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The Korea Herald

  • Army sergeant gets 45 years in jail for abuse
    Army sergeant gets 45 years in jail for abuse - A military court Thursday sentenced a 26-year-old sergeant to 45 years in jail on charges of beating a private first claThu, 30 Oct 2014, 08:51 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Constitutional Court ruling to change voting districts
    Constitutional Court ruling to change voting districts - South Korea’s highest court ruled against a regulation on the population size of voting districts Thursday, after citizeThu, 30 Oct 2014, 08:50 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Samsung Q3 net hits 3-year low
    Samsung Q3 net hits 3-year low - Samsung Electronics Co., the world‘s top smartphone maker, said Thursday its third-quarter profit fell to the lowest inThu, 30 Oct 2014, 08:50 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • (Photo News) Thumbs up!
    (Photo News) Thumbs up! - President Park Geun-hye gives a thumbs up during a ceremony marking the first operational deployment of the indigenous lThu, 30 Oct 2014, 08:47 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • [Newsmaker] Janet Yellen era set to begin
    [Newsmaker] Janet Yellen era set to begin - WASHINGTON ― When the Federal Reserve announced the end of its landmark bond buying program Wednesday, it also signaledThu, 30 Oct 2014, 08:43 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • [Graphic News] Korea logs record tourism profitsTourism
    [Graphic News] Korea logs record tourism profitsTourism - South Korea achieved record-high tourism income in September, due to an increase in the number of Chinese visitors, accoThu, 30 Oct 2014, 08:41 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Scientists build ‘mini-stomachs’ using stem cell
    Scientists build ‘mini-stomachs’ using stem cell - PARIS (AFP) ― Scientists using stem cells said on Wednesday they had built the world’s first “mini-stomachs” ― tiny clusThu, 30 Oct 2014, 08:40 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Cornered autonomous schools take step back
    Cornered autonomous schools take step back - Seven of eight autonomous private high schools that did not pass the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education’s recent quaThu, 30 Oct 2014, 08:38 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • Saenuri presidential hopeful opposes constitutional change
    Saenuri presidential hopeful opposes constitutional change - Former Gyeonggi Province Gov. Kim Moon-soo on Thursday expressed his opposition to constitutional reform, intensifying aThu, 30 Oct 2014, 08:38 AM // koreaherald.com
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  • NPAD calls for constitutional revision before 2016 elections
    NPAD calls for constitutional revision before 2016 elections - Leaders of the ruling and main opposition parties made their parliamentary addresses Thursday, each emphasizing his partThu, 30 Oct 2014, 08:37 AM // koreaherald.com
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The Chosun Ilbo

  • UNESCO to List Korean Farmers' Music
    UNESCO to List Korean Farmers' Music - Nongak or traditional farmers' music is set to be added to UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list. The Cultural Heritage Administration on Wednesday said nongak was recommended for the Representat…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 12:22 AM // english.chosun.com
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  • LG Buoyed by Bumper Smartphone Sales
    LG Buoyed by Bumper Smartphone Sales - LG Electronics has seen a dramatic improvement in business performance after aggressive efforts to catch up with rivals in the smartphone market. LG said Wednesday its third-quarter sales totaled W14.…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 12:14 AM // english.chosun.com
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  • Ferry Victim's Body Retrieved After Long Struggle
    Ferry Victim's Body Retrieved After Long Struggle - The body of the 295th victim of the April 16 ferry disaster was finally retrieved from the wreckage on Wednesday evening after a long struggle with the elements. The body was found some 100 days after…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 12:10 AM // english.chosun.com
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  • What's Stars' Fitness Trainer Doing at Cheong Wa Dae?
    What's Stars' Fitness Trainer Doing at Cheong Wa Dae? - A National Assembly audit of the presidential office on Wednesday scrutinized the baffling appearance on the staff roster of a fitness trainer to the stars. Yoon Jeon-choo, a one-time personal trainer…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 11:43 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • GM to Pay Up for Lying About Cruze Gas Mileage
    GM to Pay Up for Lying About Cruze Gas Mileage - GM Korea will pay each owner of the Cruze compact car W420,000 to compensate them for exaggerated fuel economy claims (US$1=W1,048). The total compensation will amount to W33 billion. This is the seco…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 11:11 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • N.Korean Regime Continues Game of Musical Chairs
    N.Korean Regime Continues Game of Musical Chairs - Choe Ryong-hae, a secretary of the Workers Party, seems to have clawed back his position as North Korea's most powerful man after leader Kim Jong-un. The status-conscious [North] Korean Central News A…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 10:57 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • New U.S. Envoy Misses Connecting Flight
    New U.S. Envoy Misses Connecting Flight - The new U.S. Ambassador to Korea Mark Lippert will be arriving in Seoul a day late because he missed his flight, in what some sensitive patriots here bewail as an inauspicious start to his tenure. Lip…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 10:47 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • N.Korean Named Among BBC's 100 Women of the Year
    N.Korean Named Among BBC's 100 Women of the Year - North Korean defector Park Yeon-mi has been named one of the BBC's one hundred women of the year. The British broadcaster nominated Park for her efforts to raise global awareness of the suffering of N…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 10:46 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • National Sports Festival Kicks Off in Jeju
    National Sports Festival Kicks Off in Jeju - The National Sports Festival kicked off in Jeju on Tuesday, as athletes from all over the country got together for the annual sporting event. Earning the first notable gold medal on the day was Kim Ja…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 10:45 PM // english.chosun.com
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  • Korea's Current Account Surplus Keeps Piling Up
    Korea's Current Account Surplus Keeps Piling Up - Korea posted another current account surplus for the 31st consecutive month in September. The Bank of Korea says the surplus stood at US$7.6 billion last month, up $420 million from the month before.…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 10:45 PM // english.chosun.com
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The Hankyoreh

