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County Creates Citizen Jury to Avoid Courtroom Drama

County Creates Citizen Jury to Avoid Courtroom Drama

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – A citizen jury to be manned by residents of Goheung County, South Jeolla Province, has been established in response to increased legal action within the community. An excessive number of lawsuits have been filed in Goheung County pertaining to matters dealing with the area’s business development. Rather than seeking to litigate, [...]

$900 Million Yeosu Investment to Develop Region into Future Tourism Hub

$900 Million Yeosu Investment to Develop Region into Future Tourism Hub

YEOSU, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea’s leading financial services group, Mirae Asset Group, has formed a consortium with Britain’s Castlepines Corporation, an international equity fund, to invest 1 trillion won ($911 billion) to acquiring Gyeongdo Island, off the coast of Yeosu, and develop it into a next generation tourism hub in Korea.  In this 70-30 investment [...]

Statue of “Admiral Yi Sun-sin in Agony” to be Registered as Trademark

Statue of “Admiral Yi Sun-sin in Agony” to be Registered as Trademark

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The Statue of “Admiral Yi Sun-sin in Agony” located at the scene of his Myeongryang Battle will be registered as a trademark. The statue has received high praise among other statues of the admiral by showing his human side. The statue stands on a rock nearby Uldolmok or Myeongryang, in Haenam, [...]

Four Universities in South Jeolla Province to Proclaim Smoke-free Campuses

Four Universities in South Jeolla Province to Proclaim Smoke-free Campuses

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Four universities in Korea’s southwestern province of Jeolla, including Mokpo National University, Sunchon National University, the Yeosu Campus of Chonnam National University and Sehan University plan to make their campuses smoke-free According to South Jeolla Province, the four universities will sign an agreement with the province to make their campuses smoke-free. [...]

Local Govt’s Gear up to Resume Aid to N. Korea

Local Govt’s Gear up to Resume Aid to N. Korea

SEOUL, May 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s provincial governments Sunday unveiled plans to resume long-suspended aid to and exchange projects with North Korea under a new inter-Korean reconciliation policy by the Park Geun-hye government. Last week, the Ministry of Unification announced plans to promote inter-Korean exchanges in such areas as culture, sports and history to [...]