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South Korea's opposition party leader Lee Jae-myung, in Busan, South Korea, on Tuesday before he was attacked
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jan 2, 2024
South Korea opposition chief attacked during visit to Busan
Lee was stabbed in the neck as he spoke with reporters, and his attacker was captured at the scene.
Busan International Film Festival host Song Kang-ho presents the Asian Filmmaker of the Year award to veteran Hong Kong star Chow Yun-fat at the 2023 edition of the Asian film festival.
CULTURE / Film
Oct 18, 2023
Film fans flock to Busan festival despite scandal
Busan International Film Festival remains a prestige Asian movie event amid internal strife and budget cuts.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 25, 2023
Boat service linking South Korea's Busan and Japan's Tsushima resumes
The restart of the route between Busan and Hitakatsu port in Tsushima, Nagasaki Prefecture, comes amid growing hopes in both countries for increased travel to Japan's 'border island.'
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 4, 2022
Ferry service between Japan and South Korea resumes after halt due to COVID
The resumption of ferry services between the two countries for the first time since March 2020 was in line with the easing of Japan's border restrictions last month.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Oct 21, 2022
Busan International Film Festival benefits from the 'Parasite' bump
Japan had a strong showing with a new section focused on the country's cinema and the closing film at the 10-day event in South Korea.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 8, 2021
Moon and his party suffer big election losses in Seoul and Busan
A key issue in the races was anger over housing prices in major metropolitan areas that have soared under Moon.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 7, 2021
Opposition set to win Seoul and Busan mayoral elections, say media reports
Recent opinion polls had shown the ruling Democratic Party's candidates trailing their People Power Party rivals in both cities.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Oct 11, 2019
Hirokazu Kore-eda talks politics as Japan flexes its movie muscle in Busan
Japan once again shows a strong presence at the Busan International Film Festival, with director Hirokazu Kore-eda taking the award for Asian filmmaker of the year
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 6, 2019
Seoul and Busan to label Japan firms suspected of WWII forced labor as 'war crimes companies'
The nonbinding ordinances in South Korea will allow 284 Japanese companies including Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to be openly linked to their wartime pasts.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 29, 2019
South Korean city exchange programs and flight routes with Japan suspended amid tensions
Disputes over wartime history and trade policy have started creeping into other areas as the bilateral relationship sinks to its lowest level in years.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 13, 2019
Wartime laborer statue removed from near Japanese Consulate in Busan
A controversial statue erected close to the Japanese Consulate in Busan to symbolize Korean laborers forcibly taken to Japan during the colonial era is removed.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Oct 13, 2018
Politics and cinema intermingle at Busan International Film Festival
The 23rd edition of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) opened Oct. 4 as Typhoon Kong-rey approached the South Korean port city. When the storm peaked on Saturday morning, some public events were cancelled, but the screenings continued and were still packed with press, industry people and, most...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 30, 2018
Statue of forced Korean laborers may be placed near Japanese Consulate in Busan
A statue symbolizing forced Korean workers taken to Japan during its colonial rule may be erected Tuesday in front of the Japanese Consulate General in Busan, South Korea's second-largest city.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Oct 18, 2017
Busan International Film Festival spotlights female directors and plenty of Japanese content
The 22nd Busan International Film Festival, which opened Oct. 12 and ends Saturday, seemed to be in better shape this year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 1, 2017
Japan replaces consul general in Busan after unusually short stint
Yasuhiro Morimoto, the Japanese consul general in Busan, was replaced Thursday after an unusually short term of about one year in which he was temporarily recalled from South Korea amid diplomatic friction involving the "comfort women" issue, the Foreign Ministry said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 23, 2017
South Korean government asks Dong district to move Busan 'comfort women' statue
The South Korean Foreign Ministry has sent an official letter to a district office in Busan asking that a contentious statue symbolizing the women forced into Imperial Japanese military brothels before and during the war be removed from its spot outside the Japanese Consulate, a ministry spokesman said...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 13, 2017
You keep the money, we keep the statues: Ban
Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a potential presidential candidate, rebuffs Tokyo's demand to remove the “comfort women” statues, saying the wartime issue is about more than money.
JAPAN
Jan 13, 2017
Mindan head urges removal of 'comfort woman' statue outside Japanese Consulate in Busan
The head of the pro-Seoul Korean Residents Union in Japan said Thursday his group favors removing the statue in Busan dedicated to women forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 6, 2017
South Korea terms recalls 'extremely regrettable'
South Korea expressed regret Friday about Japan recalling its ambassador over the new "comfort women" statue in Busan, and Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se summoned the envoy to discuss the matter.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 30, 2016
'Comfort women' statue installed near Japanese consulate in Busan
A civic group on Friday installed a statue symbolizing women forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels in front of the Japanese Consulate in Busan, a move that could strain Japan-South Korea relations.

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