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· December, 2008

Stories about South Korea from December, 2008

Korea: Raising New Candles against ‘7 Evil Laws.’

While welcoming 2009, Korea has another series of candlelight vigils against the government. The major political party, the Grand National Party, and the government presented new and revised bills. Among...

Northeast Asia: 2008 Review

The northeast Asia region is becoming more integrated politically, economically and socially. State leaders from China, Japan and South Korea recently signed a Joint Statement for Tripartite Partnership to address...

Korea: Teachers who have been fired

Recently, some Korean teachers were fired because they were opposed to a new test that the government initiated, Ilje Gosa (one-type test, a nationwide scholastic achievement assessment). It is a...

Madagascar, Kenya question wisdom of foreign land deals

Following national and international outrage, the land deal that would have let South Korean firm Daewoo Logistics lease a large swath of Madagascar's arable land, was finally rejected. However, the...

Korea: Teenage Rape and Parents’ Responsibility

A teenager who has suffered from attention deficit disorder raped a seven year old girl. Having a previous record, the 18 year old was sentenced to 10 years in prison...

South Korea: Riot Police Suppressed Comfort Women Protest

Michael Solis from Ohmynews! reported (with a video) about the Korean comfort women protest on 10 of December, 60th anniversary of the United Nations’ proclamation of the Universal Declaration of...

South Korea: Translating Mountain Rose

Ask a Korean! discusses cultural different through the exercise of translating the lyrics of a Korean song: Mountain Rose.

Korea as a Multi-Ethnic Country

A daily newspaper, Hankyoreh, which is categorized as a progressive newspaper (or sometimes left-wing) introduced a series of articles, ‘Multi-Culturalism is Our Future.’ [KR] Korea, where one culture and one...

South Korea: Comfort Women Demonstration

Michael Solis from Ohmynews! forecasts the Korean comfort women demonstration on Human Rights Day.

Korea: Train Connecting North and South Stopped.

The train service that connects North Korea and South Korea was suspended on the 28th of November. [En] When the train that stopped more than 50 years started operating after...

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