KBO's Version of Cy Young Award to Begin this Year
2 days 12 hours ago

SEOUL, South Korea -- The Choi Dongwon Award, the Korean version of Cy Young award, will be given to the best pitcher in the Korean Baseball Organization, November 11th. This will be the first award of its kind. 

The date of the award ceremony was in honor of Mr. Choi's jersey number, 11, and the first ceremony will be held in his hometown of Busan.

Source: Busan eFM News


BIFF Unveils Official Poster for 2014
1 week 1 day ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The 19th Busan International Film Festival (October 2 – 11, 2014) selected its official poster and marked the beginning of the intense preparation. 

 The official poster is based on original work Emotion1/4 Y.R.G.W by Korean painted sculpture artist Lee Hyuck Jin, and designed by the Busan International Film Festival’s art director, Choi Soon-dae. 
Emotion1/4 Y.R.G.W by Lee Hyuck Jin is a ‘painted sculpture’...

Busan Civic Park to be Designated Non-Smoking
1 week 3 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea - Busan Civic Park in Cho-up, Jin-gu will be designated as a non-smoking area. 

An official of Busan said the entire regions of Busan Civic Park, which is 470 thousand square meters, will be operated as a non-smoking area to meet the opening day of the park on the first of May. 

If you are caught smoking in the civic park designated as a non-smoking area, a fine of 20,000 won will be imposed. 

The number of public places...

Korean Women`s Curling Team Quit Over Verbal, Financial Abuse
2 weeks 6 days ago

SEOUL, South Korea - Four members of the women's national curling team have resigned from their semi-pro club amid reports they were verbally, sexually and financially abused by their coach.

Assistant coach Choi Min-suk has been fired from the Gyeonggi Provincial Government affiliated semi-pro curling club after an investigation concluded that the coach forced the four women to pay him part of their winnings from the Sochi Olympics. The team received seven...

LG Sweeps KT to Advance to KBL Finals
3 weeks 2 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Changwon LG defeated Busan KT and advanced to the championship game after sweeping the best of five series 3-0. The last time it has made it to the championship game was 13 years ago in 2000-2001. 

Changwon LG defeated Busan KT 96 - 82 last night at Sajik Gymnasium thanks to the effective performance of Davon Jefferson and Moon Tae-jong in game three of the semi-final series. 

Changwon LG secured the top position in the regular season and...

2014 Nationwide Cherry Blossom Blooming Date Forecast
4 weeks 1 day ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- In the cities of Busan, Ulsan, and Tongyeong the cherry blossoms are expected to begin to bloom between April 1 - 2 around areas closer to the coast and from April 6 - 13 further inland. 

Blooming dates are...

Speed Skater Lee Sang-hwa Takes Home Top National Sports Honor
6 weeks 6 days ago

SEOUL, South Korea -- Speed skater Lee Sang-hwa received the top national sports award on Friday on the strength of her monumental, record-breaking season, recently capped off with her second straight Olympic gold medal. 

The 25-year-old was the recipient of the grand prize at the 60th annual Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) Awards. Earlier this month at the Sochi Winter Olympics, Lee successfully defended her gold medal in the women's 500 meters. 


In Photos: Yeosu, A Predictable Spill hits a Vulnerable Area
9 weeks 5 days ago

YEOSU, South Korea--The oil started spilling into the mouth of Gwangyang Port around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, January 31, 2014. A Singapore-registered vessel, piloted by a port captain and exceeding speed limits, ran into pipelines at a GS Caltex petrochemical facility, damaging the pipelines and dumping 164 tons of oil into the coastal waters off Yeosu.


Busan Imposes Heavy Fine on Mega Mart
10 weeks 3 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea --The city of Busan will punish one of major discount stores Mega Mart due to its violation of the shutdown rule. 

The city will impose a 30 million won fine, and inspect the store in 7 sections, such as fire prevention, food, prices, resource circulation, energy, design, and architecture. 

The discount store violated the shutdown rule on the 26th of last month in its two branch stores in Dongnae, and Namcheon.


17 Car Manufacturers Apply to 2014 Busan International Motor Show
11 weeks 23 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- This year, Busan will host the the Busan International Motor Show with 22 car brands from 17 car manufacturers applying to participate at the May exhibition. The country's biggest auto show returns to the city as it rotates yearly with Seoul.

All five Korean automakers, including Hyundai and Kia applied to participate as well as other prominent automakers including 
Volkswagen, BMW, Mini, and Toyota. 


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