Busan News

BEXCO to Host Busan Global Water Forum


The Busan Global Water Forum will take place on September 2nd and 3rd at BEXCO. The forum will be attended by numerous water-related government agencies, academic researchers, and companies. 600 people from 25 countries will participate in the forum this year. Attendees will discuss the forum’s main theme of “Ideal ...

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New Parking Regulations Face Huge Backlash


The city of Busan is receiving backlash from both local residents and civil servants over its decision to abolish the 60-minute free parking in parking lots at public institutions in order to promote the use of public transportation. Due to the new regulations, citizens will now have to pay 300 ...

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Record Number of Summer Vacationers Visit Busan

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The total number of summer vacationers who visited Busan’s beaches this year surpassed the previous record set eight years ago this past weekend. The number of people who visited the city’s 7 beaches, including Haeundae, Gwangalli and Songdo, last Saturday was 1.25 million, bringing the total number of summer vacationers this year ...

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Busan to Relocate Bus Stops


The city of Busan has decided to relocate bus stops to areas near subway stations in order to reduce transfer inconveniences and improve the efficiency of bus routes in the city. Bus routes in the city will be reorganized by being extended or newly created, with changes being applied from ...

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Phase 2 of the BIFC to Begin Next Week


Phase 2 of the Busan International Finance Center development project will soon begin. A Busan official has revealed that the city will hold the ground-breaking ceremony for the project at the Muhyun Financial Complex on August 24. The new project will help support the already existing Phase 1 of the ...

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2015 AD Stars Underway at BEXCO

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The 2015 Busan International Advertising Festival began its three-day schedule yesterday at Haeundae’s BEXCO. Over 17 thousand works from 67 countries submitted entries for this year’s competition, with 1,717 projects from 56 countries being chosen to participate in the main exhibition. Of the projects on display at the festival, 247 ...

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Sex Crimes at Busan’s Beaches Decrease This Year


The number of sex crimes at beaches in Busan has drastically decreased this year. According to Busan Metropolitan Police Agency, only eight cases were reported from June 1 to August 17, a decrease of over 60 percent from the 22 cases reported during the same period last year. Police revealed ...

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PNU Professor Commits Suicide on Campus

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A Busan National University professor jumped to his death from a campus building today in an apparent suicide attempt. Ko Hyun-chul, a Korean literature professor, plunged from the fourth floor of the university headquarters around 3 p.m., according to a university spokeswoman. Ko was transfered to a nearby hospital but ...

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Heat to Return After Rainfall in Southeast


A welcome rain is falling today on what is known as Malbok, the end of the hottest time of the year, and the heat has let up. The Busan Regional Meteorological Administration recorded rainfall totals in Busan and Changwon at 6.5 millimeters and 19.6 millimeters, respectively, as of 6:00AM today. ...

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Heat Warnings Finally Lifted in Busan

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After 15 days of scorching weather, heat warnings have finally been lifted in Busan. An official from the Busan Regional Meteorological Administration announced that the warnings had been lifted for the city at 6 p.m. yesterday, after originally being issued on July 27. The weather agency added that clouds will ...

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