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BTS’ Latest Japanese Album Becomes Platinum, Topping 250,000 in Sales

BTS’ Latest Japanese Album Becomes Platinum, Topping 250,000 in Sales

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of K-pop sensation BTS’ latest Japanese album topped the 250,000 threshold, grabbing the platinum record status from the Japanese record industry, its agency said Friday. The third full-length BTS album in Japan, “Face Yourself,” has recently surpassed 250,000 copies in sales and won the certification from the Recording [...]

Invivoscribe Submits Pre-Market Approval Application in Japan and Panel Track Supplement in the US to Screen Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Patients for FLT3 Mutations

Invivoscribe Submits Pre-Market Approval Application in Japan and Panel Track Supplement in the US to Screen Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Patients for FLT3 Mutations

SAN DIEGO, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Invivoscribe Technologies, Inc. announced today that they have submitted to Japan’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) product registrations based on the ongoing Phase III CL-0301 ADMIRAL study evaluating gilteritinib for the treatment of FLT3 mutation-positive (FLT3mut+) relapsed or refractory [...]

S. Koreans Overtake Chinese to Rank First Among Visitors to Japan

S. Koreans Overtake Chinese to Rank First Among Visitors to Japan

SEOUL, April 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan has been a beneficiary of the strained national ties between South Korea and China over the installation of a U.S. defense missile system (THAAD), with South Korean tourists more inclined to spend their days off in the island nation rather than an unfriendly China.  From January until February, [...]

Moon Calls Out Japan, Says Comfort Women Issue Not Settled

Moon Calls Out Japan, Says Comfort Women Issue Not Settled

SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite repeated statements made by the governments of both South Korea and Japan declaring their intention to build a future-oriented relationship, conflicting views on previously arranged reparations for comfort women are continuing to be a point of contention. In his commemorative speech on March 1, the 99th anniversary marking [...]

S. Korea to Appeal WTO Ruling on Fukushima Seafood Ban

S. Korea to Appeal WTO Ruling on Fukushima Seafood Ban

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will appeal the World Trade Organization’s ruling on its import restrictions on Japanese seafood after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and keep them in place until a final decision is made, Seoul’s trade ministry said Friday. Japan officially lodged a complaint at the WTO in 2015 to [...]

NBC Sports Apologizes for Insensitive Comments During PyeongChang Opener

NBC Sports Apologizes for Insensitive Comments During PyeongChang Opener

PYEONGCHANG, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. television network NBC Sports has apologized for broadcasting insensitive remarks relating to South Korea during the PyeongChang Winter Games’ opening, according to Olympic officials Sunday. The broadcaster came under fire after Joshua Cooper Ramo, an Asian commentator for NBC, said during the march by Japanese Olympic athletes at [...]