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· January, 2007

Stories about South Korea from January, 2007

South Korea: alternative fashion show

Jamie from reports on an interesting alternative fashion show in Seoul: The clothes were made and modeled by the women who made them as well as by a number...

South Korea: latest development in Daechuri

Days in Daechuri has the latest updates on the anti military base movement in Daechuri: The villagers, exhausted by several years of resistance to government threats and attacks, have in...

Japan and South Korea: waves from both sides

Ampontan blogs about the recent Japan wave from South Korea in term of tourism to Kyushu. Korean tourists, by taking the high speed jetfoils across the sea of Japan, can...

South Korea: plastic surgery

Matts at Gusts Of Popular Feeling discusses about plastic surgery in South Korea, for beauty or for speaking better English.

South Korea: suicide

Michael Hurt at Scribblings of the Metropolitician blogs about how the South Korean society, especially schools, deal with suicide: many schools actively ban any talk of the student's actions at...

South Korea: Hongdae redevelopment

Matt in Gust of popular feelings blogs about his experience of Seoul city culture: eating places, cafes, etc. Such spaces are disappearing with redevelopment plan, the upcoming one is Hongdae...

South Korea: teachers arrested for mind crime

Two Korean middle school teachers have been arrested since 18 of Jan for quoting North Korea's view on the nuclear test. has some background about the issue.

South Korea: more on textbook

Jacky's post about Chinese BBS's discussion of Korean textbook has some follow up discussion at Marmot's Hole by R. Elgin. There is a long comment thread with some more background...

China and South Korea: textbook

Jacky finds some discussions at Chinese BBS forum concerning South Korean textbook. Chinese's netizens were outraging about the distortion in the territorial map. However, are those books really Korean textbook?

South Korea: textbook debate

Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole puts together debate related to a novel used as an English text in U.S. middle schools which contains description of abuse and rape of Japanese...

South Korea: labour movement

Jamie in Two Koreas updates his readers about the recent labour movement activities in South Korea, including 20th anniversary of the June 1987 Democratic Uprising, anti FTA protest, etc.

South Korea: Haejangguk

Matt explains what is haejangguk: Haejang means to eat or drink something in the morning to relieve a hangover and guk means soup; and shows what kind of food is...

South Korea: weird things happening to foreigners

Asiapages retells some weird things happened to her boy friend and herself in South Korea.

South Korea: starbucks trademark

Recently the Korean Supreme Court ruled against Starbuck’s appeal against Elfreya (dba Starpreya Coffee), Dram man from Marmot's Hole goes into the details of the trademark debate.

South Korea: intra-Korean summit in 2007?

Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole reports on a local breaking news concerning intra-Korean summit in 2007. The story was denied but the discussion shows local political dynamics.

South Korea: Chomsky's solidarity

Chomsky recently signed a statement of solidarity with Pypeongtaek farmers against U.S military base construction in Daechuri.

South Korea: new history textbook

Owen from Korean history group blog has a round up on history textook debate in South Korea: Han Hong-gu of Sungkonghoe University (bastion of all things progressive) commented that the...

South Korea: conflict of rights

Michael Hurt from Scribblings of the Metropolitician looks into the South Korea constitution's articles on “right to happiness” and “right to privacy” and discusses their legal implications / confusions for...

South Korea: Samsung response to iPhone

Dram_man in Marmot's Hole blogs about Samsung's response to iPhone: Although we are waiting to see how U.S. consumers will react, we are not impressed by its features.

Japan and Korea: tunnel

Goh Kun, a former prime minister of Korea, is proposing a Japan-Korea tunnel as part of his campaign for president. Joe from Multant Frog gives some historical background on the...

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