  • Victims of police water cannon win compensation
    Victims of police water cannon win compensation - A court ordered the South Korean government to pay between 800,000 and 1.2 million won (US$761 and US$1,141) to people who were injured when the police shot them with a water cannon. However, since th…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 03:14 AM // hani.co.kr
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  • Big increase in cases of elderly abuse
    Big increase in cases of elderly abuse - The number of cases of abuse among elderly people increased by 32% over the past four years, but the elderly are not actively reporting abuse because they regard it as a personal issue or because they…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 03:09 AM // hani.co.kr
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  • South Korea’s pyroprocessing could be used for nukes, official says
    South Korea’s pyroprocessing could be used for nukes, official says - The associate director of the Argonne National Laboratory, a nuclear physics research institute that is affiliated with the US Energy Department, said there is a high likelihood that the pyroprocessin…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 03:05 AM // hani.co.kr
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  • [Photo] President passes Sewol families without a glance
    [Photo] President passes Sewol families without a glance - President Park Geun-hye leaves the National Assembly after her annual parliamentary address as demonstrators call on the government to mandate a thorough investigation into the Sewol tragedy, Oct. 29.…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 02:59 AM // hani.co.kr
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  • [Photo] Double standard on balloon launches
    [Photo] Double standard on balloon launches - Members of a civic group tussle with police as they release balloons from Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul where Sewol tragedy victims’ families are holding a sit-in calling for a thorough investigation in…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 02:54 AM // hani.co.kr
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  • [Photo] The saddest birthday party in the world
    [Photo] The saddest birthday party in the world - The parents of Hwang Ji-hyun, a high school girl whose body was recovered from the Sewol ferry on Oct. 29, hold a birthday party for their deceased daughter at Paengmok Port in Jindo, South Jeolla Pro…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 02:51 AM // hani.co.kr
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  • US six-party talks envoy gives strong message on dialogue with North Korea
    US six-party talks envoy gives strong message on dialogue with North Korea - The US State Department’s special envoy to the six-party talks on the North Korean nuclear issue sent a strong message on Washington’s willingness to resume dialogue with Pyongyang. Now it remains to.…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 10:32 PM // hani.co.kr
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  • Samcheok notifying government bodies of nuke plant opposition
    Samcheok notifying government bodies of nuke plant opposition - The campaign against a planned nuclear power plant construction project in Samcheok, Gangwon Province is gathering steam. Samcheok has sent notices to the central government and National Assembly cal.…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 10:28 PM // hani.co.kr
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  • [Editorial] Both sides can bend a little to find a solution to stalled inter-Korean talks
    [Editorial] Both sides can bend a little to find a solution to stalled inter-Korean talks - The second round of high-level talks that North and South Korea agreed to hold sometime in late October to early November now look to be in greater danger than ever of being canceled. The already tens…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 10:26 PM // hani.co.kr
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  • Business experts: policies need to go back to times of “catch-up”
    Business experts: policies need to go back to times of “catch-up” - “In 2012, South Korea was 4.7 years behind the US in science and technology competitiveness, but just 1.9 years ahead of China.” “The gap between South Korea and China on the UN international manufa..…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 04:45 AM // hani.co.kr

