Seoul City To Expand Free Medical Services For Foreign Residents

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Seoul City to Expand Free Medical Services for Foreign Residents
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Seoul City to Expand Free Medical Services for Foreign Residents

Foreign residents in Seoul will receive expanded medical services including a more expansive range of free dental treatments, the city government said Tuesday.

The Southwest Global Center, run by the city government to help foreign residents in the capital, will stay open on weekday evenings to offer dental treatments for those who cannot afford to visit the center during the day due to work.

Currently it offers the service three times a week on Tuesday, Fridays and Sundays for foreign residents aged 10 or above who are not eligible for health insurance benefits.

Seoul City to Offer Free Weekend Movie Screenings
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Seoul City to Offer Free Weekend Movie Screenings

Seoul residents will be treated to free outdoor movie screenings under bridges across the Han River for the next five weeks.

The Seoul Metropolitan Government on Thursday said the city would provide screenings at 8 p.m. every Saturday from this weekend through Aug. 19 under the Cheonho Bridge in Gwangnaru, the Cheongdam Bridge in Ttukseom, the Wonhyo Bridge in Yeouido and the Seongsan Bridge in Mangwon.

Part of the city's summer festival program, the screenings will include the hit Japanese animated film "Your Name" and the Academy Award-winning "La La Land".

Seoul City Bus Tours Lose Appeal
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Seoul City Bus Tours Lose Appeal

Seoul City Bus Tour is seeing fewer and fewer passengers as critics accuse the rides of failing to catch up with the interests of visitors. The rides started in 2000 catering mostly to foreign tourists visiting the capital, and two private operators run 21 buses on six different routes.

The operators complain that their problem is a lack of funding. The Seoul Metropolitan Government subsidized them until 2011, but now they have to fend for themselves.

The number of users dropped from 251,000 in 2014 to 194,000 last year and stood at only 66,000 in the first five months of this year, or 437 a day. That means each bus carries only four or five passengers at a time, and foreigners account for a paltry 30 percent of the total.

TVXQ to become the first foreign artist to embark on a 5-city dome tour in Japan for the 3rd time
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TVXQ to become the first foreign artist to embark on a 5-city dome tour in Japan for the 3rd time

TVXQ revealed their plans for the rest of the year at the 'TVXQ! Asia Press Tour' in Tokyo held on August 21 at 7:30 PM KST.

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The duo will be kicking off promotions again after both members returned safely and soundly from their mandatory military service after approximately 2 years. During their press tour, TVXQ revealed plans to release a best album titled 'FINE COLLECTION~Begin Again~' in Japan, containing the duo's hit songs like "Rising Sun", "どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう?", "Bolero", and more. The album's songs will be re-recorded as 2017 versions for a total of 40 tracks.

Seo In Guks Agency Gives Update On His Current Medical Examination Situation
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Seo In Guks Agency Gives Update On His Current Medical Examination Situation

An update has been released regarding Seo In Guks recent medical re-examination.

On April 27, the actor-singers record label Jellyfish Entertainment revealed, Seo In Guk received a medical reevaluation at the Seoul Regional Military Manpower Administration office. He received his general physical examination that day, but he also received notice that he needs a more thorough medical exam. He plans to receive more in-depth examination at the Central Physical Examination Center of Military Manpower Administration office on June 5.