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Animal Abusers to Face Severe Punishment

Animal Abusers to Face Severe Punishment

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Repeated animal abuse and the sale of stray dogs will be dealt with severely, the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFRA) proclaimed today. The ministry has called for reforms to the current Animal Protection Law which will tackle head on the problems of animal cruelty and so [...]

High-Schoolers Make Badges in Honor of Comfort Women

High-Schoolers Make Badges in Honor of Comfort Women

Gangwon Province, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – High school students in Gangwon Province’s Cheorwon County went viral on social media after making badges in commemoration of comfort women who were forced into sexual slavery by the imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War. Fourteen students from Cheorwon High School’s history club “Jiphyeonjeon” and another history [...]

Popularity of Pets Soars, but 50% of Owners Consider Abandoning Them

Popularity of Pets Soars, but 50% of Owners Consider Abandoning Them

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Recent data from the Seoul Institute indicates that one-fifth (20.4 percent) of households in the Korea’s capital now have animal companions as part of their family.  The data, which was based on interviews of 1,014 adults in the city, showed that only 22.8 percent never raised pets, while 56.8 [...]

After More Than 20 Years, Public Litter Bins Return to Seoul

After More Than 20 Years, Public Litter Bins Return to Seoul

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul city government is finally installing an extra 260 public litter bins after years of complaints from residents that there was hardly anywhere to dispose of waste in public areas around the city. Seoul’s move to keep the streets clean is part of a recent initiative to increase [...]

Why is Starbucks So Popular in South Korea?

Why is Starbucks So Popular in South Korea?

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Marking its 17th anniversary last year, Starbucks Korea’s annual revenue exceeded 1 trillion won for the first time, and much attention is being paid to what is behind the international coffee giant’s long-lived success in the country. Of the 75 countries that Starbucks currently operates in, only in five [...]

Korean Firms Struggle with China’s Nitpicking Customs Screening

Korean Firms Struggle with China’s Nitpicking Customs Screening

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) – While Lotte is suffering the most from China’s retaliatory measures over South Korea’s deployment of a THAAD missle system – with almost 90 of 99 Lotte Mart outlets in China temporarily closed – other firms exporting to the country are struggling with customs clearance procedures that have become overly [...]

Sunday Stroll Among Seoul’s Hidden Bookstores

Sunday Stroll Among Seoul’s Hidden Bookstores

SEOUL, March 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Strolls around so called bookstore allies, which refer to quaint and exotic areas typically surrounding old bookstores, are fast becoming the next big thing in South Korea. For those who could use a digital detox after a week dominated by the overuse of smartphones and PCs, jumping on the bandwagon [...]

Scientists Shed Light On Wound-Healing Herb Genghis Khan Used

Scientists Shed Light On Wound-Healing Herb Genghis Khan Used

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean researchers have scientifically proven the health benefits of stellera chamaejasme, a medicinal herb Genghis Khan’s army used to heal the wounds of soldiers and horses nearly 800 years ago. The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) found that the wound healing effect of stellera chamaejasme exceeds that [...]