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Reporter : Kim Ji-soo
Fri, February 23, 2024 | 18:22
[INTERVIEW] Indoor cycling game Zwift attracts Korean cyclists
Steve Beckett’s earliest memory of Seoul is of watching the Summer Olympics 100-meter men’s final between Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis in 1988 as a teen in northern England. Last week, the vice president of marketing and customer acquisition at Zwift, a popular online bicycle training platform, visited the site in person. Riding past the Olympic Stadium where the two legendary ...
[INTERVIEW] 'Brexit' more of opportunity than concern: British chamber
The allure of all things British - from classic luxury fashion brands and iconic beauty brands to the beloved royal family - has had Korean consumers spellbound for many years. But as U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May started last month the two-year negotiations for the country to leave the European Union, following the “Brexit” vote last year, many economic partners, including...
NGO working for NK human rights holds dance-thon
Like to dance? Have a special pair of socks somewhere in your drawer? Then you may well be just the right person for the Sockhop Drop, a “dance till you drop” event hosted by an non-governmental group working for human rights in North Korea.
Vietnamese-Korean advises a presidential candidate
Nguyen Ngoc Cam smiled broadly as she pulled out three name cards from her purse on meeting this reporter _ one for her role as an honorary mayor of Seoul, one for her role as president of the translation and interpretation company Dong Hanh, and the third for her role as a representative of Vietnam Community in Seoul. The latter is a group representing the interests of Vietn...
[INTERVIEW] Asiance employs high-tech, human touch
Located on the upper floor of a building in the quaint central Seoul neighborhood of Jeong-dong, where old-style edifices still stand, is Asiance, a strongly growing digital marketing agency. Asked if there is an elevator, the building’s security guard gave a slightly gleeful response: “What do you expect from a 100-year-old building?” It seems like an odd decision at first -...
Making anti-terrorist security systems in Korea
In a video showing D&S Technology’s roadblocks being tested in Buffalo, New York, an 8-ton truck is building up speed on a test lane. As the truck races ahead, a roadblock pops up out of the asphalt to stop the truck. “The roadblocks should be able to work again after the crash, and ours does,” said Lee Won-woo, president and CEO of D&S Technology.In a video showing D&S Techn...
Firms feel cautious optimism about Gaeseong park
As the fielding of presidential candidates is coming down to the wire for the May 9 election, some entrepreneurs, such as Park Yong-man, are feeling cautious optimism. “For me, our company’s assets are there,” said Park, president of Rok-Sec Garments, in an interview in his office, explaining why he hopes the former Gaeseong Industrial Complex would reopen. His company was on...
K-beauty products struggle to stay alive
The Korean cosmetics trend in China seems to be cooling down amid the conflict between Seoul and Beijing over the former’s deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery, which the latter considers a threat to its security. But Korean cosmetics companies will not be deterred. Many are diversifying and strengthening their export and niche markets. The 500-...
Uptick in convenience stores as single households increase in Korea
Are convenience stores becoming central to Koreans’ lives? As more and more Koreans live in single households, convenience stores have become an important part of life. And why not? Convenience stores have everything that a single person needs - from toiletries and other small daily necessities to cold and hot foods in individual portions.
Dealing with depressing national news
A 50-something woman surnamed Bang and living in Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province said she started feeling depressed when watching the national news since October last year when the scandal involving former President Park Geun-hye and her confidant Choi Soon-sil broke. It has been one breaking news story after another as the National Assembly passed an impeachment motion ...
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