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· March, 2008

Stories about South Korea from March, 2008

Korea: Roh Moo Hyun Syndrome

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,...

South Korea: Fashion Wave

Metropolitician blogs about the cultural background for the potential rise of Korean fashion wave.

Japan and Korea: Comfort Woman

Michael Solis from Ohmynews! reported on Korean comfort women who live in the house of sharing.

South Korea: Women's Expectation of their President

Korea Beat translated a local report on Korean women's expectation of their president regarding “protection and childcare assistance”.

Korea: Independence Movements in Tibet and in Korea

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...

South Korea and China: Human Rights Protest

Nayan Sthankiya posted a slide show on a protest in Seoul against China's human rights condition. Via Ohmynews.

South Korea: Under U.S Occupation

Matt quoted a chapter from “I married a Korean” to show the history of Korea under U.S Occupation (1945-48).

South Korea: English Teacher Union

Robert Koehler from Marmot hole blogs about the setting up of foreign English teacher union in South Korea.

U.S.A and South Korea: FTA

Jae Young Lee from Ohmynews! wrote an update on the development of U.S and South Korea Free Trade Agreement.

Japan and Korea: History Issue

William Underwood (internews) via Ohmynews! has an article on the new era of the Japan and Korea history debate.

Korea: Part-time Lecturers and Suicide

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...

South Korea: Migrant Worker Film Festival

The 2nd Migrant worker film festival has been announced. The program can be found here.

South Korea: Women Protest

CINA posted some links and pictures on the weekend International Woman's Day Protest in Seoul.

Korea: Korean Students in the U.S.

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...

Korea: Religious Encounter on the Subway

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...

South Korea: Military Service

Michael Solis from Ohmynews interviewed some conscientious objectors who have been imprisoned for refusing to partake in military service.

Japan: The decline of pachinko

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...

Hong Kong and South Korea: E-Land Union Protest

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.

South Korea: Old Korean Advertisements

Korea beat points to a collection of old Korean advertisements at Naver.

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