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The Dong-A Ilbo

Yonhap News

  • (LEAD) Nexen defeats LG to reach brink of baseball championship series
    (LEAD) Nexen defeats LG to reach brink of baseball championship series - (ATTN: ADDS Game 4 starters at bottom) By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Yonhap) -- The Nexen Heroes defeated the LG Twins 6-2 on the road to reach the brink of the championship series in South Korean bas…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 10:01 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Nexen shortstop Kang Jung-ho sends notice with first postseason homer
    Nexen shortstop Kang Jung-ho sends notice with first postseason homer - By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Yonhap) -- Called by respected baseball journalist Peter Gammons as winter's most interesting posting candidate, the Nexen Heroes' free-agent-to-be shortstop Kang Jung-ho…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 10:01 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Nexen defeats LG to reach brink of baseball championship series
    Nexen defeats LG to reach brink of baseball championship series - By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Yonhap) -- The Nexen Heroes defeated the LG Twins 6-2 on the road to reach the brink of the championship series in South Korean baseball, powered by two homers from the h…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 09:30 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • N. Korea urges EU to halt push for U.N. human rights resolution
    N. Korea urges EU to halt push for U.N. human rights resolution - SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Yonhap) -- North Korea warned the European Union on Thursday not to press ahead with a U.N. resolution against the communist nation for its human rights record, saying otherwise there…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 08:13 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • National Assembly leader requests early passage of 2015 budget bill
    National Assembly leader requests early passage of 2015 budget bill - SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Yonhap) -- As the rival parties' year-end budget war season is just around the corner, the National Assembly leader on Thursday asked his fellow lawmakers to meet the Dec. 2 deadline f…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 07:42 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • Hyundai committed to expanding diesel car lineup: executives
    Hyundai committed to expanding diesel car lineup: executives - SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's largest carmaker, is committed to expanding its diesel lineup to include premium sedans like the Genesis so as to meet growing demand for mo…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 07:12 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • New U.S. envoy vows to "deepen and broaden" Seoul-Washington ties
    New U.S. envoy vows to "deepen and broaden" Seoul-Washington ties - INCHEON, Oct. 30 (Yonhap) -- New U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert on Thursday pledged to make every effort to deepen and broaden Seoul-Washington relations, expressing hopes that the ties w…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 06:41 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • LG slugger Snyder seeing ball better in postseason, literally
    LG slugger Snyder seeing ball better in postseason, literally - By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Yonhap) -- There is really no major secret to the postseason success that Brad Snyder has enjoyed for the LG Twins so far. The 32-year-old slugger is simply seeing the ba…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 04:53 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • (LEAD) Army sergeant gets 45-year jail term for comrade's death
    (LEAD) Army sergeant gets 45-year jail term for comrade's death - YONGIN, South Korea, Oct. 30 (Yonhap) -- A military court sentenced an Army sergeant to 45 years behind bars on Thursday for leading the abuse and beating death of his junior comrade earlier this year…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 04:53 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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  • (LEAD) Hyundai Heavy Industries posts record operating loss in Q3
    (LEAD) Hyundai Heavy Industries posts record operating loss in Q3 - By Nam Kwang-sik SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., the world's largest shipbuilder, said Thursday it posted a record operating loss in the third quarter and second quarterly net…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 04:53 AM // yonhapnews.feedsportal.com
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10 Magazine

