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S. Korea’s Major Broadcasters Start Sign-language Service on Main News Programs

S. Korea’s Major Broadcasters Start Sign-language Service on Main News Programs

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s three major TV networks — KBS, MBC and SBS — have started or will start a sign-language interpretation service on their prime-time news programs for the convenience of people with disabilities. MBC said it has begun the real-time sign-language interpretation system on its “News Desk,” which airs [...]

Gov’t Offers Interpretation Service for Foreigners Calling Coronavirus Hotline

Gov’t Offers Interpretation Service for Foreigners Calling Coronavirus Hotline

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreigners who have been inconvenienced in terms of information related to new coronavirus infections will be provided with better service through interpretation. The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), in cooperation with the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), will support translation services for foreign language inquiries with the [...]

HiKorea to Provide Third-Party Interpretation Services in 20 Different Languages

HiKorea to Provide Third-Party Interpretation Services in 20 Different Languages

SEOUL, Apr. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Kim, a Korean expat working at a local manufacturing firm in South Korea, was struggling financially after failing to receive 5 million won (US$4,400) from the company, until he learned about HiKorea (☎1345). HiKorea is a special call center designed to assist foreigners living in South Korea. Kim, too, [...]

Seoul Court to Open Interpretation and Translation Service Center

Seoul Court to Open Interpretation and Translation Service Center

SEOUL, July 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul Administrative Court in Yangjae-dong, Seoul opened on July 19 a legal support center for interpretation and translation services due to an increasing number of cases related to foreign refugees. The number of refugee cases more than doubled from 400 cases in 2014 to 1,000 cases last year, and is [...]