· October, 2005

Stories about South Korea from October, 2005

South Korea: Historical Amnesia

  27 October 2005

At The Marmot's Hole, a lively discussion centering around U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton's comment that South Korea's move further away from U.S. interests reflects a “historical amnesia.”

Japan, South Korea: Compulsory English

  26 October 2005

The Asia Pages weighs in on proposals in both Japan and South Korea to prioritize English — most controversially, in South Korea, to make it the official language in certain free economic zones.

South Korea: Security Law Controversy

  20 October 2005

Several blogs have been discussing the top-line item in local news: the South Korean government's handling of the prosecution under the National Security Law of a local professor who had published his controversial, “pro-North Korea” views on the Internet.

Japan: Yasukuni Visit

  19 October 2005

Yaw and Mog passed by the Yasukuni Shrine during PM Junichiro Koizumi's visit on the anniversary of the interment of fourteen war criminals there and asks what Japan gains by provoking its neighbors. Says vincentvds of Achikochi: “Japanese prime ministers should stay away from Yasukuni.”

Singapore: Podcast Directory

  17 October 2005

Beng of Born on Ninth of August has started a Singapore podcasting directory: Podcasting Under the Stars and Moon. He also prods a friend to make one. The result: A meditation, in Cantonese, on life, ambition and the heroine of Korean drama serial Dae Jang Geum.

South Korea: Wagging the Dog

17 October 2005

The Marmot's Hole takes issue with a SFGate column on dog-eating in Asia: “Dog meat? Fade away? God, I hope not.”

South Korea: Wild chicken English teachers

11 October 2005

Japundit reports on a move by the South Korean authorities to crack down on foreigners teaching English in the country with no qualifications, or with fake diplomas.

South Korea: Tough weekend

4 October 2005

It was a tough weekend for Koreans, writes The Marmot's Hole, referring to those injured in the Bali bombings and the 11 people who died in a crush at a pop concert.

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