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· June, 2008

Stories about South Korea from June, 2008

24 June 2008

Korea: Hiddink’s Miracle and Korean Politics.

When Hiddink led the Korean soccer team into the semifinals of the 2002 World Cup he became a hero in Korea. Everywhere – in bookstores and on advertisements – was...

19 June 2008

South Korea: the Korean Dream

18 June 2008

Korea: Suppressing Media or Illegal Internet Activities

Korea’s Youtube equivalent, Afreeca, has recently become more famous due to live coverage of candlelight vigils. On the 17th, the CEO of Afreeca was taken by the prosecutor’s office under...

14 June 2008

Korea: Myungbak Castle

The biggest candlelight vigil against policies of the new government started from the US-Korea beef trade was over on the 10th of June. Hot issues now are how the government...

10 June 2008

Korea: Please give me some advice on how to break up with this man.

Since continual candlelight vigils in Korea and protests against the current government, I have put posts about this topic several times. Feeling that I should introduce other topics, I have...

South Korea: Protest and Public Space

South Korea: Teen Lesbians

7 June 2008

Korea: Internet Game = Gambling?

While the Sea Story Scandal, gambling, hit Korea in 2006, the Internet game –Hangame – arises as a problem of virtual gambling at present. The biggest game portal site, Hangame,...

2 June 2008

South Korea: Beef Protest Intensified

Korea: Battles between Netizens and Newspapers

It started from complaints and small protests against the US-Korea Beef Trade. Koreans were upset due to the process of the negotiation of the trade between the US and Korea...