· April, 2007

Stories about South Korea from April, 2007

Korean bloggers on Virgina Tech shooter Cho Seung-hui

  27 April 2007

Since the Virginia Tech massacre on April 16, 2007, it’s not hard to guess that the South Korea-born shooter, Cho Seung-hui, and what he did are among the hottest issues for Korean bloggers. As the visual shock of the mass murder is fading from the headlines, the angle from which bloggers are viewing the case has been changing.

China and U.S: Shooter Online Report

  18 April 2007

Graham Webster from Transpacific Triangle noticed that the online journalistic story about Virginia Tech Shooter has been edited with the same URL without mentioning their previous mistake: The papers apparently have used the same URL for their online story on the shooting, continually editing it. In this case, the Times...

South Korea: The Politics of Pride and Shame

  18 April 2007

Michael Hurt discussed about the politics of pride and shame in South Korea society. His prediction on the social and media reaction on the recent events at Virginia Tech, with the mass murder-suicide of Cho Seung-Hui is very accurate: There is going to be serious national shame, expressed through the...

South Korea: Investment or infantry for Iraq?

In light of today's meeting between Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, ROK Drop blogger GI Korea asks if 2,300 Korean businessmen might be able to do more for the Arab nation right now than the same number of Korean soldiers in ‘Less Zaytun, More Hyundai‘.

Japan: Ethnic Korean prefect candidate

  12 April 2007

Ongoing election bloggage from the eponymously-named debito blogger: “Read on to hear about a naturalized Korean-Japanese’s campaign for a prefectural seat in Osaka, campaigning his Korean roots overtly.“

Northeast Asia: Toxic Sandstorm

  4 April 2007

Pauken from Ohmynews writes about the toxic sandstorm in Northeast Asia: Floating dust carrying heavy metal materials from Chinese factories are invading the lungs of people from the Asia Pacific.

South Korea: FTA

Walter Hendler from Ohmynews has put up a video on the recent anti FTA battle in Seoul with a background report on the negotiation and local politics.