Busan (부산 or 釜山(Korean pronunciation:[pusʰan]), officially Busan Metropolitan City), romanized as Pusan before 2000, is South Korea's second largest city after Seoul, with a population of approximately 3.6 million. The population of the metropolitan area, including the adjacent cities of Gimhae and Yangsan, is approximately 4.6 million. The city is located on the southeastern-most tip of the Korean peninsula.
Located within South Korea's largest industrial area, "The Southeast Economic Zone" (which includes Busan, Ulsan and South Gyeongsang Province), the city is the cultural, educational and economic center of the region. It is the largest portcity in South Korea and the world's fifth busiest seaport by cargo tonnage. The most densely built up areas of the city are situated in a number of narrow valleys between the Nakdong River and the Suyeong River, with mountains separating most of the districts. Administratively, it is designated as a Metropolitan City. The Busan metropolitan area is divided into 15 major administrative districts and a single county.
The 2002 Asian Games, also known as XIV Asiad is a multi-sport event held in Busan, South Korea from September 29 to October 14, 2002. Busan is the second city in South Korea, after Seoul in 1986 to host the Games. A total of 419 events in 38 sports were contested by 7,711 athletes from 44 countries. The Games also co-hosted by its four neighbouring cities: Ulsan, Changwon, Masan and Yangsan.
The emblem of the Games featured the blue waves of sea in the shape of Taegeuk, symbolising Busan and Korea. It expresses the image of development and unity of the Asian people; two dynamic powers are closely intertwined, while the wave's shape indicates the character B, the first character of Busan.
Sea gulls, are sometimes called the city bird of Busan. It is named "Duria", a combination of the two words 'Durative' and 'Asia', which means "You and Me Together" in the Korean language, and expresses the ideal of the Games: to promote unity and partnership among Asian countries.
More than half of the businesses with employees of foreign nationality in Busan and its surrounding South Gyeongsang Province were found to have been violating labor laws according to monitoring conducted by the government between 2018 and 2020.
While the oil largely skirted the coastal wetlands, locals found the spill depressing and frustrating, not only because of the catastrophic environmental damage, but because of the effect on local businesses ... The cargo ship CoscoBusan struck the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge ...
KoreaPavilion adds to support for Busan's 2030 expo bid ... It also assists the bid for the 2030 expo to place in Busan, in a casual manner. For instance, UAVs are one of the industries Korean businesses seek to nurture as their next growth engines ... The pavilion runs an exclusive promotional space for the Busan expo bid.
"As a member of the girl group, I was always so busy ... Han portrays Sun-hwa, a location scout from Busan who works with a film's pre-production team to find the most suitable place to shoot in the port city, while her acting partner, Lee Wan, plays the role of filmmaker Do-young, who comes to Busan to work with her.
25 file photo shows police stopping a car attached with a banner calling for a boycott of social distancing rules during small business owners' drive-through rally in Busan... Hundreds of vehicles participated in protest parades in Seoul in July and in the southeastern city of Busan and neighboring South Gyeongsang Province in August.
... billion), while 453,000 businesses have closed since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Police officers surround a car draped with a banner calling for a boycott of the government's social distancing measures during a drive-thru rally organized by small business owners in Busan, Aug.
Accor AmbassadorKorea is returning the Novotel brand to Busan, with the Novotel Ambassador Busan Yeonsandong set to open in 2023, as the group's first branded residence in Korea, combining 160 hotel rooms with 162 residences to amplify the synergy between leisure and business in the port city ... Novotel Busan Haeundae closed its doors in 2018.
Korea's second-largest city has been more aggressive than Seoul in terms of attempts to take advantage of the political turmoil in Hong Kong, as it has being using online investor roadshows, web conferences and ads in foreign business news outlets, such as the Economist and Bloomberg, to raise global financial companies' awareness of Busan.
BusanMayorPark Heong-joon, left, and Yozma Group Chairman Yigal Erlich pose after signing a memorandum of understanding at Busan City Hall in this April 13 file photo. Courtesy of Busan MetropolitanGovernment... Yozma claimed the report has caused serious damage to the company's credibility, businesses and global investors.
The virus is once again circulating quickly in southern regions, with Daegu, Busan and South Gyeongsang province reporting more than 200 cases combined ... Busan, South Korea’s second largest city, has added extra precautions to its Level 2 rules since last Friday, forcing entertainment venues to close after 10 p.m.
Reuters, BUSAN, South Korea. Unable to get a slot on a container vessel, Lee Sang-hoon is considering using fishing trawlers docked for repair in the South Korean port of Busan to meet surging export orders for the engine oil he sells to Russia...Some do not stop in Busan at all ... At Busan’s New Port, terminal congestion is clearly visible.