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Appeals Court Denies Request for Public Disclosure of Documents on Sex Slave Deal

Appeals Court Denies Request for Public Disclosure of Documents on Sex Slave Deal

SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Overturning a lower court decision, an appellate court rejected a request Thursday to make public diplomatic documents related to South Korea’s 2015 deal with Japan over Tokyo’s wartime sex slaves. The Seoul High Court judged that keeping the relevant documents confidential was proper, saying a possible disclosure of the [...]

AnGes Obtains Conditional Approval in Japan for HGF Gene Therapy to Treat Critical Limb Ischemia

AnGes Obtains Conditional Approval in Japan for HGF Gene Therapy to Treat Critical Limb Ischemia

TOKYO, Apr. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — AnGes, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative gene-based medicines for treating serious diseases, announced today that they have obtained conditional approval (“Approval with Conditions and Time Limit”) from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) for HGF plasmid to treat patients with critical limb ischemia [...]

PyeongChang 2018 Foundation to Honor Speed Skaters from S. Korea, Japan

PyeongChang 2018 Foundation to Honor Speed Skaters from S. Korea, Japan

SEOUL, Apr. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Speed skating stars from South Korea and Japan will receive an award for promoting the Olympic spirit, a local foundation managing the PyeongChang 2018 legacy said Tuesday. The PyeongChang 2018 Legacy Foundation said South Korea’s Lee Sang-hwa and Japan’s Nao Kodaira were named the recipients of the Korea-Japan Friendship [...]

130,000 Copies of Korean Feminist Novel ‘Kim Ji-young’ Printed in Japan

130,000 Copies of Korean Feminist Novel ‘Kim Ji-young’ Printed in Japan

SEOUL, Apr. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The Japanese-language version of “Kim Ji-young, Born in 1982,” a bestselling South Korean feminist novel, has been printed more than 130,000 times since its release more than three months ago, the book’s South Korean publisher said Tuesday. The translated version of the book by Cho Nan-joo hit the Japanese [...]

LINE Accelerates Network Expansion and Growth Through Continued Long-Term Partnership with Juniper Networks

LINE Accelerates Network Expansion and Growth Through Continued Long-Term Partnership with Juniper Networks

TOKYO, Mar. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced that LINE Corporation, operator of one of the world’s largest instant messaging1 apps LINE, has extended its long-term relationship with Juniper as its networking vendor of choice to support LINE’s explosive growth in traffic demands, [...]