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· July, 2007

Stories about South Korea from July, 2007

Korea: Blogger party next month

“Due to popular demand,” writes I'm a Seoul Man Jon Allen, “I have arranged another Korean bloggers meet up.”

Korea: On the kidnapped Koreans

Robert Koehler at The Marmot's Hole follows up on a series of posts looking at the plight of the 23 Korean missionaries—now on hunger strike—recently taken for hostage in Afghanistan...

Internet shopping

A blogger shares her experience with internet shopping in Korea.

How horror movies can be advertised.

How horror movies can be advertised. A blogger came across girls with blood streaming down their faces in the middle of downtown Seoul.

Sympathy for Christian missionaries

After a famous actor who is respected for his morality expressed sympathy for Christian missionaries and the abducted Christian missionaries in Afghanistan on his personal homepage, his webpage was inundated...

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),...

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...

South Korea: New Labour Law

Jamie has explained key issues concerning the Korean new labour law controversies at

Japan: Asia-Pacific Internet Usage

Nicholls from Japundit reported on the first comprehensive review of Internet behavior covering 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region released by comScore: The average person in the Asia-Pacific region visited...

South Korea: nationalist photoshopping

Japan netizen found out some South Korea newspapers had done a nationalist photoshopping by erasing the Japanese National flag of a news photo – James from Japan Probe.

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...

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...

South Korea: New Bill on Irregular Workers

Jamie from Two Koreas comments on the new bill on irregular workers which affects in particular the female population.

South Korea: Fake stream, fake river, fake island

Matt blogs about the various construction projects kicked off by the former Seoul Mayor and the present presidential candidate Lee Myung-bak: pretty much every single endeavour Lee has undertaken has...

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...

Korea: Offensive foreigners

A bunch of foreigners who decided to make a drunken scene in a Seoul subway, included singing a song that degraded Korean (and Japanese) women. And then posting a video...

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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