Busan News

Soccer Class for Children from Multicultural Families

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan Foundation for International Activities (BFIA) and Busan IPark, a South Korean professional football club based in Busan, are currently working together to host a soccer class for children from multicultural families and are now recruiting players for the upcoming season.  

Busan-based elementary school students from multicultural families are eligible to apply for the class. The application period is from February 27 - March 18, 2014, at 6 p.m. You can download the application form and submit it by email to [email protected]

Haeundae-gu to Install a Smart Warning System to Warn Litterbugs

BUSAN, South Korea -- Haeundae-gu will install a Smart Warning System in 12 locations to warn individuals by recorded voice to not throw away garbage. The 12 locations are problem spots for people throwing away garbage. 

If a person is approached for illegally throwing away garbage, the announcement and the video recording start automatically. 

Two of the 12 systems will use sunlight to power the systems. 

Source: Busan eFM News


Drunk Police Officer Faces Discipinary Actions After Causing Accident

BUSAN, South Korea -- A drunk police officer was the cause of a car wreck at 1:20 a.m. today. The 34 year-old sergeant hit a parked taxi and other cars in Gupo-dong. 

According to the police investigation, his blood alcohol concentration was 0.151 percent, which means he faces the revocation of his license.

Source: Busan eFM News


Foreign Spouses Top 1,500 in Busan

BUSAN, South Korea -- According to recent statistics on foreign spouses by the Busan Development Institute, there were 1,505 foreign spouses in Busan, including 343 foreign husbands and 1,162 foreign wives. 

By nation, in the case of foreign husbands, Japanese nationals led the survey with 24.9%, with the U.S, China and Canada following. 

Vietnamese women ranked first with 38.3% of all female spouses married to Korean men. 

Source: Busan eFM News

Busan Observatory Opens to the Public For Nighttime Stargazing

The Geumryeonsan Youth Center will open the Busan Citizen's Observatory to the public to give people the opportunity to gaze at the stars. The...

Gyeongju Police Announce Interim Results of BUFS Accident Investigation

BUSAN, South Korea -- Police today blamed shoddy construction and poor materials for last week's deadly gymnasium collapse. The accident killed 10 people, mostly college students, and injured 105 others. 

City Requests Recognition for BUFS Accident Hero

BUSAN, South Korea -- The City of Busan has requested the Ministry of Health and Welfare to officially recognize late Yang Seung-ho, head of the Myanmar language department at Busan University of Foreign Studies for his sacrifice. 

The 25 year-old Yang tried to save students' lives during the collapse accident at Mauna Ocean Resort in Gyeongju on February 17th. 

Yang escaped from the collapse, but entered the site again to save younger students, eventually losing his life. As Yang's story is known to many people through media and SNS, condolence messages are rapidly increasing showing their sympathy. 

Source: Busan eFM News

Busan Metropolitan Office of Education to Increase Sex Education Classes

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan Metropolitan Office of Education will push ahead for sexual violence prevention. The education office said that it will distribute sex education textbooks to be used in elementary to high schools as well as special schools. This is a part of 'sexual violence prevention total measure'. 

The mandatory time for sex education will increase to 15 hours a year from the current 10 hours. 

Source: Busan eFM News




Is Busan Set to Join Seoul With Gangnam-Style Tourist Police?

BUSAN, South Korea -- The city of Busan is apparently set to become the second city in the country to establish a "tourism police"...

Busan to Host Asia’s Biggest Cruise Fair

BUSAN, South Korea -- An international cruise fair that is the largest-scale in Asia will be held in June in Busan, which is rising as an international cruise city. 

An official of Busan said it has plans to sign an agreement on holding 'Seatrade Cruise Korea in Busan' with the Busan Port Authority and the Korea Tourist Service to start the preparation for the fair. 

The fair will run from the 11th to the 14th of June with various events including a conference, exhibition, and a workshop. 

Source: Busan eFM News

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