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South Korean Doctors and Medical Students Rally Against Admissions Increase, Testing Government Resolve

South Korean Doctors and Medical Students Rally Against Admissions Increase, Testing Government Resolve

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – In a dramatic turn of events, the medical community in South Korea has launched a series of protests, including mass resignations by resident doctors and a collective leave of absence by medical students, in opposition to the government’s plans to increase medical school admissions. This move has sparked widespread concern [...]

Ssangbangwool Announces Generous Childbirth Incentives to Combat Low Birth Rates

Ssangbangwool Announces Generous Childbirth Incentives to Combat Low Birth Rates

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – SBW Group has declared its commitment to addressing South Korea’s declining birth rates by offering substantial childbirth incentives to its employees. During a campaign launch ceremony held at its headquarters in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, the conglomerate announced that from January 1 of this year, employees with over five years of service [...]

Japan Reasserts Claim to Dokdo Islets, Straining Ties with South Korea on ‘Takeshima Day’

Japan Reasserts Claim to Dokdo Islets, Straining Ties with South Korea on ‘Takeshima Day’

TOKYO, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – On February 22, a significant controversy resurfaced as the Japanese government, local municipalities, and certain conservative media outlets reiterated their contentious claim over Dokdo, an islet Korea asserts sovereignty over, but Japan refers to as “Takeshima.” This assertion was made during the observance of what is known as “Takeshima Day,” [...]

South Korea Sees Slight Increase in Life Satisfaction, Yet Remains Low on OECD Happiness Index

South Korea Sees Slight Increase in Life Satisfaction, Yet Remains Low on OECD Happiness Index

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – While South Koreans’ quality of life has seen some improvement, the country continues to rank near the bottom among OECD member nations in terms of life satisfaction. According to a recent report from Statistics Korea, the life satisfaction score for South Koreans in 2022 was 6.5, a slight increase of [...]

Samsung Defends Galaxy S22′s Game Optimizing Service in Court Amid Performance Throttling Allegations

Samsung Defends Galaxy S22′s Game Optimizing Service in Court Amid Performance Throttling Allegations

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics is currently embroiled in a legal battle over allegations that the Game Optimizing Service (GOS) featured in its Galaxy S22 series has led to performance degradation. The controversy has sparked a collective lawsuit from consumers, who claim that Samsung’s lack of transparency regarding the GOS function misled them [...]

CJ OnStyle Predicts a Return to ‘New Classic’ Fashion Trends Rooted in 1990s Minimalism

CJ OnStyle Predicts a Return to ‘New Classic’ Fashion Trends Rooted in 1990s Minimalism

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Shopping platform CJ OnStyle has forecasted that this year’s fashion trend will lean towards a ‘New Classic’ style, drawing inspiration from the minimalist approach of the 1990s. As daily life resumes post-pandemic, individuals are expressing their pent-up individuality through fashion, previously manifesting in the ‘Y2K fashion’ trend with crop tops [...]

South Korea to Enforce Zero-Tolerance Policy for Public Officials Involved in Drug Crimes

South Korea to Enforce Zero-Tolerance Policy for Public Officials Involved in Drug Crimes

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government is set to implement a zero-tolerance policy that will exclude public officials from their positions even for a first-time intentional drug offense. This initiative is part of a broader plan to improve public service integrity and deter misconduct within the ranks of government employees. Additionally, the [...]

South Korea’s Bold Greenbelt Deregulation: New Horizons, or a Path to Environmental Peril?

South Korea’s Bold Greenbelt Deregulation: New Horizons, or a Path to Environmental Peril?

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting as early as May, significant portions of greenbelt areas designated for strategic local projects are set to be deregulated. This unprecedented move will allow for unlimited greenbelt releases, and even high-conservation-value lands will see eased restrictions to attract investments. While the government justifies this initiative as a boost for [...]

SK On Introduces Virtual Stock Incentive to Boost Employee Morale and Retention Amid Financial Challenges

SK On Introduces Virtual Stock Incentive to Boost Employee Morale and Retention Amid Financial Challenges

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) –SK On, a relative newcomer in the battery industry, has announced a novel approach to employee compensation by offering virtual stocks to employees equivalent to 30% of their annual salaries. This move comes in the wake of the company facing a challenging financial year with zero performance bonuses allocated, stirring [...]

Fried Chicken Wins the Hearts of Foreign Tourists in South Korea, CreateTrip Data Reveals

Fried Chicken Wins the Hearts of Foreign Tourists in South Korea, CreateTrip Data Reveals

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – CreateTrip, a platform catering to inbound travelers in South Korea, announced on February 21 that fried chicken emerged as the most popular menu item among foreign tourists visiting Korea last year, based on an analysis of dining transaction data. According to CreateTrip, fried chicken led the transaction count among [...]