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· February, 2006

Stories about South Korea from February, 2006

Computer Crash: Food Overload

Was your umbilical cord attached to a computer when you were born? It may sound like a strange statement, but the truth is that some of us think that. Especially...

Too Many Rights in The Prison?

Flying Yangban applauds the South Korean government's consideration to officially abolish the death penalty. However, he shudders at the thought of extending voting rights to prisoners.

How Many Parents Can Toby Have?

So far 10 South Korean have claimed to be either Toby Dawson's birth parents or relatives. Toby Dawson was born in South Korea, adopted by his American parents at age...

Racism in China and South Korea

Matthew Stinson observes the similarities and the differences between the Chinese and the Koreans regarding racism.

Gulag for Those Who Talk in North Korea

On The Korea Liberator, Joshua recalls the North Korean cheering squad whose presence at the 2002 Asian Games sparked a mood of reconciliation between the North and the South. A...

Kimchi-Based Anti-Bird-Flu Air-Conditioners

The Lost Nomad reports that South Korea's LG Electronics has begun selling air-conditioners equipped with enzyme to fight the bird flu. The enzyme is extracted from kimchi, Korea's staple pickled...

Korean Husbsters

The Lost Nomad and his readers discuss Korea's fascination with “hubs”. One reader comments that “a nation claiming to want to become the hub of this and the hub of...

South Korea Embraces Super-Bowl MVP

The Lost Nomad highlights a Los Angeles Times article on Hines Ward becoming an instant national hero in South Korea. Hines, born to a Korean mother and an African American...

Stealing Candies on Valentine's

The blogger at The Asia Pages gets a chuckle out of a report that in the South Korean army, new conscripts have to share chocolates from their girlfriends with their...

Korean Going for The Top

The South Korean government just announced that its foreign minister, Ban Ki-moon, would run for the UN Secretary General post. Fying Yangban discusses the importance of Ban securing backings from...

Carl Icahn is Coming to Korea!

Mingi Hyun on The Asia/Korea Tide reports the fight for control over KT&G, the largest Korean cigarette maker. Concerns mounted in Korea as Carl Icahn, the famed corporate raider who...

The Koreans vs. Those From Overseas

The Asia Pages discusses how to tell a Gyopo (overseas Korean) from a Korean national at the dinner table and elsewhere in Korea. The writer opines that to deny the...

Collectively At Hyundai In China

Jamie on Two Koreas considers it significant that the All China Federation of Trade Unions is pressuring for a collective bargaining agreement at Hyundai's China operation , even though China...

South Korea: Blogs vs. “Gleebs”

Being Korean calls blogs “gleebs” and rants about how so few of them are meaningful: “there are far too few gleeb sites that are actually intelligently-written. there are far too...

South Korea: The Screen Goes Dark

The passing of pioneering video artist Nam June Paik earlier this week drew comment from Korea bloggers here and here.

China, South Korea, Japan, Iran: Nuclear Concerns

Mingi Hyun explains why China's concerns over nuclear proliferation are different from the Western powers. The reason why it doesn't want Iran to have nukes is because it worries South...

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