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Busan to ‘Phone Bomb’ Businesses Scattering Illegal Flyers in the Streets

Busan to ‘Phone Bomb’ Businesses Scattering Illegal Flyers in the Streets

BUSAN, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — In the red light district in Busan’s Buk District, one can easily run into piles of flyers for prostitution in the streets. Sex establishments, money lenders, and other businesses hire bikers, drivers, and personnel to scatter massive amounts of flyers in the streets every day, making it difficult for [...]

1 in 5 S. Koreans at Risk of Smartphone Addiction: Poll

1 in 5 S. Koreans at Risk of Smartphone Addiction: Poll

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — One out of five South Koreans experienced excessive dependence on smartphones last year, a poll showed Wednesday, with the ratio increasing every year. According to the survey by the Ministry of Science and ICT, 19.1 percent of people aged between three and 69 fell into the potentially at-risk or [...]

Products Recalled Overseas Sold in S. Korea

Products Recalled Overseas Sold in S. Korea

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 130 overseas products that had been recalled in other countries for safety reasons were sold in the local market last year, the Korea Consumer Agency said Wednesday. The agency recommended sales suspension, product exchanges, free repairs and other remedy measures on 132 such products in 2017, up [...]

S. Korea to Inject 332 tln Won to Set Up ‘Embracing’ Social Security System

S. Korea to Inject 332 tln Won to Set Up ‘Embracing’ Social Security System

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will inject 332 trillion won (US$295.2 billion) by 2023 to establish an “embracing” social security system as part of a long-term plan to improve the quality of life for its people, the government said Tuesday. The five-year plan, finalized at a Cabinet meeting and announced by the [...]

Korean Businessman Assaulted in Turkey

Korean Businessman Assaulted in Turkey

ISTANBUL/SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean businessman was recently assaulted by a group of unidentified people in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, and sustained serious injuries, informed sources said Tuesday. The unidentified businessman works for the Istanbul branch office of a South Korean conglomerate, the sources said, noting his injuries were [...]

Overworked Doctors Prone to Mistakes; Patient Safety at Risk

Overworked Doctors Prone to Mistakes; Patient Safety at Risk

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The term ‘overwork’ means working excessively, which can result in extreme fatigue and exhaustion. Everyone knows that overwork can become a cause of all illnesses when accumulated. However, the concept of overwork in South Korea is quite relative and varies with one’s occupation. Depending on the job, people have different [...]

Success of New Year’s Resolution to Quit Smoking All Comes Down to February

Success of New Year’s Resolution to Quit Smoking All Comes Down to February

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Many smokers make a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking. They visit and register at smoking clinics to help quit. Smoking clinics provide 12 weeks of nicotine supplements, such as patches and gum, as well as chiropractors, toothpaste, toothbrush, and mouthwash for free. Despite their effort to quit smoking, [...]