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Starbucks to Raise Prices on Wednesday
1 week 1 day ago

Get ready to shell out more for your favorite drink as Starbucks raises its prices on 23 of its 42 drinks nationwide July 16th. The price hike, between 100 and 200 won, will like affect all coffee shop chains around the nation as well. The price of its most popular drink, the Americano, will rise 200 won to 4,100 won for its tall-sized offering. Tall size cafe lattes will also rise to 4,600 won.

While prices on green beans have declined to $2.87 per kilo over the first half of 2014, a nearly 40% drop...

Busan Marks 64th Anniversary of Korean War
3 weeks 6 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- To mark the 64th anniversary of the Korean War, a variety of ceremonies are being held today. 

At 11 am today, various memorial ceremonies to commemorate the sacrifice of war veterans including the 6.25 civic celebration at the Busan Civic Center are held. 

Meanwhile, the memorial service to honor the fallen heroes of the UN forces who participated in the 6.25 Korean War was held at Busan UN Memorial Park yesterday afternoon and paid...

K League Classic Clubs Look to Book AFC Champions League Spot
13 weeks 1 day ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Three of the four South Korean football clubs in the AFC Champions League will seek to book their spots in the knockout stage in final group stage matches this week. 

With the Pohang Steelers having already secured a spot in the round of 16 of the top Asian club competition, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, FC Seoul and Ulsan Hyundai will try to join their fellow K League Classic club.

Source: Busan eFM News...

Feature: Taking Japanese Grievances Global
13 weeks 1 day ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- For those who have spent even a short time living in the Republic of Korea, it is readily evident that anti-Japanese sentiments run strong and hot. On one level, it makes sense that...

KBO's Version of Cy Young Award to Begin this Year
13 weeks 6 days 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


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BIFF Unveils Official Poster for 2014
14 weeks 5 days 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
15 weeks 15 hours 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
16 weeks 3 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
16 weeks 6 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
17 weeks 5 days 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...

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