July 5-6, 2016

U.S. Ambassador Mark W. Lippert visited Busan and Changwon on July 5-6, 2016. On July 5, the Ambassador gave an interview to reporters at Busan City Hall and celebrated 240 years of American independence at Busan Lotte Hotel. He also announced the official re-designation of the “American Presence Post in Busan” to “U.S. Consulate in ... Read More»

We Are A “Consulate”

On July 5, 2016, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Mark Lippert announced to the media at Busan City Hall that the “American Presence Post in Busan” is being officially designated as  the “U.S. Consulate in Busan.”  Ambassador Lippert also made the same announcement at the Independence Day reception that evening. The decision to ... Read More»

June 23 – 24, 2016

U.S. Ambassador Mark W. Lippert visited Busan on June 23-24, 2016. On June 23, the Ambassador gave special lectures to students and answered questions at Busan American Corner and Busan International Foreign Language High School. He granted an interview to Busan e-FM 90.5, Busan’s sole English-language radio, on the morning of June 24. Read More»

June 3 -9, 2016

Three members of the Los Angeles-based repertory Dance Company “Body Traffic” performed twice in the Busan International Dance Festival, held from June 3 – June 7, 2016 at the outdoor stage on Haeundae Beach. APP Busan and the Festival organizers co-sponsored their visit. Following the festival, APP Busan conducted additional PD outreach with the visiting ... Read More»

May 11-12, 2016

U.S. Ambassador Mark W. Lippert chatted with members of Busan-based intercollegiate English conversation club “Campus Bonanza,” which consists of students from several universities, at an open-air spa. Students asked the Ambassador a variety of questions ranging from U.S. – Korea relations to choosing a career path after graduation. Read More»

March 15, 2016

Korean and Japanese students gathered in Busan to learn about each other and discuss topics of keen interest to both countries. The APP, American Consulate in Fukuoka, and Busan National University of Education co-hosted this exchange program between Busan National University of Education and Fukuoka University of Education for which 11 Japanese students came to ... Read More»

March 11, 2016

Visiting Daegu on March 11 to engage in various activities including a dialogue with 50 high school students at the Daegu American Corner, a book donation ceremony and a special lecture to about 200 students of the Keimyung University in Daegu, U.S. Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission Marc E. Knapper (center right in photo) visited ... Read More»

February 23-24, 2016

February 23-24, 2016 Deputy Chief of Mission Marc E. Knapper of the U.S. Embassy in Seoul visited Tongyeong and Changwon on February 23-24 and engaged in various activities. He paid a courtesy call on Mayor Kim Dong-jin, Tongyeong City; toured Daione Food Co., Ltd.; and toured Muhak Soju Company, the largest Soju manufacturer in Gyungsang-do. Read More»

February 20, 2016

An interment ceremony of a Korean War veteran, retired Major Bernard James Delahunty, took place at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea (UNMCK) on February 20, 2016.  During the Korean War, he served in combat with the 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.  Major Ben Delahunty was one of the few remaining American Korean ... Read More»

February 18-19, 2016

Ambassador Mark W. Lippert maintained a busy schedule during his February 18-19 visit to Busan. He appeared on KNN TV’s morning talk show “People Focus “; participated in a swim relay and led a discussion with approximately 20 students of Korea Maritime and Ocean University at Yeongdo Public Sports Center; toured Jagalchi fish market; and ... Read More»

Ty Stephens and The SoulJaazz

The APP will host a Jazz Concert presented by “Ty Stephens and The SoulJaazz” of New York on October 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Haneulyeon Theater, part of Cinema Center in Centum City, Busan. Ty Stephens will perform original compositions, jazz standards, and Broadway show tunes. For more information and to purchase tickets, ... Read More»

October 1-2, 2015

Chargé d’Affaires Marc E. Knapper of the U.S. Embassy in Seoul visited Busan October 1-2 and engaged in various activities. He led a roundtable discussion with approximately 30 students at the symbolic “Walker House” of Pukyong National University, which was used as the headquarters of the Eighth U.S. Army by then-Commander General Walton Walker. The ... Read More»

September 19, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Seoul, the Korea Maritime and Ocean University in Busan, and the Ship Salvage Unit of the Republic of Korea Navy volunteered to participate in the 2015 Coastal Cleanup Day Diving Project. Co-organized by the U.S. Embassy in Seoul and the American Presence Post Busan, in partnership with the Korea Maritime and ... Read More»

August 26, 2015

Terri Zavada (left), Deputy Assistant for Korea of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), and Juliana J. Kim (center), Trade Unit Chief of the American Embassy in Seoul, visited Busan for a familiarization trip. The APP assisted them to tour several major business operations in Busan which include KAL Tech Center (photo above), Chang Shin ... Read More»

March 10 – 12, 2015

Consul General Roberto Powers (front, left), U.S. Embassy Seoul, came through Busan and Ulsan, March 10 – 12, for a wide variety of activities including three town hall meetings for U.S. citizens and their families in the region at Hyundai Foreign School in Ulsan and two other schools in Busan; visiting Hyundai Heavy Industries; paying ... Read More»

February 26 – 27, 2015

U.S. Ambassador to Korea Mark W. Lippert visited Busan on February 26 -27, 2015, engaging in various activities which include paying a courtesy call on Busan Mayor Suh Byung-soo (right); touring GE Offshore and Marine Technology Training Center, Boeing and KAL Tech Center; giving congratulatory remarks at the opening of the “World Association of Brick ... Read More»

January 30, 2015

New York-based Battery Dance Company’s “Dancing to Connect” performance sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Seoul was presented at Sohyang Musical Theatre in Busan on January 30, 2015. Over 100 Busan citizens from diverse backgrounds also participated in four workshop groups, each with their own choreography created with the help of Battery Dance Company dancers. ... Read More»

January 27 – 28, 2015

Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Seoul and the American Presence Post in Busan arranged various activities for Jonathan Hollander, President and Artistic Director of the Battery Dance Company, to engage with the citizens of Busan. Consul Dae B. Kim and President Jonathan Hollander conducted a live radio interview with Busan e-FM’s talk ... Read More»

January 8, 2015

Consul Dae Kim spoke at “Youth Diplomacy and Activism Conference” (YDAC) at the Busan American Corner, located in the city’s Simin Municipal Library, on the topic of “The Importance of Diplomacy”. Fifteen students from the two southeastern provinces of Korea participated along with 4 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants. Read More»
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