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Foreigners Traveling South Korea via Airbnb Up 130% in 2016

Foreigners Traveling South Korea via Airbnb Up 130% in 2016

SEOUL, June 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Airbnb Inc. said Monday about 510,000 foreigners visited South Korea last year using its room-sharing platform in the latest sign of its growing popularity. The figure represents a 130-percent hike from 220,000 recorded in 2015, the website operator said. Separately, about 500,000 South Koreans also used Airbnb in traveling [...]

South Korea and Canada Agree to Work Together to Denuclearize North Korea

South Korea and Canada Agree to Work Together to Denuclearize North Korea

SEOUL, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Senior diplomats of South Korea and Canada agreed Tuesday to work together to denuclearize North Korea, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here said. North Korea’s nuclear development, inter-Korean affairs and bilateral collaboration on economic cooperation were also discussed in the talks between Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam and Canadian [...]

Seoul to Help Economically Disadvantaged Foreign Residents

Seoul to Help Economically Disadvantaged Foreign Residents

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced yesterday the launch of a new service which will help economically disadvantaged and injured foreign workers with legal problems. On-site lawyers at the Southwest Global Center located in Yeongdeungpo District will offer free legal advice , and in some cases, help with lawsuits. Last month, [...]

Why South Koreans Can’t Seem to Stop Working Long Hours

Why South Koreans Can’t Seem to Stop Working Long Hours

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s recent attempt to shorten what are some of the longest working hours in the world was thwarted after branches of government dealing with workers’ rights failed to come to an agreement. The disappointing outcome to postpone the much anticipated decision until after the presidential election in May follows [...]

Shake Yourself Out of an Emergency With New Police App

Shake Yourself Out of an Emergency With New Police App

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) – A new safety monitoring app which is set to be released tomorrow will help vulnerable members of society such as women and youth get out of dangerous situations by shaking their phone, Daegu Metropolitan City announced yesterday. The new crime reporting app was invented by both the Daegu city government [...]