Rescued Vice Principal of High School Commits Suicide
2 days 13 hours ago

JINDO, South Korea -- The vice principal of Danwon High School who was rescued from the Sewol ferry accident committed suicide today according to local police, further adding to the tragedy that has so far claimed 25 lives.

Kang Min-kyu, 52, was found hanging from a tree near a gymnasium at 4:05 p.m. today apparently grief stricken that he survived the accident while his students didn't according to local media.

 He'd been missing since Thursday. He left behind the note...

Busan International Motor Show Ticketing Begins
2 days 20 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The 2014 Busan International Motor Show started ticket sales for the motor show in the domestic online ticket sale sites including Gmarket and Auction from today. 

If participants reserve tickets for the motor show through the internet or mobile, they can receive a 1,000 won discount off the 8,000 won cover price. 

Also, if participants use the ticketing booth on the site for the motor show, they will be also able to enter the event hall more...

ArtShow Busan Underway at BEXCO this Weekend
3 days 3 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The City of Busan has announced that it will include an exhibit dedicated to the ‘Sanbokdoro (Hillside Road) Project’ at ARTSHOW Busan 2014, which will be held from April 18 - 21 at BEXCO. 

As part of the Art Band Program which introduces various art activities into local communities, the exhibit will feature...

10th Annual Gadeokdo Flathead Mullet Festival to be Held April 25th
4 days 12 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The 10th Annual Gadeokdo Flathead Mullet Festival will kick off breakwater at Daehang Wharf, on April 25th, for two days.

The promotion committee of the festival will host a free sashimi tasting, a bare hand flathead mullet catching competition, a seaside singing contest, a pop song contest, and a Flathead Mullet Maeuntang, or Spicy Seafood Stew tasting. 

The committee will also prepare a traditional fishing reappearance show, a tradition which has...

Rescue Underway for Sinking South Korean Ship Carrying 320 High School Students
4 days 21 hours ago

JINDO, South Korea -- A ship carrying 350 passengers, including 320 students is currently sinking in waters off Jindo, South Jeolla Province according to local and international reports.

According to Yonhap News, the ship was heading to Jeju Island when it apparently collided with rocks during heavy fog. The students from Danwon High School in Ansan, was heading to the island for an educational excursion.

As of 10:30 a.m. over 120 have been rescued according to ...

eFM Radio to Host Multicultural Children's Choir Contest
5 days 17 hours ago

The Busan English Broadcasting Station and the Born Medi Women's Hospital will jointly host a BeFM Multicultural Children's Choir Contest on May 31 at 2 p.m. in the Cultural Hall located on the 9th floor of Shinsaegae Department Store in Centum City. 

The Busan English Broadcasting Station, which has been striving to connect foreign residents in Busan with their Korean neighbors, is hosting the contest to bring Busanites and multicultural families closer together.


Yeongdo Culture Center to Host European Performances
5 days 22 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Yeongdo Culture and Art Center will host European performance troupes to celebrate the Family Month, which is the month of May. 

Performances will include, "L'Oubli des Anges" of INTERFACE, performed by a Swiss troupe, which will be held May 9th, at 7:30 and "L'Oiseau Bleu" performed by Collectif Quatre Ailes, a French troupe, will be held May 13th at 7:30. 

A French troupe will also perform a mono show May 30th at 7 p.m. 


Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival Attracts Over 3 Million Visitors
6 days 12 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Jinhae Gunhangje Festival, or Cherry Blossom Festival, drew more than 3,060,000 visitors this year. 

The festival is estimated to have brought in 80.6 billion won into the local economy. This year's festival was successful due to good weather as well as the time of the cherry blossom's blooming. 

The festival began on April 1st and ended on April 10th. 

Source: Busan eFM News...

Coming of Age Ceremony Set for May 2
6 days 20 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Busan Suyeong-gu will host the 9th Annual traditional coming-of-age ceremony in Suyeong Historical Park, May 10th, at 2 p.m. 

The ceremony has spanned three centuries from the Three Countries of Korea Era. 20 men and women will participate in the ceremony that day. 

The ceremony will be hosted by Yea Jong-won. The ceremony will put on a yoo-geun and dopo to the man and put on an ornamental hairpin and hairdress on a woman...

Korea Laying out Large Welcome Mat for Incoming Medical Tourists
6 days 20 hours ago


SEOUL, South Korea -- One of the biggest trends in South Korea is the skyrocketing growth and subsequent investment in medical tourism. As more people from around the world pass through...

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