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Short Trips to Vietnam and Japan Lead to Drop in Credit Card Spending on Overseas Trips

Short Trips to Vietnam and Japan Lead to Drop in Credit Card Spending on Overseas Trips

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Credit card spending by South Koreans in foreign countries declined in the first quarter of 2019, although the number of overseas travelers increased due to the winter vacation. The increase in foreign trips is attributed to an increase in the number of travelers who made short trips to Asian [...]

Men’s Volleyball Enjoyed Most Female Support in 2018: Poll

Men’s Volleyball Enjoyed Most Female Support in 2018: Poll

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Men’s volleyball had the highest percentage of female fans among South Korean professional sports last year, a survey showed Friday. The Korea Professional Sports Association (KPSA) released findings of its study on fans in five professional sports leagues in the country: baseball, football, volleyball, basketball and golf. The survey [...]

Middle-aged Women Think a Lack of Conversation with Family is Unhealthy

Middle-aged Women Think a Lack of Conversation with Family is Unhealthy

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Middle-aged women who lack in conversation with their family members think of themselves as unhealthy, according to a new study. Prof. Kim Young-shik and researcher Kang Seo-young at Asan Medical Center released the results of their new study on Tuesday after a comprehensive analysis of the level of communication, [...]

Hikes in Minimum Wage Prompt Small Shop Owners to Cut Labor Forces: Gov’t

Hikes in Minimum Wage Prompt Small Shop Owners to Cut Labor Forces: Gov’t

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The labor ministry said Tuesday some small business owners responded to steep hikes in the minimum wage by firing workers, in its first official statement about the impact of the recent wage raises on employment. Between November 2018 and April, the government conducted an in-depth interview survey on four [...]

Phytoncide Levels in Bamboo Forests Seven Times Higher than in Urban Areas

Phytoncide Levels in Bamboo Forests Seven Times Higher than in Urban Areas

DAEJEON, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Concentration levels of phytoncide in bamboo forests, while slightly lower than in cypress forests, are much higher than in pine forests, a recent study revealed. An analysis conducted by the Korea Forest Research Institute showed that the average phytoncide level in a bamboo forest in Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province [...]

80 pct of Unmarried Men and Women Want to Date a Non-Korean

80 pct of Unmarried Men and Women Want to Date a Non-Korean

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey has revealed that 8 in 10 unmarried men and women were willing to have a relationship with a non-Korean. Matchmaking agency Duo Info Corp. conducted a survey of 408 unmarried men and women, specifically 197 men and 211 women, and released the results on Thursday. According [...]