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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 [...]

Jeju Sees Voluntary Departure of Illegal Aliens after Announcing Exemption on Entry Ban

Jeju Sees Voluntary Departure of Illegal Aliens after Announcing Exemption on Entry Ban

JEJU, South Korea, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The Jeju Immigration Office said Tuesday that the number of voluntary departures of undocumented aliens has soared after it started offering exemptions on entry bans starting in March. As of March 19, a total of 891 individuals who had been staying illegally had left for their home [...]

S. Korea’s Unemployment Benefits Period Ranks Low Among OECD Nations

S. Korea’s Unemployment Benefits Period Ranks Low Among OECD Nations

SEJONG, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea ranks low among the member nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in terms of the period during which jobless workers get unemployment benefits, a report said Wednesday.  The relatively shorter period for unemployment allowances is a testament to the low level of the [...]

Gov’t Retracts Application For Ancient Wall To Be Listed on UNESCO Heritage Site

Gov’t Retracts Application For Ancient Wall To Be Listed on UNESCO Heritage Site

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government scraped a plan to put an ancient wall built in 1396 on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cultural Heritage Foundation (CHA) said Tuesday. The decision came after the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), an advisory group to UNESCO, ruled [...]

Rumors and Confusion Sweep East Asia During Tillerson’s Visit

Rumors and Confusion Sweep East Asia During Tillerson’s Visit

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson returned to the U.S. yesterday after visiting Japan, South Korea and China. It was a much anticipated timely visit during a politically tumultuous period in East Asia: Growing concerns over North Korea’s ballistic missiles, China’s retaliation against South Korea over the deployment of a [...]

High-Schoolers Make Badges in Honor of Comfort Women

High-Schoolers Make Badges in Honor of Comfort Women

Gangwon Province, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – High school students in Gangwon Province’s Cheorwon County went viral on social media after making badges in commemoration of comfort women who were forced into sexual slavery by the imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War. Fourteen students from Cheorwon High School’s history club “Jiphyeonjeon” and another history [...]