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Institute Kicks Off Purity Analysis Service for Locally-made Hydrogen Fluoride

Institute Kicks Off Purity Analysis Service for Locally-made Hydrogen Fluoride

DAEJEON, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – A state-funded research institute announced on Tuesday that it will launch a purity analysis service for locally-made hydrogen fluoride. After furnishing quality evaluation equipment for high-purity gas materials used in semiconductors, the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) is now ready to launch about 20 different types of quality [...]

TWICE Tops 2 Japanese Music Charts with New Compilation Album

TWICE Tops 2 Japanese Music Charts with New Compilation Album

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop girl group TWICE debuted at the top of two daily music charts in Japan with its latest compilation album “#TWICE3,” according to its agency Thursday. The record, which repackages the group’s past Korean and Japanese hits, topped Oricon’s Daily Albums chart by scoring 67,808 points, JYP Entertainment said, [...]

Seventeen Earns Fourth-consecutive Oricon Album Chart Win with ’24H’

Seventeen Earns Fourth-consecutive Oricon Album Chart Win with ’24H’

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop boy band Seventeen scored its fourth-straight win on Japan’s Oricon weekly album chart with its latest Japanese record “24H,” the group’s management agency said Tuesday. “24H,” the 13-member boy group’s second Japanese EP record, ranked at No. 1 on Oricon’s weekly album chart for the week of Sept. [...]

GFriend to Drop New Japanese Digital Singles Next Month

GFriend to Drop New Japanese Digital Singles Next Month

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop girl group GFriend plans to release two digital singles in Japan next month, its management agency said Monday. The singles — “Labyrinth – Crossroads” and “Song of the Sirens – Apple” — will be released on Oct. 14 and 21, respectively, according to Source Music. “Labyrinth – Crossroads” [...]

One Year After ‘Boycott Japan’ Movement, Majority of Koreans Still Avoid Japanese Goods

One Year After ‘Boycott Japan’ Movement, Majority of Koreans Still Avoid Japanese Goods

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — More than a year after Japan imposed export restrictions against South Korea, igniting a boycott movement against Japanese goods, 3 out of 4 Korean consumers said they are still participating in the boycott movement. According to a survey conducted by the Korea Broadcast Advertising Corp. of 1,000 Koreans from [...]

Korea-Japan Civic Alliance Urges Efforts to Settle Bilateral History Issues

Korea-Japan Civic Alliance Urges Efforts to Settle Bilateral History Issues

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — An alliance of South Korean and Japanese civic and religious groups called on both countries Wednesday to resolve bilateral history issues ahead of the 75th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule. They urged Tokyo to implement the South Korean Supreme Court’s compensation ruling for wartime Korean forced [...]

S. Korea, Japan in Talks over Relaxing Coronavirus Entry Restrictions for Businesspeople

S. Korea, Japan in Talks over Relaxing Coronavirus Entry Restrictions for Businesspeople

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea and Japan are in talks over ways to ease coronavirus entry restrictions for business travelers, a diplomatic source said Wednesday. Last month, Seoul and Tokyo kicked off diplomatic talks on the relaxation of the restrictions based on the shared view that the countries should allow the entry [...]