Busan News

Experts to Tackle World Population Issues in Busan

BUSAN, South Korea -- Experts from around the world will converge in Busan to seek solutions to the problem of low birth rates and aging societies. The 27th International Population Conference - known as the United Nations Population Olympics - of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) will be held Aug. 26-31 at Haeundae BEXCO. Expected to attend are 2,000 experts from overseas and 500 from Korea, including academics and government officials. 

The conference is known as a forum where more than 2,000 of the latest theses related to global population are presented. 

Experts will discuss ways to solve issues such as low birth rates and declining and aging populations, and provide directions to mid to long-term policy measures.

The IUUSP conference began in 1947 and is held every four years, and this will be its first time in Korea.

Next Generation Leader Camp to be held in Busan

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan Foundation for International Activities (BFIA) is inviting college students from sisterhood cities to Busan to hold a Next Generation Leader Camp from August 26 to 31. The BFIA's invitation is extended to those who are studying Korean in order to stimulate them to study Korean hard and to encourage an interest in Busan through the Busan Culture Tour program. 

Furthermore, selected foreign students will have a chance to meet and socialize with Korean college students. This camp is expected to be a great opportunity for brisk exchanges with sisterhood cities and for promoting Busan. 

For more information, please contact the BFIA website at: http://www.bfia.or.kr/ or contact the BFIA at (051)668-7928.

Heat Wave Continues to Affect Busan Area

BUSAN, South Korea -- A heat wave warning has been issued in Busan for nine days, and it is expected that the hot weather will continue for a while. The Busan weather agency stated that the heat wave warning, issued on fifth, is likely to continue. 

Free Driving License Classes for Foreigners

BUSAN, South Korea -- Dongnae Police Station is holding a class for driver's license knowledge test in September. 

? Eligibility: Foreign residents in Busan

? Dates & Time: September 16, 23, 30, October 7 at 2-4p.m.

? Place: Busan Foundation for International Activities (National Pension Service Building 13th Floor)

   Direction: Take Exit 2 at Busan City Hall Metro Station (Line 1)  
? Capacity: Max. 20 people (Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis)
? Languages: Chinese, Vietnamese

? For reference

   Books and classes are offered free of charge

For inquiries, call Dongnae Police Station at (051) 559-7394.

Three Arrested for Selling Fake Goods in Nampo-dong

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan Sasang Police Station arrested 53-year-old Lee and his two accomplices who produced fake luxury brand products for Japanese tourists in Busan International Market in Nampo-dong.. They confiscated 830 fake items, valued up to 50 million won. 

They built an underground secret stock in their accessory store in the market to attract the Japanese tourists, in order to sell them fake brands.

Source: Busan eFM News


Enjoy Korean Cultural Programs at the Culture Experience Center

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Culture Experience Center located in Busan Museum (Daeyeon-dong, Nam-gu) provides various Korean cultural experience programs?print rubbing, wearing traditional wedding and court costumes, and the traditional Korean tea ceremony?for tourists and Busan citizens alike. Materials for print rubbing need to be purchased from the souvenir shop in the museum beforehand. 

The first two programs will be offered from 10 am to 4 pm daily, and the tea ceremony will take place three times a day at 10:30 am / 1:30 pm / 3 pm.  Busan Museum and the Culture Experience Center are closed Mondays.

Prior reservations are required for all programs.  Call the Culture Experience Center at (051) 610-7156.    Online registration for the tea ceremony is available at http://museum.busan.go.kr/04event/03_01.jsp (currently only in Korean).

New City Limit Signs at Busan’s Borders

BUSAN, South Korea -- Busan city limit signs on the national road entering the City at Gangseo-gu, Geumjeong-gu and Buk-gu have gotten a new look. The border signs feature the image of a container, which is the driving force of the city's economic growth, along with representative city images like baseball, beach parasols, and film. 

The Korean messages on the sign, ?????(Eo-seo Oiso, Welcome to Busan) and ?????(Dan-di Gaiso, Good Bye) are in Busan dialect.

Source: Busan City News

Heat Wave, Tropical Nights to Continue in Busan

BUSAN, South Korea -- The heat wave continues to bake citizens in Busan and across the country. An official of the Busan weather agency stated that last night's temperature was 25.4 degrees meaning that tropical nights have continued in Busan for four straight days, starting on the 2nd. 

It is expected that the tropical nights will continue until this weekend and a sleepless week could be in store for most of us. If the temperature at night is over twenty-five degrees, it is classified as a 'tropical night'. 

For the past ten years, the first time that the 'tropical night' appeared on average has been the 26th of July. This year, the first tropical night came 13 days earlier, on the thirteenth. 

72% of Sex Crimes Committed by Family, Acquaintances

BUSAN, South Korea --Recent statistics show that 72% of the attackers in sex crimes are family members or acquaintances. 

The Busan Sexual Violence Counseling Center said that among entire 765 counseling cases, 72% of victims were attacked by acquaintances. A total of 143 of them were attacked by family members or relatives. 

Among the sexual violence by relatives, 49.7% done by fathers, and 18.9% by brothers. 

Source: Busan eFM News


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