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Korea Traditional Culture Center to Open VR Experience Zone

Korea Traditional Culture Center to Open VR Experience Zone

JEONJU, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The city of Jeonju will open a virtual reality experience zone at the Korea Traditional Culture Center for local residents and tourists next month. According to the Jeonju IT & CT Industry Promotion Agency, the VR experience zone on the first floor of the Korea Traditional Culture Center (KTCC) will [...]

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.  [...]