Stories about South Korea from August, 2009
Korea Beat translated a newspapers opinion piece on “Why does Korea not accept refugees?”. According to the article, from 1994 to last June a total of 2,336 people have applied for recognition as displaced persons, with just 116 of them receiving such recognition.
Ohmynews! has a report on the politics concerning the funeral arrangement for former President Kim Dae-jung who passed away on August 18.
JMR at Eris in Asia blogs about the reasoning behind the Japanese government's use of “the calorific method of calculation, rather than the near universal cost-base calculation” to calculate food self-sufficiency ratio.
The Grand narrative looked into the advertisements of health drinks and examined how they were depicted with gender conotation.
Ask a Korean! translated two blog entries from a famous North Korea blog, Nambukstory, that commented on Clinton's visit and the release of Euna Lee and Laura Ling.
Fauna from ChinaSMACK blogs about Chinese netizens’ reactions on Clinton's trip to North Korea and the release of two reporters.
A surprising news. All of a sudden, Clinton visited North Korea and like 007 he took two female American journalists who were held in North Korea back home. About this sudden news, there is not so much public news regarding it in the Korean media nor in bloggers’ opinions. Here...
A teenager made an internet cafe (internet club) with the name of ‘Anti-Mother Cafe’ and many young people joined it. As we can see from the name, it is for teenagers to criticize their own mothers. A number of teenagers joined and the criticism is quite shockingly harsh. Giving a...