Stories about South Korea from October, 2012
China, South Korea: Gangnam Style in Chinese Universities
South Korea PSY pop, Gangnam style has landed in China. Around 3,700 people danced the Gangnam Style together at Nanjing Hehai University and a few dozen students danced on the stage of the Peking University International Cultural Festival… But Ooops, the stage collapsed. (Via Beijing Cream)
Blogger's Visit to Tokyo's Rare Korean Book Center
North Korea Tech blogger posted about his visit to a small and rare book center in Japan archiving documents and contents related to North Korea.
South Korea: Belated Response to Toxic Gas Leak Affecting Thousands
In the small South Korean city of Gumi, the authorities' slow response to a toxic gas leakage disaster has prompted angry reactions from citizens. Click through to see photos of the damage done to the local environment.
Reactions to North Korean Soldier Defected to South Korea Across Border
As a North Korean soldier allegedly killed two of his superiors and defected to South Korea, numerous comments were made; Some suggesting a possibility of him being a spy, while other worried for his family left in North Korea.
South Korean Voters Call for Longer Poll Hours
With less than three months left until the presidential election, young South Korean voters are calling for longer poll hours, clashing with the ruling conservative party. The South Korean poll generally ends at 6pm and lots of young workers, working from 9 to 6 and working under strict corporate culture, have trouble going to the poll. It is worse for six million contract workers whose employment status is always unstable.