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S. Koreans with Lower Education Attainment More than Twice as Likely to Go Jobless Due to Health Issues

S. Koreans with Lower Education Attainment More than Twice as Likely to Go Jobless Due to Health Issues

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Education attainment plays a significant role in one’s inability to work due to health issues, according to a recent study. A research team led by Prof. Kang Mo-yeol and Jeong Ji-yoon from the Catholic University of Korea Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital analyzed National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data [...]

King Sejong Institute to Launch Korean Language Education Program in Cambodia and Azerbaijan

King Sejong Institute to Launch Korean Language Education Program in Cambodia and Azerbaijan

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — King Sejong Institute, the state-run Korean culture and language education center, will introduce and support the operation of a preliminary Korean language program in foreign countries where there is demand for Korean language education but supply is limited. The King Sejong Institute Foundation (KSIF) announced on Tuesday that the [...]

Pet-related Consumption on the Rise, Led by Antibiotic-free Snacks

Pet-related Consumption on the Rise, Led by Antibiotic-free Snacks

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Market Kurly, a rapidly growing online grocery delivery platform, announced on Tuesday that its analysis of companion animal-related consumption for the first half of this year showed that sales of antibiotic-free snacks rose sharply. At Market Kurly, antibiotic-free jerky made of the tenderloin of home-grown duck meat topped the [...]

Discount Warehouses Continue to Grow Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

Discount Warehouses Continue to Grow Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Unlike shopping malls struggling in the aftermath of the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, discount warehouses are seeing continuous growth. E-Mart Traders, a major discount warehouse chain, saw sales jump by 21.9 percent in the period from January to May compared to the same period last year. The company [...]

Coffee Lovers in South Korea Have a Crush on Coffee Pods’ Charm

Coffee Lovers in South Korea Have a Crush on Coffee Pods’ Charm

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) –Coffee pods are making up a growing percentage of an ever-growing coffee market in South Korea, with sales of products using pre-ground coffee sealed in a capsule more than doubling compared to sales of ground coffee in the first half of the year. According to Emart, South Korea’s largest discount [...]

Far-right Christians Hinder Legislation at National Assembly

Far-right Christians Hinder Legislation at National Assembly

SEOUL, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Far-right Christian groups are obstructing the works of the National Assembly with protests against LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) individuals. Representatives at the National Assembly in charge of submitting or processing bills related to human rights protection are constantly hindered by these groups, who call the bills ‘legislation [...]