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Accidents of Personal Transport Including Segways on the Rise

Accidents of Personal Transport Including Segways on the Rise

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Accidents involving personal transport including scooters and Segways have nearly quadrupled over the past four years, according to recent information compiled by the Hyundai Insurance Research Center. The statistics released yesterday, which were based on the insurance company’s database, revealed that the incidence of accidents increased over 300 percent, [...]

Hong Sang-soo Gets More Audience-friendly with ‘The Day After’

Hong Sang-soo Gets More Audience-friendly with ‘The Day After’

CANNES, France, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean director Hong Sang-soo’s latest film “The Day After” drew a warm and enthusiastic reception after its world premiere on Monday (local time) at the Cannes film festival competition. The 21st feature from Hong, about a married man’s infidelity drama, got four minutes of standing ovation at [...]

9th Taekwondo Festival Due in New York on June 23

9th Taekwondo Festival Due in New York on June 23

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The United States Taekwondo Education Foundation (USTEF) plans to hold its 9th annual New York Times Square Taekwondo Festival on June 23, bringing together about 5,000 participants, including American students learning the Korean martial art, organizers said Saturday.  The festival, which was begun in 2008 to promote taekwondo among [...]

Couple Promotes PyeongChang Olympics With Recumbent Bicycles

Couple Promotes PyeongChang Olympics With Recumbent Bicycles

GANGWON, SOUTH KOREA, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – A married couple in Gangwon Province is helping promote next year’s PyeongChang Olympics by riding a recumbent bicycle at the 52th Gangwondo Sports For All Festival. Cycle travel writer Kim Min-sook, who is also an honorary tourism ambassador for Gangwon Province where she was born, and her [...]

American Version of South Korean TV Series ‘The Good Doctor’ to Air on ABC in Prime Time

American Version of South Korean TV Series ‘The Good Doctor’ to Air on ABC in Prime Time

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The adapted version of South Korea TV series “The Good Doctor” has landed a prime-time slot on American TV channel ABC. According to South Korean TV network KBS, where the original version of “The Good Doctor” first aired back in 2013, the American version will go on air every Monday [...]

‘Okja’ Press Screening in Cannes Temporarily Halted Due to Jeers from Audience

‘Okja’ Press Screening in Cannes Temporarily Halted Due to Jeers from Audience

CANNES, France, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The press screening of South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja” at the Cannes Film Festival was temporarily stopped on Friday (local time) due to jeers from the audience opposing the Netflix-invested title’s presence at this year’s event. Boos, claps, and whistles erupted from the audience when the Netflix [...]