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10 Traffic Accidents Involving Bicycles Occur in Seoul Each Day

10 Traffic Accidents Involving Bicycles Occur in Seoul Each Day

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — A new survey has found that there are roughly 10 bicycle accidents in Seoul every day. Last year, there were 30 deaths resulting from bicycle accidents, a 25 percent increase from the year before. According to data from the Seoul Metropolitan Government released by lawmaker Min Kyung-wook of the [...]

New Law to Punish Animal Hoarders for Animal Abuse

New Law to Punish Animal Hoarders for Animal Abuse

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Going forward, animal hoarders who take on more animals than they can properly care for will be punished for animal abuse. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said yesterday that the newly revised animal law outlining the measure will come into effect starting today. The ministry said [...]

GPS Device that Tracks Dementia Patients a Huge Success

GPS Device that Tracks Dementia Patients a Huge Success

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A GPS device that helps detect the whereabouts of elderly dementia patients was found to be very useful in locating those who had gone missing. According to police officials, all 30 senior dementia patients who received one of the devices were found after being reported missing. The average amount [...]

Local Telecom Operators Dispute Survey that Highlights Seoul’s “High” Telecom Rates

Local Telecom Operators Dispute Survey that Highlights Seoul’s “High” Telecom Rates

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Following survey results released by the Japanese government claiming that costs for telecom services in Seoul were the second-highest among six of the world’s major metropolises, members of the local telecom industry have refuted the claim, stating that the subject of comparison and survey methodology were inadequate. According to [...]

Overtourism Challenges Plague S. Korea’s Top Attractions

Overtourism Challenges Plague S. Korea’s Top Attractions

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Kim Nam-soon recently got a job at Bukchon Hanok Village in downtown Seoul. Her duty is to maintain order in the village filled with traditional Korean houses, or “hanok,” when tourists flood through the narrow alleys. No yelling, no fly-tipping and no photos of residents without their permission. Apparently [...]

March Commemorating Comfort Women Scheduled in San Francisco

March Commemorating Comfort Women Scheduled in San Francisco

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The San Francisco Comfort Women Memorial in the city center of San Francisco will mark its first anniversary on September 22. The Korean American Forum of California, an organization that was instrumental in having the statue erected, said it is expected to coordinate a march from Saint Mary’s Square [...]

Animal Activist Group Asks Society to Question Necessity of Zoos after Puma Shot and Killed

Animal Activist Group Asks Society to Question Necessity of Zoos after Puma Shot and Killed

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Animal rights activist group CARE is pushing for a manual that would allow zookeepers to better handle animals that escape from their cages in response to an incident in Daejeon where a puma had to be shot after escaping from its cage. In a press released, CARE stated that [...]

Seoul City Embarks on ‘Zero Plastic’ Initiative

Seoul City Embarks on ‘Zero Plastic’ Initiative

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Wednesday it will ramp up efforts to turn the capital city into a plastic-free zone in line with the central government’s recently-announced broader policy on waste management. Under the plan, the city aims to reduce by half the usage of disposal plastic cups, umbrella [...]