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· November, 2005

Stories about South Korea from November, 2005

South Korea: APEC Protests Again

Wondering how the protests at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Busan, South Korea, went last week? kotaji has been covering them, as has Two Koreas.

South Korea: Exam Eve

Gusts of Popular Feeling describes the night before the big, life-determining college entrance exam in South Korea.

China, Japan, Korea: Superiority Complex

Yaw and Mog worry about Japan's disturbing superiority complex, lately evidenced by two best-selling comics that belittle Korea and China.

South Korea: Graduation Speech

Korean-Canadian Jun-Gang of A Canadian-Gyopo's Tour of Duty posts the speech he gave in Korean at his graduation, which discusses why he decided to go to Korea to learn his...

South Korea: APEC Protests

As the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Busan, South Korea nears, Andy Jackson of Flying Yangban discusses what the likely anti-globalization protests that will accompany it mean.

North Korea, South Korea: The Submariner's Tale

oranckay recalls his encounter with a North Korean submarine navigator who had been involved in a failed 1995 infiltration attempt of South Korea. The navigator had lived on a North...

On the Menu: Food Blogs from Southeast Asia!

Take one former graphic designer, a retired corporate banking and management consultant, a civil servant, a teacher, an amateur photographer, an academic and a freelance journalist. Add generous dollops of...

South Korea: Datemates or Sexmates?

The Lost Nomad finds an article about the emerging phenomenon of no-strings-attached “datemate” relationships in South Korea.

Japan, Korea: New History Blog

The people behind the Japan History Blog announce another member of the family: the Korea History Blog.

China, Japan, Korea, India: Pan-Asian Sidenotes on Old Travelogues

Preetam Rai at betterdays took photos of the wry commentary penciled in the margins of an old travelogue written in the 1930s by an American traveler who visited China, Japan...

South Korea: Traitor or Hero?

American and Korean bloggers writing about South Korea are incensed about the hero's welcome given in Seoul to Robert Kim, a Korean-American arrested in 1996 for passing classified information to...

South Korea: Hog Heaven

Gusts of Popular Feeling chronicles the occasional invasion of Seoul by wild boar.

South Korea, Taiwan: Arms and the Man

“Will I need to buy a gun when I get to the United States?” The Asia Pages tries to assuage the fears of Korean students headed for American universities. Meanwhile,...

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