Stories about South Korea from June, 2010
SRF from GeoCurrent Events blog writes about the economic geography of the 2010 FIFA World Cup participant countries.
Key from China Hush blogs about the anti-Korean sentiment in China which has been fanned by a number of rumors.
As South Korean government moves a step closer to execute a health care reform, bloggers have erupted online, strongly criticizing the idea of reform as neither effective nor egalitarian.
Matt from Gusts of Popular Feeling blogs about school bullying, which recently caused the death of a 15 year-old girl.
A biggest gamble in South Korean broadcasting history was made by SBS who purchased the exclusive World Cup transmission rights, a move greeted by people's angry response.
In South Korea, a generational tug-of-war is surfacing daily over a subway seat. Physical or verbal hassles over the seat have been reported online and new posts complaining of elderly people's blatantly inappropriate behaviour on the subway are mushrooming over the internet.
The sharp tension between two Koreas which had been escalating ever since the sinking of a South Korean warship by a supposed North Korean torpedo attack have momentarily numbed by high emotion that only World Cup can bring. South Korean blogs are now inundating with heartful comments on North Korea's...
As the BP oil spill disaster in the United States is reported in South Korea, numerous Korean bloggers, for whom painful memories of the deadliest oil spill in Korean history in 2007 remains fresh, are expressing their worries and sympathy to the oil spill victims. In December 2007, 2.7 million...
Tablo, South Korea's hip hop celebrity has been questioned by netizens regarding his Stanford degree. Some bloggers point out that the fuss about pop star's education background reflects Korean society's obsession with good degrees from prestigious schools.
Following a stampede outside a Korean boy band concert at the 2010 Expo in Shanghai, an ongoing culture war between China's devoted K-pop fans and their equally crazed World of Warcraft gamer counterparts has broken out in a fresh online skirmish.
Controversy arose when big corporates have appropriated the public space of the Seoul City Hall Square for World Cup related commercial activities. Some citizens decide to substitute the real life World Cup experience in virtual 3-D theaters.
Ronda Hauben from Ohmynews blogs about south Korean netizen's doubt about the cause of Cheonan Tragedy and government's move to invite bloggers and twitterers “to dispel any doubts among the young that North Korea was behind the deadly attack”.