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· March, 2008

Stories about South Korea from March, 2008

30 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,...

26 March 2008

Japan and Korea: Comfort Woman

20 March 2008

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

South Korea: Under U.S Occupation

15 March 2008

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...

11 March 2008

South Korea: Women Protest

8 March 2008

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...

5 March 2008

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

4 March 2008

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...