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Busan to Stage Long-awaited Table Tennis Worlds as Host Country Eyes Medals

Busan to Stage Long-awaited Table Tennis Worlds as Host Country Eyes Medals

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — It has been several years in the making, but the southeastern port city of Busan will finally host the world championships in table tennis starting this week. Busan, 320 kilometers from Seoul, will hold the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Team Table Tennis Championships from Friday to Feb. [...]

Nearly Half of Busan’s Population Over 50, as City Faces Aging Challenges

Nearly Half of Busan’s Population Over 50, as City Faces Aging Challenges

BUSAN, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – In Busan, South Korea, individuals over the age of 50 are approaching half of the city’s total population. According to statistics released by Busan Metropolitan City on January 10, as of 2022, this age group comprised 1.53 million people, or 46.5% of the city’s population.  The breakdown of this demographic [...]

Busan Leads Major South Korean Cities in Youth Job Satisfaction, Report Finds

Busan Leads Major South Korean Cities in Youth Job Satisfaction, Report Finds

BUSAN, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – In a recent study conducted by the National Assembly Futures Institute, Busan has been identified as the leading city among South Korea’s seven major metropolitan areas in terms of youth job satisfaction. The city of Busan announced on the December 13 that the report, published on December 4, titled ‘Life [...]

Busan Implements Ban on Live Wild Animal Exhibits Outside Zoos and Aquariums

Busan Implements Ban on Live Wild Animal Exhibits Outside Zoos and Aquariums

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – On December 6, the city of Busan announced that, starting from December 14, the exhibition of live wild animals in places such as wildlife cafes will be prohibited. The city explained, “According to the amendment to the Wildlife Protection Act, the exhibition of live wild animals in facilities other than [...]

Busan’s Failed Expo Bid Puts a Damper on Development Plans

Busan’s Failed Expo Bid Puts a Damper on Development Plans

BUSAN, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – In a disappointing turn of events for residents of Busan, the city’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo has fallen through, casting shadows over key infrastructure projects, particularly the early opening of the eagerly anticipated Gadeokdo New Airport. The government, which once aimed to open the airport by December [...]

Gov’t to Launch Public Corporation for Airport Development on Busan’s Gadeok Island

Gov’t to Launch Public Corporation for Airport Development on Busan’s Gadeok Island

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The government plans to establish a public corporation in April tasked with constructing an international airport on Gadeok Island in South Korea’s southeastern port city of Busan, according to officials Thursday. The transportation ministry said it will issue an advance notice of the legislation and related enforcement ordinance for [...]

S. Korea Showcases Potential in Campaign for 2030 World Expo Despite Bid Failure

S. Korea Showcases Potential in Campaign for 2030 World Expo Despite Bid Failure

SEOUL/PARIS, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The Eiffel Tower and the telephone are just a couple of the groundbreaking inventions that were introduced at the World Expo, a prestigious global fair held every five years with the potential to generate economic benefits and stimulate job creation. Since its inaugural event in 1851, the Paris-based Bureau [...]