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War-separated Families of Koreas Meet for First Time in over 6 Decades

War-separated Families of Koreas Meet for First Time in over 6 Decades

MOUNT KUMGANG, North Korea, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Hundreds of South and North Koreans torn apart by the 1950-53 Korean War met for the first time in over six decades in a tearful, long-dreamed-of family reunion on Monday. Eighty-nine South Koreans, mostly in their 70s and older, met about 180 long-separated family members, including [...]

Nation’s First “Family” Cathedral Established in Busan

Nation’s First “Family” Cathedral Established in Busan

BUSAN, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Constructed on the very site where Busan’s first cathedral was built more than 100 years ago, the nation’s first church specializing in matrimonial and family affairs has opened its doors to the public. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Busan carried out a celebratory ceremony officiated by Bishop Paul Hwang [...]

225,000 Trees to be Planted in Busan’s Saha-gu to Fight Fine Dust

225,000 Trees to be Planted in Busan’s Saha-gu to Fight Fine Dust

BUSAN, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Busan has announced plans to plant 225,000 trees in a neighborhood with poor air quality, the district of Saha-gu, by 2027. The municipality of Saha-gu announced Saturday that it would be pushing forth a “forest belt project” in order to reduce fine dust levels and alleviate [...]

“Venice of Busan” a Popular Tourist Attraction

“Venice of Busan” a Popular Tourist Attraction

BUSAN, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — An old fishing port in Busan has transformed itself in artistic form, surprising visitors and residents alike. On social media websites, Jangrim Port in Busan’s Saha-gu is now being dubbed “Bunezia,” which is a combination of the words “Busan” and “Venezia,” the Italian name for “Venice.” The nickname was [...]

New Legislations Adds Jobs at School Libraries and Gov’t Ministries

New Legislations Adds Jobs at School Libraries and Gov’t Ministries

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting this month, all schools must have at least one librarian on staff, according to a newly proposed bill revision that was resolved during a cabinet meeting presided by President Moon Jae-in on August 14 at the Blue House. The National Assembly revised an existing law in February to [...]

Knuckleballer Hur Min to Participate in KBO’s Baseball Draft

Knuckleballer Hur Min to Participate in KBO’s Baseball Draft

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Hur Min, a 42-year-old baseball aficionado and successful entrepreneur, has many achievements under his belt. Hur founded Korea’s first independent baseball team and played for the Rockland Boulders, an independent American baseball team, as a knuckleball pitcher. Now, the former owner of the Goyang Wonders has his eyes on [...]

Father-to-son Succession Sees S. Korea’s Biggest Christian Church Under Fire

Father-to-son Succession Sees S. Korea’s Biggest Christian Church Under Fire

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — What started as a humble congregation of 20 Christians at a fringe neighborhood in Seoul 40 years ago has now grown into arguably the world’s biggest Presbyterian church. Myungsung Church now stands on tens of thousands of square meters of land in the southeastern district that became a populous [...]

Historic Tree that Helped Freedom Fighters Withstands Heat Wave

Historic Tree that Helped Freedom Fighters Withstands Heat Wave

YEONGDONG, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A gigantic zelkova tree in North Chungcheong Province is known as the “independence fighter tree,” having been around for approximately 350 years in the small village of Bakgye-ri in Haksan-myeon, Yeongdong-gun. The tree got its nickname after villagers climbed up to keep watch over Japanese military police during the [...]