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· August, 2006

Stories about South Korea from August, 2006

South Korea: relation with U.S

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...

South Korea: ILO Pusan

Jamie from Two Koreas tells us how the International Labour Organization's meeting is going on in Busan now.

South Korea: media worker union

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.

Japan and South Korea: Ohmynews

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...

South Korea: more on English teachers

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...

South Korea: Korean teachers’ union's proposed black list

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...

South Korea: relation with China and U.S

Citizen reporter Sunny Lee from Ohmynews interviews a Chinese expert Li Dunqiu, who claimed that Korea's Future Lies With China, Not U.S.

South Korea: protest photos

Darin in Occidentalism posts several protest photos from South Korea, probably in response to Koizumi’s most recent Yasukuni visit.

Japan and South Korea: territorial debate

Gerry-Bevers in occidentalism writes a detailed historical analysis on a video that claims that Dokdo (Liancourt Rocks) was historically Korean territory.

South Korea: English teacher

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...

South Korea: Liberty in North Korea

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...

South Korea: cyber violence

Robert Koehler in Marmot's Hole discusses about the phenomena of cyberviolence in South Korea.

South Korea: English craze

Noja in Frog in a well discusses about the English craze culture in modern Korea with a historical background.

South Korea: Liberation Day

Yesterday (Aug 15) was the anniversary of Korea Liberation Day, Richardson from the Korea Liberator puts together South Korean newspapers’ editorial excrepts.

South Korea: politics of naming

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.”

South Korea: Yasukuni Shrine

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.

South Korea: Seoul history

Gusts Of Popular Feeling has a post on the history of Seoul with some precious photos on 19 Century Namdaemun.

South Korea: Vietnamese bride

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...

South Korea: union activist died

Jamie from two koreas tells his readers some background about the recent death of union activist in relation to 1001 riot police unit.

East Asia: Asia history carnival

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.

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