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· July, 2011

Stories about South Korea from July, 2011

South Korea: Controversies on the Return of Korean Royal Books

Koreans celebrated in May 2011 the return of a collection of Korean Royal books, looted by French troops in 1866. As it was later found out that the return was...

South Korea: 35 Million Users’ Information Leaked in Cyber Attack

Thirty-five million Koreans’ information stored in the South Korean portal site Nate and Cyworld, was hacked in cyber attack from China. One net user from Daum Agora website blamed [ko]...

South Korea: 41 Dead in Torrential Flooding and Landslides

Torrential rain has battered South Korea for several consecutive days, causing landslides, flooding and power cuts. At least 41 people have been killed and 12 people are still missing. Throughout...

South Korea: Tweet Photos of Downpour

Heavy downpour battered South Korea yesterday, causing flooding and property damage even in one of the wealthiest parts of Seoul. Wiki Tree consolidated photos of downpour Twitterers have sent.

Inside the Mind of the Norwegian Terrorist

Thoma Roche of Techyum blog posted an analysis entitled ‘Inside the Mind of the Norwegian Terrorist’. The fact that the terrorist pinpointed Japan and South Korea as clear examples of...

South Korea: Women-Only Subway Car Meets Strong Opposition

As the subway sexual harassment is on the rise, especially during rush hours and late nights, Seoul city government has decided to launch women-only subway compartment to cut down the...

South Korean Twitterers Mobilized As East Sea(Sea of Japan) Conflict Intensifies

The ongoing territorial dispute over the Dokdo(Takeshima) island has flared up as the Japanese Foreign Ministry instructed a boycott against Korean Air for hovering over the island located in the...

North Korean Defectors Living in South Korea

Robert Neff of Marmot's Hole blog wrote about the International Crisis Group's report about North Korean defectors living in South Korea (PDF). The report covers practical problems defectors face in...

South Korea: Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple Draws About 20 Thousands

Around 20 thousand South Koreans have joined a class-action lawsuit against Apple via Sue Apple Korea [ko] website. Apple faces allegations that it violated local laws by tracking and storing...

South Korea Aims to Regulate Bloggers Getting Paid by Companies

South Korea's Fair Trade Commission has decided to regulate incentives given to influential bloggers who write favorable reviews for companies. Francis Tan of the Next Web site commented on the purpose of the...

North Korea Wants to Share 2018 Olympics with South Korea

North Korea expressed that it would like to share some Olympic events with South Korea. Local news reports predicted that co-hosting with North is unlikely for political and logistical reasons....

South Korea: Skin Problems Occurred by Tear Gas Solution

More than seven thousand protesters clashed with the police on July 10 in a rally against unfair layoffs at Hanjin Heavy Industries. The Wiki Tree site consolidated photos of protesters...

South Korea: Marine's Shooting Spree Reveals Collective Bullying Tradition

In South Korea on June 4, 2011, a marine opened fire at several of his fellow soldiers, killing four and injuring two. As the days have passed, accusations have begun...

North Korea Behind Cyber Attacks, Computer Security Firm Said

U.S. computer security firm McAfee said that North Korea or parties closely related to the country were behind the cyber attacks on March 2011 which disrupted several major South Korean...

South Korea:Hanjin Labor Workers’ Struggle Intensifies

As clashes between Hanjin Heavy Industries and its labor workers have continue to intensify, more net users have joined online protests by posting and retweeting photos of violent clampdowns. Jae...

Social Media T-shirt in South Korea

South Korea's citizen/blogger news, Wiki Tree site posted samples of the social media T-shirts.

Texting in North Korea

The Japan Probe site made a commentary on Asahi TV's recent report on North Korea. An Asahi TV reporter filmed mobile devices and comfortable lives enjoyed by North Korea’s small...

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