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· September, 2012

Stories about South Korea from September, 2012

New Caledonia: Political Tension Grows Over Rights to Nickel Mines

Claudine WERY writes [fr] that political tension grows between independentist and non-indenpendentist political parties in New Caledonia over the exploitation of Nickel mines. Non-independentists accuse the other party to strike...

South Korea: Presidential Nominee Stumbles Over Unresolved History

South Korea's ruling conservative party’s presidential nominee has suffered a major setback after she made an offensive remark on a notoriously unfair trial made under her father’s authoritarian rule. Former...

North Korea's Parody of K-Pop Sensation ‘Gangnam Style’

North Korea uploaded a video entitled “I'm Yushin style!” in its government website Uriminzokkiri as a parody of South Korean pop sensation, ‘Gangnam Style‘. The parody lambasts Park Geun-hye, South Korean ruling...

South Korea: Golden Lion Winner ‘Pieta’ Reveals Society's Dark Side

The Golden Lion award-winning Korean film 'Pieta', which is also South Korea's submission for the 2012 Academy Awards (in the foreign-language film category) has sparked social media buzz and ignited...

Japan: Imagining Future Japanese-Korean Relations with ‘Free Hugs’

A "free hugs" video filmed in Korea by a young Japanese man attracted another round of attention this summer. The creator's intent was to "prove that there is hope for...

Hollister Models Clown Koreans Via Twitter, Offending Asians

It is not the first time clothing brand Hollister went under fire for its racial gaffes. Recently, its male models tweeted several racial messages making fun of South Koreans, including...

South Korean President's First Photo on His New Facebook

South Korean President, Lee Myung-bak posted the very first photo taken by himself in his new Facebook that was launched on September 7, 2012. This image show photographers and journalists covering the APEC...

South Korea: Samsung, National Champion or Corporate Evil?

Sure, Samsung might be seen by some as a national champion, but there are many who also see it as the epitome of corporate evil—and not without reason Wrote Robert Koehler...

North Korea: Recap of its Satellite Development and Airspace Usage

North Korea Tech blog wrote a post on North Korea's space development and use of its airspace with data from he pulled from an old email archive, providing a bit of history....

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