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Sandwich Franchisee Complains About Unfair Agreement

Sandwich Franchisee Complains About Unfair Agreement

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean business person is calling out Subway, the sandwich franchise headquartered in the U.S., for having an unfair franchise agreement and conciliation policy.  The franchise agreement stipulates that when a Subway restaurant is ordered to shut down by headquarters, the only way for the restaurant to challenge the [...]

Feminist Ads Banned on Metro, but Birthday Messages for Idol Stars Allowed

Feminist Ads Banned on Metro, but Birthday Messages for Idol Stars Allowed

SEOUL, Jul. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Following backlash over its decision to disallow advertisements regarding feminism and politics in subway facilities, Seoul Metro has decided to ban all advertisements that feature personal views of individuals or interest groups. But experts say that the decision is bound to be controversial as the exact nature of what [...]

President Moon Takes Subway Ride with Indian PM to Samsung Factory

President Moon Takes Subway Ride with Indian PM to Samsung Factory

SEOUL, Jul. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in, during a state visit to India, surprised reporters yesterday by taking the subway with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on their journey to inaugurate the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturing facility, which was developed by Samsung Electronics in Noida, India. Earlier in the day, [...]

Subways Most Preferred Transportation Choice for Many Foreigners

Subways Most Preferred Transportation Choice for Many Foreigners

SEOUL, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Foreign tourists prefer subways and railroads while shying away from buses and taxis due to complicated route maps and expensive fares, a survey showed Monday.  About 70 percent of 649 foreign tourists were satisfied by their use of subways and railroads, according to the survey conducted by the Korea [...]

Improvements to Subway Platform Screen Doors to Make Trains Safer

Improvements to Subway Platform Screen Doors to Make Trains Safer

SEJONG, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced Tuesday comprehensive measures to improve subway platform screen doors to better prevent subway malfunctions, and potentially fatal accidents.  Despite the doors having been implemented to prevent railway accidents, they have been met with limitations, often deadly.  Seven people have been killed [...]