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Import Curbs Urged on Processed Foods from Fukushima

Import Curbs Urged on Processed Foods from Fukushima

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea should restrict imports of processed foods from Japan’s Fukushima region as radiation has been found in shipments, an opposition lawmaker said Monday. South Korea banned all seafood imports from eight Japanese prefectures near Fukushima in 2013 on concerns over their radiation levels in the wake of the [...]

Panel Confirms Widespread Use of Humidifier Disinfectants in Military

Panel Confirms Widespread Use of Humidifier Disinfectants in Military

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Humidifier disinfectants, suspected to have been a cause for at least dozens of deaths, were widely used in military barracks and hospitals in the early 2000s, a state-funded agency revealed Monday, raising speculation that a large number of service members could have been exposed to the chemicals. The Special [...]

Over 50 pct of Seoul Citizens Watch TV or Do Online Activities During Weekdays

Over 50 pct of Seoul Citizens Watch TV or Do Online Activities During Weekdays

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of Seoul citizens watch TV or use the internet and play online games as their leisure activities during weekdays, a survey showed Monday. The poll by the Seoul metropolitan government showed that 51.2 percent of 1,000 surveyed spend their free time on weekdays watching TV and [...]

Panel Advises Power Plants to Stop Outsourcing of Certain Tasks After Probe

Panel Advises Power Plants to Stop Outsourcing of Certain Tasks After Probe

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The special investigative panel recommended Monday that power plant operators end the practice of outsourcing major maintenance work to subcontractors, completing a probe into the death of a young contract worker. Kim Yong-gyun, a 24-year-old contract worker, was killed in a conveyor belt accident in December last year at [...]

Younger Generation Suffers from Depression While Older Koreans Suffer from Anxiety

Younger Generation Suffers from Depression While Older Koreans Suffer from Anxiety

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has found that young South Koreans feel depressed, while older people are more likely to feel anxiety. Koo Hye-ran, a research professor at Seoul National University, analyzed the emotions of South Koreans through the framework of Baysian Network Analysis in her recently published paper, “A Nation [...]

Disorder at Incheon International Airport as 3,000 Elderly Visit Every Day

Disorder at Incheon International Airport as 3,000 Elderly Visit Every Day

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — As the heat wave continues, Incheon International Airport is becoming a “hot place” for the elderly. However, these elderly guests are no longer welcome at the airport. While the summer heat reaches its peak with outdoor temperatures soaring over 35 degrees Celsius, the indoor temperature at the airport is [...]

Supreme Court Rules Car Accessory Manufacturer Copied Red Bull’s Trademark

Supreme Court Rules Car Accessory Manufacturer Copied Red Bull’s Trademark

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean Supreme Court has ruled that a trademark registered by local car accessory manufacturer Bullsone Co. infringes on the trademark of Austrian energy drink manufacturer Red Bull GmbH. The Supreme Court overturned an earlier decision from the Patents Court ruling against Red Bull, which claimed that Bullsone [...]

S. Korea Commemorates 10th Year of Ex-President Kim Dae-jung’s Death

S. Korea Commemorates 10th Year of Ex-President Kim Dae-jung’s Death

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Sunday commemorated the death of former liberal President Kim Dae-jung 10 years ago, as the nation remembers his dedication to democracy and efforts to improve ties with North Korea and Japan. Political leaders, government officials and other citizens, including National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang and Prime [...]