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· April, 2009

Stories about South Korea from April, 2009

Korea: Things that might surprise you in North America

  24 April 2009

A netizen shows an interesting post about 22 things that surprise you while you travel America. It is fun to see how things are natural in a place could be observed as interesting by others.       1. 하이웨이 차선 위 사진의 차선의 힌선과 흰선이 연결되는 중간을 자세히 보시면(빨강...

Global crisis affects Cambodian migrant workers

  20 April 2009

Due to the global economic crisis, South Korea has reduced the number of migrant workers it will accept this year. This is bad news for Cambodia's migrant workers. Many Cambodians are working and planning to work in South Korea.

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Global Recession: The world is talking. Are we listening?

  18 April 2009

There is no lack of online articles about the various aspects of the global economic crisis. Many of them are written by economic experts and policymakers. What about the perspectives of ordinary bloggers? This global roundup of blogs gathers stories of people around the world who are struggling to survive the economic downturn.

Korea: Is teachers’ physical punishment toward students a crime?

  18 April 2009

A second grade student at a primary school was struck 27 times by her teacher because she gave the wrong answer to a math question. After her mother put a photo of her daughter’s bottom with bruises on the internet, parents’ associations and other netizens criticized the teacher’s behavior. In...

Japan: Rocket Launched

  7 April 2009

Tobias Harris has been writing about Japan media and government's reaction in Observing Japan. His latest post is about Japanese government next move in UN Security Council.

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Global Job Losses and Returning Migrant Workers

  4 April 2009

This post focuses on the stories of the unemployed and migrant workers who are returning home to their countries. Job layoffs are perceived by most people as the primary and most recognizable indicator of the global economic recession. How has unemployment affected individuals around the world? In what ways the reverse migration of workers creating problems for developing nations?

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Causes and Consequences of the Coup in Madagascar

  1 April 2009

After the power transfer that took place on March 17th in Madagascar, unrest is still growing strong in the island nation. 15,000 protested against the coup Saturday for the sixth consecutive day and have been tear-gassed by armed forces for three days straight. Sunday, civil protesters were shot at and wounded by police forces, resulting in 34 wounded and a few unaccounted for. Lova Rakotomalala reviews the political and economic causes of the power struggle and the consequences of the coup for the Malagasy people.

South Korea: Worst-Case Scenario on missile crisis

  1 April 2009

Lee Byong-chul from Ohmynews looks into the recent conflict between North and South Korea over missile launch. Lee thinks it's time for South Korea to prepare for the worst case scenario in inter-Korean relations.

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