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The Trade Ministry revealed this week that card spending made during a massive nationwide annual shopping festival earlier this month rose 6.3 percent from a year earlier.
Busan health authorities are conducting an epidemiological investigation against 59 students and faculty members at the Seo-gu Tourism High School in Busan who started to show symptoms of food poisoning.

Dine & Drink

Eat Like a Local: I Hwa Soo Traditional Yukgaejang in Marine City

Recently opened on the first floor at Hanil Ordew in Marine City, I Hwa Soo Jeontong Yukgaejang is a popular nationwide chain that serves up delicious modern and traditional bowls of spicy beef soup.
32 restaurants in Seoul have received Michelin Stars at the guide announced its highly regarded star selections for the capital, giving the much-coveted three stars to two Korean restaurants with unique cuisine and quality service

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Business Spotlight

Interview with ECCK President Christoph Heider

German-born President of the ECCK, Christoph Heider, has been leading the organization since May 2013 which helps its more than 360 members with information, communication, and access pertaining to the business and regulatory environment of Korea.

ECCK & GGGI Breakfast Meeting With 8th UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

The European Chamber of Commerce in Korea is holding a breakfast meeting with former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon at the Four Seasons Hotel Seoul on October 13 from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Eat Like a Local

Eat Like a Local: I Hwa Soo Traditional Yukgaejang in Marine City

Recently opened on the first floor at Hanil Ordew in Marine City, I Hwa Soo Jeontong Yukgaejang is a popular nationwide chain that serves up delicious modern and traditional bowls of spicy beef soup.

Eat Like a Local: Maeul Bunsik — Busanjin Market’s Favorite Go-To

Located in the alley behind Busanjin Market, Maeul Bunsik offers inexpensive and very delicious food. Dangmyeon (bibim cellophane noodle) and gimbap is by far the locals' favorite.

Upcoming Events

Busan Philharmonic Orchestra: The 569th Subscription Concert

The Busan Philharmonic Orchestra is holding its 569th Subscription Concert at the Busan Cultural Center this Tuesday evening.

Korean War Veterans from ASEAN

2020 Busan UN Week, Pop-Up Exhibition Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Korean War.

22nd Busan Independent Film Festival

The 22nd Busan Independent Film Festival opens on Thursday and will be held at the BNK Busan Bank Art Cinema and the “Corner Theater” in Jungang-dong until next Monday.

2020 Busan MARU International Music Festival: Main Concert IV

The 2020 Busan MARU International Music Festival: Main Concert IV will be held this Sunday at the Busan Cinema Center.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Ailee to Perform In Busan on Christmas Day

Popular Korean singer Ailee will hold two Christmas Day concerts at BEXCO Auditorium as part of her "I am: Connected" tour.

Inaugural True Colors Film Festival 2020 – One World, One Family Begins December 3

Offering 30 award-winning features and short films, it is presented by The Nippon Foundation and all the films -- focusing on shared human experiences such as connection, hope, dreams, and transformation -- can be streamed for free. 

‘2020 Comfortable Mom Busan’ Held Online This Weekend

Busan's largest pregnancy, childbirth, and child-raising medical information fair, '2020 Comfortable Mom Busan,' will be held online from today to the 22nd.

Global Game Exhibition G-STAR 2020 Gets Underway Today

One of Asia's biggest game culture festivals, G-STAR 2020 gets underway today, however, the event will be minimalized with some offline events and others mostly held online.

Sports

Jim Paek: Korean Hockey Hero

The coach of South Korea’s national men’s ice hockey team, Paek, 53, continues to travel a trendsetting path that sees him compiling one hockey first after another on an impressive resume of success.

Busan Super Cup International Yacht Race 2020 to be Broadcast Online

The Busan Super Cup International Yacht Race takes this place this weekend on the waters around Suyeong Yachting Center.

How Premier League Star Son Heung-Min Compares to Golden Boot Rivals

On a global scale, it is hard to identify a Korean athlete more prominent than Son Heung-Min, who is currently tearing up the English Premier League with club Tottenham.

Busan IPark Relegated After Seongnam Defeat

Busan IPark was relegated from the K League 1 on Saturday afternoon after losing 2-1 to Seongnam FC in the final game of the season.