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‘Pokemon Go’ Might Launch in Korea Next Month

‘Pokemon Go’ Might Launch in Korea Next Month

SEOUL, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) – The official launch date of the sensational augmented-reality (AR) smartphone game ‘Pokemon Go’ in South Korea will be determined early next month as the Korean government will decide whether Google Maps – the core of Nintendo’s popular game – will be permitted to make use of detailed map data in Korea. [...]

Business Booming in Sokcho with Pokémon Go Craze

Business Booming in Sokcho with Pokémon Go Craze

SEOUL, July 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Pokémon Go has not been officially launched in Korea, but thanks to a GPS glitch Pokémon fans from across the country are flocking to Gangwon Province’s coastal city of Sokcho. With the city’s tourist population surging, convenience stores are reporting record sales.  According to CU, a convenience store franchise, [...]

Pokémon Go Glitch Attracts Koreans to Sokcho

Pokémon Go Glitch Attracts Koreans to Sokcho

SOKCHO, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Koreans are flocking to Sokcho, a coastal city in Gangwon Province, to play a wildly popular new smartphone game. Pokémon Go is a GPS-based augmented reality mobile game that allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual Pokémon that appear in real-world locations.  It was launched in the United States, [...]

Cable Car Development Plans out of Control?

Cable Car Development Plans out of Control?

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) – As a surprising number of local governing bodies around Korea are currently developing or planning cable car installations in their district to boost tourism, hoping to follow in the footsteps of a successful project in Tongyeong, several environmental organizations are opposing the idea, saying that the attractions are not without [...]