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· August, 2009

Stories about South Korea from August, 2009

South Korea: Why Does Korea Not Accept Refugees?

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...

South Korea: Kim Dae-jung's funeral

Ohmynews! has a report on the politics concerning the funeral arrangement for former President Kim Dae-jung who passed away on August 18.

Japan: Food self-sufficiency ratio calculation

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...

South Korea: Gendered Health Drinks

The Grand narrative looked into the advertisements of health drinks and examined how they were depicted with gender conotation.

Korea: Commentary on Clinton visit

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.

China: Reactions on Clinton Rescue Reporters From N.Korea

Fauna from ChinaSMACK blogs about Chinese netizens’ reactions on Clinton's trip to North Korea and the release of two reporters.

Korea: Clinton’s Visit to North Korea

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...

Korea: Anti-Mother Internet Cafe

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...

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