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Seogwipo Swimming Festival Returns After 3-year Hiatus

Seogwipo Swimming Festival Returns After 3-year Hiatus

SEOGWIPO, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The 24th Seogwipo Winter Sea International Swimming Festival was held on Sunday at Jungmun Saekdal Beach in the city of Seogwipo on Jeju Island. The festival returned after three-year hiatus resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of residents, tourists and foreigners gathered together on the sandy beach and jumped [...]

Popular Bell-tolling Event on New Year’s Eve to Resume After Two-year Hiatus

Popular Bell-tolling Event on New Year’s Eve to Resume After Two-year Hiatus

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will resume its annual bell-tolling ceremony to celebrate New Year’s Eve after two years of suspension due to COVID-19. The ceremony hosted by the Seoul metropolitan government will take place at 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Bosingak Pavilion in central Seoul with about 100,000 people attending. Cho Gue-sung, [...]

Travel to Japan Booms on Visa-free Entry, Yen’s Weakness

Travel to Japan Booms on Visa-free Entry, Yen’s Weakness

SEOUL, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Travel demand to Japan has exploded in South Korea amid a weak yen and Japan’s easing of virus restrictions, industry data showed Friday. Japan resumed visa-free entry of international travelers in early October, after two years of strict border control to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The Japanese [...]