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Busan Encourages Clean Garbage Disposal with Citywide Raffle

Busan Encourages Clean Garbage Disposal with Citywide Raffle

BUSAN, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Busan Metropolitan Government announced on August 23 that it will be holding a special raffle event as part of its citywide cleanup efforts. The event will be restricted to Millak Waterfront Park to tackle waste left by visitors who do not correctly dispose of their garbage. To place [...]

Government Earned 62.5 Trillion Won through Gambling Industry

Government Earned 62.5 Trillion Won through Gambling Industry

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The government earned 62.5 trillion won (US$54.56 billion) from the gambling industry over the past 15 years, about half of it through taxes, data showed Wednesday.  The Korea Taxpayers Association analyzed records from the National Gambling Control Commission and found that the government collected approximately 31.55 trillion won in [...]

Getting into Kindergarten Harder than Entering College

Getting into Kindergarten Harder than Entering College

CHUNGJU, Nov.11 (Korea Bizwire) – At a popular nursery school, parents waited quietly as a lottery to determine which children would enter kicked off. You could cut the tension with a knife. In the end, only 25 children were selected to enter the class for five-year-olds, even though 118 applied. The 93 parents whose children [...]