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S. Korean Adults Read 7.5 Books Every Year, Down by 1.9 Books Since 2017

S. Korean Adults Read 7.5 Books Every Year, Down by 1.9 Books Since 2017

SEOUL, March 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean adults are reading fewer books as video platforms such as YouTube and Netflix continue to replace them. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism reported on Wednesday that South Korean adults read an average of 7.5 books, both paper and electronic editions combined, every year. Compared to [...]

Government Expands Reading Initiatives

Government Expands Reading Initiatives

SEOUL, Apr. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced on Thursday that it will push for a follow-up to last year’s “Year of the Book” to encourage citizens to read books daily. Last year, the “Year of the Book” project focused on conducting various campaigns to increase awareness of reading [...]

S. Korean Airmen Hold Book Marathon

S. Korean Airmen Hold Book Marathon

GWANGJU, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Service members participating in the ‘Seonbong Book Marathon’ at the Republic of Korea Air Force 1st Fighter Wing had surpassed ‘11,320 kilometers’ worth of reading as of Sunday. The Seonbong Book Marathon is a program introduced last year where reading a page accounts for 100 meters of ‘running’ in [...]

37 Percent of University Students Don’t Read Anything Besides Course Material

37 Percent of University Students Don’t Read Anything Besides Course Material

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – According to an online survey conducted by job site Albamon, more than a quarter of South Korean university students don’t read books outside of school-related material. Of the students participating in the survey, 474 of the 1,289 (36.8 percent) responded that they did not read books unrelated to school. [...]

Book Cafés: Hotspot Havens for Koreans

Book Cafés: Hotspot Havens for Koreans

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – One particular social trend finding prominence in 2016 was the “do-it-yourself” movement. In a society that places high importance on group activities, and emphasizes that everything be done “together,” the concept of dining alone, studying alone, or even drinking alone, seemed alien in the past, and these types of [...]