New York—WSJ.com, the online companion to The Wall Street Journal, has debuted a local-language edition in Korea.
The website, which has garnered more than 2 million page views in its first week, features global business news and analysis. Readers in Korea will instantly see the Korean-language edition when they go to WSJ.com as the site automates to the local edition depending on where the user is based.
“We have built one of Asia's largest news organizations and are ideally positioned—across geographies, languages and technologies—to deliver the flow of news and analysis the region's business leaders and government decision-makers need to make better informed decisions,” said Robert Thomson, editor in chief of Dow Jones & Co. and managing editor of the Journal, in a statement.
The WSJ.com Korean edition is the latest development in the Journal's “WSJ Everywhere” strategy. The brand now has 11 sites in eight languages, including Chinese, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.