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· March, 2007

Stories about South Korea from March, 2007

Korea and Japan: Sex Trade

Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole reports that: There are currently an estimated 40,000-60,000 Koreans illegally residing in Japan. Of these, 30,000 are believed to be working in the sex trade....

South Korea: FTA

Jamie from Two Koreas has an update about the FTA negotiation and anti FTA protest in South Korea: The march was also able to march into Gwanghwamun unobstructed, which was...

South Korea: blocking foreign porn sites

Matt from Gusts of popular feeling blogs about the recent government policy in filtering out foreign porn sites in South Korea: We're also told that the government “will block around...

South Korea: The Value Deflation of Schools

Michael Hurt from Scribblings of the Metropolitician has a lot to complain and criticise about the South Korea education system.

East Asia: History Round up

Jonathan Dresner from Frog in a Well has written a history round up on issues such as comfort woman, Nanjing massarce, textbook, etc.

Korea and Japan: National Flowers

Ampotan has a nice post discussing differences in symbolism of Japan and Korea's national flowers: cherry blossom or sakura (Japan) and the Rose of Sharon or mugunghwa (Korea).

South Korea: what not to post in blog

A blogger posted about his pot-smoking experience in the Netherlands on his blog and got busted for doing drugs overseas – Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole.

South Korea: street vendors

Matts has a nice post about the Seoul city plan in cracking down street vendors.

South Korea: China town

Asiapages explained why South Korea’s attempt to create a Chinatown near Incheon is seriously missing the point.

Japan: Where are the Japanese comfort women?

Ampontan translates a post written by Kiyotani in response to the recent debate about Abe's claim that there was “no evidence” that the recruitment of “comfort women” had been “forcible...

South Korea: Daechuri video

Micheal Hurt posted a video done by Bum Lee, which is a tribute to the art of Daechuri. The village has been struggling against forced demolition and the construction of...

South Korea: International Woman's Day

Voice of the people has a photo essay on the International Woman's Day.

South Korea: school uniform

The price of uniform becomes a talking point in South Korea, Matt has a summary of the issue at stake.

South Korea: from Yeosu Fire to migrant labour reform

The Yeosu migrant detention centre's fire has developed into a call for legislation to protect the safety and rights of migrant labour in South Korea. Jamies has a very detailed...

South Korea: reactions on illegal migrant center fire

Matt puts up with a detailed article on the reactions on the illegal migrant center fire broke out in early Feburary which left 9 migrant workers dead and 18 injured.

Ghana: Perspectives of Ghana at 50

Like most Sub-Saharan Africans, Ghanians use the English language—not only as a lingua franca, but also as the official language. They use English on top of many local languages—and dialects—spoken...

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