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Have Your Say: Seoul’s New Tourist Slogan

The nation’s capital has decided to finally scrap its long-running “Hi Seoul” campaign which it introduced in 2002.


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 related to production and distribution …


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, Sujeong  Tunnel in seventh with …


Korean Couple Killed in the Philippines

A South Korean couple has reportedly been killed from an armed attack in the Philippines. A man in his 50s was shot to death at his home in a village in the Calabarzon region. His 40-something wife was killed outside the home after attempting to escape. The incident is presumed to have taken place sometime …

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Photos: Nagasawa Masami Visits BIFF

Japanese actress Nagasawa Masami attends a press conference with Kore-eda Hirokazu at the Dongseo University Centum Campus Convention Hall. You can check out everything that’s going on at the festival on the HAPS BIFF page.     For more photos of BIFF, you can check out Anuj Madan’s work at The Latest Haps  

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BIFF: What’s On the Week Ahead

After a huge first weekend at the Busan International Film Festival that has seen big crowds at the cinemas, the festival gets into full swing this week as a host of big events are also planned. This week’s highlight is the appearance of French actress Sophie Marceau, who will give an open talk this Friday …


BIFF Day 4 – What’s On

After a huge Saturday which saw American actor Harvey Keitel etch his hands in cement, it’s German actress Nastassja Kinski’s turn to receive the honor this afternoon at 5:30 p.m. at the BIFF Outdoor Stage. Last night saw a host of Korean celebrities running around Haeundae, including a packed CJ Entertainment party which saw Roy …

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Busan Int’l Textile and Fashion Fair to be Held in November

The 2015 Busan International Footwear, Textile and Fashion Fair will be held from November 5-7 at BEXCO, with “Wave of Fashion, Move of Technology” being the theme for this year’s event. The fair is hosted by the city of Busan and run by the Busan Economic Promotion Agency. The event will consist of three fairs …

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Korea’s Black Friday Offering Big Discounts Citywide

Local retailers in Busan have started offering large discounts as the Korea Black Friday event began today. Four Lotte Department stores in Busan are offering discounts for 580 brands in their stores. Centum City’s Shinsegae Department Store will mark down items in its outdoor, golf, imported children’s clothes, and imported kitchen wares sections. Large supermarkets …


When Can You Get an iPhone 6S in Korea?

While the iPhone 6S has made a hugely successful debut with over 13 million units sold during its opening week, those in Korea looking to purchase Apple’s newest offering are going to have to wait. Apple announced that 40 countries will be able to purchase the newest iPhone on October 9 and 10, however Korea is …


Gwangan Tap House Launching Maloney’s Beer

Gwangan Tap House in Gwangalli is introducing two new Korean beers to its already extensive menu this Friday evening at an opening event for Maloney’s beer. The newest beers include: Southie Irish Red Ale – 6.0% ABV – 30 IBU – Malty and Hoppy – 6,000 won Combat Zone IPA – 7.5% ABV – 85 …


Oktoberfest 2015 Returns

Oktoberfest returns to the Nongshim Hotel from October 8-10 bringing a taste of Bavaria to Busan.


Korea’s Top 50 Restaurants Named

If you’re looking to experience the best restaurants the country has to offer, you best head up to the nation’s capital. KOREAT, the nation’s first authoritative ranking of restaurants in the country, released its first ranking of Korea’s top restaurants with all but one residing in Seoul. Busan’s French restaurant Merciel was the only exception …

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Jeju Air to Launch Busan-Okinawa Route

An international air route connecting Busan and Okinawa will soon be launched. Budget airliner Jeju Air has announced that it will begin operating a route between Busan and Okinawa three times per week beginning on October 27. Flights will depart Gimhae International Airport every Tuesday and Thursday morning, arriving in Okinawa at 12:45 pm. Return …


Travel Dispatch: Hong Kong

Enjoy a quick guide to get you around one of Asia’s best cities.

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Busan-Amsterdam Route in the Works

A new international flight will soon be established connecting Gimhae International Airport and Airport Schiphol in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In a meeting with representatives from the Dutch government in The Hague on September 22nd and 23rd, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport discussed launching the new route, as well as increasing the number of cargo …


Korea Heads to Kuwait for World Cup Qualifier

South Korea’s national football team, led by Coach Uli Stielike, has left for Kuwait to compete in the second round of the Asian qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. A Group G match between South Korea and Kuwait will be held at 11:55 p.m. on Thursday, Korea time, in Kuwait City. Stielike stressed the …


Lotte-Kia Game to be Broadcast in English on BeFM

Due to the increased interest in Korean baseball from foreigners, Busan English Broadcasting will broadcast a game in English later today, a first time event among Korean broadcasting companies. Busan eFM will offer a realtime English broadcast of the 2015 Tire Bank KBO league game between the Lotte Giants and Kia Tigers at 6:30 today …


Where to Watch the 2015 Rugby World Cup in Busan

For those interested in watching the 2015 Rugby World Cup this year, there are a few places around to catch your country in action. Defending champs New Zealand may be the favorites to win the Webb Ellis Cup, but hosts England won’t go down without a fight. Twenty nations are competing in the seven-week-long tournament, which …


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