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· May, 2006

Stories about South Korea from May, 2006

South Korea: The current situation in Daechuri and Doduri villages

Because of the expansion of the U.S. military base, farmers in Daechuri and Doduri villages (western seaside of Seoul) are forced to leave their land. There were violent confrontation since...

South Korea: Local elections end

Some big changes in store can be expected following the conclusion of local elections in the South Korean capitol of Seoul, the results of which can be found in RJ...

China: Blogger kills himself

Beijing-based author and China Life Shop blogger Shawn Matthews has committed suicide following several years combatting depression between Korea and China. More information from his close friend and No Problem...

South Korea: Chinese labor unattractive

A post by James J. Na on The Korea Liberator blog looks at a decrease in Korean manufacturers doing business in China as labor conditions in the Communist state continue...

China: Technorati learns Chinese

Welcome news on Danwei today of Technorati's announcement of a partnership with public relations firm Edelman which will see an increase of the blog aggregator's services to include five new...

Japan: Korean terrorists interested

I am the Japanese rightist blogger yellowpeep continues her series of posts this month exposing religious and right-wing terrorist groups in Japan with a story that shows the various roles...

North Korea: Comfort women escape

Two questions from reading posts from Joshua and James J. Na today at The Korea Liberator: Do comfort women still exist in North Korea today? Does Kimchi cause cancer?

South Korea: Don't call me that!

Hunjangûi Karûch'im‘s Antti Leppänen looks at updates to and blurring of Korea's complex set of terms of interpersonal address.

Taiwan: Chinese spy confesses

A Taiwanese agent for the Chinese government wasn't so covert in trying to purchase an F-16 fighter jet engine and cruise missiles, blogs James J. Na at The Korea Liberator,...

South Korea: Farmers protest military camp

unity at Days in Daechuri blog keeps up the coverage of villagers peacefully protesting the expansion of an American military base into their village, and the resulting state crackdown with...

South Korea: Human rights campaign

Prior to tomorrow's kick-off to Project Sunshine—a two-week campaign for human rights for North Koreans—a documentary was screened and a mock funeral procession held in, says Joshua at The Korea...

North Korea: Photos from inside

Robert Koehler at The Marmot's Hole links to 301 photos taken recently in North Korea.

South Korea: Protest crackdown fallout

The Days in Daechuri blogger continues her ongoing bloggage of a the aftermath of a nation-wide protest last week during which 640 demonstrators detained and 16 arrested by the 15,000...

Korea: Geographic history documented

Gerry Brevers at Korean Language Notes does his own ongoing research into the history of Ulleungdo island, located in the disputed border region between South Korea and Japan.

North Korea: Human rights observed

It's a small step in the right direction, says The Korea Liberator blogger Joshua, of a change in South Korea's National Human Rights Commission's tendency to shy away from documenting...

South Korea: Free trade support?

Joshua at The Korean Liberator questions a recent poll which suggests that a silent majority of sixty percent of South Koreans support a free trade agreement with the United States,...

South Korea: Korean studies congress

A call for papers has been sounded, blogs Hunjangûi Karûch’im‘s Antti Leppänen, for the third world congress of Korean studies set for October this year. “There doesn't seem to be...

South Korea: Newspapers add English

The Oranckay blogger tells us why increased English-language news reporting in Korean newspapers might not be such a good thing.

Myanmar: Korean TV Drama fans

Madyjune attests to the growing popularity of Korean pop-culture in Myanmar by writing a synopsis of Korean TV drama Goong.

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