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Artists at Japan Exhibition Demand Removal of Artwork Following Censorship of Girl Statue

Artists at Japan Exhibition Demand Removal of Artwork Following Censorship of Girl Statue

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Artists participating in the Aichi Triennale 2019 are demanding that their work be withdrawn following the organizers’ removal of the Statue of a Girl of Peace. South Korean artists Park Chan-kyong and Lim Min-ouk asked the Triennale secretariat to remove their work from the exhibition as a protest against [...]

Smart Rescue Drones to Protect Survivors of Sea Accidents

Smart Rescue Drones to Protect Survivors of Sea Accidents

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Rescue drones developed by a South Korean university research team have successfully passed on-site tests. Researchers from the Korea Aerospace University conducted an on-site drone test at Jumunjin Beach in Gangwon Province, which turned out to be successful. The rescue drones are designed to reach the survivors of an [...]

SK to Develop International Standards to Measure Social Value in 3 Years

SK to Develop International Standards to Measure Social Value in 3 Years

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Group has decided to work with other global corporations over the next three years to build international standards to measure the ‘social value’ generated by businesses. SK announced that the Value Balancing Alliance (VBA), a non-profit organization in Frankfurt, Germany, will begin carrying out the task of jointly [...]

Aquatics Bloopers Draw Attention at FINA World Masters Championships

Aquatics Bloopers Draw Attention at FINA World Masters Championships

GWANGJU, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — At the FINA World Masters Championships Gwangju 2019, a gathering of swimming enthusiasts, sad or funny scenes have been displayed, drawing laughter and exclamations from the audience. In particular, unexpected scenes were shown in swimming races and diving competitions, sometimes drawing exclamations and sometimes laughter. Diving is a sport [...]

Gov’t Mulls Imposing Tax on YouTube

Gov’t Mulls Imposing Tax on YouTube

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has begun full-fledged discussions on levying taxes and funds for online video services, a so-called “YouTube tax.” The Ministry of Science and ICT recently asked the Korea Legislation Research Institute, a government-funded research institute, to carry out research projects on overseas trends of digital taxes, including YouTube [...]

S. Korean Card Spending on Japanese Goods Halves in Past Month

S. Korean Card Spending on Japanese Goods Halves in Past Month

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans’ credit card spending on Japanese products has more than halved in the past month amid an escalating trade row between the two countries, government data showed Thursday. Korean consumers have staged a campaign against Japanese products and travel to the neighboring country since early July when Japan [...]

Different Preferences for Designated Smoking Areas Between Men and Women

Different Preferences for Designated Smoking Areas Between Men and Women

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — According to a recent survey, male and female smokers differ in their preferences for designated smoking areas. It turns out that men usually smoke outside, while women tend to prefer smoking inside. The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs conducted a national survey of 3,200 smokers. Based on [...]