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Recent Years in Numbers: Crime Rose, Volunteering Decreased

Recent Years in Numbers: Crime Rose, Volunteering Decreased

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Crime in South Korea is on the rise, while the number of volunteers is continuously falling, according to a new report by Statistics Korea published yesterday. The surprising findings revealed that only 10.4 percent of individuals younger than fifteen participated in any type of volunteer work over the past [...]

Nearly 2 Mln Overseas Koreans Eligible to Vote in Presidential Election

Nearly 2 Mln Overseas Koreans Eligible to Vote in Presidential Election

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly 2 million overseas South Koreans will be allowed to vote in the country’s upcoming presidential election, the election watchdog said Friday. According to the National Election Commission (NEC), there were about 1.98 million overseas South Koreans eligible to vote in the May 9 presidential election. The number will [...]

Korean High School Student Corrects ‘Sea of Japan’ Nomenclature to ‘East Sea’ on British Website

Korean High School Student Corrects ‘Sea of Japan’ Nomenclature to ‘East Sea’ on British Website

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Choi Hyun-jung, a 17-year-old South Korean high school student, corrected Sea of Japan nomenclature in an article by London-based news site The Stack (www.thestack.com) to East Sea – a decades-long naming dispute between the neighboring countries.  Choi is one of the “youth public ambassadors,” a joint initiative by the [...]

Warm Reception as Top University KAIST Installs Karaoke Booths on Campus

Warm Reception as Top University KAIST Installs Karaoke Booths on Campus

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The karaoke booths which opened last month on the KAIST campus are attracting wide attention, as students flock to them to relieve stress and enjoy themselves between study sessions. The unmanned entertainment system called ‘coin singing rooms’ allow students to sing two songs for just 500 won. These facilities, [...]

Tickets for S. Korea-China Football Match Being Sold for As Much As $1,300

Tickets for S. Korea-China Football Match Being Sold for As Much As $1,300

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – With the political tension between South Korea and China higher than ever over the deployment of a THAAD missile system from the U.S., the strong interest in a football match between the two countries scheduled tonight is seeing tickets resold for up to nearly 1.5 million won. Near Changsha Helong [...]

Vietnamese Brides, Chinese Grooms Most Favored in Korea

Vietnamese Brides, Chinese Grooms Most Favored in Korea

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – In 2016, there were 20,600 international marriages between South Koreans and foreign nationals, the latest data from Statistics Korea shows. Although the number was a 3.2 percent decline from 2015, international marriages accounted for 7.3 percent of all marriages last year, up slightly by 0.3 percent.  Korean men were [...]

Addiction Care Center Rewards Patients For Not Visiting Casino

Addiction Care Center Rewards Patients For Not Visiting Casino

SEOUL, South Korea, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – A new approach by the Kangwon Land Addiction Care Center (KLACC) to the treatment of gambling addiction is attracting international attention, as foreign government officials flock to discover a unique incentive system that helps people overcome gambling addiction. The center’s newly introduced plan designed to help relieve gambling [...]