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· January, 2006

Stories about South Korea from January, 2006

Japan, Korea: Grateful Colonies

Oranckay rebuts an article in the Japan Times that argues, among other things, that Japanese colonial rule benefited Korea. “It’s one thing to know that mentioning “Japan’s contribution to Korea’s...

Korea: Singing Rain

The Asia Pages is mystified about the apparent rising popularity of South Korean pop singer “Rain” in the United States.

The Year of the Dog Comes to the Rest of East Asia

“Da Hong Deng Long” (Big Red Lantern) by Yining Zhang Blogs all around East and Southeast Asia have gone grey this past weekend as many, particularly those in the overseas...

South Korea, Taiwan: Lost in Translation

Pinyin News discusses the sorry state of translation in Korea, as compared to Japan. Many translations are not direct from English but from Japanese translations, and (apparently) Korea does not...

North Korea, South Korea: Treatment of Defectors

The Asia Pages writes about how poorly North Korean defectors are treated in South Korea: “for all the rhetoric of love South Koreans speak of when referring to North Koreans,...

China, Korea: Mandarin Required

The Asia Pages asks: “Who needs to study Mandarin?” While China's rise is important and far-reaching, she admits, Mandarin is difficult for Westerners to learn and Chinese in business meetings...

South Korea: What the President Wants to Destroy

Kushibo-e Kibun lists the five chugigi, or “things South Korean President Roh Moohyun wants to destroy.’

China, Japan, Korea: The Uses of Anti-Japan Sentiment

Two contributors at Japundit hold a frank conversation about why China and sometimes South Korea find anti-Japanese sentiment so useful: “It allows people to indulge their emotions…It has nothing to...

South Korea: Presidential Overblog

Apparently, South Korean president Roh Moo Hyun has three blogs. Writes Oranckay: “Some have said one of Roh’s biggest problems is that he’s got his head buried in the internet....

South Korea: Thoughts on the Case of the Stem Cell Fraud

Oranckay reflects on the meaning of the local controversy surrounding South Korean scientist Hwang Woo Suk, who had been acclaimed as a national hero until he admitted flaws with his...

China, Korea, Japan: Bad Start

The Asia Pages observes that 2006 is starting off poorly for China-South Korea-Japan relations.

South Korea: Presidential Hopefuls

Flying Yangban covers which candidates are emerging as front-runners for the 2007 presidential election in South Korea.

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