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S. Korean Activists Demand Japan Not Dump Fukushima’s Radioactive Water into the Sea

S. Korean Activists Demand Japan Not Dump Fukushima’s Radioactive Water into the Sea

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean environmental groups on Monday urged Japan to reverse its recent decision to release radioactive water that has accumulated in the Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea after treatment. Korea Radioactive Watch, the Korean Federation For Environmental Movement and other civic groups held a joint news conference in [...]

Former Comfort Women Say “No” to Japanese Naval Ships Hoisting Rising Sun Flag

Former Comfort Women Say “No” to Japanese Naval Ships Hoisting Rising Sun Flag

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Regarding the Japanese Self-Defense’s unwavering stance on hoisting the flag of the rising sun during an upcoming international naval review to be held in Jeju, participants at the weekly “Wednesday Demonstration” also criticized the decision. The civic group “Justice for the Comfort Women,” which held the 1,355th weekly Wednesday [...]

Local Telecom Operators Dispute Survey that Highlights Seoul’s “High” Telecom Rates

Local Telecom Operators Dispute Survey that Highlights Seoul’s “High” Telecom Rates

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Following survey results released by the Japanese government claiming that costs for telecom services in Seoul were the second-highest among six of the world’s major metropolises, members of the local telecom industry have refuted the claim, stating that the subject of comparison and survey methodology were inadequate. According to [...]

Japanese Warship Carrying Controversial Flag to Join Next Month’s Jeju Fleet Review

Japanese Warship Carrying Controversial Flag to Join Next Month’s Jeju Fleet Review

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A Japanese warship carrying a controversial flag symbolic of its past imperialism are expected to join an international fleet review slated to take place on South Korea’s southern island of Jeju next month, a military source in Seoul said Thursday. The display of Japan’s Rising Sun flag is likely [...]

Professor Seo Kyoung-duk: 400 Products Sold on Amazon have “Rising Sun Design”

Professor Seo Kyoung-duk: 400 Products Sold on Amazon have “Rising Sun Design”

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Professor Seo Kyoung-duk from Sungshin Women’s University revealed today that he had asked global e-commerce giant Amazon to stop selling products featuring the Rising Sun Flag, which represents the perils of imperialism for many Koreans. After being alerted by a member of the public, Seo spent the last two [...]

Google Includes “East Sea” in Search Results for “Dokdo”

Google Includes “East Sea” in Search Results for “Dokdo”

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), a non-governmental organization, revealed yesterday that a quick type in the search engine Google (www.google.com) of the keywords “Dokdo,” “Liancourt Rocks,” and “Takeshima” will bring about search results pinned to the geographical location of the East Sea (Sea of Japan) and will [...]

Kakao Joins Hands with YG Entertainment for Japan ‘Webtoon’ Market

Kakao Joins Hands with YG Entertainment for Japan ‘Webtoon’ Market

SEOUL, Jul. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Corp., the operator of South Korea’s top mobile messenger, KakaoTalk, has joined forces with major talent agency YG Entertainment Inc. to tap deeper into the online comic market in Japan, industry sources said Monday. Although the two firms have not signed official tie-up deals, the collaboration is drawing [...]

Creative Technology Opens CT Japan Office in Tokyo

Creative Technology Opens CT Japan Office in Tokyo

TOKYO, Jul. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Creative Technology (CT), a worldwide outsourced technical production partner for corporate live events and exhibition producers and an NEP Live Events Company, announced the opening of operations in Tokyo to meet the growing demand for its services in Japan. CT Japan will provide extensive audio, lighting, LED and projection, [...]