Stories about South Korea from April, 2007
James from Japan Probe quoted from South Korean local news about a suspected case of stealing of Game Code, “Lineage III”, from Korea’s largest game maker NCsoft to a major Japanese Game Company.
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.
Some details and discussions about the U.S-Korea Free Trade Agreement on Coyright at interlocals.net.
James from Japan Probe blogs about the Japan and Korean netizen debates (including hate speeches) over the Virginia Tech / Nagasaki shootings.
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...
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...
Michael Hurt has written a long post on the development of user created content (UCC) in South Korea. He felt that the creativity is behind the technology development.
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‘.
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.“
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.
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.
Jamie blogs about an irregular worker sit in action in Ulsan.