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CJ Cheiljedang Makes Cheering Sticks for MAMA Awards from Hetbahn Containers

CJ Cheiljedang Makes Cheering Sticks for MAMA Awards from Hetbahn Containers

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — CJ Cheiljedang Corp., an unit of South Korean food and entertainment giant CJ Group, said Tuesday that the official cheering sticks for the 2022 MAMA Awards, the K-pop industry’s biggest annual year-end music awards that open in Japan on Tuesday, were made from its Hetbahn cooked rice product containers. [...]

Woori Bank Savings Plan Offers High Interest Rates for More than 10,000 Steps a Day

Woori Bank Savings Plan Offers High Interest Rates for More than 10,000 Steps a Day

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Woori Bank, one of South Korea’s largest commercial banks, said Wednesday it will be releasing a new installment savings plan that will provide a high annual interest rate of up to 11 percent for those who walk more than 10,000 steps a day. The availability of this installment savings [...]

Nami Island Welcomes Guests with Yellow Carpet of Autumn Leaves

Nami Island Welcomes Guests with Yellow Carpet of Autumn Leaves

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A “yellow carpet” was laid out on a popular tourist island in South Korea using autumn leaves. Some 10 tons of autumn leaves were collected in Songpa District, Seoul to create a 100-meter-long “yellow carpet” on Nami Island, located in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province. The leaves are regarded as a [...]

Researchers Develop IoT Technology to Monitor Location of Fishing Nets

Researchers Develop IoT Technology to Monitor Location of Fishing Nets

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed a new technology that enables remote real-time monitoring of the location and owner of fishing nets via electronic tags. The Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) said Thursday that it will carry out a marine demonstration test for the commercialization of [...]

Jeju Launches Barrier-free Tour Program for People with Hearing Problems

Jeju Launches Barrier-free Tour Program for People with Hearing Problems

JEJU, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Jeju Provincial Government and the Jeju Tourism Organization said Wednesday that they completed a unique tour program designed to promote barrier-free tourism from Nov. 3-5. The tour program, which was conducted in collaboration with the Korea Association of the Deaf, welcomed 19 hearing-impaired people and their families residing [...]

Fashion Companies Transform Changing Rooms to Attract Younger Shoppers

Fashion Companies Transform Changing Rooms to Attract Younger Shoppers

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Changing rooms, which once featured white walls and hooks to hang clothes, are turning into new places where young people in their 20s and 30s can take eye-catching photos and videos. Local brand Ader Error recently opened a flagship store in Seoul’s Gangnam neighborhood, with its extraordinary changing rooms [...]

Rubber Byproduct from Tires Upcycled as Outsoles for Trekking Boots

Rubber Byproduct from Tires Upcycled as Outsoles for Trekking Boots

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A rubber byproduct produced during the process of manufacturing tires has turned out to be ideal for trekking boot outsoles. South Korean outdoor brand Eider said Tuesday it will release new trekking boots developed as part of a collaboration with tire company Nexen Tire Corp. The boots come in [...]

LG Develops Technology that Prevents Fire Caused by Home Appliances

LG Develops Technology that Prevents Fire Caused by Home Appliances

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. announced that it has developed new technology that prevents fires caused by electric arcs and signed an agreement with the Korea Electronics Technology Institute on Wednesday to jointly verify and standardize the technology. Arcs can be caused by partial severance of an electric cable, a loose [...]

Seoul City to Deploy Expert Investigators to Deal with Animal Abuse

Seoul City to Deploy Expert Investigators to Deal with Animal Abuse

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government’s Judicial Police announced that it will recruit additional investigators for an effective crackdown on animal abuse, which has become a growing problem in the city. The Judicial Police recently organized an animal abuse task force comprised of 12 expert investigators including veterinarians. A police report [...]