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Hyejin Kim · October, 2008

Hyejin Kim enjoys hiking, learning about new places, and pondering the world. In her free time, she writes about interesting things she has encountered through work, school, and life. She blogs with Erik Mobrand at katongcouple.blogspot.com.

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Latest posts by Hyejin Kim from October, 2008

29 October 2008

Korea: Rise of ‘No Reason for Murder’

A South Korean man who was not satisfied with himself and society attacked a gosiwon and killed six people in an arson attack and knife in the middle of Seoul.[En]...

25 October 2008

Korea: US$100bn Package for Stabilizing the Market

South Korea's government has agreed to guarantee foreign-currency borrowing by the country's banks to help stabilize financial markets. The announcement doesn’t bring positive views from netizens. The netizens also have...

18 October 2008

Korea: North Korea, no longer a terrorist-sponsoring state.

After the US government announced removal of North Korea from the black list in October 2008, how do South Koreans think about this decision? Some netizens see this as a...

14 October 2008

Korea: Hangeul Proclamation Day

On the 9th of October, the day to celebrate the creation of the Korean writing system [Hangeul] returned. Since it was canceled as a national holiday, every year there has...

11 October 2008

Korea: The Death of an Actress and…

The death of Choi Jin Sil, who has been regarded as a ‘national actress,’ gave a big shock to Korean society. Her image has been like a self-righting toy, from...

7 October 2008

Korea: How the President can have communications with the people.

On the first of October, former President Roh Moo Hyun, who settled down in the countryside after his term and who has been more popular and received more attention from...

1 October 2008

Korea: From Hero to Eccentric Man

In 2004 a student, Kang Ui-seok, was expelled from Daegwang High School for disobeying an order to attend chapel service at the school. He filed a petition with the National...

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