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· October, 2006

Stories about South Korea from October, 2006

Korea: North Korea spy case

Robert Koehler in Marmot's Hole blogs about the details of spy case against the general secretary of the Democratic Labor Party (DLP) and a former DLP central committee member.

South Korea: U.S pressure on new foreign minister

Robert Koehler in Marmot's hole reports that local newspapers in South Korea suggested that the U.S government has been giving pressure to Roh for appointing Song Min-soon (the present presidential...

South Korea: witchhunt?

Kotaji reports that the national security in South Korea started to prosecute Democratic Liberal Party's members for spying for North Korea.

South Korea: expatriate experience on screen

Robert Koehler at Marmot Hole introduces a film, “Expats”, in Pusan film festival. The director Wonsuk Chin's goal is to introduce Korea to Amercian audience: Korean Wave films are doing...

South Korea: interview with George Soros

Citizen reporters in Ohmynews has an interview with George Soros. The interview has touched upon many issues including economy, new media, and the recent nuclear test.

South Korea: the passing of former president

Matt summarizes the life of South Korea former president, Choi Gyu-ha, who passed away last Sunday.

Japan: allow Japanese nukes

Mutantfrog comments on the idea and argument on Washington Post that the US needs to allow Japan to arm themselves with nuclear weapons to protect against North Korea: I’m frankly...

Korea: Mount Geumgang Tourism project

Occidentalism summarizes the buzz over Mt Geumgang tourism project. Reports said that Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill demanded the supension of “inter-Korea project” as a part of the sanction...

South Korea: diaspora

Jodi introduces two documentaries in Pusan festival about Korea diaspora in Russia, Cuba and the U.S.

Korea: Ban Ki-Moon and North Korea

Citizen reporter Hyejin Kim from Ohmynews puts together analysis related to North Korea's response to the appointment of Ban Ki-Moon as United Nation secretary general.

South Korea: independent journalists intimidated

Days in Daechuri has the latest update on the anti US military base in Pyongtaek, independent journalists were intimidated by local thugs.

South Korea: nuclear cartoons

Kotaji blogs about nuclear cartoons from local newspapers in South Korea.

South Korea: sex trafficking

Micheal Hurt continues to blog about the sex trafficking issue in South Korea: Prostitution is on of South Korea's biggest service industries and its most embarrassing export, in terms of...

South Korea: migrant film festivial

Jamie from Two Koreas blogs about the migrant film festivial in Seoul: There is an interesting range of films here about migrant workers, and not solely in Korea but in...

Northeast Asia: Nuclear test

Sun bin blogs the google map on the North Korea Nuclear test and summarizes the test information. In South Korea, there were much discussions in the blogsphere (although I can...

South Korea: labour relation road map

Jamie has an update on the recent labour conflicts and relation: a road map is drawn by the government concerning the relation between business, government and labour, which is considered...

South Korea: foreign actors deported

South Korean immigration authorities have handed down deportation orders for actors David Anselmo and Clinton Morgan, both of whom appeared in blockbuster “The Host,” for violating Article 20 of Korea’s...

South Korea, Taiwan and China: Scandal in Beijing

The concert, Scandal in Beijing, by Korean pop star Kangta and Taiwanese singer Vanness Wu at the National People's congress hall last month has irritated some conservative netizen. According to...

South Korea: language and regional expert

There is a discussion among some English bloggers in Korean concerning whether one needs to know the language to be a regional expert. Robert Koehler picks up the discussion in...

South Korea: international film fest

Jodi in Asia Pages introduces some films at this years’ Busan international film festival.

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