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Mobile Phone Use by Soldiers Might Ease Their Social Isolation

Mobile Phone Use by Soldiers Might Ease Their Social Isolation

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — An Army battalion in Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi Province held a meeting on Thursday to discuss the recent policy of allowing soldiers to use mobile phones at military bases. Soldiers at the battalion have been using cellphones since last August. At the meeting, officers and soldiers exchanged their views on the [...]

School Children Write Letters to Obama: “We Won’t Forget the Korean War”

School Children Write Letters to Obama: “We Won’t Forget the Korean War”

INCHEON, South Korea, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) – “Without the UN forces during the Korean War, our country would probably have become a communist country. Thank you for helping our country.” This year being the 66th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War, a special event was held at Changyeong Elementary School in Incheon. The entire [...]

Starbucks Korea’s Free Coffee for Soldiers Triggers Controversy

Starbucks Korea’s Free Coffee for Soldiers Triggers Controversy

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Starbucks Korea’s latest promotional campaign to provide free coffee to soldiers who are on special leave granted by the president is triggering controversy among some women. Women’s organizations such as WOMAD and Megalia have been bombarded with comments and complaints regarding the recent promotion, with many claiming that it is [...]