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Ulsan Opens Whale-Themed 3D Movie Theater

Ulsan Opens Whale-Themed 3D Movie Theater

ULSAN, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A new whale-themed 3D movie theater is set to open soon at Jangsaengpo in Ulsan, with the new complex boasting large circular screens that covering all of the interior walls, giving visitors a virtual experience of exploring the deep sea and observing whales up close. The ‘5D’ whale-watching theater can [...]

Ulsan’s Shipbuilding Job Center Marks Successful First Year Amid Tough Times

Ulsan’s Shipbuilding Job Center Marks Successful First Year Amid Tough Times

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Ulsan’s shipbuilding career support center recently marked its successful first year, having helped tens of thousands of jobseekers find employment in the field, center officials said on Wednesday. According to the career center, as of last month, employment benefits and job seeking support had been provided more than 71,000 times [...]

Local Government Rewards Residents for Capturing Invasive Animal Species

Local Government Rewards Residents for Capturing Invasive Animal Species

ULSAN, South Korea, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ulsan city government is purchasing animals known to disturb local ecosystems – including bass (micropterus salmoides), bullfrogs and nutrias – from residents who capture them, as part of its plans to protect its rivers and streams.  The pilot project took off Monday, and those hunting or fishing [...]

Ulsan’s Industrial Complex Suffers amid Economic Slump

Ulsan’s Industrial Complex Suffers amid Economic Slump

ULSAN, South Korea, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The Onsan National Industrial Complex in Ulsan, a key city for shipbuilding and petrochemical industries, is suffering its worst financial crisis since its establishment in 1974. According to local sources, some 30 factory sites have been put up for sale since last year, and it is the [...]

Gyeongju Trapped in Fear as Aftershocks Follow Record Earthquake

Gyeongju Trapped in Fear as Aftershocks Follow Record Earthquake

GYEONGJU, South Korea, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Gyeongju was struck by another magnitude-3.5 aftershock Wednesday morning, adding to the fear spreading across the region since Korea’s historic 5.8-magnitude temblor jolted the peninsula on September 12. The aftershock took place at 11:53 a.m., with the epicenter located some 10 kilometers southwest of the historical city.  [...]

‘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. [...]

Korea Questioning Building Safety after 5.0-Magnitude Earthquake

Korea Questioning Building Safety after 5.0-Magnitude Earthquake

BUSAN, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) – A 5.0-magnitude underwater earthquake with an epicenter only 52km off the coast of Ulsan was detected Tuesday night at 8:33 p.m. Although no casualties or damages resulted from the event, the tremor was sensed across the nation, and citizens in Ulsan and nearby regions panicked as they felt the ground [...]