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Worldwide Honam born Migrants visit their hometown

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Worldwide Honam born Migrants visit their hometown


Honam people living around the world have gathered to visit home.

Hyungjin Ro has details of their trip.


More than 300 members of the Honam Peoples Association from around the world gathered in their hometowns yesterday in commemoration of the 2019 World Honam Peoples Day.


A commemoration event was held in Muan today with 330 representatives of associations from all over the world including the United States, Japan, China and some European countries.


On the first day of their visit, they travelled to Iksan and Jeongeop in North Joella Province and took a trip to Gwangyang to participate in an investment briefing session.


On the second day, they toured around Mokpo and Wando before a ceremonial event. During the ceremony, they also handed out scholarships to 42 Honam students.


On their last day, they will visit the venues hosting the Gwangju Design Biennale as well as the May 18 National Cemetery.


The "Worlds Honam People's Day" event is where Honam-born migrants from all over the world gather to activate their network. It is also known as a space to create opportunities of market development as well as exchange information on new business ideas.

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