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· February, 2007

Stories about South Korea from February, 2007

Korea and Japan: nationalism

  26 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.

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

  23 February 2007

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.

South Korea: fire at immigration detention center

  11 February 2007

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...

Korea: anti-Semitic comic book

  9 February 2007

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...

Korea: Chicken

  9 February 2007

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

South Korea: suicide rate

  6 February 2007

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.

South Korea: naturalized Korean names

  6 February 2007

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.

Korea: Anarchism

  1 February 2007

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

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