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S. Korea to Develop Radar Technology for Autonomous Driving and Indoor Navigation

S. Korea to Develop Radar Technology for Autonomous Driving and Indoor Navigation

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to develop cutting-edge smart radar technology that will enable autonomous driving sensors, indoor navigation, disaster management, and security. The Ministry of Science and ICT opened radio research centers in four locations including Seoul National University (SNU), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Pohang University [...]

Seoul City Supports Neutralization to Prevent Pet Abandonment

Seoul City Supports Neutralization to Prevent Pet Abandonment

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) reported on Tuesday that it will push for “Animal Medical Service” to support animal registration and neutering operations on pets of the underprivileged in order to prevent animal abandonment. A Seoul city official reported that the pet neutralization surgery prevents unwanted breeding and prevents [...]

Grand Opening of ‘Fail Expo’ Held in Chuncheon

Grand Opening of ‘Fail Expo’ Held in Chuncheon

SEJONG, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The “Fail Expo,” which shares various failure experiences and supports redemption, will be held in five regions across the country, starting in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, until September. The Ministry of Interior and Safety announced on Tuesday that it will hold a joint declaration ceremony with the Ministry of SMEs [...]

Bus Drivers in Seoul, Major Cities Cancel Planned Strike After Reaching Wage Deal

Bus Drivers in Seoul, Major Cities Cancel Planned Strike After Reaching Wage Deal

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Unionized bus drivers in Seoul, Busan and all other metropolitan cities and provinces canceled a planned strike on Wednesday after reaching last-minute wage deals with their management. Labor and management at about 200 bus companies nationwide held marathon negotiations until early Wednesday morning over wage hikes for drivers who [...]

Education Authorities Distribute Work Phones to Teachers to Stop After-work Calls from Parents

Education Authorities Distribute Work Phones to Teachers to Stop After-work Calls from Parents

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Education authorities are stepping up to prevent the unwelcome practice of overzealous parents calling teachers after working hours, depriving them of rest and privacy. The South Gyeongsang Provincial Office of Education announced plans to assign ‘phone numbers for work’ to teachers within the second half of this year, starting [...]

Seoul to Double Number of Shared Cars to 10,000 by 2022

Seoul to Double Number of Shared Cars to 10,000 by 2022

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of shared cars operating in Seoul will double over the next three years, as part of the municipality’s eco-friendly policies, officials said Monday. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said it will secure a fleet of 10,000 shared cars by May 2022 and expand discounts and parking space for [...]

Ovulation Test Now Available at Convenience Stores

Ovulation Test Now Available at Convenience Stores

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — In the near future, ovulation tests will be available at convenience stores, just like pregnancy test machines. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) reported on Sunday that it had announced a partial revision of the “Regulations on Medical Device Authorization, Reporting, and Review,” which exempts ovulation test [...]

S. Korea to Revise Travel Alert System for Africa, Middle East in Wake of Kidnapping

S. Korea to Revise Travel Alert System for Africa, Middle East in Wake of Kidnapping

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will revise the travel warning system for conflict-prone regions in Africa and the Middle East, following the kidnapping of a South Korean woman in western Africa, a foreign ministry official said Monday. The decision comes after a middle-aged Korean woman was freed last week after a nearly [...]

Foreign Students Could End Up Paying 7 Times More for Health Insurance Premiums Under Revised Law

Foreign Students Could End Up Paying 7 Times More for Health Insurance Premiums Under Revised Law

SEJONG, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting in July, foreign students could end up paying about seven times more for health insurance premiums as they do now as a revised law requires them to join the state health insurance system if their stay in South Korea exceeds six months. So far, most foreign students have [...]