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· October, 2008

Stories about South Korea from October, 2008

U.S and South Korea: Currency Crisis and Korean Students in the US

Yoon Jeong Kim writes on how the currency crisis affects Korean students life in the U.S at Ohmynews!

U.S and South Korea: Currency Swapping Plan

Andy Jackson from the Marmot's hole blogs about the U.S and South Korea currency swapping plan. The blogger finds it a win-win deal.

SketchPAN: World without Words

SketchPAN, a service from Korea, aims to create a easy platform for people to express themselves with paintings. In the world without words, language is no longer a barrier for...

South Korea: National Struggle Day of Irregular Workers

CINA blogs photos of the demonstration on 26 of Oct – the national struggle day of irregular workers.

Korea: Rise of ‘No Reason for Murder’

A South Korean man who was not satisfied with himself and society attacked a gosiwon and killed six people in an arson attack and knife in the middle of Seoul.[En]...

South Korea: Homophobia

Ask a Korean! discusses the homophobic culture and reaction in South Korea.

Korea: US$100bn Package for Stabilizing the Market

South Korea's government has agreed to guarantee foreign-currency borrowing by the country's banks to help stabilize financial markets. The announcement doesn’t bring positive views from netizens. The netizens also have...

Somalia: Piracy not something to be celebrated

Open sea piracy is discussed by different video bloggers who speak on the recent Somalian piracy incidents, and a behind the scenes look at how governments are protecting World Food...

Korea: North Korea, no longer a terrorist-sponsoring state.

After the US government announced removal of North Korea from the black list in October 2008, how do South Koreans think about this decision? Some netizens see this as a...

Korea: Hangeul Proclamation Day

On the 9th of October, the day to celebrate the creation of the Korean writing system [Hangeul] returned. Since it was canceled as a national holiday, every year there has...

Korea: The Death of an Actress and…

The death of Choi Jin Sil, who has been regarded as a ‘national actress,’ gave a big shock to Korean society. Her image has been like a self-righting toy, from...

South Korea: We don't want to go bowling with you.

Nuna from Ask a Korea! comes up with three possible answers to a question on why his Korean schoolmates suddenly back off from a bowling date.

Korea: How the President can have communications with the people.

On the first of October, former President Roh Moo Hyun, who settled down in the countryside after his term and who has been more popular and received more attention from...

Japan and South Korea: Cross Media Ownership

Niphonese translated some bloggers discussion about the change of regulation on cross media ownership in Japan and its implication on freedom of press by looking into the experience in South...

South Korea: School Violence

Korean Beat translated two survey news reports concerning school violence in South Korea: 80% Jump in school violence and parents survey on school violence.

South Korea: Choi Jinsil

Famous South Korean actress Choi Jinsil committed suicide on 1 of October. Ask a Korean! pays tribute to the Choi with a brief account of the actress’ life history.

Korea: From Hero to Eccentric Man

In 2004 a student, Kang Ui-seok, was expelled from Daegwang High School for disobeying an order to attend chapel service at the school. He filed a petition with the National...

South Korea: Counter Armed Forces Day parade

Today (October 1) civic organizations in Seoul will hold a counter armed forces day parade, Seoulidarity has translated some background information about the action.

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