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· July, 2010

Stories about South Korea from July, 2010

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

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...

North Korean Football Team Reprimanded in Public

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...

South Korea: A Politician’s ‘Emperor’s Dish’ Enraged Struggling Koreans

A South Korean politician's effort to experience the minimum wage earner's life went backfire due to poor understanding on the severity of the working poor's life conditions.

South Korea: The Suicide Twit

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...

South Korea: Expectations for New Micro-Finance Loans Rise Among Skeptics

New "Sunshine" micro-finance loans for low income households have just been launched in South Korea. Koreans struggling amidst a financial crisis greeted the news with enthusiasm, although some are also...

South Korea: Addiction Mutates and Permeates Korean Society

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...

India: The Korean Cultural Wave In Nagaland

Many people in Nagaland, a tribal state in Northeast India, feel disconnected from India and a different culture has been making an impact in recent years - that of Korea.

South Korea: Halting Corporal Punishment In Schools Met With Opposition

South Korean society is buzzing with the old issue of corporal punishment in schools, as an elementary teacher beating his students got leaked into public. A controversy was ignited as...

South Korea: A National Mourning on A Vietnamese Bride's Death

A young Vietnamese bride was killed by her Korean husband in Korea. Korean bloggers express their condolences to the tragic death of a young wife while urging the government to...

South Korea: Modernizing Traditional Korean Clothes

James Turnbull from the Grand Narratives blogs about the recent fashion trend in modernizing traditional Korean clothes.

South Korea: Dog Meat Debate

Ask a Korean! translated a local food columnist posts on dog meat.

South Korea:Lawmaker Under Fire For His Sexist Remarks

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...

South Korea:Water Subdued, May As Tensions

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...

North Korea: Beauty Plays In the Psychological Warfare

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...

North Korea: Amnesty International Reveals Crumbling Health Care

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...

Korea: Pricking Fingers

Ask a Korean! explains how pricking fingers helps to relieve indigestion and other symptoms.

South Korea: (iPhone 2) A Hierarchical Society Cannot Make an iPhone

Korean corporates who feel comfortable with hierarchical formation are facing an uphill battle with Apple's creative, horizontal network.

South Korea: (iPhone 1) Patriotism and Media Manipulation Backfire

The smart phone battle is getting brutal in Seoul. Young, tech-savvy bloggers are pouring over professional reviews of the invincible Apple iPhone and Galaxy S of Samsung that came out...

South Korea: Gender politics of smoking

The grand narratives reads into the statistic of smoking population and discusses the gender politics of smoking in South Korea.

South Korea: Keyboard Warriors Against Young Women

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...

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