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September 10, 2021

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September 13, 2020

Wavve, a South Korean streaming service, plans to release two LGBTQ dating shows in July 2022. While dating and romance reality programs are popular in South Korea, non-heterosexual couples have not been represented in programs developed by mass broadcast studios. Smaller, independent media companies like Wavve on the other hand are more responsive to these…

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July 3, 2022

South Korea’s political parties appear to be renewing their focus on identifying key voting blocs. The Democratic Party’s (DP) promotion and removal of 26-year-old women’s rights activist Park Ji-Hyun may reflect this effort in action. However, the identity of the leader still plays an outsized role while bottom-up demands often go unaddressed. 2022 marked the…

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July 2, 2022

On June 20, 2022, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) began recruiting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) for a new program designed to bolster SMEs’ preparation against international patent disputes. This reflected Korea’s recognition of SMEs as a leader in the country’s technological advancement. According to the KIPO, the total number of patent applications in…

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June 27, 2022

As of June, South Korea’s gasoline prices increased 31% from last year. The country’s complete dependence on imports means that it is not only extremely sensitive to global shocks in supply but also shifts in the South Korean won’s (KRW) exchange rate. Foremost, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine negatively affected the global supply of energy. Russian…

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June 26, 2022