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Jeju Haenyeos Call for Cancellation of Offshore Wind Power Project

Jeju Haenyeos Call for Cancellation of Offshore Wind Power Project

JEJU, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of “haenyeo,” or female divers in Jeju Island have voiced strong opposition ahead of the Jeju Provincial Council’s deliberations on the motion of the environmental impact assessment for the offshore wind farm in Gujwa-eup. About one hundred haenyeos who are members of the Handong-Pyeongdae fishing village fraternities [...]

Tenant Protection Laws Revised to Give Those Affected by COVID-19 New Rights

Tenant Protection Laws Revised to Give Those Affected by COVID-19 New Rights

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Commercial tenants who have been hit hard by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic have gained new rights to ask landlords to reduce rent. The legislation and judiciary committee of the National Assembly passed a revision of the Commercial Tenant Protection Law on Wednesday. Under the revised law, the [...]

Medical Authorities Suggest Staying Active Indoors to Maintain Bone Strength

Medical Authorities Suggest Staying Active Indoors to Maintain Bone Strength

DAEJEON, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — A growing number of South Koreans are gaining interest in health management at home as they are spending more time indoors due to the coronavirus. Medical authorities are asking the public to exercise as often as possible since staying indoors prevents people from being exposed to appropriate amounts of [...]

S. Korea Develops Technology to Improve Accuracy of COVID-19 Tests

S. Korea Develops Technology to Improve Accuracy of COVID-19 Tests

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Fishery Products Quality Management Service (NFQS) announced on Wednesday that it has developed a new method to identify false negatives or positives from real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests that are used for the diagnosis of COVID-19. This technology measures the sensitivity of the real-time PCR test [...]

Institute Develops VR-based Fire Extinguishing Training Simulator

Institute Develops VR-based Fire Extinguishing Training Simulator

DAEJEON, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The state-run Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced on Wednesday that it has developed a virtual reality (VR) fire extinguishing training simulator that allows firefighters to be trained in real-like fire environments. The VR training simulator was developed to enable fire extinguishing training using real fire extinguishing equipment. [...]

AI Chatbot Proves Effective in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Panic Disorder

AI Chatbot Proves Effective in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Panic Disorder

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study revealed that an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot developed for cognitive behavioral therapy for those suffering from panic disorder actually has an effect in the alleviation of symptoms. A research team from the Gangnam Severance Hospital announced on Wednesday that such a result was achieved in a [...]

Leaked Information Hints at Subscription Fees for Disney Plus in S. Korea

Leaked Information Hints at Subscription Fees for Disney Plus in S. Korea

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A leaked document is making the rounds in the streaming community in South Korea after it exposed what could possibly be the subscription pricing for the Disney Plus, a major competitor against Netflix. A recent post on Twitter and other social media revealed that a Disney Plus mobile subscription [...]

Short-term Mini Insurance Plans Gaining Popularity Among Young Koreans

Short-term Mini Insurance Plans Gaining Popularity Among Young Koreans

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean life insurance companies are launching mini-plans that come with affordable premiums and simple insurance policies to target young customers. The Korea Life Insurance Association said on Tuesday that mini-plans are becoming a new trend in the insurance industry. Normally, a life insurance plan requires customers to pay [...]