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Busan Troupe Heads to Shimonoseki for Little Busan Festa

The Busan Foundation for International Activities (BFIA) will dispatch a performance troupe to the “14th Little Busan Festa” in Shimonoseki on November 23th, to activate international exchanges with its sister city and enhance the spirit of friendship that already exists. The Little Busan Festa has been held annually in Shimonoseki’s Greenmall Shopping Street, commonly known […]

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Over 9,000 CSAT Tests From Last Year Rescored

More than 9,000 students who took last year’s college entrance exam will have their grades revised up because the educational authorities re-graded test papers due to an erroneous question, according to the Ministry of Education yesterday. It is not yet confirmed how many students will get the chance next year to enter the colleges they […]

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Korea Vows to Crackdown on Chinese Fishermen

Prime Minister Chung Hong-won vowed today to conduct a stronger crackdown on Chinese fishermen’s illegal fishing in South Korean waters amid their growing violence against South Korean authorities. Hundreds of Chinese fishermen are arrested each year for illegally crossing into and fishing in South Korean waters in the Yellow Sea, often leading to violent clashes […]

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Marine Finance Center Opening Ceremony Held on Nov. 10

The City of Busan held an opening ceremony for the Marine Finance Center on November 10. The Marine Finance Center made up of the Export-Import Bank of Korea, Korea Development Bank and Korea Trade Insurance Corporation, is located on the first floor of the Busan International Finance Center (BIFC). Since the center’s opening on September […]

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Haps Weekend Picks November 21,22,23

Plenty of activities are set again for another great weekend in Busan.

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Dan Deacon is Back with a Show in Seoul Nov. 28th

While being classically trained and having dabbled in movie scores, Deacon is known for the addictive melodic lines, distorted samples and acoustic textures that characterize his music. Since 2003 he’s released eight electronic dance music albums. His major break came with his first commercially distributed (third overall) full-length album, “Spiderman of the Rings,” which was […]

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BIFF Gets Audited by BAI

The Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI) has begun a field investigation against the organizing committee of the Busan International Film Festival. Three officials of the Special Investigations Bureau of the BAI installed an audit room at the organizing committee of BIFF. Some believe this inspection was targeted specifically at BIFF but the BAI said it is […]

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IKEA Apologizes Over “Sea of Japan” Maps

IKEA Korea, the local unit of Swedish furniture giant IKEA, apologized today for a controversial map. The map on its website and one of its products marked the water between South Korea and Japan only as “Sea of Japan.” Retail manager Andre Schmidtgall apologized in a press conference, adding that the company is aware of […]

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Shinsegae Centum Hits 100 Millionth Customer

Shinsegae Department Store in Centum City has had its 100 millionth customer after 5 years of being open. The Guinness World record holder as the largest department store, Shinsegae in Centum City announced more than 100 million customers today since opening in March of 2009. The department store hit 10 million customers only seven months after […]

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Korean Life Expectancy Rises to 81.3 Years

The life expectancy in South Korea is growing, but the country appears to be ill-prepared for life after retirement. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Monday, the life expectancy for South Koreans stood at 81.3 years as of 2012, ranking 13th out of the 32 OECD member countries. While South Koreans’ life […]

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Five Places to Get Thanksgiving Dinner in Busan

It’s time once again for American Thanksgiving, and if you’re looking to get a taste of some good old fashioned bird this year, here’s five places that will let you get your turkey fix. 1. Sharky’s Haeundae - Turkey dinner set with 10lb turkey, cranberry, house salad, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies 200k for 4-7 people. 2. […]

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Paradise Hotel Bakery Launches New Healthy Options

Petit Paradis, the Paradise Hotel’s signature bakery, has added new, healthy snack options to its variety of breads and pastries it has on offer. Three salads, including a Smoked Chicken Salad with Caesar Dressing, Olive Tomato Mozzarella Caprese Cheese, and Feta Cheese Pecan Nuts and Shrimp with vegetable salad and Wawa dressing are all retailing […]

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AF to Host Beaujolais Nouveau Party

Alliance Française will once again be hosting a Beaujolais Nouveau party Friday, November 21st from 7 p.m. at the Goeun Museum of Photography. If you are looking for a night to celebrate life, wine and great French tradition, get your tickets quick and enjoy a unique experience to start the holiday season! This year also sees […]

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Nakdonggang River Eco Tour Begins

There is now another reason to come to the city of Busan; and it’s the Nakdonggang River Eco Tour. Under the slogan, ‘Nakdonggang River Eco Tour into Nature’, visitors can experience a beautiful, scenic ride along the Nakdonggang River and enjoy a new side of the city. In the same way that the Busan City […]

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New Security Procedures to US Begin at Gimhae Airport

Passengers flying to the United States will no longer have to go through a second security check at Gimhae International Airport in Busan. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Tuesday that it will test the new procedure during a trial period from Thursday to December 14th. It will eliminate the second security checks by […]

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Kkangtong Market to Open Second Section

The nation’s first night market, Bupyeong Kkangtong market, will expand to a build a second section and begin operations. Busan city and the merchant’s association of Bupyeong Kkangtong market said they will open a 2nd section of the night market by adding a new 100 meter section in the direction of Bosu-dong to the existing 150 […]

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Laochra Busan GAA Wraps Up Successful Season

With the end of August came the end of the Korean gaelic football season and this year Laochra Busan GAA did itself proud taking narrow second places in both the men’s and women’s national leagues. However, as September hit, there was one last competition that some members of Laochra GAA were still training for: the […]

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FC Barcelona to Hold Coaches, Children’s Clinic in Busan

If there is a city in Korea that reminds one of Barcelona, that one is Busan. And if in Busan the passion is baseball, in Barcelona everyone is wild about football. And that’s maybe the next connection between Barcelona and Busan. FC Barcelona is organizing in Busan two events, one in November and the other […]

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Baseball Great Randy Johnson Visits Korea

Five time winner of the Cy Young award Randy Johnson visited the Naval Academy inChangwon yesterday. Johnson who visited Korea on a tour with the United Service Organizations visited the Naval Academy to look around the Turtle Ship and meet naval cadets. Johnson is known to be working on a photo tour around the world […]

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