  • Chungcheong Agenda: November 2014
    Chungcheong Agenda: November 2014 - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Chungcheong Agenda for November 2014 Art Through Novemb […] To read original article please visit Chungcheong Agenda: November 2014 to read…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 08:22 PM // 10mag.com
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  • NKHR Rescue Fund: Hunger Banquet for Human Rights
    NKHR Rescue Fund: Hunger Banquet for Human Rights - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. On November 6th, the North Korean Human Rights Rescue F […] To read original article please visit NKHR Rescue Fund: Hunger Banquet for Human…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 02:58 AM // 10mag.com
  • Korea the “Land of the Morning Calm”?
    Korea the “Land of the Morning Calm”? - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Korea the “Land of the Morning Calm”? Words by Robert N […] To read original article please visit Korea the “Land of the Morning Calm”? to r…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 10:20 PM // 10mag.com
  • Gyeongsang Agenda: November 2014
    Gyeongsang Agenda: November 2014 - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Gyeongsang Agenda for November 2014 Art Through Novembe […] To read original article please visit Gyeongsang Agenda: November 2014 to read t…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 08:32 PM // 10mag.com
  • Music Icon Shin Hae-chul Dies at 46
    Music Icon Shin Hae-chul Dies at 46 - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Five days after falling into a coma that followed a com […] To read original article please visit Music Icon Shin Hae-chul Dies at 46 to rea…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 02:51 AM // 10mag.com
  • Seoul Foodie Find: Lobster Bar
    Seoul Foodie Find: Lobster Bar - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Lobster Bar Words and shots by Gemma Wardle Only opened […] To read original article please visit Seoul Foodie Find: Lobster Bar to read the…Mon, 27 Oct 2014, 11:28 PM // 10mag.com
  • Gyeonggi Agenda: November 2014
    Gyeonggi Agenda: November 2014 - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Gyeonggi Agenda for November 2014 Art Ongoing The Art o […] To read original article please visit Gyeonggi Agenda: November 2014 to read the…Mon, 27 Oct 2014, 09:07 PM // 10mag.com
  • Busan Agenda: November 2014
    Busan Agenda: November 2014 - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Busan Agenda for November 2014 Art Through November 16 […] To read original article please visit Busan Agenda: November 2014 to read the ful…Sun, 26 Oct 2014, 11:29 PM // 10mag.com
  • Seoul Agenda: November 2014
    Seoul Agenda: November 2014 - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Seoul Agenda for November 2014 Click a category below t […] To read original article please visit Seoul Agenda: November 2014 to read the fu…Sat, 25 Oct 2014, 10:00 PM // 10mag.com
  • Seoul Restaurant Review: Braai Republic
    Seoul Restaurant Review: Braai Republic - Korea Awaits! visit 10 Magazine Korea for more information. Braai Republic Get Your Boerewors On Words and shots by […] To read original article please visit Seoul Restaurant Review: Braai Republic to…Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 02:15 AM // 10mag.com

Three Wise Monkeys

  • On the Road with the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP)—to the Chrysalis Election
    On the Road with the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP)—to the Chrysalis Election - Tue, 29 Jul 2014, 09:50 AM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Ties that Bind — Weighing the Sewol Tragedy
    Ties that Bind — Weighing the Sewol Tragedy - By Donald Kirk The anguish over the April 16 sinking of the Sewol ferry will never go away. That’s because almost all of the 304 victims were high school students who died slow deaths, drowning in the…Sun, 18 May 2014, 07:45 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Seeing Yellow: The Aftermath of the Sewol and its Political Implications
    Seeing Yellow: The Aftermath of the Sewol and its Political Implications - By Jenny Choi Reminiscing on the past 60 years of global economic and political history, South Korea seems remarkably successful. In this time span, it has pulled itself up by its bootstraps to become…Sun, 18 May 2014, 07:13 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Writing from Wreckage: Korean LGBT Literature, Activism and the First Literary Award
    Writing from Wreckage: Korean LGBT Literature, Activism and the First Literary Award - By Finn Editors’ Note: 3WM has been covering Korean LGBT issues since we first ran a piece about the poet Gi Hyeong-do in May of 2010.  Since that time there has been some progress toward recognizing…Sun, 18 May 2014, 05:40 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • When I’m Forbidden: Ten Shijo by Yook Woo-dang
    When I’m Forbidden: Ten Shijo by Yook Woo-dang - By Yook Woo-dang Hesitation                                                                                     망설임 Sorrow at loving you when I’m forbidden.                                  사랑하나 다가서지…Sun, 18 May 2014, 05:10 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Laos’ Plain of Jars: A Forgotten and Neglected Wonder
    Laos’ Plain of Jars: A Forgotten and Neglected Wonder - By Rich Luhrs While not nearly as famous or touristed as England's Stonehenge, the Plain of Jars in northern Laos poses a comparable historical puzzle. No one can say for certain what the literally th…Sun, 18 May 2014, 05:05 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Like Father, Like Daughter–the Importance of Investigative Journalism
    Like Father, Like Daughter–the Importance of Investigative Journalism - By Kim Soo Rin Over the past few years, the situation in Korean media has worsened. The government control of the media has only gotten stronger. Big corporations that own newspapers were allowed to o…Sun, 2 Feb 2014, 09:53 AM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Back in the USSA
    Back in the USSA - By Lee Scott It had been six years since I returned to my friends and family back in Oklahoma. When I first left my home state in 2002, it was necessary to fly from Oklahoma City to Chicago or Minneap…Sat, 1 Feb 2014, 12:58 PM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Spreading Savoir-Faire: the Rise of French Restaurants in Korea Since 2000
    Spreading Savoir-Faire: the Rise of French Restaurants in Korea Since 2000 - By Hal Swindall Before 2000, the number of French restaurants in Korea could be counted on one hand; Koreans had little interest in foreign fare other than American fast food, and something like duck…Sat, 1 Feb 2014, 11:56 AM // thethreewisemonkeys.com
  • Revisiting the Blind Fortune Tellers of Mia-ri
    Revisiting the Blind Fortune Tellers of Mia-ri - By Iwazaru With the Chinese New Year commencing on January 31, and the Year of the diligent, disciplined and cooperative Wood Horse rising with the new moon, for many in the East it's a felicitous tim…Sat, 1 Feb 2014, 11:50 AM // thethreewisemonkeys.com

