Korean Medicine Kwon Yeong-gyu at Pusan [...]

‘Train to Busan’ to Open in 44 Japanese Cities in September

‘Train to Busan’ to Open in 44 Japanese Cities in September

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — “Train to Busan,” South Korea’s 2016 zombie apocalypse blockbuster, will open in Japanese theaters in September, according to its distributor Tuesday. The film directed by Yeon Sang-ho will be screened at 148 theaters in 44 Japanese cities starting Sept. 1, according to NEW. “Train to Busan” was the top [...]

Samsung Bioepis’ Renflexis Hits U.S.

Samsung Bioepis’ Renflexis Hits U.S.

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean biopharmaceutical firm Samsung Bioepis Co. said Tuesday that its biosimilar drug Renflexis was launched in the United States following the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In April, the FDA approved Renflexis — a biosimilar referencing Janssen Biotech, Inc.’s blockbuster immunology medicine Remicade — [...]

Jeju Investors to Face Greater Scrutiny

Jeju Investors to Face Greater Scrutiny

JEJU, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — On July 21, Jeju Island’s government announced new regulations that will modify the approval process for investors that wish to participate in local developmental projects. Officials from South Korea’s largest island stated the new regulations will soon come into effect, as they seek investors for the latest development project, [...]