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· May, 2009

Stories about South Korea from May, 2009

Japan and Korea: Nuclear test and missiles

  27 May 2009

Are you surprised that North Korea conducted another nuclear test? And fired more short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan? Ampontan made a list of surprises to comment on the new round of North Korea nuclear and missile test.

Taiwan: Comparisons of Chen and Roh

  26 May 2009

Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyung tragically commited suicide over the weekend. Some have made comparisons between Roh and former Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian who is currently in detention on charges of corruption. The Far-Eastern Sweet Potato asks if both men were subject to character assassination by the judiciary and...

South Korea: Roh Moo-hyun dies

  23 May 2009

Todd Thacker from Ohmynews International reported about South Korea former president Roh Moo-hyun's sudden death. Western media mostly assumed that Roh had committed suicide because of corruption scandal.

South Korea: Banning Suicide

  22 May 2009

To counter growing group suicides in the nation, the South Korea government decided to ban keywords related to suicide and block access to Web sites. More from Gusts of Popular Feeling

South Korea: May 18

  19 May 2009

May 18 is the 29th anniversary of the Gwangju Democratization Movement. Ask a Korean! translated a review on a movie, May 18, which touches upon the media representation of democracy movement in Korea.

Korea: Previous President and Money

  13 May 2009

Previous president Roh Moo Hyun who is famous as the ‘president for citizens’ and still keeps his popularity after his retirement due to his humble life in his hometown and to citizens’ dissatisfaction with the current government has been involved with bribe scandal in May. Sudden but exhaustive investigation regarding...

Korea: Minerva and Release after 100-Days Detention

  1 May 2009

A blogger who is known by his pseudonym, Minerva, was released after 100 days detention. His 280 postings criticizing economic policies of the new Korean government and predicting economy downturn have become hugely popular due to the accurate diagnosis. He was arrested by the prosecution authority under the name of...

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