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Busan Announces Service to Prevent ‘Lonely Deaths’

Busan Announces Service to Prevent ‘Lonely Deaths’

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The local city government of Busan announced today that it was initiating a so-called “Knock Knock Service”, which will analyze cell phone records to check in on local city residents. The service follows recent government efforts to prevent solitary deaths, which have been on the rise. The number of [...]

Café Sparks Controversy After Banning Teenage Students

Café Sparks Controversy After Banning Teenage Students

BUSAN, Apr. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A café in Busan is embroiled in controversy after banning teenage students from entering the establishment. In a poster affixed to the front door, the café says that middle school and high school students are not welcome following a spate of poor behavior including swearing, speaking rudely, and spitting on [...]

Busan City to Build Fashion Center to Help Foster Textile Industry: Official

Busan City to Build Fashion Center to Help Foster Textile Industry: Official

BUSAN, Apr. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Busan municipal government said Thursday it will build a fashion business center in the city’s central region to help foster the textile and fashion industry in South Korea’s second-biggest city. The six-story Busan Fashion Business Center will be built on 1,613 square meters of land in Beomil-dong with [...]

Busan Beefs Up Firefighting Equipment

Busan Beefs Up Firefighting Equipment

BUSAN, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The coastal city of Busan, home to South Korea’s second largest city-dwelling population along with one of the busiest ports in the world, boasts more skyscrapers within its limits than any other South Korean city. Besides its enviable skyline unrivaled by domestic peers, the city is also home to [...]

Busan Schools to Use Internet of Things to Tackle Fine Dust

Busan Schools to Use Internet of Things to Tackle Fine Dust

BUSAN, Mar. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of schools in Busan are turning to IoT (Internet of Things) technology to protect students from fine dust. According to the Busan Metropolitan Office of Education on Saturday, an IoT-based air quality control system that will help keep the air inside classrooms clean and safe for students will [...]

S. Korea to Develop Sejong, Busan into Smart Cities by 2023

S. Korea to Develop Sejong, Busan into Smart Cities by 2023

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea has tapped the country’s administrative hub of Sejong and the southeastern port city of Busan as test beds for the realization of smart cities, a presidential committee said Monday, as Asia’s fourth-largest economy searches for new growth engines. Various innovative technologies, ranging from autonomous vehicles to facial [...]