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· February, 2009

Stories about South Korea from February, 2009

27 February 2009

Korea: Economic downturn and which companies have the best chances for survival.

While all of us hope the economic downturn is over soon, it seems that it’s a long term battle. Companies are cutting employees or decreasing their business scope. A netizen...

24 February 2009

Korea: Hillary Clinton's Visit

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Korea. Rather than any other issues, North Korean issues were the major topic. Some people welcomed her on the street, raising signs, “Welcome,...

17 February 2009

Japan: Hetalia Axis Powers and the limits of parody

Hetalia, a satirical manga set mainly during the Second World War and featuring national protagonists of that era, has attracted attention among both domestic and international audiences for its caricature...

16 February 2009

Korea: Valentine’s Day, Suicide and Blogs

A blogger shares his experience on Valentine’s Day 10 years ago. On Valentine’s Day this year, four people died on the subway. tracks How will you get over your difficulties...

13 February 2009

South Korea: Prospects for Peace

Korea: Seven Reasons Why You’re Dumped by Women

There was an interesting post in a Korean blog introducing seven reasons why men are dumped by women on a date and giving tips on how you as a man...

6 February 2009

Korea: Being Unemployed.

Since the economic downturn began, being unemployed has become one of the topics netizens talk about. How do people cope with this situation? Aspan finds other way to enjoy being...

1 February 2009

Korea: Serial Killer and His Human Rights

A man who had an ordinary life and a good reputation in his town found to have killed 7 women over 2 years. He is a father who has two...

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