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· July, 2013

Stories about South Korea from July, 2013

An Undeniably Racist Song, ‘Asian Girlz’ Sparks Controversy

Packed with Asian stereotypes and fetishes, song ‘Asian Girlz’ by ‘Day Above Ground’ has invited controversy and angry comments. Blogger Angry Asian Man typed down the entire lyrics to comment [if they have not]...

South Korea: Over 25 Thousands Protested Against the Secret Agency Scandal

Mass protests against the state secret agency's electioneering scandal thundered across South Korea over the weekend. More than 25 thousand Koreans (Police estimated little below 8000 people) allegedly have attended a...

South Korea's Military Culture Under Scrutiny After Teen Boot Camp Deaths

Five students drowned at a private summer boot camp after instructors made them take off their life jackets and jump into the sea.

PHOTO: South Koreans Protest Against the Secret Agency Scandal

Another round of protests against the state secret agency's electioneering have erupted in South Korea over the past weekend. @wsjfree posted a nice roundup of protest photos on Storify.

South Korean Authorities Raid Ex-Dictator's Home, Seize Massive Art Collection

Authorities hauled away 350 works of art worth millions of dollars. But was the raid a meaningful attempt at justice or a political decoy?

South Korea Suspects North Korea Was Behind June Hacking Attack

South Korean investigators suspect North Korea has carried out a series of cyber attacks on June 25 that temporarily hobbled the presidential office websites and major media sites, pointing out...

South Korea's Ex-President Accused of Lying Over Four Major Rivers Project

Civic groups say the project will cause irreversible harm to the environment by blocking water flow and meddling with the ecosystem.

Korean Culture to Blame in Asiana Crash?

As more details are coming out about the Asiana Airlines plane crash which claimed two lives and injured 181 passengers, Malcolm Gladwell's bestseller ‘Outliers’ has been widely quoted in articles and...

Korean Reactions to Asiana Airlines Crash

One of South Korea's two major airlines, Asiana Airliner's plane crashed in the U.S. while landing at San Francisco International Airport, killing two and injuring 181 passengers. Korea Bang translated...

Protests Erupt in South Korea Over Spy Agency's Electioneering

Protests have continued for several weeks in South Korea against the state secret agency’s electioneering. Nine agents from the National Intelligence Service (NIS) created hundreds of Internet IDs and wrote...

Electioneering Protests in South Korea

Spearheaded by students at major universities in South Korea, protests against the National Intelligence Service's electioneering have continued over two weeks. Several photos of last week's protest in Seoul and protest photos of Korean...

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