· August, 2006

Stories about South Korea from August, 2006

South Korea: relation with U.S

  31 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...

South Korea: ILO Pusan

  31 August 2006

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

South Korea: media worker union

  30 August 2006

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

  29 August 2006

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.

South Korea: more on English teachers

  28 August 2006

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”.

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

  24 August 2006

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...

South Korea: protest photos

  20 August 2006

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

South Korea: English teacher

  20 August 2006

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...

South Korea: Liberty in North Korea

  18 August 2006

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.

South Korea: Liberation Day

  16 August 2006

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

  15 August 2006

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

  15 August 2006

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: Vietnamese bride

  13 August 2006

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.”

East Asia: Asia history carnival

  8 August 2006

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.