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Legal Revision Allowing Fire Trucks to Remove Illegally Parked Cars a “Wise Decision”

Legal Revision Allowing Fire Trucks to Remove Illegally Parked Cars a “Wise Decision”

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting in June, fire-fighting vehicles around the country will be facing a far easier path to their destination due to changes to the Firefighting Services Act. Going into effect June 27, vehicles that are causing an obstruction can be removed by fire departments, and furthermore, the emergency services will [...]

Experts Warn Against Online Foreign Language Courses for Children

Experts Warn Against Online Foreign Language Courses for Children

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts have warned parents over the hype surrounding online foreign language courses for children, as excessive exposure could hinder children from learning their mother tongue. With online streaming services like YouTube and Netflix only one click away, parents are now seldom short of foreign language content, which is often shown [...]

Tongyeong Mulls Building Longest Cable Car in South Korea

Tongyeong Mulls Building Longest Cable Car in South Korea

TONGYEONG, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwie) — The picturesque port city of Tongyeong is considering the construction of another cableway, which could end up being the longest cable car line in South Korea. The new cable car project connecting Mireukdo Island and Hansando Island, and spanning a distance of 23.4 kilometers comes after the success of local [...]

Local Gov’ts Feeling the Pinch as Smokers Switch to E-Cigarettes

Local Gov’ts Feeling the Pinch as Smokers Switch to E-Cigarettes

CHEONGJU, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — What on the surface appears to be good news actually has municipal governments worried. Last year, tobacco consumption tax revenues declined considerably, which may be interpreted by some as a sign of a healthier public who, deterred by a government-ordered price hike of around 80 percent, are willing to [...]

‘Music City’ Project in Gapyeong to Host Studio Spaces and Concerts

‘Music City’ Project in Gapyeong to Host Studio Spaces and Concerts

GAPYEONG, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The very first ‘music city’ in South Korea is set to open in Gapyeong County next January, hosting studio spaces, concert halls and lodging for artists and music fans. According to the government of Gapyeong country on Friday, the new project for South Korea’s very first music village will [...]

KAIST Drone Pushes the Boundaries of Flight

KAIST Drone Pushes the Boundaries of Flight

DAEJEON, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle with separately controlled wings. The researchers, led by professors Ha Dong-soo and Jo Cheon-sik, said on Thursday that they had developed a new drone that features main wings that be [...]

Babies Living Closer to Road at Higher Risk of Bronchiolitis: Study

Babies Living Closer to Road at Higher Risk of Bronchiolitis: Study

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Babies living closer to roads are at a higher risk of having bronchiolitis, a study showed Friday, indicating a correlation between traffic-related air pollution and infantile bronchiolitis and childhood asthma. Bronchiolitis in infants mostly affects those younger than 2 months old. Signs of severe bronchiolitis include retractions and can [...]

Work-Life Balance Point of Emphasis for S. Korea’s Millennials

Work-Life Balance Point of Emphasis for S. Korea’s Millennials

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — “Work-life balance”, “feel-good value”, “more mobile” and “relationship ennui”. These four phrases espouse the lifestyle preferences of South Korea’s millennial generation, according to a big data analysis of 12 billion posts on social networking services conducted by advertising agency HS Ad. Referring to young adults born between the early [...]

S.Korea Will Have to Spend 5 Trillion Won to Normalize Shipping Capacity

S.Korea Will Have to Spend 5 Trillion Won to Normalize Shipping Capacity

BUSAN, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean shipping industry will have to spend a minimum of five trillion won to return its shipping container capacity to normal levels, a report has claimed. According to the report released by the Korea Maritime Institute on Wednesday, Hyundai Merchant Marine, which is the largest shipbuilding company [...]