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· August, 2007

Stories about South Korea from August, 2007

Korea: Korean Beef VS Non-Korean Beef

The Moon Festival, one of the biggest festivals, is coming soon in Korea. One of the customs is to send gifts to relatives or people to whom you would like...

South Korea: E.Land Workers Strike

Workers from a local supermarket E.Land has been on strike for two months against the employer's termination of non-regular workers contract. Jamie from Two Koreas has some updates on the...

South Korea: Lee Myung-bak Doctrine

Lee Byong-chul from Ohmynews reported on the presidential candidate Lee Myung-bak foreign policy, in particular his attitude towards North Korea and U.S.

South Korea: Inter-racial Love

Robert Koehler from the Marmot's Hole summarized a report on inter-racial love relation in one sentence: Korean men want to date foreign women because foreign women don’t view men as...

Korea: Koreans in UTORO

There are 203 Koreans who are in a small village, Utoro in Japan. They have lived in Utoro since their ancestors were drafted for labor during the Japanese colonization period...

South Korea: A Girl's Suicide

Matt from Gust of popular feeling looked into the suicide of a 16-year-old girl, Lee Eun-ji. The cause was believed to be cyber bullying by superjunior fans. However, Matt pointed...

Korea: Relation With Islam

Robert Koehler from the Marmot's Hole looked into the historical ties between the Islamic and Korean civilizations since the Unified Silla period (668-935).

Korea and China: Olympic and Human Right

Colin Moore from Ohmynews! reported on a 444 days protest at the Seoul city center organized by Justice for North Korea (JFNK) with the aim of protesting the repatriation of...

South Korea: Ideology of Ethnic Purity

Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole introduced Lee Hun-beom's article which traces the history of migration in Korea. The article challenged the belief of ethnic Purity in Korea.

Korea: How Much Should One Ethnicity be Emphasized?

The emphasis on one ethnicity (danil minjok) in Korea society has become a problematic issue in international society. A news clip is below. A United Nations committee has urged Korea...

Korea: Coming Out about Academic Degrees

A hot topic in Korea now is the continual coming out of fake academic degree holders. Some of the most respected figures in many fields have been revealed to have...

South Korea: Aug 15

K. M. Lawson from frog in a well have written a few posts on how South Korean celebrated their independence day from Japanese colonialism in 1945: outdoor sport in City...

South Korea: History of Landscape 1999 to 2006

Antti Leppänen from Hunjang posted pictures of a district, Nan'gok, in southern Seoul, which show the history of development and landscape from 1999 to 2006.

South Korea: Pop Arts in Korean painting

Antti Leppänen from Hunjang posted a painting of pop arts, robot cop, in traditional Korean painting style.

Korea: National Hero or Terrorist

What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘terrorists’? The word is at the center of a controversy over a lecture given on Korean modern history by a foreign...

South Korea: Inter-Korean Summit Agenda Up-in-the-air

Lee Byong-chul from Ohmynews International reports on the difficulties in formulating the agenda for the inter-Korean summit.

Korea: The Second Meeting between North and South Korea

The Second North and South Korea summit will be held in the North Korean capital Pyongyang from the 28th to 30th of August. Seven years have passed since the first...

Korea: Media Entertainment, Lies, Fans, and Tragedy

Korean bloggers have been debating the use and absue of the media the latest, particulary in relation to the cases of a few celebrities. A Korean comedian who had been...

China and South Korea: China’s pride offended

Some pet shop in Yongin City (in South Korea) had made a photoshoped version of Tiananmen gate that used a picture of a dog instead of Chairman Mao — the...

Korea: Netizens’ Opinions ≠ Citizens’ Opinions

As the longer Afghanistan hostage situation continues, there has been increasing divergence in treatment of these issues between main stream media and netizens. Netizens complain that their opinions are not...

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