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S. Chungcheong Province to Host Ritual for Deceased Pets

S. Chungcheong Province to Host Ritual for Deceased Pets

NONSAN, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Yeonsan Ogye Foundation, preserving the Korean tradition of remembering animal spirits since 2003, announced Tuesday that it plans to hold ancestral rites for deceased pets in Nonsan, South Chungcheong Province on October 21. ‘Yeonsan Ogye’ refers to a kind of chicken native to the Yeonsan region. The species [...]

“Immersive” Art Exhibition Coming to Jeju

“Immersive” Art Exhibition Coming to Jeju

JEJU, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — TMONET, a service developer and provider of electronic payment systems, announced yesterday that it was renovating a 3,000-square meter underground bunker no longer in use in Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo on Jeju Island to create an art installation exhibition featuring recreated works originally by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. The exhibition, scheduled [...]

Gov’t, Ruling Party Prepare Measures to Curb Preschool Irregularities

Gov’t, Ruling Party Prepare Measures to Curb Preschool Irregularities

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The government and the ruling Democratic Party (DP) will come up with measures to tackle widespread irregularities in private kindergartens next week, a party official said Tuesday. They plan to hold a closed-door meeting Sunday amid growing public uproar sparked by revelations of preschool owners’ corruption by a lawmaker [...]

Vatican Gives Cautious Response to Speculation on Pope’s N. Korea Visit

Vatican Gives Cautious Response to Speculation on Pope’s N. Korea Visit

VATICAN CITY, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Vatican has reacted cautiously to a veteran South Korean politician’s remarks about Pope Francis’ possible visit to North Korea next spring. Paloma Garcia Ovejero, deputy spokesperson of the Holy See, told Yonhap News Agency on Monday that the Vatican has nothing to comment on speculation about the [...]

Airbnb Calls for Law Revision to Allow S. Koreans to Share Homes with Domestic Travelers

Airbnb Calls for Law Revision to Allow S. Koreans to Share Homes with Domestic Travelers

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Airbnb Inc. launched a campaign on Monday to call for a revision to the law to allow South Koreans to share their homes with domestic travelers in the country’s major cities, it said. Under South Korea’s Tourism Promotion Act, residents in urban areas, excluding rural communities defined by law, [...]