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· May, 2007

Stories about South Korea from May, 2007

South Korea: Gender Gap

  30 May 2007

Kotaji comments on the widening of gender gap in South Korea, there are more male than female. The writer's quick suggestions are acceptance of homosexuality, sex change, clone female.

Competition between ‘allblet’ and ‘adclix’ in Korea.

  29 May 2007

Competition between ‘allblet’ and ‘adclix’ in Korea. Since a major portal site in Korea started adclix, the contextual advertisement system similar to Google AdSense, other portal sites have competed to make their own. And bloggers are busy comparing them. [ko]

South Korea: Private Tutoring Is A Crime?

  28 May 2007

Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole reports on warning banners in hagwon neighborhood: All Foreigners are being watched for private teaching and if reported you will be deported and fined.

Where are the garbage cans?

  28 May 2007

Where are the garbage cans? ‘Bearing my Seoul’ wonders why it is so hard to find garbage cans in Korea and finds some explanation in a recent article about it.

From Hankyoreh to Ohmynews.

  28 May 2007

From Hankyoreh to Ohmynews. After the Blue House in Korea announced it would abolish the pressroom in order to fight problems in the media, major media companies including Ohmynews, which got into citizen journalism early, have aggressively opposed the move. With this scandal, a blogger criticizes citizen journalism for being...

Children’s songs that reflect the times

  28 May 2007

Children’s songs that reflect the times. A blogger shows how lyrics and rhythms of children’s songs demonstrate the mood of the time period. The examples from the 1970s and 1980s when Korea was in its struggle for democracy are especially revealing [ko].

Children’s songs that reflect the times

  28 May 2007

Children’s songs that reflect the times. A blogger shows how lyrics and rhythms of children’s songs demonstrate the mood of the time period. The examples from the 1970s and 1980s when Korea was in its struggle for democracy are especially revealing [ko].

Korea: Bloggers are not reporters

  27 May 2007

On the 19th of this month, one of the major internet portal sites announced the new period of blog journalism in Korea. Their section, media daum blogger news which opened last November, like other portal sites chose blogger reporters within their portal site, and showed news from their own blogger...

What terms for parents are popular in Korea

  27 May 2007

A blogger discovered what terms for parents are popular in Korea through the search engines of several major portal sites. According to the table and graph that he (she) made, father (a-beo-ji) is used more than dad (a-bba) and, on the other hand, mom (eom-ma) is used more than mother...

Whatever Roh Moo-hyun says is unbearable!

  27 May 2007

Whatever Roh Moo-hyun says is unbearable! A blogger criticized how conservative media distort what he says, showing how major media source interpreted his speech comparing the whole speech of his when he attended the launching ceremony of the destroyer ‘se-jong-dae-wang-ham’ on the 25th.

Love for students and rapper trainee teacher.

  27 May 2007

Love for students and rapper trainee teacher. Finishing his practice teaching at a middle school, a trainee teacher expressed his love for students with a rap song which he composed and made it into a video clip on the internet. It was hit more than 65,000 times so far. Students...

The best strategy to lose weight.

  27 May 2007

The best strategy to lose weight. A year ago, a blogger bought a bicycle and commuted to work on it. He shows a graph of his weight for a year, which makes it clear that bicycling caused his weight to drop (and then to rise again when he stopped temporarily)....

Korea:Is Sexual Harrassment just for Women?

  26 May 2007

While sexual harassment is regarded as the worst scenario that would happen to women and the weak, a male blogger insists that men also run into harassment in their daily lives through his and his friends’ experiences. His post has received a lot of responses especially from young bloggers. It...

South Korea: Creative Leadership

  25 May 2007

Former Seoul Mayor Lee Myung-bak of the main opposition Grand National Party (GNP) formally announced his presidential candidacy yesterday. Matt from Gust of Popular Feeling wrote some background about Lee's creative leadership: “creative leadership” mostly means “throw money at construction companies.”

What is your blood type?

  22 May 2007

What is your blood type? That's a big deal in Korea. Why? Your personality can be inferred from your blood type at once. lyh809 is one of the most serious bloggers with cartoons. Look at why blood type A is timid, how each blood type reacts to sadness, seven behaviors...

Anger of residents at I-cheon in South Korea

  22 May 2007

Anger of residents at I-cheon in South Korea. The Ministry of National Defense announced that military units will move to I-cheon from Songpa due to its new-city development plan. About 1,300 local residents at I-cheon got together and held a wild demonstration[ko].

Korea: A Soldier's Death

  22 May 2007

On the 19th, a twenty-seven year old Korean soldier in Iraq was discovered dead. He was shot at a barber shop in Zaytun, where Korean soldiers stationed. It was the first death of a Korean soldier in Iraq since Korea arrived in 2004. While the media and army guess the...

South Korea: Bruce Cumings interview

  21 May 2007

Timothy Savage and Kang Sung-gwan from Ohmynews have an interview with Bruce Cumings, an expert specialized in Korean history, on issues including social and political development of Korea, North Korea crisis and international relation.

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