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Heavy beer drinkers force Kirin Brewery to charge for factory tours

Aug 03, 2021 09:33 am UTC| Life Economy

Overconsumption of beer during free tastings in factory tours forced Kirin Brewery Co. to charge participants 500 yen beginning Oct. 1. The change is intended to prevent visitors from repeatedly returning for free beer...

S. Koreans increase reliance on meal kits and food deliveries

Jul 30, 2021 23:38 pm UTC| Life Economy

South Koreas home meal replacement (HMR) market and the food delivery industry collectively grew more than twice from 12 trillion won in 2018 to 25 trillion won in 2021. The countrys HMR market reached 5 trillion won...

S. Korea's growing drinking-at-home culture push wine imports to record $236.9 million in H1

Jul 29, 2021 23:57 pm UTC| Economy Life

South Koreas wine imports reached an all-time high value of $236.9 million in the first half, up 110 percent year-on-year as more people drink at home due to the prolonged pandemic. The figure broke the previous...

S. Korea to allow sidewalk testing of self-driving robots

Jul 28, 2021 23:53 pm UTC| Life Economy

South Korea will allow businesses to test self-driving robots equipped with cameras on sidewalks. Self-driving robots, considered automobiles under local rules, were banned from running alongside pedestrians and could...

Can we cancel 'cancel culture'?

Jul 24, 2021 06:51 am UTC| Life

Alexi McCammonds journalism career was rapidly ascending. She was a political reporter for Axios and a fixture on cable news. Jeffrey Toobin was an award-winning lawyer-turned-journalist. He wrote for The New Yorker,...

Pandemic has teens feeling worried, unmotivated and disconnected from school

Jul 24, 2021 05:53 am UTC| Life

When the COVID-19 pandemic started, many U.S. teens were more worried about the disruption to their education than the possibility of getting sick. A May 2020 survey of high school students found that they reported...

Generation COVID: pregnancy, birth and postnatal life in the pandemic

Jul 18, 2021 10:43 am UTC| Life

What was it like to be pregnant, to give birth and to look after a baby in the middle of a pandemic? For this Insights article, photographer and researcher of visual cultures James Clifford Kent teamed up with...

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Economy

Tencent shares plunge 10% after China media calls online gaming 'electronic drugs'

Stocks of Chinas biggest social media and video game firm Tencent tumbled over 10 percent, wiping almost $60 billion from its market capitalization after state-run Economic Information Daily likened online video games to...

Nissan and AESC to build $456 million EV battery plant in Japan

Envision AESC and Nissan will build a second car battery factory in two months, set to rise in Ibaraki Prefecture, with an initial investment of $456 million and an annual production capacity of six gigawatt-hours in...

NTT laments lost opportunity to showcase technology at Tokyo Olympics

Japanese companies like Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. lament the missed opportunity for their products to take center stage with the lack of spectators in the Olympic games. NTT wanted to showcase its...

Toss offers free transactions amid growing online bank competition

Viva Republica would eliminate transaction fees for Toss users starting Monday, as it prepares to launch Toss Bank next month and gears up for growing competition with internet-only banks and other fintech firms. The...

S. Koreans complain of discrimination after Tesla suspends sales of Model 3 Long Range

South Koreans raised complaints against Tesla Inc. for discriminating against them after the US electric vehicle maker suspended sales of its Model 3 Long Range while continuing to sell it elsewhere. The Model 3 Long...

Politics

Joe Biden vaccine: US meets 70 percent vaccination rate

The Biden administration is increasing efforts to get Americans vaccinated in light of the surge in cases, especially of the Delta variant. This week, President Joe Biden has announced that the US has finally hit the 70...

Kamala Harris to promote Biden-Harris administration's 'America is Back' in upcoming visit to Singapore, Vietnam

US Vice President Kamala Harris will be making her next few overseas engagements this month in her upcoming visits to Singapore and Vietnam. Harris is expected to promote the new administrations message in her trips to the...

Kevin McCarthy faces further backlash from women's rights group over 'joke' of assaulting Nancy Pelosi

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy recently came under fire for his joke about hitting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with a gavel should he become House Speaker in 2022. However, McCarthy is facing further backlash as a...

Capitol insurrection: Testimonies from Capitol police can help build criminal case against ex-POTUS Trump

Last week was the first hearing of the House Select Committee tasked with investigating the events of the Capitol insurrection last January 6. Following the testimonies of some of the injured law enforcement officials that...

Science

Hyundai Mobis develops brainwave analyzer to prevent drowsy driving

Hyundai Mobis developed a brainwave detection device dubbed M. Brain to alert motor vehicle operators against drowsy driving or sudden health issues. The M.Brain analyzes brainwaves to determine the drivers health...

Osaka University ties up with town of Okoppe to turn cow poop into methanol using LEDs

Researchers from the Osaka University and the town of Okoppe are conducting studies to produce methanol by illuminating biogas from cow manure with LEDs. Experiments were conducted at an agricultural and scientific...

Big bang: how we are trying to 'listen' to it – and the new physics it could unveil

Exactly what happened at the beginning of the universe, 14 billion years ago, is one of the greatest mysteries in physics theres no simple way to probe it. Thats because, in its early stages, the universe was filled with...

S. Korean researchers reveal method of using fat insects in producing eco-friendly biodiesel

South Korean researchers announced a method of producing environment-friendly fuels by utilizing the remains of high-fat black soldier flies. The method uses leftover fat from black soldier flies to produce animal feed,...

Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Suntory debut world’s first enzymatically recycled bottles

A consortium that includes Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Suntory has produced the worlds first food-grade PET plastic bottles from enzymatically recycled plastic using Carbios recycling process. The bottles that have been...

Technology

Honor Magic 3 benchmark result hints at the use of Snapdragon 888

The anticipated official launch of Honor Magic 3 is just a few days away, but leaks remain unstoppable. More recently, a Geekbench benchmark test result appeared online, possibly revealing what processing chip will power...

‘Clair de Lune' traveled to space to become the first NFT music to reach orbit

Claire de Lune, the popular classical music composed by French composer Claude Debussy, has a non-fungible token (NFT) version, and this digital file was flown to space. Traveling to orbit and reaching 125,000 miles...

Google Pixel 6 series to launch in 8 countries

Google has done something quite different for the announcement of the Pixel 6 series. Instead of waiting until fall to unveil the upcoming flagship devices, the company published a series of tweets that revealed their...

‘Fortnite’ adds DC’s Bloodsport and ‘Street Fighter’s’ Cammy and Guile this week

Epic Games is having one major collaboration after another this summer. Now, the world of Fortnite is having a crossover with some popular Suicide Squad members and a couple of fan-favorite Street Fighter...

Dolphin Entertainment, FTX announce tie-up to establish new NFT Marketplace

Dolphin Entertainment and FTX Trading Ltd., a crypto exchange company, have teamed up to create a new non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace. It was reported that the two will build and open the blockchain marketplace that...
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