Korea Busan Mission


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Snapshot of South Korea – The official language of South Korea is Korean. South Korea has a significantly higher Christian population than other east Asian countries; even though nearly half of the population professes no religious affiliation, about 30% of South Koreans are Christian. While traditional aspects of South Korea’s culture are similar to North Korea, the modern cultures of the two nations are quite distinct from one another. Traditional art is influenced by Buddhism and Confucianism, and traditional dances still influence modern performances. Modern Korean entertainment – such as K-pop music (think Psy and “Gangnam Style”) and television dramas – has become increasingly popular within Korea while also spreading to Asia and the rest of the world. South Koreans are heavy technology users, with an estimated 90% of the population owning a mobile phone. Soccer and baseball are the most popular sports in South Korea, though basketball also has a following. Taekwondo originated in South Korea. Rice is the staple food in South Korea, and is usually served with numerous side dishes known as banchan. Kimchi (a spicy vegetable dish), soups, and a variety of meat and seafood are also regularly served at meals. Dog meat is also eaten.

The Korea Busan mission also includes the resort island of Jeju, about 35 miles south of Korea. Jeju is known locally as the Hawaii of Korea and has a reputation for being hotter than Busan with more mosquitoes but better overall health among the locals.

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Korea, Republic Of
President Kenneth S. Barrow

Dongnae PO Box 73
Busan-si
Busan-gwangyeoksi 607-600
South Korea

Korean