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Jeju’s ‘Haenyeo’ Female Divers to Receive Government Allowance

Jeju’s ‘Haenyeo’ Female Divers to Receive Government Allowance

JEJU, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Jeju Island’s aging traditional female divers known as ‘haenyeo’ are set to receive an allowance from the local government beginning in September. According to a new ordinance enacted by the Jeju provincial government last month, aging haenyeo divers, who are also recognized as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO, will [...]

Jeju Investors to Face Greater Scrutiny

Jeju Investors to Face Greater Scrutiny

JEJU, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — On July 21, Jeju Island’s government announced new regulations that will modify the approval process for investors that wish to participate in local developmental projects. Officials from South Korea’s largest island stated the new regulations will soon come into effect, as they seek investors for the latest development project, [...]

7 in 10 Foreign Property Owners on Jeju Island Are Chinese

7 in 10 Foreign Property Owners on Jeju Island Are Chinese

JEJU, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) – According to the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, the number of buildings on the island owned by foreign nationals is estimated at 3,310, with nearly 73 percent belonging to Chinese nationals. The aggregate area of land owned by foreign nationals was estimated at 466,621 square meters, accounting for about 1 [...]

Jeju Eyes More Local Tourists amid Decrease in Chinese Visitors

Jeju Eyes More Local Tourists amid Decrease in Chinese Visitors

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea, April 23 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s southern resort island of Jeju is seeking to attract more domestic tourists to offset a sharp decrease in Chinese visitors amid political tensions over the deployment of a U.S. missile shield, industry data showed Sunday.  The scenic island had been popular among Chinese tourists [...]

Southeast Asian Package Tour Groups Can Now Visit Jeju Visa-free

Southeast Asian Package Tour Groups Can Now Visit Jeju Visa-free

JEJU, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Tourists from Southeast Asian countries visiting Jeju Island on the last leg of their tour will soon be able to travel to the rest of South Korea for five days without a visa, according to government officials. At a provincial government conference held yesterday, Jeju Province Governor Won Hee-ryong [...]

Jeju Island Residents Fear Deployment of US Aircraft Carriers

Jeju Island Residents Fear Deployment of US Aircraft Carriers

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Concerns over further American military intervention are growing among residents of Jeju Island after the U.S. Aegis destroyer USS Stethem docked at the Jeju Naval Base before heading back to its home port in Japan. Anti-war organizations and town councils based in Gangjeong village, where the Naval base is [...]