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· January, 2008

Stories about South Korea from January, 2008

Korea: Entertainers’ lives, media and internet

Na Hoon-a, a legendary singer in Korea famous for his charisma during his 40 year career and for numerous rumors about his personal life, surprised everyone at a press conference....

South Korea: Abusive Daycare

Korea Beats translated a citizen report from ohmynews about an abusive daycare center. Matt has an update of the story.

South Korea: Cry from a Nepalese Migrant Worker

Suwash Budathoki, a Nepalese citizen, was arrested in the S. Korean capital Seoul on July 7, 2007 and now struggling to overcome his ill-health in Hwaseong Immigration Detention Center. IBMK...

Korea, an English-speaking Country?

All Koreans will speak English soon. Will stress about whether you can speak English or not increase or decrease? The new government, Lee Myung Bak’s transition team, announced that all...

South Korea: New President to Close the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family

Jamie from Two Koreas blogs about women organizations’ petition against the newly elected president Lee Myung Bak's plan to close the ministry of Gender Equality and Family.

South Korea: Youtube Enters

Michael from Scribblings of the Metropolitician has been asked to make a welcome video for Youtube Korea. The slogan is YT Korea – fighting.

Korea: Have you been pressed down by scissors?

Have you heard about ‘your body is pressed down by scissors?’ When I was kid, I heard adults sometimes tell each other they were pressed down by scissors the previous...

Japan: The Whistle of the Middle East

The sport of handball is receiving the kind of attention from the media and general public it never has before in Japan, as well as in Korea. The dispute came...

Philippines: Korean English Teacher Visa Policy

Diplomats from Singapore, Philippines and some other Asian countries are critical of South Korea's new Visa Policy that bars Asians from Teaching English.

Korea: Taean, Blogger, and Truth

Since the Taean oil spill in Korea, two stories have been the focus of attention. One is the large number of volunteers – 1 milion Koreans have volunteered so far....

South Korea: DLP on the Verge of Split

Newscham has an article on the crisis of a major left wing party, Democratic Labour Party, after the fatal defeat in presidential election.

Korea: Game Addiction and Solution

Last year, 14 year old boy killed his 10 year old brother with a pocket knife. The motive was simply curiosity about the feeling after murder. He was known to...

South Korea: Internet Broadcast for and without Migrant Workers

CINA comments on the South Korean government's report on the ‘Internet Broadcast for Migrant Workers’: Foreign workers in Korea can now speak their minds more than before… if they're not...

Korea: Education proposals by the next President

Since Lee Myung Bak was elected as the next president of the Republic of Korea, an interesting wave seen on the internet is the rapid increase in netizens’ activities against...

South Korea: Defeat of KDLP

Chamnews has a story about the defeat of The Korean Democratic Labor Party (KDLP) in the presidential election.

Korea: Top Ten News in 2007

Korean bloggers are busy saying farewell to 2007. While most of them look back at what they gained and did for 2007, a netizen bizbatik summarized the top ten blog...

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