Dramabeans

  • Shine or Go Crazy’s star-crossed lovers and fictionalized history
    Shine or Go Crazy’s star-crossed lovers and fictionalized history - So the casting for Shine or Go Crazy’s leads is still in the not-confirmed-but-positively-considering stage (how many more news cycles do you think the production can milk that for?), but at least we’…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 09:18 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Legal thriller Punch lines up supporting cast
    Legal thriller Punch lines up supporting cast - With Kim Rae-won now settled as lead, legal thriller Punch is lining up the rest of its cast, and three names are currently in the headlines as “probable but not 100% confirmed yet” selections: Kim Ah…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 05:39 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Liar Game: Episode 3
    Liar Game: Episode 3 - Time for the next round, which packs a wallop even if it seems more tame than what our heroic duo endured last week, at least on paper. But if this episode is any indicator, then each week will likely…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 11:04 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Misaeng: Episode 4
    Misaeng: Episode 4 - It’s D-Day for the interns as they finally give their presentations in hopes of passing one more hurdle on their way to becoming official employees. Only a select few will be able to pass this round,…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 05:12 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Dramabeans Asks a Korean: What is Seo Taiji’s Sogyeokdong?
    Dramabeans Asks a Korean: What is Seo Taiji’s Sogyeokdong? - [We've got a special post for you today, brought to you by TK, the author of the excellent blog Ask a Korean. We've admired his well-researched and in-depth posts for a long while, so when we recently…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 12:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Revenge spurs romance in Birth of a Beauty
    Revenge spurs romance in Birth of a Beauty - I hadn’t realized that makeover rom-com Birth of a Beauty was a revenge story (albeit a super-lighthearted one), but that’s a detail I can see working for the premise. It’s not a revenge drama per se…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 09:10 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Han Ji-min confirms Jekyll and Me opposite Hyun Bin
    Han Ji-min confirms Jekyll and Me opposite Hyun Bin - We’ve got a leading lady and a title change for Hyun Bin’s new drama Hyde, Jekyll, Me, now going by the shorter title Jekyll and Me. That isn’t an indication that they’re dropping the split personalit…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 06:02 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Secret Door: Episode 12
    Secret Door: Episode 12 - What a densely plotted episode, cramming in just about every emotion under the sun and making ‘em all count. In the face of the greatest betrayal, our hero finds renewed love, respect, and loyalty—and…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 12:13 AM // feeds.feedburner.com

