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3 in 10 Foreign Patients Visit S. Korea for Plastic Surgery

3 in 10 Foreign Patients Visit S. Korea for Plastic Surgery

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A significant number of foreigners visited South Korea last year to undergo plastic surgery. The Korea Health Industry Development Institute reported that 464,452 foreigners came to South Korea in 2018 to receive medical treatment, up by 16.7 percent since the previous year. Most of the foreigners received treatment from [...]

Intrepid Photographers Fined for Trespassing After Tunnel Becomes Photo Hotspot

Intrepid Photographers Fined for Trespassing After Tunnel Becomes Photo Hotspot

UIJEONGBU, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Gyeonggi Province has urged citizens not to enter a railroad tunnel after it was mistakenly identified as a photo zone. The Gyooe Line, 31.8-kilometer-long suburban line connecting Goyang, Yangju and Uijeongbu, stopped passenger transportation in 2004. However, it is still an operating railway with cargo and military trains. Therefore, [...]

Demand for Language Instructors Increases as Multicultural Population Grows

Demand for Language Instructors Increases as Multicultural Population Grows

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — While the number of students from multicultural families is on the rise each year, there are not enough language specialists to educate them, a recent report has revealed. The Ministry of Education reported that there are now 137,225 students from multicultural families in South Korea, rising by almost 30,000 [...]

S. Korea Develops Virtual Platform for Shopping, Games, and Communication

S. Korea Develops Virtual Platform for Shopping, Games, and Communication

DAEJEON, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts are expecting that a world of virtual reality (VR), similar to what was seen in the 2018 Hollywood blockbuster “Ready Player One” where people meet in a virtual world to play games and go on shopping, will soon become a reality. The Center of Human-Centered Interaction for Coexistence [...]

Experts Call for New Pricing Standards to Prevent Excessive Medical Bills at Veterinary Clinics

Experts Call for New Pricing Standards to Prevent Excessive Medical Bills at Veterinary Clinics

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts are calling for the establishment of a pricing standard for medical bills at veterinary clinics to relieve the financial burden for pet owners. Lee Hye-jin, a researcher at the Gyeongnam Institute, pointed out in an internal policy flier that there are “no unified standards or regulations surrounding medical [...]

S. Korean Researchers Reveal Domestic Alternative to Japanese Eco-friendly Plastic Manufacturing Technology

S. Korean Researchers Reveal Domestic Alternative to Japanese Eco-friendly Plastic Manufacturing Technology

DAEJEON, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has succeeded in developing eco-friendly plastic manufacturing technology that was previously monopolized by Japan. The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) said Tuesday its own research team has created high-functioning bio-polycarbonate using plant-based ingredients, isosorbide and nano cellulose. Bio-polycarbonate is a material that can replace polycarbonate. [...]