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S. Korean Christians Express Discontent with Online Worship During COVID-19 Era

S. Korean Christians Express Discontent with Online Worship During COVID-19 Era

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Church-goers in South Korea, where religious services are typically characterized by large in-person gatherings, are growing increasingly dissatisfied with online worship, an inevitable reality at times given the government’s social distancing directives and the protracted coronavirus pandemic. According to a survey conducted by a publication operated by a Protestant [...]

POSCO’s New Work-from-Home Policy Raises Profile of ‘Untact’ Corporate Culture

POSCO’s New Work-from-Home Policy Raises Profile of ‘Untact’ Corporate Culture

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) — POSCO has introduced South Korea’s first ‘work-from-home policy for childcare without career interruption’ this month, raising the likelihood of a transformation in work culture across South Korean businesses. The steelmaker began receiving registrations for the work-from-home program from all employees with childcare needs. The program allows any employee with [...]

S. Korean Workers Arrive in South Asian Countries Despite the Region’s Rampant Spread of COVID-19

S. Korean Workers Arrive in South Asian Countries Despite the Region’s Rampant Spread of COVID-19

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean workers and entrepreneurs are being permitted to bypass strict entry bans on foreigners to travel to South Asian countries where the coronavirus is rapidly spreading. Despite the rampant spread of the virus in the region, South Korean workers and entrepreneurs are accepting the risk in order to [...]

Kakao Pay Moves to Rapidly Compensate Victims of Identity Theft

Kakao Pay Moves to Rapidly Compensate Victims of Identity Theft

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Kakao Pay, a mobile payment platform operated by South Korean IT behemoth Kakao Corp., will be introducing a more customer-friendly policy in the event of identity theft, which is on the rise as consumer payment patterns shift online. According to sources knowledgeable with the company, Kakao Pay will offer [...]

Gangwon’s East Coast Cities Becoming South Korea’s Coffee Hub

Gangwon’s East Coast Cities Becoming South Korea’s Coffee Hub

CHUNCHEON, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Bounded on the east by the East Sea (erroneously displayed as Sea of Japan on some Internet sites), Gangwon Province is well known for its recent successful hosting of the 2018 Winter Olympics and 2018 Winter Paralympics, and for its beautiful beaches and ski resorts including Yongpyong and Alpensia. [...]

S. Korea’s Int’l Air Passenger Traffic Dips 98 pct in Q2 amid Virus Pandemic

S. Korea’s Int’l Air Passenger Traffic Dips 98 pct in Q2 amid Virus Pandemic

SEOUL, July 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of South Korean international air travelers dipped nearly 98 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier due to entry restrictions and lower demand amid the new coronavirus pandemic, data showed Sunday. The number of air passengers on international routes by local air carriers plunged to [...]