Han Cinema

  • [Photos] Added new stills for the upcoming Korean documentary "The Hospice" (2014/10/30)
    [Photos] Added new stills for the upcoming Korean documentary "The Hospice" (2014/10/30) - Added new stills for the upcoming Korean documentary The Hospice (2014)Directed by Lee Chang-jaeWith Park Soo-myeong,...SynopsisThere is a place that seems familiar, yet remains strange; a place to a…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • KBS, MBC ban some Epik High tracks (2014/10/30)
    KBS, MBC ban some Epik High tracks (2014/10/30) - Half of the tracks from hip-hop trio Epik High's eighth album have been deemed unsuitable for television, according to broadcasters KBS and MBC yesterday. Of the total 12 tracks, the disputed six inc…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • New Korean movies released today (2014/10/30)
    New Korean movies released today (2014/10/30) - My Dictator (Korean Movie, 2013) Tuning Fork (Korean Movie, 2013) Romance in Seoul (Korean Movie, 2013) The Follower, Ok Han-heum (Korean Movie, 2014) Fantasy (Korean Movie, 2014) More movies Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Exo announced on 1st MAMA lineup (2014/10/30)
    Exo announced on 1st MAMA lineup (2014/10/30) - Exo and members of Big Bang are among artists announced on the first lineup for the 2014 MAMA, or Mnet Asian Music Awards, on Dec. 3. The event will be held at Hong Kong's AsiaWorld-Expo Arena.Despit…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Yoon Se-ah joins "Law of the Jungle" (2014/10/30)
    Yoon Se-ah joins "Law of the Jungle" (2014/10/30) - Actress Yoon Se-ah is joining Law of the Jungle. Several sources claim that she's already left for Palau with Kim Byeong-man. This trip's adventurers are made up of Yoon Joong-wan from Jangmi Motel,…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Legendary singer Sin Hae-cheol dies at 46 (2014/10/30)
    Legendary singer Sin Hae-cheol dies at 46 (2014/10/30) - A recent photo of Sin Hae-cheol from when he came back to the music scene with his mini-album Reboot Myself in June. Musician Sin Hae-cheol, often dubbed mawang, or the king of demons, died Monday ar…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Korean dramas now airing
    Korean dramas now airing - Family SecretsPride and PrejudiceBe ProudDrama Special - Ugly LoveThe Legendary WitchLiar GameDrama Special - The Search for BattleRosy LoversModern FarmerMisaeng - DramaTomorrow's CantabileTears of H…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Movies and dramas updated today 2014/10/30
    Movies and dramas updated today 2014/10/30 - Fashion King - Movie (Korean Movie, 2014) New videosThe Youth (Korean Movie, 2014) New videosPinocchio (Korean Drama, 2014) New videosThe Follower, Ok Han-heum (Korean Movie, 2014) New videosWe Are Br…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • New pictures (1) added today - 2014/10/30
    New pictures (1) added today - 2014/10/30 - Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • New and upcoming DVD releases - 2014/10/30
    New and upcoming DVD releases - 2014/10/30 - It's Okay, That's LoveDVD (Director's Cut)2015/01/06The TraffickersDVD US2014/12/23Fated to Love YouDVD + Script Book (Director's Cut) (English Subtitled) 2014/12/05Fated to Love YouDVD (Director's C…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 03:00 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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Marmot's Hole

  • 외국 남자들 (foreign men) portrayed as [completely normal] boyfriends?
    외국 남자들 (foreign men) portrayed as [completely normal] boyfriends? - A rather progressive yogurt commercial: Commentary and background information given by James Turnbull over at The Grand Narrative.Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 06:02 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Are South Koreans ignorant?
    Are South Koreans ignorant? - Ipsos Mori, a U.K. market research company has come up with an “ignorance” index of the world’s 14 most developed countries.  In defining “ignorance” Ipsos came up with nine questions about the 14 cou…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 04:12 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • A couple of Sewol updates
    A couple of Sewol updates - A few Sewol odds and ends that happened over the past couple of days: South Korean prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Sewol captain Lee Joon-seok.  If the courts allow for this punishment,…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 12:22 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Fabrication of Evidence – the NIS Saga Continues
    Fabrication of Evidence – the NIS Saga Continues - A court has convicted two NIS (National Intelligence Service) counterintelligence officials of fabricating Chinese government documents to build a spy case against a refugee from North Korea.  An exce…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 10:33 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • A Decent Japanese Village Vs. Ugly Hate Groups
    A Decent Japanese Village Vs. Ugly Hate Groups - Martin Fackler of the New York Times has written an interesting report on a village in Japan that attempted to build a memorial to the Koreans that died from malnutrition and abuse, at the hands of Im…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 10:32 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Keep Reaching for the Stars, Korea
    Keep Reaching for the Stars, Korea - The KT ran a link on its homepage to a piece, Olivia Hussey has half-Korean son. For those of you who might not remember, Hussey is best known for her role as Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and J…Sat, 25 Oct 2014, 10:49 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • So, does this mean that the USFK is gonna stay in Korea forever?
    So, does this mean that the USFK is gonna stay in Korea forever? - The transfer of wartime control from the USFK to the ROK has been seen by many as the first step to meaningful American military withdraw from the Korean peninsula.  Well, yesterday Korea and the Unit…Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 06:10 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Some of the Real K-pop – LeeSA
    Some of the Real K-pop – LeeSA - I have spent a good bit of time listening to chaebol music and, though the production skills are good, it leaves me wanting to hear something fresh – something fresh like LeeSA (리싸).  She has a great…Mon, 20 Oct 2014, 10:57 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Open Thread: October 19, 2014
    Open Thread: October 19, 2014 - My whirlwind weekend tour of Korea’s October festivals continues.  Yesterday, I took Anonymous_Family to Yeonan University’s Fall Flower Festival.   Here’s the only pic that I could crop out Anonymous…Sat, 18 Oct 2014, 11:32 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • 16 Concert-goers Dead in Seongnam
    16 Concert-goers Dead in Seongnam - At least sixteen people were killed after falling through a ventilation grate at a K-pop concert in Seongnam.  An English link is here. According to accounts: . . . in the dense crowd, 20-30 people cl…Fri, 17 Oct 2014, 09:26 AM // feeds.feedburner.com

