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6 in 10 S. Koreans Support Alternative Military Service for BTS: Survey

6 in 10 S. Koreans Support Alternative Military Service for BTS: Survey

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Close to 60 percent of South Koreans agree with replacing BTS’ mandatory military service with other alternatives, a poll showed Sunday. Innertech Systems, a local polling agency, conducted a nationwide survey of 3,004 men and women above 18 years of age, of which 59.8 percent agreed that the K-pop [...]

Face Mask Use Results in 1,000 Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions per Day: Report

Face Mask Use Results in 1,000 Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions per Day: Report

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Greenhouse gas emitted during the production of face masks may reach up to 1,000 tons per day, a government report said Monday. The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission conducted a survey of 1,215 people, who said they used one new face mask every 2.3 days on average. Supposing there are [...]

S. Korea’s Total Fertility Rate Lowest in the World for 3rd Consecutive Year

S. Korea’s Total Fertility Rate Lowest in the World for 3rd Consecutive Year

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s total fertility rate, or the number of children each woman is expected to give birth to during her lifetime, was the lowest in the world for the last three years. The Korea Population and Health Welfare Association and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) jointly published a [...]

Most Multilevel Marketing Salespeople Have Annual Earnings Less than 500,000 Won: Regulator

Most Multilevel Marketing Salespeople Have Annual Earnings Less than 500,000 Won: Regulator

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Four out of five multilevel marketing salespeople in South Korea earned no sponsor allowance at all last year, the country’s antitrust regulator said Thursday. The nation’s multilevel marketing sales totaled 5.18 trillion won (US$3.96 billion) last year, up almost 4 percent from a year ago, with the total amount [...]

Nearly 40 Percent of S. Koreans Say They Lack Proper Travel Etiquette

Nearly 40 Percent of S. Koreans Say They Lack Proper Travel Etiquette

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans give themselves low scores on overseas travel etiquette and are most ashamed of being noisy in public places, a survey said Monday. A poll conducted by Hankook Research on behalf of the Korea National Tourism Organization said South Koreans rated themselves 2.75 out of five on their [...]

82 Percent of SE Asian Students Rate Relationship Between S.Korea, ASEAN as “Good” or Better

82 Percent of SE Asian Students Rate Relationship Between S.Korea, ASEAN as “Good” or Better

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – International students hailing from ASEAN member countries think South Koreans and their country are “friendly”, “kind”, “hardworking” and “difficult”, according to a joint survey conducted by the ASEAN-Korea Centre and the Korean Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. From March to May, the two organizations spoke to 1,004 South Koreans [...]

Bad Air, Bad Mood: Research Finds Positive Correlation between Air Pollutants and Depression

Bad Air, Bad Mood: Research Finds Positive Correlation between Air Pollutants and Depression

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Clean air helps keep spirits high, according to a study by a Konkuk University research team that analyzed data from a 2013 regional health report of over 100,000 individuals who had lived in one area for a minimum five years. Using cutoffs of 42.4 ㎍and 55㎍ to indicate low [...]

Super Junior’s Comeback Preparation Going Smoothly: Members

Super Junior’s Comeback Preparation Going Smoothly: Members

JAKARTA, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Preparations for K-pop act Super Junior’s comeback are going smoothly, according to its members, with the bulk of the 11-member team having finished their mandatory military duties. “Just until yesterday I practiced our dance choreography with our members. We’re also planning to hold a concert,” Super Junior member Donghae [...]

Korean Students Going Under the Knife to Improve Job Prospects

Korean Students Going Under the Knife to Improve Job Prospects

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — One out of five female university students in Korea is interested in getting plastic surgery in order to improve their chances of getting a job, a recent survey said. According to the survey conducted by the Youido Institute, 21.4 percent of female students surveyed replied “yes” when asked whether they [...]