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Changwon Bars Access to Cherry Blossom Sites amid Coronavirus Concerns

Changwon Bars Access to Cherry Blossom Sites amid Coronavirus Concerns

CHANGWON, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The southeastern city of Changwon on Monday barred public access to major cherry blossom-viewing sites to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Late last month the city government canceled its annual Jinhae Gunhangje Festival, one of South Korea’s largest cherry blossom events, scheduled to open this Friday. In a [...]

Street Parade to Showcase Traditional Cultures from 12 Countries

Street Parade to Showcase Traditional Cultures from 12 Countries

CHANGWON, South Korea, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – About 15,000 migrants from 12 countries are expected to show up at a massive street parade in the southeastern city of Changwon this Sunday as part of an annual multicultural festival, organizers said. The 12th Migrants’ Arirang Multicultural Festival (MAMF) will kick off Friday evening for a three-day run featuring traditional performances, an Asian pop concert, folk [...]

LG Electronics to Spend 600 bn Won for Facility Upgrade

LG Electronics to Spend 600 bn Won for Facility Upgrade

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday it plans to spend 600 billion won (US$527 million) on renovating its aged kitchen appliances production lines in South Korea. First built in 1976, the factory located in Changwon, about 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, currently produces small products, while demand for larger appliances [...]

Annual Multicultural Fest Set to Open in Changwon

Annual Multicultural Fest Set to Open in Changwon

CHANGWON, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — An annual festival aimed at understanding and sharing cultural values between Koreans and migrants is slated to open in South Korea’s southeastern city of Changwon later this month, organizers said Wednesday. The 12th Migrants’ Arirang Multicultural Festival (MAMF) will kick off its three-day run Sept. 29, bringing together art [...]

SM Entertainment to Build Hallyu Cultural Center in Changwon

SM Entertainment to Build Hallyu Cultural Center in Changwon

SEOUL, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) – S.M. Entertainment, one of the largest South Korean entertainment companies, plans to build an ‘SM Cultural Complex’ in Changwon, the capital city of South Gyeongsang Province. Ahn Sang-soo, the mayor of Changwon, held a press conference at Changwon City Hall’s Press Center on Tuesday June 21 to announce the development [...]