Female Teacher Who Ordered Bullying Faces Charges
5 days 12 hours ago

Criminal Court 1, Dongbu Branch of the Busan District Public Prosecutor's Office is prosecuting a 38-year-old teacher named Mrs. A, who teaches at a Busan elementary school, for ordering students to bully other students in the class without detention. 

She was accused of engaging in bullying including ordering the class to treat a student as if she was invisible and also ordered students to look over her in the restroom in April last year. 

The office said they prosecuted her with the...

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Fire on Subway Line 1 Sends Five to the Hospital
6 days 5 hours ago

Five people were injured and some 400 others evacuated after the air-conditioning system on a subway train caught fire in Busan. 

The fire broke out at City Hall Station on Subway Line 1 at around 5:41 p.m. today and was brought under control in about 10 minutes, according to subway officials in the city. Five people were taken to nearby hospitals with minor injuries sustained by falling or inhaling smoke. 

The subway Line No.1 resumed its operation at around 6:55pm after being halted...

Haps Weekend Picks July 18,19,20
6 days 8 hours ago


BUSAN, South Korea -- The sticky weather is here to stay for awhile as the summer humidity tops nearly 90% each day.

This weekend sees some fun indoor activities to enjoy the air conditioning with this weekend highlighted by Haps Culture Editor Jen Sotham's movie "Identity Theft" being screened Sunday evening with cast members hitting the stage after for a jam session at Eva's Ticket in KSU. There's also some interesting exhibitions to check out, as well as...

Foreigners Account For 1.5% of Busan Population
1 week 2 days ago

An official with the city of Busan said there were 54,394 foreigners living in the city. This includes foreigners who have lived here for long periods of time, naturalized citizens and children of foreign residents. The results were based on the beginning of the year. 

The number accounts for 1.5% of Busan's 3,527,000 people. It also represents a 5.4% increased compared to 2013 numbers. 

Experts believe the increasing number is due to liberalizing immigration requirements for...

Heat Warning Issued for the Southern Peninsula
1 week 5 days ago

A heat wave will hit Busan and Gyeongnam after Typhoon Neoguri's path diverted around the country earlier this week. Temperatures are expected to rise to 32 degrees Celcisus, or about 90 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Busan's overnight temperature was 24.4 degrees, coming close to the 25 degrees threshold that officially declares tropical temperatures. Gimhae's overnight temperature was 23.9 degrees. 

Citizens have been visiting riversides and beaches to cool off from the high temperatures...

High Wind, Heavy Rain Warning Issued for Southern Region
2 weeks 13 hours ago

An official with the Busan weather has issued a strong-wind warning throughout Busan, which began at 12 p.m. today. Wind speeds will rise to between 14 and 20 meters per second. Residents should expect damages to facilities. 

The weather agency also forecasted 30 to 80 millimeters of rain for Busan beginning today and continuing until tomorrow afternoon. 

Waves have also been rising in the seas due to high winds. The winds have prompted a high wind warning that began at 10:30 a.m...

Busan Ports Prepare For Typhoon Neoguri
2 weeks 1 day ago

Weather forecasts mentioned a possibility of typhoon Neoguri impacting weather conditions in Korea, as the Busan Port Authority begins setting up measures against it. 

The BPA predicts that typhoon Neoguri will come with heavy rain and wind beginning tomorrow and plans to take measures in stages including the evacuation of ships in and around Busan port to other ports. 

The port authority will also hold a ship evacuation meeting that will be attended by the Busan Regional...

Subway Line 1 Disrupted After Man Jumps Onto the Tracks
2 weeks 1 day ago

A 34-year-old man with the surname Kim jumped onto Dongnae Subway Station tracks on metro's Line 1, at 12:25 am, this morning. 

Mr. Kim walked along the tracks to the next stop, the Busan Nat'l Univ. of Education Station where he was apprehended by station employees. This incident caused subways bound for Nopo-dong to delay for eight minutes. 

The police charged Kim with trespassing and business obstruction. 

Source: Busan...

Busan Weather Agency Predicts Shorter, Drier Rainy Season
2 weeks 2 days ago

The Busan Weather Agency has forecasted this year's rainy season will be short and will see a small amount of rainfall. However, a separate study also shows that the amount of rain that has fallen during Busan and Gyeongnam's current rainy season has increased drastically. 

According to the results of a report that studied rainfall since 1973, the amount of rainfall and the number of days that experienced precipitation during the rainy season, up to this point in the season, increased by 28...

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