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· September, 2005

Stories about South Korea from September, 2005

South Korea: New ambassador

The Marmot's Hole comments on the naming of a new South Korean ambassador to the United States.

South Korea: Secrets of golfing success

AsiaPundit notes that the secret of the success of South Korean women golfers has at last been made public.

North Korea: Business as usual

NKZone wraps up the aftermath of Monday's North Korean nuclear agreement, saying Pyongyang has already reneged on the Beijing statement.

North Korea: Translation issue

Oranckay “re-translates” the English version of the statement issued by the six-parties to the Korean nuclear talks.

North Korea: Nuke-free pledge

One Free Korea takes apart, in a point-by-point analysis, the unexpected announcement that North Korea will give up its nuclear weapons program in exchange for security and assistance guarantees from...

South Korea: Appraisal of the Roh administration

Asia's Security Perils notes an op-ed piece by Bernard Moon on OhMyNews, applauding his insights into the use of nationalistic sentiment by the administration of President Roh Moo-hyun.

South Korea: Protester profile

The Asia Pages takes a look at the deep deference to authority behind your average raucous South Korean protest.

South Korea: Seoul Man

One Free Korea writes a detailed profile of Seoul mayor Lee Myung Bak, one of two potential Grand National Party candidates for the presidency.

South Korea: Blaming the U.S.

Marmot points to a South Korean opinion poll revealing that 53 percent of South Koreans polled believe the U.S. is most responsible for the continued division of the Korean Peninsula.

South Korea: Bloggers critique Roh

Mingi Hyun of Asia's Secrurity Perils points to an editorial arguing that President Roh tends to “abuse South Korean nationalism”, written for the English edition of OhMyNews by fellow blogger...

South Korea: Coalition

The Marmot's Hole details his problems with President Roh Tae Woo's call for a grand coalition.

South Korea: Typhoon Names

As typhoon Nabi glides into Busan, The Asia Pages muses on how, since 2000, typhoons have been given local Asian names so that “by having a name people could relate...

South Korea: Internationalised TV

The Korean emergence now takes the form of internationalized television. After making waves in Southeast Asia, Korean TV serial Daejangeum looks set to conquer stations in the United States, broadcasting...

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