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Netflix Japan Calls Gwangju Democratization Movement a ‘Riot’

Netflix Japan Calls Gwangju Democratization Movement a ‘Riot’

SEOUL, July 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The Japanese unit of the U.S. streaming giant Netflix is at the center of criticism after calling South Korea’s Gwangju Democratization Movement a ‘riot’ during its introduction of South Korean film “A Taxi Driver.” The 2017 box-office hit tells the story of a Seoul taxi driver who happens to [...]

Gwangju Design Biennale Kicks Off 2-month Run to Explore Human-centered Design

Gwangju Design Biennale Kicks Off 2-month Run to Explore Human-centered Design

GWANGJU, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The Gwangju Design Biennale kicked off its two-month journey in the southern city of Gwangju on Friday to explore and experiment with innovative design ideas under this year’s theme, “humanity.” Running till Oct. 31, the design festival will bring together 650 designers from 50 countries and 120 corporate entities. [...]

Aquatics Bloopers Draw Attention at FINA World Masters Championships

Aquatics Bloopers Draw Attention at FINA World Masters Championships

GWANGJU, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — At the FINA World Masters Championships Gwangju 2019, a gathering of swimming enthusiasts, sad or funny scenes have been displayed, drawing laughter and exclamations from the audience. In particular, unexpected scenes were shown in swimming races and diving competitions, sometimes drawing exclamations and sometimes laughter. Diving is a sport [...]

All City Buses in Gwangju Get Public Wifi Ahead of FINA World Championships

All City Buses in Gwangju Get Public Wifi Ahead of FINA World Championships

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — All city buses in Gwangju, host of this year’s FINA World Championships, will have public Wifi onboard as South Korea moves to bolster its internet connectivity infrastructure, the government said Thursday. Starting Friday, all of Gwangju’s 1,044 buses will have Wifi as the city, 330 kilometers south of Seoul, [...]