Busan News

Tsushima to Join in the Fireworks Festival


Japan will join in this year’s edition of the Busan International Fireworks Festival. The city of Busan has announced that in the middle of an hour long fireworks festival held nearby Gwangan Bridge and Gwangalli Beach on October 24, a five-minute fireworks show will be held on the coast of ...

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High Increase of Child Sexual Abuses in Busan


A new report shows that cases of child sexual abuse in Busan have significantly increased. According to the Busan Metropolitan Police Agency, 274 individuals were arrested for violating child sexual abuse laws, some 187 percent more than the 146 arrested for such offenses in 2013. The most common offenses were ...

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Busan Home to Five of Most Dangerous Tunnels in Korea


Five tunnels in Busan rank among the ten most dangerous tunnels in Korea by number of vehicle accidents. According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport, Nam-gu’s Hwangnyeong Tunnel topped the list with 68 accidents. Mandeok Tunnel was fourth with 45 fender-benders, followed by Baekyang Tunnel in fifth with 43, ...

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Busan Recovering After Storm Aftermath


Damage from strong winds occurred in many places throughout Busan yesterday following storm warnings issued in the morning hours. At Gimhae International Airport, a total of 40 domestic and international flights were cancelled along with four delays. Busan New Port experienced several hours of delays for cargo loading and unloading ...

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Domestic Violence Up, Car Accidents Down this Chuseok

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A new report shows that domestic violence cases increased during this Chuseok this year from holidays, compared with last year’s. According to the investigation results by the Busan Metropolitan Police Agency, 157 cases of domestic violence were reported during Chuseok, an increase of 7.5 percent from the 146 cases reported ...

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Bus Service to Increase During Chuseok Holidays


The city of Busan has prepared special public transport from September 26th to the 29th for those visiting the city during Chuseok. The city will increase the number of vehicles for public transport to a total of 2,288 express buses, intercity buses and trains that will be able to handle ...

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Nearly 1 Million Citizens to Leave Busan For Chuseok


Around 980,000 Busan residents are expected to make a trip to their hometowns over the Chuseok holiday. The Busan Metropolitan Police Agency forecasts that 400,000 households, about 28 percent of the city’s population, will visit their native city during the holiday. Among them 87 percent are expected to travel by ...

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Korean Navy to Conduct Fleet Review in October

oryukdo port

The Republic of Korea Navy will conduct a fleet review at Busan Naval Base along the coast from Oryukdo to Songjeong, as well as at BEXCO, from Oct 17th to the 23rd, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the country’s navy. This year’s event is the largest ever as the ...

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