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· June, 2008

Stories about South Korea from 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...

South Korea: Life as a Korean AIDS Patient

Korea Beat translated a local report on how Korean AIDS patients live and die.

South Korea: Sentiment Behind Anti Beef Protest

Korea Beat looked into the sentiment of protesters in the anti-U.S beef demonstration by some protest statistics. Ask a Korean pointed out earlier that the leaders and participants of demonstrations...

South Korea: the Korean Dream

Michael Solis from Ohmynews reports on the migrant workers’ story in South Korea.

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...

South Korea: Beef Protest Sum Up

Matt from Gusts of Popular Feeling wrote a sum-up of analysis on the anti-importation of U.S beef protest.

South Korea: Pro-Beef Comics Sent to Schools

Korea Beat translated a local newspapers article on South Korean government's move in sending pro-beef comics to school.

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...

South Korea: Comparing Two Candle Night Vigils

Matt reposts an article from The Korea Herald comparing the two candle Night Vigils in 2002 (U.S military car accident resulted in the death of two schoolgirls: Miseon and Hyosun)...

South Korea: A Million People Protest

Matt puts together photos of the June 10 million people candle night vigil against the importation of unsafe U.S beef [zh].

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

Matt from Gusts of Popular Feeling looked into the Seoul city public space for accounting mass mobilization in protest.

South Korea: Teen Lesbians

Korea Beat translated a local magazine feature story on Teen lesbian culture.

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,...

Japan: Bad Comments on South Korea

Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole quoted from local newspapers about Japanese foreign ministry's homepage's travel advisory on South Korea. The website gives a bad impression on South Korean society.

South Korea: Beef Protest Intensified

The protest against importation of U.S beef has been intensified. Since last weekend the protest has been directed against the president Lee Myung Bak and police violence. More from CINA....

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...

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