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Japanese Advertising in S. Korea Shrinks by 76 pct Following Boycott

Japanese Advertising in S. Korea Shrinks by 76 pct Following Boycott

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Advertisements of Japanese products in South Korea have plummeted following Japan’s export restrictions imposed against South Korea. Media Audit Korea, a South Korean media management firm, reported that Japanese advertisements in the country’s top four media platforms including television, radio, newspaper, and magazines turned out to have spent 7.2 [...]

Korean, Japanese Teachers Meet to Discuss New Ways to Teach Students About Korea-Japan Relations

Korean, Japanese Teachers Meet to Discuss New Ways to Teach Students About Korea-Japan Relations

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Teachers from South Korea and Japan will meet to discuss new ways to teach students about Korea-Japan relations. The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE) announced on Thursday that it will invite 15 teachers from Japan to hold a teacher’s exchange program in South Korea. The Japanese teachers will [...]

More than Half of Companies Evaluate Job Candidates Based on Appearance

More than Half of Companies Evaluate Job Candidates Based on Appearance

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Personal appearance still matters at a majority of companies when it comes to evaluating job candidates. According to a survey of 926 companies conducted by online job portal Saramin, 58.4 percent of the companies reflected applicants’ appearance in their evaluation. When analyzing which industry was most affected by appearance, [...]

Japan Boycott Passes 100-day Milestone

Japan Boycott Passes 100-day Milestone

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean boycott of Japanese products, popularized by its slogan ‘I Will Not Buy, I Will Not Go, and I Will Not Wear”, marked 100 days on Tuesday. Some South Koreans are now purchasing Japanese products, but the voluntary participation of the public still leaves little room for [...]

Controversial Korean Air Commercial Stars Boston Terrier Boarding Aircraft

Controversial Korean Air Commercial Stars Boston Terrier Boarding Aircraft

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A new commercial for Korean Air Lines Co. is raising controversy over the treatment of animals. Korean Air recently screened a promotional video created for its new flight route opened between Incheon and Boston. The video stars a Boston Terrier sneaking into a Boston bag to try to return [...]

Foreign Consumers Pick K-Beauty, K-Pop, and K-Food as Must-Buys in S. Korea

Foreign Consumers Pick K-Beauty, K-Pop, and K-Food as Must-Buys in S. Korea

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign consumers online picked K-Beauty products, such as cosmetics and perfume, as their preferred items to buy when they visit South Korea. The Korea International Trade Association (KITA) conducted a survey of 460 foreign consumers using Kmall24, an online shopping mall for foreigners run by the agency. Among the [...]

1 in 4 Harassment Victims at Work Suffer from Mental Illness

1 in 4 Harassment Victims at Work Suffer from Mental Illness

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Following the introduction of a new legislation that bans harassment in the workplace, one-fourth of all harassment victims were found to be suffering from mental illnesses. Gapjil 119, a South Korean civil group advocating against harassment in the workplace, said that 98 out of 377 cases (25.9 percent) reported [...]

Illegally Abandoned Vehicles of Foreign Workers a Headache for Local Gov’ts

Illegally Abandoned Vehicles of Foreign Workers a Headache for Local Gov’ts

ANSAN, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Local governments have been suffering from long-term, unauthorized vehicles that foreign workers have used and then abandoned when they were deported. In Danwon District, Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, 299 cars were found in the first half of this year alone. All the vehicles were either voluntarily disposed of or scrapped. [...]