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· April, 2008

Stories about South Korea from April, 2008

28 April 2008

Korean President's Visit to the U.S. and Media

The first summit between America and South Korea since the Korean Presidential Election was held in Washington in April. Current President Lee Myung Bak’s visit to the U.S. attracted the...

Japan and China: Nationalistic Language Learning

South Korea: Olympic Torch Relay Protest

24 April 2008

Korea: Roh Moo Hyun and Japanese Netizens

The previous Korean President, Roh Moo Hyun, as I wrote a previous post, ‘ Roh Moo Hyun Syndrome (March 30, 2008)’ has become famous even after his retirement due to...

20 April 2008

Korea: Invincible Samsung Kingdom

Through the three-month investigation into alleged corruption at Samsung, Samsung snuck out of punishment again. Even though the special investigation team was established, and hidden bank accounts and illegal activities...

Hyejin Kim: A praised young novelist among GVO authors

Global Voices celebrates, this month, Hyejin Kim's first anniversary as the GVO Korean Language editor. She is also a celebrated young novelist: her debut book, 'Jia: A Novel of North...

18 April 2008

Korea: Rice Crisis in the past and at the present.

Issues related to the rice crisis are appearing everywhere. There have been serious demonstrations against opening the rice market to other countries in Korea. A netizen who participated in demonstrations...

13 April 2008

Korea: Another Election and Disputes between those in their 20s and 30-40s.

The general election took place on the 9th of April. The result the absolute victory for the conservative party, the GNP that the current President Lee Myung Bak belongs to....

8 April 2008

Korea: Drama Kingdom

Korean dramas have been popular outside Korea. There has been a term to refer to this popularity, Hallyu (Korean wave). Pretty girls and neat boys, and their pure love or...

South Korea: How the Dead are Remebered Differently?

2 April 2008

Korea: Conflicts between Koreans in their 20s and in their 30-40s

Recently, there has been a series of demonstrations that Korean college students have led against the increase in tuition fees. Presidents of college students’ associations got together and tried to...

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