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Hundreds Missing as Ferry Sinks Off South Korea’s Coast; Was North Korea Involved?

» by April 16th, 2014 at 7:21 am » Comments (1)

This has the makings of becoming one of the worst disasters in Korean history:   A multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist ...more »

Tweet of the Day: CSIS On ROK-US Summit With Japan

» by April 14th, 2014 at 4:06 pm » Comments (0)

PacNet #27 - The ROK-US Summit: why beat a dead horse when you can move mountains?— Pacific Forum CSIS (@PacificForum) April 14, 2014 more »

Korea Implements New Marriage Laws Requiring Foreign Spouses to Learn Korean

» by April 12th, 2014 at 9:40 pm » Comments (27)

The laws against international marriage in South Korea are being stiffened: The same year, a law was introduced providing two-year jail terms for any broker shown to have provided false information ...more »

Abducted Korean Woman Found Murdered In the Philippines

» by April 9th, 2014 at 8:47 pm » Comments (14)

Sad news for the family of this abducted Korean woman in the Philippines: A South Korean woman abducted a month ago in the Philippines was found dead earlier this week, the ...more »

Former US Congressman Kim Chang-joon Interviewed About Virginia’s East Sea Controversy

» by April 8th, 2014 at 3:29 am » Comments (6)

For those following the Virgina East Sea controversy I found Arirang TV's After 10 interview with Kim Chang-joon of interest.  Mr. Kim is a former Korean-American politician that served in ...more »

Former Korean Adoptee Fleur Pellerin Loses French Cabinet Position

» by April 4th, 2014 at 9:11 pm » Comments (7)

The Korean adoptee Fleur Pellerin who became the first ethnic Korean to hold a French cabinet position has lost her position after nearly 2-years on the job: Fleur Pellerin, Korean-born deputy ...more »

South Korea To Allow Previously Banned Growth Enhancer In Domestic Beef

» by April 3rd, 2014 at 9:10 pm » Comments (7)

Remember this article if you hear of anyone in Korea complaining about US beef: South Korea will allow certain levels of animal feed additive zilpaterol in beef from June, a government ...more »

Korean Sex Change Doctor Says He Corrects God’s Mistakes

» by April 2nd, 2014 at 8:42 pm » Comments (9)

I know of at least one ROK Head will enjoy reading this article  ;-)  : As Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun begins surgery to create a functioning penis for a Buddhist monk who ...more »

Picture of the Day: Remember the Cheonan

» by March 26th, 2014 at 1:36 pm » Comments (1)

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Sailors salute at the tombs of 46 of their colleagues at the National Cemetery in Daejeon City, South Chungcheong Province, on March 25, 2014. The soldiers ...more »

Korean Democratic Party Official Linked To Salt Farm Slaves

» by March 21st, 2014 at 7:05 am » Comments (15)

KoreaBang has a good posting up the salt farm slaves that were found to be operating on remotes islands in South Korea: Recently, a story about two men enslaved at a ...more »

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