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Bus information terminals to expand citywide from Octob...
Sep 15, 2010
Busan City has announced it will install more Bus Information Terminals (BIT) on major roads in Busan and start their operation from the beginning of October.    A Bus Information System (or BIS) collects real-time data of buses’ locations, and then displays estimate...

Mongolian rescue workers take training course in Korea
Sep 14, 2010
Upon request from the Mongolian government, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) of Korea transferred some of its expertise to its Mongolian counterparts. Twenty rescue workers took part in a two week-long special training course, beginning on Aug. 24. The Mongolian ...

Korean School in Mexico finds permanent home
Sep 14, 2010
(Photo: Yonhap News)The only Korean school in Mexico celebrated the establishment of its first permanent official home last Saturday, Sept. 11. For the past twenty years, the school was housed in rented buildings, without a permanent place for students. The new building in Live...

"A Remarkable Plant" - Brother Anthony and the Korean W...
Sep 14, 2010
There are very few people in the world who know Korean tea better than Brother Anthony.  A naturalized Korean citizen, Brother Anthony of Taize has lived in Korea for more than thirty years, and has been actively involved in Korea’s tea culture for twenty.With Korean tea mak...

Application for the Korean essay contest for foreigners...
Sep 13, 2010
The Busan Foundation for International Activities(BFIA) is looking for participants for the Korean Essay Contest for Foreigners which will take place on October 9. Any foreigner living in Busan can apply, simply by filling out the application form from the notice board on the BFI...

Robots and buildings made of milk carton
Sep 13, 2010
To celebrate the second Recycling Energy Day this month, objects made of used milk cartons were put on display at the Han River in the Yanghwa district on Sept. 5. Children especially had fun looking at robots and national treasures like Sungnyemun Gate reproduced from milk carto...

Monuments for WWII sex slaves to be established in Amer...
Sep 10, 2010
Monuments dedicated to World War II sex slaves will be erected in some 20 places in the United States, including New Jersey, New York, and Los Angeles, where there are large Korean-American communities. Kim Dong-suk, 53, the head of the Korean American Votors' Council (KAVC) sa...

Seoul chosen as IDEA/Brazil 2010 Gold Winner
Sep 10, 2010
The IDEA/Brazil Awards, a coveted international design competition in South America, recognized the accomplishments of Design Seoul. The Seoul Metropolitan Government has won the gold medal from the IDEA/Brazil 2010 Awards, a coveted international design competition in South Ame...

Seoul takes the lead in world e-governance
Sep 09, 2010
Delegations from around 50 countries will participate in the inaugural assembly of the World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments (WEGO) For the fourth consecutive year, Seoul ranked first in the survey on e-governance this year, and it will hold the inaug...

Visitors to Shanghai Expo’s Korean pavilions exceed 3 m...
Sep 09, 2010
  The Republic of Korea Business Pavilion and Seoul City Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo in China have each received over 3 million visitors. The Corporate Pavilion announced last Sunday (Sept. 5) that it presented two round-trip tickets (Shanghai-Incheon) from Asiana ...