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S. Korean Legislators Propose New Bills to Prevent Sailing Under the Influence

S. Korean Legislators Propose New Bills to Prevent Sailing Under the Influence

BUSAN, Mar. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The recent crash of a Russian cargo ship into Busan’s Gwangan Bridge has legislators in Busan City calling for stricter penal measures for ‘sailing under the influence.’ Busan Nam District’s Rep. Park Jae-ho, a member of the ruling Democratic Party (DP), has proposed a new bill that amends relevant [...]

Controversy Resurfaces as U.S. Military Reportedly Continues Biochemical Program at Busan Pier 8

Controversy Resurfaces as U.S. Military Reportedly Continues Biochemical Program at Busan Pier 8

BUSAN, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Rumors are spreading that U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) is conducting ‘biochemical experiments’ at Busan’s Pier 8, angering residents who are calling for more information to be revealed and the program to be shut down entirely. The Nam District Residents Committee staged a protest in front of the pier on [...]

Development of Smart Architecture that can Feel Pain Like a Human Being

Development of Smart Architecture that can Feel Pain Like a Human Being

BUSAN, Mar. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Because the nerves are spread all over the body, humans can sense pain and stay healthy by receiving treatment before the symptoms worsen. A South Korean research team has developed a fundamental technology that detects minute changes such as vibration and deformation on its own and diagnoses the safety [...]

Busan to ‘Phone Bomb’ Businesses Scattering Illegal Flyers in the Streets

Busan to ‘Phone Bomb’ Businesses Scattering Illegal Flyers in the Streets

BUSAN, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — In the red light district in Busan’s Buk District, one can easily run into piles of flyers for prostitution in the streets. Sex establishments, money lenders, and other businesses hire bikers, drivers, and personnel to scatter massive amounts of flyers in the streets every day, making it difficult for [...]

Busan Metropolitan Council to Address ‘Lonely’ Single-person Households

Busan Metropolitan Council to Address ‘Lonely’ Single-person Households

BUSAN, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — With an increasing number of single-person households in South Korea, the Busan Metropolitan Council plans to deliberate on a ‘loneliness prevention’ bill. “We are trying to develop new legislation that can address the loneliness problem, which is becoming a serious social issue resulting in suicide and solitary deaths,” said [...]