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High School in Gyeonggi Uses Drums to Guide Students Through Puberty

High School in Gyeonggi Uses Drums to Guide Students Through Puberty

CHUNGPYEONG, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Chungpyeong Middle School in Gyeonggi Province is drawing attention over an after-school club called ‘Serotonin Drum Club’ consisting of 25 students where members expend energy and release stress by playing drums. The club was formed in 2011 by head teacher Go Sun-hwa, who was in charge of after-school programs [...]

Public Cheers as Incoming President Cracks Down on Telecom Charges

Public Cheers as Incoming President Cracks Down on Telecom Charges

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) – As Moon Jae-in was sworn into office as the 19th president of South Korea earlier this week, a pledge made during his campaign to scrap what is widely known as minimum phone bill charges has come back into the spotlight, a policy many voters viewed favorably amid a record high [...]

President Orders Scrapping of State-Authored History Textbooks

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) – President Moon Jae-in on Friday ordered the scrapping of controversial history textbooks authored by a government committee set up under the former conservative administration. “As efforts to normalize history education, the president has ordered the abolition of state authored history textbooks,” Moon’s chief press secretary Yoon Young-chan told a [...]

Seoul’s Car and Bicycle Sharing Services Prove Popular

Seoul’s Car and Bicycle Sharing Services Prove Popular

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) – As the Seoul Metropolitan Government continues to ramp up its efforts to invest in infrastructure, more and more people are using Seoul’s car and bicycle sharing services. As the prospects of splashing out on buying a new car are proving daunting for consumers amid the sluggish economy, not to mention [...]

Hyundai Card’s New Cultural Complex ‘Cooking Library’ Opens

Hyundai Card’s New Cultural Complex ‘Cooking Library’ Opens

SEOUL, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Card has opened a new cultural complex for cooking enthusiasts in Seoul, which has on offer a number of interesting features including some 10,000 books, a kitchen and a restaurant. The four-story building located near Dosan Park gives visitors an experience that stimulates the senses of taste, smell [...]

Tourism Friendly Resort to Open at Mangsang Beach

Tourism Friendly Resort to Open at Mangsang Beach

DONGHAE, South Korea, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Mangsang Beach, one of the most popular beaches on the east coast of South Korea, is revamping its car camping resort as a foreign tourist-friendly area, as part of efforts to attract more visitors during the summer, Donghae City announced yesterday. The city’s latest move is thought [...]

Rights Watchdog Calls for Equal Disability Benefits for Refugees

Rights Watchdog Calls for Equal Disability Benefits for Refugees

SEOUL, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Refugees with disabilities are entitled to the same social security benefits as Korean nationals, South Korea’s human rights watchdog said Wednesday. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea said that it has asked the minister of health and welfare to revise the Welfare of Disabled Persons Act and related guidelines to ensure disabled refugees living in South Korea are treated equally [...]

Exhibition ‘Selfie’: Glimpse Into Selfie and Social Media Phenomenon

Exhibition ‘Selfie’: Glimpse Into Selfie and Social Media Phenomenon

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) –  A new exhibition called ‘Selfie’ that kicks off today at Savina Museum of Contemporary Art offers viewers an inside look at the self-obsessed culture of modern times often typified by selfies and social media networks, from an artistic point of view. The new self-explanatory exhibition ‘Selfie: those who photograph [...]