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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, [...]

Japanese High School History Curriculum Revision Intensifies Claim to Dokdo Islets

Japanese High School History Curriculum Revision Intensifies Claim to Dokdo Islets

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology announced yesterday that high school curriculum guidelines to teach all Japanese students that the disputed islets of Dokdo (known as Takeshima in Japan) belong to Japan will be distributed to teachers in 2019, three years ahead of schedule. The ministry [...]

South Koreans Biggest per Capita Consumers of Seafood

South Koreans Biggest per Capita Consumers of Seafood

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s yearly per capita consumption of seafood has reached nearly 60 kilograms, making the nation one of the world’s largest consumers of natural sea products, ahead of Norway and Japan. These numbers were reiterated by the Norwegian Seafood Council at a press conference held yesterday in central Seoul. [...]

E-Mart to Launch Korean Version of Japan’s Discount Retailer Don Quijote

E-Mart to Launch Korean Version of Japan’s Discount Retailer Don Quijote

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — E-Mart Inc., South Korea’s largest hypermarket chain operator, on Wednesday unveiled its new discount store brand, as it strives lure more consumers out to offline malls in the face of tough competition with online retailers. The 2,513-square-meter store, Pierrot Shopping, will open to the public at the Convention and [...]