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S. Koreans’ Rate of Attendance at Cultural, Arts Events Tops 80 pct for First Time: Poll

S. Koreans’ Rate of Attendance at Cultural, Arts Events Tops 80 pct for First Time: Poll

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans’ attendance at performing cultural and arts events has been steadily rising in recent years due to higher incomes and interest in cultural life, a government survey said Monday. The survey, organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute, showed [...]

S. Korea’s Car Production Falls in 2018 to World’s 7th

S. Korea’s Car Production Falls in 2018 to World’s 7th

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s auto production tumbled for a third consecutive year in 2018 amid weaker domestic and global demand, data showed Sunday. According to the data by the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA), South Korea produced 4.03 million vehicles last year, down 2.1 percent from the previous year. The figure [...]

Women Experiencing Career Interruption After Giving Birth

Women Experiencing Career Interruption After Giving Birth

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A report analyzing the circumstances of South Korean married women using data from a survey conducted in 2018 was published by the Korean Institute for Health and Social Affairs on Friday. The survey was conducted to investigate the conditions surrounding birth rate, family health and welfare. According to the [...]

Men Drive Jump in Sales of Lingerie on Valentine’s Day

Men Drive Jump in Sales of Lingerie on Valentine’s Day

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — According to Shinsegae Department Store’s survey of sales of women’s lingerie during Valentine’s Day last year, sales grew 17.8 percent in two weeks, which was 10 times higher than the annual average. The department store reported on Wednesday that women’s under garments were as popular as chocolate when it [...]

Nuclear Plant Utilization Rate Falls to 37-year Low in 2018

Nuclear Plant Utilization Rate Falls to 37-year Low in 2018

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s nuclear power utilization rate fell to a 37-year low in 2018 amid efforts to reduce the country’s dependence on the energy source, official data showed Wednesday. Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. (KHNP), the public company charged with operating atomic energy production, said use of fission power [...]

S. Korea Tops Smartphone Penetration Rate in 2018: Report

S. Korea Tops Smartphone Penetration Rate in 2018: Report

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Nine out of 10 South Koreans use a smartphone, marking the highest level of smartphone ownership in the world, a recent report showed. Ninety-five percent of the South Korean population used a smartphone last year, the highest rate among 27 countries surveyed, according to the report released by the [...]