The building was originally constructed during the Japanese occupation of Korea for the Oriental Development Company an organisation used to support Japanese colonization of Korea. Following the liberation of Korea in 1945 it was later used as the United States Information Service and was the site of the Busan American Cultural Service building arson during student protests in 1982.
Since it was an icon of invasion, they have now made it into Busan Modern history hall in July 2003 to use it as an educational place to remind the people of the tragic history.
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
W: Busan Modern History Museum
104 Daecheong-ro, Daecheongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu