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· September, 2010

Stories about South Korea from September, 2010

South Korea: Broadcasting Power Struggle Bruises Korean Viewers

When two giants fight, it is usually an innocent bystander who gets most hurt. That is exactly what’s happening in South Korea’s broadcasting field, with Korean viewers being the bystanders. Some of...

North Korea:Kim Jong-il Renominated As the North’s Leader

North Korea’s Kim Jong-il was renominated as the general-secretary of North’s ruling Worker’s Party in regime’s biggest convention in 30 years, South Korea’s Yonhap reported itas breaking news. According to...

North Korea:Kim Jong-il Appointed Jong-un As the North's General

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has appointed Kim Jong-un, his youngest son as a general in the North Korea's military, thereby announcing Jong-un as North Korea's next leader, officially for...

South Korea:Korea Won the U-17 Women’s World Cup

South Korea won the U-17 Women's World Cup for the first time.Korea’s online media Pressian[kr] focused on women team’s humble beginning; it started out to boost cultural exchanges with North...

South Korea:Soap Opera Fans Damaging Traditional Constructions

The Jeonju Hanok village is a treasured tourism spot where hundreds of traditional houses are preserved. A famous historical soap opera is being filmed there, and its fans have molested...

South Korea-Creative Ways to Revive Traditional Hair Styles

Today is last day of Chuseok holiday (Korean version of Thanksgiving) and in westernized Seoul, it is extremely hard to meet people in traditional customs. South Korea’s Chosun introduced several ways...

Japan: Hiring research talent from abroad

In “No choice but need to hire from abroad?“, Sibylle Ito outlines how some Japanese companies in different sectors are taking a multinational approach to supplement research and product development...

South Korea:Seoul Hit Hard by Downpours, Twitter reported

Heavy downpours battered Seoul today, flooding roads and buildings and causing power outages. Twitterers reported the worst downpour Seoul had in 103 years live by twitting pictures of chaotic scenes...

South Korea: Pulling Out Four Teeth to Evade Military Obligation

Pulling out one's own teeth is considered one of the most gruesome and painful acts one can do onto oneself. In South Korea, where military service is mandatory, an allegation...

South Korea: Traditional Market Using Gift Certificates

In South Korea, traditional markets are rapidly replaced by chains of large discount stores. To attract customers in coming Chuseok holiday (Korean version of Thanksgiving day) traditional markets are modernizing...

South Korea: The Family Reunion Deal May Lower the Inter-Korean Tension.

A South Korean Red Cross delegation departed to North Korea today to discuss the reunions of families separated by the Korean War ,South Korea’s Yonhap reported. It was a rare...

North Korea: South May Send Microwavable Rice to North.

According to Chosun report[kr],South Korea may send rice aid to North Korea in the form of microwavable rice. The hermetically sealed, microwavable rice [photos], which also works under boiling water,...

Japan, Korea: Traces Of Japan-Korea History Within The Zainichi Community

August 10th, 2010 will remain a historical date in the Japan-South Korea diplomatic relations as the Japanese Prime Minister apologized for past crimes during the Japanese occupation of Korea. Still,...

South Korea:A Controversy Over Reviving Military Incentive.

A policy of granting extra credits to men when applying to government institutions as a way to compensate their two years of obligatory military service had been abolished for a...

South Korea: Daughter's Hire Sparks Public Outrage

It is disturbing but universal fact of life. People from the priviledged class get a fancy job easily. In South Korea, a recent hiring of the Foreign Minister’s daughter into...

South Korea: Number One Suicide Country

Suicide is South Korea's chronic disease- celebrities, businessmen and even the former President is believed to have committed suicide. A study by Korea Statistics shows that the suicide rate has...

North Korea: North Released Seven South Korean Fishermen

North Korea released seven South Korean fishermen and their fishing boat after detaining them over a month South Korea’s Joongang Ilbo reported,quoting North Korea’s state-run news agency.

South Korea: Emotional Rifts during National Thanksgiving Day

As the nation’s biggest holiday ‘Chuseok’, Korean version of Thanksgiving day approaches, families have already started giving each other emotional scratches over the ancestral worship and the tomb maintenance issue....

South Korea:Public Enraged At Minister's Rigging Of The Hiring Process

South Korean Foreign Minister, Yu Myung-hwan resigned over a controversial hiring of his daughter for a mid-level post at his own foreign ministry. Bloggers are having heated discussions, mostly harsh...

South Korea: Bloggers Chase After Fat Doughnut Burger

The Doughnut Hamburger that comes with a glazed donut in place of the bun and chocolate covered bacons, landed South Korea with a new nickname “폭탄버거”(:Bomb Burger as in 1,000...

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