[Weekender] Shake Shack scores big with trendy Koreans

Kim Go-hee, a 22-year-old university student living in Iksan, North Jeolla Province, had one mission on a recent day trip to Seoul -- dining at South Korea’s first Shake Shack restaurant, which open...

Updated : 2016.08.19 15:39

[Weekender] Korea braces for antigraft law

Korea’s civil servants, elected officials, journalists and officials of private educational institutions must soon abide by this new discipline: They cannot receive free meals that cost more than 30...

Updated : 2016.08.12 19:37

[Weekender] Antigraft bill puts local industry on its heels

A seafood restaurant based in Jongno, Seou recently adjusted the price of its two most popular dishes from 32,000 won ($29) to 28,000 won per person. It was a preemptive measure to assure that gover...

Updated : 2016.08.12 17:06

[Weekender] Antisolicitation law at a glance

In spite of all the opposition, concerns and disputes, the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act -- commonly dubbed the Kim Young-ran law -- will finally take effect starting from September 28. Guideb...

Updated : 2016.08.12 17:05

[Weekender] Confused businesses prepare for anti-graft law

With the looming effectuation of the antigraft law, most South Korean companies are suffering from confusion about how they can prepare for promotional and other events. The Improper Solicitation an...

Updated : 2016.08.12 14:43

[Weekender] Local entertainment industry anticipates hard hit with new anti-corruption law

With the induction of Korea’s new anticorruption law looming, much of the workforce public is left speculating as to the extent of how it will affect their businesses when it officially takes effect ...

Updated : 2016.08.12 10:01

[Weekender] Korean firms use Olympics as sales booster

The Summer Olympic Games that kicked off Friday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are a bonanza for major Korean businesses that have suffered from sluggish domestic consumption for years. Companies across...

Updated : 2016.08.05 17:14

[Weekender] Augmented reality beyond gaming and entertainment

The explosive popularity of Nintendo and Niantic’s augmented reality game “Pokemon Go” has set off a boom in Korea, with companies, the government and consumers thinking about how the combination ...

Updated : 2016.07.29 17:34

[Weekender] 'Pokemon Go’ spotlights augmented reality’s potential

The explosive popularity of Nintendo and Niantic’s GPS-based mobile game “Pokemon Go” around the world, including South Korea, has thrust into the spotlight the core technology behind the game -- ...

Updated : 2016.07.29 17:31

[Weekender] Pokemon no longer child’s play

The augmented reality smartphone game “Pokemon Go” is fueling the already hyped-up market for “kidults,” a newly coined term that combines “kid” and “adult.” The Pokemon craze worldwide is l...

Updated : 2016.07.29 16:55

[Weekender] Augmented reality shines only with right storytelling

Following the “Pokemon Go” craze, the Korean government and companies are looking to pour money into advancing the local augmented reality sector. This is not the first time for Korea to push for ...

Updated : 2016.07.29 16:50

[Weekender] Pokemon -- strong story meets technological potential

The emerging technology augmented reality is showing immense potential in the digital world especially after the success of “Pokemon Go,” a location-based AR mobile game. AR, in fact, is nothing n...

Updated : 2016.07.29 15:42

[Weekender] Body type determines eating choices

You do not have to look far to stay healthy during summer, as run-of-the-mill foods such as watermelon and cold buckwheat noodles can do the trick, according to Korean traditional medicine. The key...

Updated : 2016.07.22 17:15

[Weekender] Healthy, tasty local dishes that nourish during summer

During summer, some Koreans may think of the phrase “iyeolchiyeol” when deciding what to eat. Similar to the popular English idiom “fight fire with fire,” Koreans are known to tackle the scorch...

Updated : 2016.07.22 17:09

[Weekender] Eat to beat the heat

On a scorching hot summer day, you start to feel sluggish and dizzy while perspiring heavily. Feeling dehydrated and low on energy, you instinctively grab a glass of cold water, gulp it down and look...

Updated : 2016.07.22 16:52