Tuesday, December 11, 2007

[The Chosun Ilbo, November 28 2007] World Expo Boasts 156-Year History

Residents of Yeosu are elated at the prospect of hosting the 2012 World Expo after the 142nd General Assembly of the Bureau of International Expositions in Paris on Monday plumbed for the Korean port city. So what is it about the event that has so many people excited and where did it all begin?


Since the first London event, world expos have been held 93 times, mostly in Europe and the United States. In Asia only Korea and Japan have hosted this global event. Yeosu will become the second city in Korea to host a world expo after the heartland city of Daejeon held the event in 1993.

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