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7 out of 10 S. Korean Tired of the Culture of Celebrating Everything: Survey

7 out of 10 S. Korean Tired of the Culture of Celebrating Everything: Survey

SEOUL, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey has revealed that 7 in 10 South Koreans are sick of various anniversaries such as Valentine’s Day and Pepero Day. According to a survey of 1,000 men and women aged between 13 to 59 nationwide by local research firm Embrain, 69.6 percent of respondents said they [...]

Government Expands Reading Initiatives

Government Expands Reading Initiatives

SEOUL, Apr. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced on Thursday that it will push for a follow-up to last year’s “Year of the Book” to encourage citizens to read books daily. Last year, the “Year of the Book” project focused on conducting various campaigns to increase awareness of reading [...]

Eastar Jet, Cheongju International Airport Struggling Amidst THAAD Backlash

Eastar Jet, Cheongju International Airport Struggling Amidst THAAD Backlash

CHEONGJU, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Geopolitical tensions are having a real effect on the Korean economy as North Chungcheong Province announced on August 15 that the low-cost carrier Eastar Jet had abandoned its plans to resume flight operations from Chungcheong International Airport to five Chinese cities. Since the cooling of relations between China and [...]

Culture Business Sees Turbulent Days with Leaders’ Rise and Fall

Culture Business Sees Turbulent Days with Leaders’ Rise and Fall

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s culture and entertainment business has seen its high-speed ups and downs in just a couple of years, with a former music video director who made a meteoric rise now facing criminal charges.  Cha Eun-taek, who made a name for himself from making hit TV ads and music [...]

Foreign Students Visit Korea amid Rising Global Interest in Korean Literature

Foreign Students Visit Korea amid Rising Global Interest in Korean Literature

SEOUL, July 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean literature attracted international attention with Han Kang’s ‘The Vegetarian’ winning the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. And to add to the heightened interest, the Korea Foundation (KF), which operates under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is hosting what it calls a ‘Korean Literary Workshop for International Doctoral Program [...]