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Hongik University Station Top Location for Illicit Filming of Women

Hongik University Station Top Location for Illicit Filming of Women

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 80 reports of “molca”, the Korean word denoting the surreptitious filming of women’s bodies, came out of Seoul’s Hongik Univ. Station on Line 2, the subway station servicing the Hongik University neighborhood highly popular with foreign tourists and South Korean youth. Among the undesirable “top ten” subway [...]

VR Theme Park Opens in Seoul

VR Theme Park Opens in Seoul

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A virtual reality theme park has opened in Seoul’s popular Hongdae neighborhood, and will serve as a hub of VR content production and distribution. VR Square, a multi-purpose cultural venue, was established as part of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and the Korea Creative Content Agency’s joint efforts [...]

Women in their 20s and 30s Core Customers of Traditional Liquors

Women in their 20s and 30s Core Customers of Traditional Liquors

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Recent market analysis has revealed that women in their 20s and 30s comprise nearly half the consumer base for Korean traditional alcoholic beverages. From July to December (2017), women between the ages of 20 and 39 were responsible for 49.7 percent of online traditional liquor sales (9.7 percent by [...]

Seoul’s Taxi App, Late Night Transportation Measures to Alleviate Problem of Taxis Refusing Rides

Seoul’s Taxi App, Late Night Transportation Measures to Alleviate Problem of Taxis Refusing Rides

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – On November 26, the Seoul Metropolitan Government introduced a new taxi app called “Jibro”1 to be released next month, as well as a list of administrative measures to address shortages in late night transportation options. Seoul’s Jibro differentiates itself from other taxi-hailing services like KakaoTaxi in one key way: [...]

Sunday Stroll Among Seoul’s Hidden Bookstores

Sunday Stroll Among Seoul’s Hidden Bookstores

SEOUL, March 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Strolls around so called bookstore allies, which refer to quaint and exotic areas typically surrounding old bookstores, are fast becoming the next big thing in South Korea. For those who could use a digital detox after a week dominated by the overuse of smartphones and PCs, jumping on the bandwagon [...]

New ‘Nanta’ Theater Opens in Seoul’s ‘Hongdae’ Area

New ‘Nanta’ Theater Opens in Seoul’s ‘Hongdae’ Area

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – A new exclusive theater for the long-running Korean non-verbal play “Nanta” opened in the trendy neighborhood of Hongik University in western Seoul, usually known as “Hongdae” for short, the show’s producer said Friday. The opening brought the number of exclusive theaters for the show to five — three in [...]

Seoul Introduces Special “Vending Machine” Donating Money with Recycled Waste

Seoul Introduces Special “Vending Machine” Donating Money with Recycled Waste

SEOUL, June 17 (Korea Bizwire) – A special “vending machine” designed to collect donations for animal welfare or other causes has been installed in Seoul. On June 16, the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it set up the reverse vending machine that accepts cans, PET, paper and glass bottles for recycling on a street in the [...]