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Asia Series 2012

? Period: November 8-11, 2012
? Venue: Sajik Baseball Stadium
? Teams: Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Korea

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Seven baseball fields to be built in Gijang

BUSAN, South Korea -- Busan Metropolitan City, Gijang-gun County and Hyundai Motor Company signed agreement on establishing a ‘Baseball Field of Dreams’ at Dongbaek-ri, Ilgwang-myeon, Gijang-gun. The aim is to promote baseball in Busan City.    

Gijang-gun is providing the site for the baseball fields (a 176,515? area of land), and Hyundai Motor Company will build four baseball fields there by 2014, with subsidiary facilities to be completed by 2015, and will then donate the Baseball Field of Dreams to Busan City and enjoy advertising rights at the fields for the next 30 years.    

In addition, Busan City and Gijang-gun are planning to build one Little League baseball field and two multi-purpose baseball fields nearby the Baseball Field of Dreams.

Super Typhoon Sanba to hit Korea this Weekend


BUSAN, South Korea -- Super typhoon Sanba is predicted to hit Busan later this weekend, and forecasters are predicting it to be on the same level strength as Typhoon Maemi, which pounded the country in 2003, leaving 117 people dead.

Typhoon Bolaven Projected to Hit Korea This Monday


SEOUL, South Korea -- According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Typhoon Bolaven is moving towards the Korean peninsula and is expected to make landfall on the Peninsula around the afternoon of August 27th and will continue to move north bringing heavy rain of 50-100 mm. and strong winds. A typhoon warning is in effect.

Feature: So You Want to Help North Korean Defectors Adapt to Life Abroad?


SEOUL, South Korea -- All of the world’s expats, regardless of where they’re from or where they’re going to, can spin a mile of yarn about the difficulties of adapting to a new culture.

Johnny at Jisan: A Review of the Rock Fest


JISAN VALLEY, South Korea -- Since its inaugural concert in 2009, the Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been growing in stature and popularity, proving to be a hotbed of musical diversity featuring such acts as Weezer, the Chemical Brothers, Basement Jaxx, Oasis, Patti Smith, Suede, Belle & Sebastian, Massive Attack and Kula Shaker.

Photo Essay: Jisan Valley Rock Festival 2012



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Jang Pil-sun


Elvis Costello


Elvis Costello


Hands (And Radiohead)

Disputes: Does Okinawa Belong to China?


wrtgewgewtwe rgew gerg bergb egbergberbgAUCKLAND, New Zealand -- While the Western media has at times taken great delight in publishing somewhat fantastical stories about the influence that Japanese ‘nationalists’ hold over the contemporary Japanese imagination, China’s own home grown group with questionable interpretations of history for the most part seemed to escape the attention of analysts and journalists – until recently.

Let the Games Begin – London Olympic Preview


BUSAN, South Korea -- The city of London has waited seven years, but the time has finally come for the 2012 Summer Olympics to take the British capital by storm.

London is hosting the games for the third time in the modern era, the only city to lay such a claim. With a budget of $14.7 billion, the Olympic Park, a former deprived industrial center, is ready to take center stage for two weeks of joy, heartache and pain.

Almost a Foot of Rain Hits Busan Over the Weekend


BUSAN, South Korea - If you're wondering just how much rain we got over the weekend, wonder no more - 293.5mm. Busan was hit hardest by the monsoon that swept across the peninsula over the weekend, as almost a foot of rain fell over the two day period.

The hardest rains brought 80.5mm per hour during the storms, the third highest total ever recorded.

The rains shut more than 30 streets and resulted in the cancelation of 35 flights from Busan's Gimhae International Airport according to Arirang News.

More rains are expected to hit Busan tomorrow and for the rest of the week, as Typhoon Khanun moves over Korea after slamming Eastern China earlier this weekend.


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