· July, 2010

Stories about South Korea from July, 2010

South Korea: Court Reaffirmed Its Strict Stance on Chinese Medicine Licencsing

  31 July 2010

South Korean Constitutional Court ruled in favor of a law that allows only licensed acupuncturists and Oriental medicine doctors to perform Chinese medical practice of moxibustion. The court dealt with the issue after an unlicensed acupuncturist appealed a conviction on his moxibustion treatments to over 1,000 people, South Korea's Joongang...

North Korean Football Team Reprimanded in Public

  29 July 2010

North Korea’s national football team were reprimanded in public for losing all of their matches in the FIFA World Cup, South Korea’s Chosun reported. According to the source, team members were summoned to a large auditorium at the Working People’s Culture Palace and were forced to blame their coach in...

South Korea: The Suicide Twit

  28 July 2010

More Koreans are noticing their suicide plans via Twitter, South Korea's internet media NoCut News reported[kr]. Most recently a club DJ tweeted ‘I will commit suicide, thank you guys till now’ and the police was dipatched to his house. It was later found out that he had not committed suicide....

South Korea: Addiction Mutates and Permeates Korean Society

  25 July 2010

A revolting incident caused by the internet addiction has recently shocked South Korea, and the government and non-profit organizations are rushing for solutions. Korean bloggers share their analysis on the uphill battle against addiction. Last week, a couple who starved their baby to death were sentenced to a year and...

South Korea:Lawmaker Under Fire For His Sexist Remarks

  20 July 2010

South Korea's 480 news announcers are preparing for a gigantic lawsuit against a ruling party's lawmaker on his sexist remarks. Grand National Party's lawmaker, Kang Yong-seok said to a female announcer aspirant in a dinner meeting with college students that she will have to give her ‘everything’ for the job,...

South Korea:Water Subdued, May As Tensions

  19 July 2010

The annual torrential rain swept over the country and brought a faint hope on the Inter-Korean relations. South Korea's Yonhap reported that as North Korea had informed South prior to it's dam water release into the Imjin River that flows to its Southern neighbor, experts are carefully deciphering it as...

North Korea: Beauty Plays In the Psychological Warfare

  16 July 2010

A North Korean waitress who looks much alike South Korean actress has become a new celebrity in South Korea. A YouTube video of a North Korean college girl praising its regime’s generosity on her rich family has drawn several ten thousand views. North Korean defectors in South Korea are warning...

North Korea: Amnesty International Reveals Crumbling Health Care

  16 July 2010

A bleak picture of North Korea's disastrous health care system has revealed in Amnesty International's new a report “The Crumbling State of Health Care in North Korea” [Ko] disclosing a ‘dire’ situation where amputations are carried without anesthesia and hospitals suffer from a shortage of sterilized needles. English document available...

South Korea: Keyboard Warriors Against Young Women

  5 July 2010

Young women are struck down by harsh internet vigilantes in the South Korean internet space. Reasonable voices online, who analyze this phenomenon, say it is caused by the growing social power of women, while men are suffering under heaps of social and economic pressure.

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