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S. Korean Firms Required to Overhaul Top-down, Drinking Culture

S. Korean Firms Required to Overhaul Top-down, Drinking Culture

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean companies need to improve their strict top-down management structure and culture of frequent after-work drinking if they want to hire talented workers in China, a local trade association said Thursday. In a survey of 465 applicants for jobs in Korean firms operating in China, the Korea International [...]

South Korea’s Wild Drinking Culture Shifts amid Declining Alcohol Consumption

South Korea’s Wild Drinking Culture Shifts amid Declining Alcohol Consumption

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) – A slow but noticeable change is coming to South Korea’s once fierce and often authoritative drinking culture.  Whiskey sales have struggled with negative growth for eight consecutive years, plummeting from 2.84 million crates (18 500-mililiter bottles) in 2008 to 1.67 million in 2016, while HiteJinro, a major distiller here, [...]

Korean Army Promotes Healthy Drinking Culture

Korean Army Promotes Healthy Drinking Culture

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – If there’s one thing Koreans are infamous for, it’s a no-holds-barred drinking culture. Bombs (usually soju and beer) after bombs, bar-hopping from one venue to another – drinking is undoubtedly one of the most popular social activities in Korea. With a long-overdue newfound appreciation of alcohol’s apparent downsides, affecting [...]