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“Bloodied Middle School Student”: Bullying Case Raises Concerns about Police Ineptitude and Juvenile Criminal Law

“Bloodied Middle School Student”: Bullying Case Raises Concerns about Police Ineptitude and Juvenile Criminal Law

BUSAN, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – A bullying case involving a group of female middle school students brutalizing a fellow student in Busan has turned into a national issue as the outpouring of public rage has prompted many to question police competence and juvenile criminal law.  On September 1, a group of four girls gave [...]

South Korea and 5 ASEAN Nations Talk Diplomacy and Economic Cooperation in Busan

South Korea and 5 ASEAN Nations Talk Diplomacy and Economic Cooperation in Busan

BUSAN, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea and five Southeast Asian countries surrounding the Mekong River agreed on Friday to strengthen diplomatic and economic cooperation during an annual high-level meeting in the southern port city of Busan. The 7th Mekong-Republic of Korea Foreign Ministers’ Meeting adopted a new action plan outlining the long-term vision [...]

Busan Encourages Clean Garbage Disposal with Citywide Raffle

Busan Encourages Clean Garbage Disposal with Citywide Raffle

BUSAN, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Busan Metropolitan Government announced on August 23 that it will be holding a special raffle event as part of its citywide cleanup efforts. The event will be restricted to Millak Waterfront Park to tackle waste left by visitors who do not correctly dispose of their garbage. To place [...]

Busan to Invest 11 Billion Won to Develop Wearable Robots for the Elderly

Busan to Invest 11 Billion Won to Develop Wearable Robots for the Elderly

BUSAN, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The Busan Metropolitan Government has announced plans to invest almost 12 billion won into developing wearable robots for the elderly over the next four years. Busan’s project dubbed ‘soft wearable suit technology development venture’ was recently picked up by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), as [...]

Government to Use IoT Technology to Curb Smell and Noise Problems in Busan

Government to Use IoT Technology to Curb Smell and Noise Problems in Busan

SEOUL, Jul. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIP) and the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MOLIT) will adopt IoT-based environment sensors in Busan’s Gangseo District as part of a collective smart environment monitoring initiative, the two government branches revealed on Thursday. Gangseo District was chosen as the location [...]

Busan Sees Outbreak of “Dying Alone” Cases

Busan Sees Outbreak of “Dying Alone” Cases

SEOUL, Jul. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Just this past month, Busan has seen eight citizens pass away in complete solitude. The phenomenon of dying in solitude, though on the rise among the younger generation and those living in single-person households, is still mostly observable among the elderly. Among the eight deaths in Busan, five were elderly [...]