Stories about South Korea from August, 2006
Robert Koehler in Marmot's Hole has two posts on Korea-U.S relation regarding the withdrawal of U.S troop or the flexible military strategy in South Korea. The first one is a comment on an opinion piece written in Chosun Ilbo. The second one is a summary of varous reactions towards the...
Jamie from Two Koreas tells us how the International Labour Organization's meeting is going on in Busan now.
Cho Jun Sang, president of the labour union of the South Korean newspaper ‘Hankyoreh’ talks about the background and concern of South Korea media workers union in Asia Media Forum.
Ohmynews Japan was launched yesterday with 1,000 citizen reporters in position. Korean Ohmynews Citizen reporter, Ronda Hauben, has a follow up report today, stressing the “‘political and ideological neutrality” of Japanese Ohmynews.
Robert Koehler in Marmot's Hole translates some local news accusing the misbehaviour of English teachers in South Korea: Affairs with High School Students, Spreading Nude Photos on the Internet. GI Korea blog also has some comments on the English teachers “scandal”.
Michael Hurt at Scribblings of the Metropolitician criticizes the Korean Teachers’ Union's proposal of black listing malpractice foreign English teachers. “If foreigners were to start a master ‘blacklist’ of Korean schools and orgs that have cheated or abused foreigners, it would literally have to be a 100-pyeong office space…“ Robert...
Citizen reporter Sunny Lee from Ohmynews interviews a Chinese expert Li Dunqiu, who claimed that Korea's Future Lies With China, Not U.S.
Darin in Occidentalism posts several protest photos from South Korea, probably in response to Koizumi’s most recent Yasukuni visit.
Gerry-Bevers in occidentalism writes a detailed historical analysis on a video that claims that Dokdo (Liancourt Rocks) was historically Korean territory.
Robert Koehler in Marmot's hole summarizes the problem of English teachers hiring practice in South Korea: “According to Seoul immigration officials, about 240 unqualified foreign teachers were busted in Seoul alone last year. This year, some 20~30 teachers are busted a month. Even more concerning, there are even cases of...
Andy Jackson in Marmot's Hole introduce a NGO, an unofficial Liberty in North Korea – LiNK. The organization is concerned with education on North Korean human rights and outreach to North Korean defectors.
Robert Koehler in Marmot's Hole discusses about the phenomena of cyberviolence in South Korea.
Noja in Frog in a well discusses about the English craze culture in modern Korea with a historical background.
Yesterday (Aug 15) was the anniversary of Korea Liberation Day, Richardson from the Korea Liberator puts together South Korean newspapers’ editorial excrepts.
Jamie from Two Koreas discusses about the politics of naming of apartment complexs: “What is so curious about it is that the names used are actually pretty crass and offensive.”
Robert Koehler in Marmot's hole writes on the implication of Japan's president Koizumi Junichiro visit to the Yasukuni Shrine on Korea politics and history.
Gusts Of Popular Feeling has a post on the history of Seoul with some precious photos on 19 Century Namdaemun.
Matt in Occidentalism brings reader's attention to the suicide of a Vietnamese woman in South Korea: “a matchmaker arranged international marriage between a 44 year old Korean man and a 21 year old Vietnamese woman has ended in suicide after 7 months.”
Jamie from two koreas tells his readers some background about the recent death of union activist in relation to 1001 riot police unit.
Frog in the Well runs the sixth Asia history carnival by grouping and reviewing blog posts and internet resources on China, Korea and other Asian countries history.
Asia media forum puts up an interview with Kwon Tae-Sun, managing editor of Hankyoreh. Kwon reflects on the challenge of marketization and internet on the traditional media.