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Citizens Mourn the Death of Pporongi the Puma

Citizens Mourn the Death of Pporongi the Puma

DAEJEON, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — People have continued to cherish the memory of Pporongi, the puma that was shot and killed after escaping from Daejeon O-World. A framed photo of the puma alongside a bouquet of artificial white chrysanthemums and commemorative messages were found at the entrance to the zoo yesterday. The items were [...]

Local Telecom Operators Dispute Survey that Highlights Seoul’s “High” Telecom Rates

Local Telecom Operators Dispute Survey that Highlights Seoul’s “High” Telecom Rates

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Following survey results released by the Japanese government claiming that costs for telecom services in Seoul were the second-highest among six of the world’s major metropolises, members of the local telecom industry have refuted the claim, stating that the subject of comparison and survey methodology were inadequate. According to [...]

Newly Revised Bill to Make Audits of “Officetels” Mandatory

Newly Revised Bill to Make Audits of “Officetels” Mandatory

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A newly proposed law is expected to have operators of large officetels audited every year. In South Korea, an officetel is a multi-use property that contains both residential and commercial units. Yesterday, the Ministry of Justice made an advance legislation notice regarding officetels to be implemented tomorrow. The law [...]

Overtourism Challenges Plague S. Korea’s Top Attractions

Overtourism Challenges Plague S. Korea’s Top Attractions

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Kim Nam-soon recently got a job at Bukchon Hanok Village in downtown Seoul. Her duty is to maintain order in the village filled with traditional Korean houses, or “hanok,” when tourists flood through the narrow alleys. No yelling, no fly-tipping and no photos of residents without their permission. Apparently [...]

Regulator to Grant 2 Internet-only Bank Permits Next Year

Regulator to Grant 2 Internet-only Bank Permits Next Year

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The financial regulator said Friday it will give preliminary approval next year for two groups to launch Internet-only banks, as the government aims to reinvigorate the banking industry. Choi Jong-ku, chairman of the Financial Services Commission (FSC), made the remarks a day after the National Assembly passed a bill [...]

March Commemorating Comfort Women Scheduled in San Francisco

March Commemorating Comfort Women Scheduled in San Francisco

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The San Francisco Comfort Women Memorial in the city center of San Francisco will mark its first anniversary on September 22. The Korean American Forum of California, an organization that was instrumental in having the statue erected, said it is expected to coordinate a march from Saint Mary’s Square [...]

International School in Singapore Adopts Samsung Flip

International School in Singapore Adopts Samsung Flip

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Singapore Korean International School has chosen to install Samsung Flip, an interactive whiteboard developed by Samsung Electronics, in its classrooms. According to Samsung Electronics, the school decided to adopt the Flip because of its capacity to connect education information with smartphone devices, allowing for improved communications between students and [...]