Stories about South Korea from February, 2007
James from Japan Probe collects a few youtube video on Japanese T.V programs (with English subtitles) about the tensions between South Korea and Japan. The video seems to suggest that anti-Japanese sentiment in South Korea is related with the nationalistic education.
#1: From Korea: Kimchi Mamas and a recipe to prepare Mandoo, the easy to prepare Korean dumplings! If you've never made mandoo before, it really isn't hard. The dumpling-making is the most time-consuming part. Once they are made, you simmer the mandoo gently in a pork-beef-chicken broth (yes, all three)...
Feb 22 is is Takeshima Day , but also the cat's day in Japan; as James in Japan Prob said, cat's day is more excited than the Japan-Korea dispute over Takeshima and Dokdo. The blogger also post a cat's day video on his post.
Robert Koehler from Marmot's hole blogs about a study of the regional particularities of Joseon-era beauties through the drawing of faces in folding screen by professor Jo Yong-jin.
Today (Feb 22) is Ohmynews’ 7 years birthday, Jay Hauben writes an article reviewing the discussion about the impact of citizen journalism in the past few years.
Robert Neff from Ohmynews writes about traditional Korea Lunar New years custom: Kites, stone battle, etc.
Michael Hurt from Scribblings of the Metropolitician maps the changing notion of beauty with the development of plastic surgery in South Korea.
Asiapages discusses about the practice of selective abortions in favor of male babies in South Korea.
Matt comments on the news “Android to Get Plastic Surgery”, relating the plastic surgery culture to the suicide of an actress Jeong Da-bin.
Jamie from Two Koreas blogs about the background, debating points in the most recent Korea US FTA negotiation.
Matt from Occidentalism blogs about a newly launched cup noodle in South Korea: MSG-free, low-sodium and un-fried noodles.
Matt from Gusts Of Popular Feeling blogs the details of the fire accident in Yeosu during the weekend, which killed 9 foreigners (8 were Chinese). He criticised the Ministry of Justice's excuse for the poor condition in the immigration center: Any massive increase in the number of foreigners in detainment...
The Simon Wiesenthal Center has denounced Rhie Won-bok’s comic “Far Country, Neighbor Country” for its anti-Semitic content. The issue has much resonance in the blogsphere. Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole hopes that more foreign press would pick up the story. Michael Hurt tries to trace the history of anti-Semitism in...
Robert Neff from Ohmynews writes about the history and practice of circumcision (“Whale Hunt”) in South Korea.
Michael Hurt blogs about the superiority of Korean Chicken, the secret is in the seasoning and the size.
Tania Campbell from Ohmynews writes an citizen reports on South Korea's suicide rate which is highest among developed countries. The reporter focuses on the social pressure of minority groups, such as gay man, mentally sick people and students.
Kim, Lee, Park are the most popular Korean surnames chosen by foreigners who have taken up Korean nationality and choose to change their names. – more from Robert Koehler, Marmot's hole.
Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole blogs about the netizens’ war over Korean historical dramas “Jumong” and “Taewang Sasingi.”
Matts at Gust of popular feelings has a very interesting post about the history of Korean Anarchist movement.