Busan News for Monday, March 1st, 2010

Today’s Samil Jul (삼일절), a national holiday here in Korea.  So, the staff downstairs at KNN aren’t here to write some Busan specific news for all of you to read.  So, I scoured the Internet for any “Busan” specific news stories.  Not much was available today unfortunately.

S Korean ex-convict hopes to visit Japan
A South Korean man, who served time in a Japanese prison for the murders of two gangsters in 1968, said he hopes to make a return visit to Japan to pay his respects at his mother’s grave. Kim Hui Ro, 81, who was released on parole in 1999 and currently lives in Busan, South Korea, said he plans to file a request with the Japanese government around March seeking permission for a visit.
He was sentenced to life in prison for killing the two mobsters and holing up at an inn in Shizuoka Prefecture for 88 hours, during which he criticized Japanese society for its discrimination against Korean residents in Japan. South Korean sources said he was released on parole in Japan on condition he would not visit Japan again. His mother lived in Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture, and died in 1998.

DHL Launches Direct LCL Service from the U.S. to Korea

(from Business Wire)

DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, today announced the launch of its direct LCL1 (Less than container load) services from New York and Chicago to Pusan, enhancing its connectivity between South Korea and the United States. These new direct services will greatly enhance our strong presence in both the United States and Asia, where customers, especially small and medium sized enterprises (SME), will be provided an expanded service portfolio and access to the Korean market in a more secure and more efficient manner.

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