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52-hour Workweek Reduces Daily Work Hours by 40 Minutes in Seoul’s Gwanghwamun District

52-hour Workweek Reduces Daily Work Hours by 40 Minutes in Seoul’s Gwanghwamun District

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A government research indicated Wednesday a shorter workweek system introduced last year has reduced the daily work hours in Seoul’s central office district of Gwanghwamun by nearly 40 minutes. The labor ministry released the results of a big data analysis of workers’ hours in four major office districts in [...]

Gwanghuimun Culture Festival Coming to Seoul Next Week

Gwanghuimun Culture Festival Coming to Seoul Next Week

SEOUL, Mar. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Gwanghuimun Culture Festival is back for the third time next Monday, bringing a variety of fashion and culture-themed events and shows to Seoul’s historic downtown area. Under the main theme ‘a spring night, fashion and cultural feast’, this year’s cultural event will take place in tandem with 2018 Seoul Fashion [...]

Gwanghwamun Square Could Be Car Free in Future

Gwanghwamun Square Could Be Car Free in Future

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Gwanghwamun Square, one of Seoul’s most famous landmarks in the heart of the historical downtown area, could become a more pedestrian-friendly and car free space, according to a new urban design proposal put forward by Seoul’s official urban planning committee. Gwanghwamun Forum, a committee consisting of some 40 experts in [...]

President Moon Emphasizes Interaction With Public, to Relocate Office to Gwanghwamun

President Moon Emphasizes Interaction With Public, to Relocate Office to Gwanghwamun

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) – President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday promised to begin what he calls a “Gwanghwamun Presidency.”  Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul was the main stage for the candlelight protests demanding President’s Park Geun-hye’s resignation (or impeachment), gathering millions of Koreans from across the country.  But even before the mass rallies, the area [...]

Protests a Boon for Businesses in Central Seoul

Protests a Boon for Businesses in Central Seoul

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Stores and restaurants near Gwanghwamun Square, which has been the center of mass candlelight protests for almost two months, have seen sales soar with the ongoing civil unrest.  According to KB Kookmin Card, the number of credit card transactions increased by 24 percent to 1,086,910 compared to last year [...]

College Student Makes App to Improve Protest Experience

College Student Makes App to Improve Protest Experience

DAEJEON, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – It has been a month since Koreans started to take to the streets to protest the ongoing political scandal. Now, a new smartphone app will better serve over one million (organizer estimate) citizens that will once again gather in Seoul’s Gwanghwamun neighborhood this Saturday.  The app is called the [...]