· April, 2008

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Stories about Korean from April, 2008

Korea: Torch Replay in Korea

29 April 2008

Despite continual demonstrations by pro-Chinese and pro-Tibetan groups, the Torch Relay is almost at the end of its journey. It went through Korea. As in other countries, the fights of the two groups happened in the middle of Seoul. The violent actions from the Chinese groups and indifferent attitudes of...

Korean President's Visit to the U.S. and Media

  28 April 2008

The first summit between America and South Korea since the Korean Presidential Election was held in Washington in April. Current President Lee Myung Bak’s visit to the U.S. attracted the attention of netizens. Besides the contents of the conversation between the two representatives, the issue of how conventional media in...

Korea: Roh Moo Hyun and Japanese Netizens

  24 April 2008

The previous Korean President, Roh Moo Hyun, as I wrote a previous post, ‘ Roh Moo Hyun Syndrome (March 30, 2008)’ has become famous even after his retirement due to his casual life style. While he generated hyeom-han gam-jeong (Japanese antipathy against Korea) during his governance, his life has been...

Korea: Invincible Samsung Kingdom

  20 April 2008

Through the three-month investigation into alleged corruption at Samsung, Samsung snuck out of punishment again. Even though the special investigation team was established, and hidden bank accounts and illegal activities were found, it seems that it was not enough for categorizing it as a criminal act. Manhouse shows what the...

Korea: Rice Crisis in the past and at the present.

  18 April 2008

Issues related to the rice crisis are appearing everywhere. There have been serious demonstrations against opening the rice market to other countries in Korea. A netizen who participated in demonstrations for the domestic rice market talks about the past and the present. 15년전 겨울, 쌀개방 반대 선전지를 다시 읽어보며.. [68]...

Korea: Drama Kingdom

  8 April 2008

Korean dramas have been popular outside Korea. There has been a term to refer to this popularity, Hallyu (Korean wave). Pretty girls and neat boys, and their pure love or triangular love relations…. They would be characters to represent Korean dramas. The popularity of Korean dramas has become one of...

Korea: Conflicts between Koreans in their 20s and in their 30-40s

  2 April 2008

Recently, there has been a series of demonstrations that Korean college students have led against the increase in tuition fees. Presidents of college students’ associations got together and tried to hand the letter to President, Lee Myung Bak, directly. Some students have had their heads shaved. The rapid increase, 6.5-9%...

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