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· February, 2007

Stories about South Korea from February, 2007

Korea and Japan: nationalism

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...

Street food from Panama, Mandoo from Korea, and a Hot Pot Video from Shanghai

#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...

Japan and Korea: Takeshima/Dokdo dispute and cat's day

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...

South Korea: traditional sense of beauty

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.

South Korea: Ohmynews 7 years birthday

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.

Korea: Lunar New years

Robert Neff from Ohmynews writes about traditional Korea Lunar New years custom: Kites, stone battle, etc.

South Korea: artificial beauty

Michael Hurt from Scribblings of the Metropolitician maps the changing notion of beauty with the development of plastic surgery in South Korea.

South Korea: Selective Abortions

Asiapages discusses about the practice of selective abortions in favor of male babies in South Korea.

South Korea: Android to Get Plastic Surgery

Matt comments on the news “Android to Get Plastic Surgery”, relating the plastic surgery culture to the suicide of an actress Jeong Da-bin.

South Korea: Korea US FTA Round 7

Jamie from Two Koreas blogs about the background, debating points in the most recent Korea US FTA negotiation.

South Korea: Healthy cup noodles

Matt from Occidentalism blogs about a newly launched cup noodle in South Korea: MSG-free, low-sodium and un-fried noodles.

South Korea: fire at immigration detention center

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...

Korea: anti-Semitic comic book

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...

South Korea: The ‘Whale Hunt’

Robert Neff from Ohmynews writes about the history and practice of circumcision (“Whale Hunt”) in South Korea.

Korea: Chicken

Michael Hurt blogs about the superiority of Korean Chicken, the secret is in the seasoning and the size.

South Korea: suicide rate

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...

South Korea: naturalized Korean names

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...

China and South Korea: netizen war

Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole blogs about the netizens’ war over Korean historical dramas “Jumong” and “Taewang Sasingi.”

Korea: Anarchism

Matts at Gust of popular feelings has a very interesting post about the history of Korean Anarchist movement.

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