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· July, 2008

Stories about South Korea from July, 2008

Korea: Fan Death and Your Belief

There is a myth that has been handed down from generation to generation in Korea. “The fan death.” If you sleep with a fan on in an airtight room, you...

South Korea: Riot Police Talk

Hyejin721 from Ohmynews! writes a report on a riot police officer's decision to leave the army: “I left the army to save my conscience!”

South Korea: Protest and Repression

CINA re-posts a detailed account of a peaceful protest against the government in last Saturday by an Amercian disapora in South Korea. The protest ended up in police repression and...

South Korea: Law and Order?

Jamie from Two Koreas highlights two recent incidents showing how the government intends to impose law and order by repressing the civil society and freedom of speech.

South Korea: Why are Koreans Hypersensitive to Criticisms from Non-Koreans?

Ask a Korean addresses another sensitive question:Why are Koreans Hypersensitive to Criticisms from Non-Koreans?

Korea: To Me, a Blog is ___________

We all know about the ‘wave’ at sporting events. You stand up and down following strangers the behind or front, or left or right sides around you. Now the ‘blog...

South Korea: History of Traveller's Complaint

Picking up the discussion on “Why expats in Korea complain so much?” Matt from Gust of popular feelings quotes texts from century-old history books on traveller's complaint about Korea.

South Korea: Temporary Worker Protection

Korean women worker association has an article about a symposium on Temporary Employee Protection Act.

South Korea and Mexico: Kidnap

Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole discusses about the kidnapping of 5 Koreans in Mexico. There are still a number of unanswered questions.

South Korea: Community Radio Suspended

Deep dish TV from Waves of Change reposted Mediact's report on the South Korean government policy in suspending the community radio under the excuse of the promotion of a new...

Japan and South Korea: Busan or Takeshima

Ampontan looks into the Japan and South Korea relation and summarizes it into two paradigms: Busan or Takeshima (or Dukto).

South Korea: Dokdo Demonstrations

CINA collects local reports and photos on demonstrations against the Japanese textbook territorial claim over Dokdo islets.

Korea: Chopsticks… Rather Complicated…

Why does Korea use iron for chopsticks while other chopsticks countries use wooden materials? What is the history of the use of chopsticks? When do kids learn how to use...

Korea: Nurses and Sex Symbol

A recent music video of a popular and sexy female singer Lee Hyo-lee in Korea has been a hot issue. Maybe in other places as well as in Korea, the...

Korea: A South Korean Woman’s Death in North Korea

There is a way that South Koreans can officially and safely go to North Korea at present. It is a special tourist site that was opened for a special zone,...

Japan and South Korea: Dokdo

Matt from Gusts of popular feelings blogs on the reaction on the territorial debate between Japan and South Korea over Dokdo.

South Korea: Tracking Foreign Student

Following U.S government's practice, the South Korean government started to track international students — more from Korea Beat.

South Korea: Why do Expats in Korea Complain So Much?

Ask A Korean! explains to Roboseyo on “Why do expats in Korea complain so much?”

South Korea: Anti Lee Myungbak Movement

Newcham has written up a most elaborated report on the South Korean anti Lee Myungbak movement.

South Korea: Pro-Beef and Anti-Beef

In last weekend, the Seoul streets were full again with protesters. On the other hand, conservative groups are planning for a US beef tasting party for some 10,000 people in...

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