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· September, 2009

Stories about South Korea from September, 2009

South Korea: Kids Lack Sleep

Korea beat translated a local news report on a survey about Korean kids’ sleeping time, which is the shortest among the 6 surveyed countries.

South Korea: Foreign English teachers and AIDS

Matt from Gusts of popular feelings writes a post on the anti foreigners sentiment and how such sentiment has turned English teachers into an AIDS threat.

South Korea: Woman and Korean Soju

The Grand Narratives has an very interesting post about evolving images of women in Korean soju advertising.

South Korea: Government sued activist with libel

Ohmynews! International has a report on South Korean government libel charge against a prominent activist lawyer Park Wonsoon. Part was charged 200 million won for damages from the National Intelligence...

South Korea: Protecting children

Matt from Gusts of popular feelings wrote an informative article on the ineffectiveness of certain policies for protecting children and youth.

South Korea: 6% of Kids Addicted to Internet

Korea Beat translated a local news on a report released by the Ministry of Health which affirmed: 6 out of 100 fourth-graders, over 34,000 in total, have an internet addiction...

South Korea: Prosecution for racist remarks

Korea Beat translated a news story on the country's first prosecution case against a Korean man for using racist remarks towards an Indian, Bonojit Hussein, who is teaching in a...

China: New real-name requirement

Rebecca MacKinnon from Rconversation discussed the implementation of real name registration in online discussion and pointed out that the system, started from South Korea, is becoming a global trend.

South Korea: 3 bills regarding native English teachers

Matt from Gusts of popular feeling discusses the three bills submitted by Democratic Party representative in the national assembly. The bills require foreign English teachers to have criminal record and...

Korea: Kim Jong-Il's “kitsch” taste in art?

Ask a Korean! questions the bias interpretation made by Wall Street Journal on Kim Jong-Il's “kitsch” taste in art.

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