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· July, 2007

Stories about South Korea from July, 2007

28 July 2007

Korea: Remember 5.18

History seems unforgettable. Especially tragedies. A movie that just opened in Korea brings up a piece of history, the Kwangju Uprising or Kwangju Democracy Movement (known in Korea as 5.18),...

25 July 2007

Reactions to kidnapping of Koreans in Afghanistan

South Korean Christian missionaries were abducted in Ghazni, south-west of Kabul, on the 19th of this month. The abductors who kidnapped 23 missionaries are Taleban fighters. The hostages were abducted...

18 July 2007

South Korea: New Labour Law

17 July 2007

Japan: Asia-Pacific Internet Usage

South Korea: nationalist photoshopping

Korea: Cleaning Up Classrooms: Duty or Violation of Human Rights?

I remember when I was in school, every year I had to bring to class rags that my mother made with old clothes. We students had to push heavy wooden...

14 July 2007

Korea: Bogus-degree and Success

A young female professor who was appointed as a director of one of the biggest festivals in Korea this month was revealed to be a bogus-degree holding intellectual. An art...

7 July 2007

Korea: Advantages for Servicemen in Civil Service Exams?

As I wrote in an earlier posting, military service is a sensitive issue in Korea. Recently, a lawyer became a hero in Korea through his outspoken comments about these two...

2 July 2007

Korea: Internet and Anonymity

Internet portal sites in Korea will use the real-name comment system (daet-geul sil-myeong-je) from this month. Two major portal sites, Daum and Naver, already started from the 27th of June,...

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