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Tongyeong to be Revamped as Maritime City Under New Deal Project

Tongyeong to be Revamped as Maritime City Under New Deal Project

SEJONG, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The government has announced plans for nationwide New Deal projects that will see 68 attractions across the country revitalized, including the city of Tongyeong. According to plans revealed by the government on Thursday, a number of old local landmarks and cultural assets in South Korea will take center stage [...]

Hypersensitive Paper Keyboard Developed by S. Korean Researchers

Hypersensitive Paper Keyboard Developed by S. Korean Researchers

DAEJEON, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of Yonsei University researchers has successfully developed a keyboard using paper and pencil. As society moves forward into the Internet-of-Things age, academic research on pressure sensors through upgrading the sensitivity and pliability of surface microstructures is going strong. Typically, the development process of surface microstructures is both [...]

Men on Paternity Leave on Steady Rise, Working Hours Down in 2016

Men on Paternity Leave on Steady Rise, Working Hours Down in 2016

SEJONG, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — More South Korean men are taking paternity leave nowadays, but their number still pales in comparison to that of women, data showed Friday. The data compiled by Statistics Korea showed that the number of male employees getting paternity leave came to 7,616 in 2016, up from 4,872 in 2015, [...]

Public Backs Mooncare, But Not Keen on Premium Increases

Public Backs Mooncare, But Not Keen on Premium Increases

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Six in ten South Koreans support ‘Mooncare’, a presidential initiative to expand health insurance coverage, but the majority of the public aren’t keen on health insurance premium increases, a new survey has found. According to survey results released by the National Health Insurance Corporation (NHIC) on Thursday, nearly 60 percent [...]

Proposed For-Profit Hospital in Jeju Under Fire

Proposed For-Profit Hospital in Jeju Under Fire

JEJU, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The Jeju Island’s provincial government is prolonging the approval process for a Chinese for-profit hospital project after drawing fierce criticism from groups against the privatization of health care. The Jeju government will hold a meeting on Friday to discuss the controversial for-profit Greenland International Hospital project with medical experts and [...]

S. Korean Washers Popular in U.S. Despite Trade Row

S. Korean Washers Popular in U.S. Despite Trade Row

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean washers are receiving top-notch reviews from U.S. tech evaluators, industry watchers said Friday, amid actions being taken by Washington’s trade watchdog to slap tariffs on some products. U.S.-based industry tracker Reviewed said in its latest report that LG Electronics Inc.’s washer with the model name LG WM9000HVA [...]

Mobile Sector Leads Gaming Industry Past 11B Won Milestone

Mobile Sector Leads Gaming Industry Past 11B Won Milestone

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Revenue generated by mobile games surged this year, while traditional moneymakers like online games and “PC room” games – games played in South Korean internet cafes – stumbled. South Korean games have endured a series of ups and downs in the past decade. According to a government document published [...]

“100 Won Taxi” Program Brings Inexpensive Transportation to Rural Areas

“100 Won Taxi” Program Brings Inexpensive Transportation to Rural Areas

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting next year, the government will roll out an affordable transportation program for agricultural communities throughout 82 counties nationwide, which includes a cheap form of taxi travel that has earned the title “100 Won Taxi”. The government program also includes the use of minibuses as replacement transportation services for [...]