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Traffic Accident Deaths By Elderly Drops Sharply After Implementing Driver’s License Forfeiture

The Busan Metropolitan Police Agency yesterday that since a system for senior citizens to return driver’s licenses started last July, 5,280 people voluntarily returned his or her license, last year alone. 

5th Anniversary of Sewol Ferry Tragedy Events Around Busan

Marking the 5th anniversary of the sinking of the Sewol ferry, Busan will hold a number of commemorative ceremonies and events to remember the ferry sinking victims and to enhance public awareness of maritime safety. 

80% Are in Support for Public Pet Parks

The city of Busan has conducted a survey on whether domestic pets should be allowed in public kids’ playgrounds last month through an online-forum ‘Citizen discussion ON AIR’. 

BFIC, City Hall Form Council to Represent Foreign Residents Concerns

The city of Busan has formed a council to represent the voice of foreign residents living in Busan. 

Busan Station’s New Square Has “No Square”

Construction of Busan Station's new square didn't go exactly as planned as there is no square due to administrative problems.

Dog Owner Arrested After Her Dog Bites Man’s Genitals in Haeundae

Police said today that a 39-year-old man is receiving treatment at a hospital after a dog bit his genitals at an apartment complex in Busan. 

British Veteran James Grundy to Give Special Free Lecture April 15

James Grundy, a Korean War British veteran, will give a special lecture about his experiences of serving in a recovery unit during the war on Monday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Chungnyeolsa Education Center.

Prominent Haenyeo Diver Dies off the Coast of Gijang

According to Ulsan Coast Guards, a woman in her 60s was found dead on the waters off of Daebyeon port in Gijang yesterday morning. 

Advisory Put Out Nationwide for Mosquitoes Carrying Encephalitis

The city of Busan said yesterday that it will strengthen the watch on mosquitoes carrying the disease Japanese encephalitis which are also referred to as small red house mosquitoes in Korean. 

WeWork Opens for Business in Seomyeon, Second Location Also in the Works

WeWork, a company that provides shared workspaces for technology startups and services for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small businesses, has opened in Seomyeon. 

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