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Busan Police “Educate” Foreigners on Korea’s Sexual Harassment Laws

Busan Police “Educate” Foreigners on Korea’s Sexual Harassment Laws

BUSAN, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — To prevent sexual harassment arising from cultural differences, the Busan Police Department has taken measures to increase the awareness among foreigners of Korea’s policies and laws. On July 15, a woman in a bikini swimsuit on Busan’s popular Haeundae Beach noticed a foreigner filming her on his cellphone. She [...]

Staycations a Popular Option for Weary Koreans

Staycations a Popular Option for Weary Koreans

SEOUL, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Koreans take the need for “rest” seriously. So seriously that recent surveys of salaried employees showed the number one concern and aim of their summer vacation was to rest and recuperate rather than travel. With catchy portmanteaus like “staycation” entering the everyday lingo, Koreans are increasingly looking to stay [...]

Oarfish Discoveries Cause Fears of Impending Doom

Oarfish Discoveries Cause Fears of Impending Doom

GANGNEUNG, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Fish of a species found only in the deepest depths of the sea are popping up around Gangneung in Gangwon Province. As strange as the discoveries themselves, the appearance of the fish is causing a certain degree of fear and consternation among the public. Social media platforms are abuzz [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Regional Authorities Light Up the Night to Boost Tourism

Regional Authorities Light Up the Night to Boost Tourism

SEOUL, Jul. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Regional authorities are increasingly looking towards the evening skyline as a potential revenue stream. The reasoning goes that successful nighttime activities will pull in a share of the tourism market, which should provide a boost to related businesses such as restaurants and lodgings. Andong City in Gyeongsangbuk Province has for years [...]

Naver Makes Play for Online Translation Market With New and Improved Tech

Naver Makes Play for Online Translation Market With New and Improved Tech

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s leading online search company Naver announced that as of today, it will lift the 200-character limit put in place for “Papago”, its artificial intelligence powered translation service. By doing so, Naver has decided to challenge Google head on for supremacy in the Korean translation market. As the two [...]