· April, 2006

Stories about South Korea from April, 2006

Japan: Territorial dispute with Korea

  14 April 2006

Tough talk can be found in The Marmot's Hole on a post which gives both sides of a territorial feud between Japan and South Korea which was refueled this week following Japan's announcement of a research expedition which will venture into the disputed territory.

South Korea: Blogging community

  14 April 2006

The Korean Liberator welcomes an addition to its blogroll: “Chapter 15 is an excellent new blog that follows Korea, the United Nations, and human rights. If you really want to see how [South Korean] Foreign Minister Ban Ki-Moon's run for U.N. General Secretary is going, this is the place.” Up...

Korea: Free trade agreement

  11 April 2006

Talks over a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between the United States and Korea are seen by many as an opportunity to further an anti-American agenda, writes Joshua from The Korea Liberator, possibly resulting in no FTA and an accelerated deterioration in the U.S.-Korean relations. He continues: “With key elections...

South Korea: Foreign migrant workers

  11 April 2006

Occidentalism‘s Matt looks at a recent move by the South Korean government aimed at improving the situation of the country's foreign worker population. “It is claimed to be so bad that foreign workers returning to their home countries start to actively campaign against Korea,” he notes. “The most well-known case...

North Korea: Regime unstable?

  7 April 2006

“There is more evidence to suggest that North Korea really is in dire financial straits after all,” writes Joshua at The Korea Liberator. “Some would not call this a novel conclusion to make about a country in which 2.5 million people have starved to death…” “No one will miss Kim...

South Korea: Cultural exchange

  5 April 2006

Occidentalism‘s Matt blogs on the resumption of a teacher exchange program between Japan and South Korea suspended a year ago with the escalation of a territorial dispute between the two countries.

South Korea: North Korea

  4 April 2006

Orackay looks at North Korean apologist voices in the South Korean media in “just say no to workers’ rights.” “Even if one assumes that publicly taking issue with the gulags can only be motivated by selfish political motive (and that certainly seems to be the motive with some people),” writes...

Bold Flavors of the World

  2 April 2006

#1: From Cambodia, Phnomenon To understand Cambodian cooking, we have to look back to explore the historical events that took place there and the cultures that influenced the building of today's gastronomical bounty. In the 6th century, Cambodia was a kingdom with an Indian-inspired culture, situated on the delta and...