Stories about South Korea from March, 2008
The popularity of the previous President, Roh Moo Hyun, in Korea seems to become a hotter issue on the Internet. A new terminology, Roh-Ganji (Roh, his family name + Ganji, a slang that teenagers and netizens like to use and its meaning is ‘cool’) is born. His hometown is full...
Metropolitician blogs about the cultural background for the potential rise of Korean fashion wave.
Michael Solis from Ohmynews! reported on Korean comfort women who live in the house of sharing.
Korea Beat translated a local report on Korean women's expectation of their president regarding “protection and childcare assistance”.
As groups in other countries support Tibetans’ rage and criticize the violence of the Chinese government, Korean netizens are also busy making signature-seeking-campaigns or boycotting the Beijing Olympics. The participants who express their opinions on the internet and put their names on the campaigns are more and more. The reasons...
Nayan Sthankiya posted a slide show on a protest in Seoul against China's human rights condition. Via Ohmynews.
Matt quoted a chapter from “I married a Korean” to show the history of Korea under U.S Occupation (1945-48).
Robert Koehler from Marmot hole blogs about the setting up of foreign English teacher union in South Korea.
Jae Young Lee from Ohmynews! wrote an update on the development of U.S and South Korea Free Trade Agreement.
William Underwood (internews) via Ohmynews! has an article on the new era of the Japan and Korea history debate.
A series of suicides of part-time college lecturers has been covered in Korean newspapers. Harsh criticisms against universities in Korea are not a few. But some netizens approach this news in other perspectives and it shows how academic jobs can be sometimes viewed.
The 2nd Migrant worker film festival has been announced. The program can be found here.
CINA posted some links and pictures on the weekend International Woman's Day Protest in Seoul.
There are more than 100,000 Korean students in the U.S. It was the main news in Korea the last week. The increase of 10 percent every year helped Korea remain the top student-sending country in the U.S. for a second year, ahead of India and China. Korean students at Harvard...
Religious issues always generate a lot of opinions from Korean netizens. One person's experience on a subway with a Buddhist monk has gained a lot of attention in the last week on a popular Korean website.
Michael Solis from Ohmynews interviewed some conscientious objectors who have been imprisoned for refusing to partake in military service.
A staple of the modern Japanese cityscape, pachinko parlors employ a third of a million people in Japan, draw in an estimated 30 trillion yen per year, and entice roughly one quarter of the country's entire population to play at least occasionally, 17 million of them on a regular basis. With plans underway to legalize and regulate casinos in Japan, the status of such pachinko parlors has been put into question, sparking a re-assessment, in comments and blog posts, of the place of gambling in modern Japanese society.
E-land labour protest in South Korea has developed into a new phrase because of the repression of union organizers. Newscham reports the E-land union's protest plan in Hong Kong.
Korea beat points to a collection of old Korean advertisements at Naver.