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McDonald’s Halts Sales of Bulgogi Burger Over Illness

McDonald’s Halts Sales of Bulgogi Burger Over Illness

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – McDonald’s Korea, the South Korean unit of U.S. fast food chain McDonald’s, said Sunday that it has suspended sales of its bulgogi burger across South Korea as it expressed deep regret over a group of children and their teacher falling ill. Last Monday, seven primary school students and their teacher complained to McDonald’s that [...]

Rural Development Agency to Halt Commercialization of Genetically Modified Crops

Rural Development Agency to Halt Commercialization of Genetically Modified Crops

JEONJU, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The Rural Development Agency (RDA) released a statement on September 1 declaring its decision to halt its efforts to foster a market for genetically modified crops (GMC). The Agency came to the decision after carrying out a months-long exchange with regional civic groups that had opposed the RDA’s plans [...]

South Korean City Begins Sales of “Drone Soccer Balls”

South Korean City Begins Sales of “Drone Soccer Balls”

JEONJU, South Korea, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Making further progress to market its ambitious fusion sport, the South Korean city of Jeonju will begin sales of “drone soccer balls” starting in April.  The idea was first announced in September of last year when city officials said they would present a new sport dubbed ‘drone [...]

“Slow Mailbox” Appeals to Foreigners

“Slow Mailbox” Appeals to Foreigners

JEONJU, South Korea, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean city of Jeonju has just set up a “slow mailbox” for foreigners to promote slow living amid fast-changing social trends and technological advancements. Letters mailed from these mailboxes, first introduced in Korea a couple of years ago, are usually delivered six to twelve months later.  [...]

Hanok Village Development a Cause for Concern

Hanok Village Development a Cause for Concern

SEOUL, August 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Jeonju Hanok Village, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the southern provinces of South Korea, features more than 700 traditional Korean houses called ‘hanok’. Some of the houses were built during the Joseon dynasty, however most of the traditional hanok were built during the Japanese colonial era. More [...]