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Busan Redesigns Inner City Alleys for Crime Prevention

Busan Redesigns Inner City Alleys for Crime Prevention

BUSAN, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Dark and intimidating alleyways have become warm and brightly lit walking paths as Busan continues to make efforts to reduce crime. The Busan Metropolitan Police Agency announced on January 16 that it had undertaken “crime prevention through environmental design” (CPTED) in two alleys located in Bugok 2-dong, Geumgjong District [...]

CNBLUE’s Jung Yong-hwa Quits TV Show Amid Controversy Over Academic Favor

CNBLUE’s Jung Yong-hwa Quits TV Show Amid Controversy Over Academic Favor

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Jung Yong-hwa of the idol band CNBLUE will be leaving a cable TV show after the revelation that he received preferential treatment in graduate school admission, his agency said Wednesday. “After much thought, Jung decided to voluntarily quit the program, feeling responsibility for today’s controversy and hoping the issue [...]

Fact Check: Are South Korean Ambulances Subject to Traffic Laws?

Fact Check: Are South Korean Ambulances Subject to Traffic Laws?

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The story of an ambulance driver facing prosecution after a car accident last week caused uproar in South Korea. The private ambulance carrying a two-month-old infant ran a red light, according to police, before colliding with an SUV while traveling from one hospital in North Chungcheong Province to another in [...]

Snowy Cars Lead to Higher Gas Bills

Snowy Cars Lead to Higher Gas Bills

GWANGJU, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Dusting the snow off one’s car is imperative not only for aesthetic reasons, but to save gas. After four days of significant snowfall, the auto industry recommends that car owners keep their cars snow-free before hopping in. One individual working for a car repair firm said, “30 cubic centimeters [...]