Gusts of Popular Feeling

  • Lecture tonight on the importance of the Koryǒ Dynasty in understanding modern Korea
    Lecture tonight on the importance of the Koryǒ Dynasty in understanding modern Korea - Tonight Edward J. Shultz, former dean of the School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii will be giving a lecture for the Royal Asiatic Society titled Koryǒ and Korea Today:For man…Mon, 27 Oct 2014, 11:45 PM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Giving a presentation on the history of English teachers in Korea this Saturday
    Giving a presentation on the history of English teachers in Korea this Saturday - This Saturday, October 25, at 4pm, I will be giving a presentation titled ‘From Explorers and Missionaries to Vagabonds and Potential Criminals: Two Hundred Years of Teaching English in Korea’ for the…Wed, 22 Oct 2014, 04:05 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Walking tour of Yangcheon Hyanggyo and Gaehwasan October 26
    Walking tour of Yangcheon Hyanggyo and Gaehwasan October 26 - Next Sunday, October 26, I'll be leading a walk around the area of Yangcheon Hyanggyo Station and Gaehwasan Station for the Royal Asiatic Society. The former location was the seat of Yangcheon Hyeon,…Fri, 17 Oct 2014, 05:46 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Lecture on the history of Korea's shipbuilding industry tonight
    Lecture on the history of Korea's shipbuilding industry tonight - Tonight, Tuesday September 30, Peter Bartholomew will be giving a lecture titled How Korea became the world's most important shipbuilding .nation for the Royal Asiatic Society:This lecture will descri…Tue, 14 Oct 2014, 02:47 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Being wary of foreign men - since 1876!
    Being wary of foreign men - since 1876! - (Photos from here and here.)As covered over at the Marmot's Hole, the Donga Ilbo published an article warning women to be wary of foreigners offering them drinks. As the headline and subheadline put i…Tue, 14 Oct 2014, 02:39 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Seoul Station Overpass to be opened to pedestrians Sunday afternoon
    Seoul Station Overpass to be opened to pedestrians Sunday afternoon - It was reported a few weeks ago that Seoul is planning to close the Seoul Station Overpass and turn it into a park, influenced by High Line Park in New York City (itself influenced by Promenade planté…Fri, 10 Oct 2014, 03:56 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Screening of Lee Man-hee's 1975 film 'Road to Sampo' this Saturday
    Screening of Lee Man-hee's 1975 film 'Road to Sampo' this Saturday - This Saturday, October 4, at 3pm, the Royal Asiatic Society Cinema Club and Seoul Film Society will have a free screening of the 1975 Lee Man-hee film Road to Sampo (삼포 가는 길) with English subtitles at…Tue, 30 Sep 2014, 01:45 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • RAS Lecture tomorrow night on how Japan restored Seokguram to justify colonization
    RAS Lecture tomorrow night on how Japan restored Seokguram to justify colonization - Tomorrow night, Tuesday September 30, Professor Henry Em will be giving a lecture titled Seokguram, the Guze Kannon, and the Creation of National Pasts for the Royal Asiatic Society:Seokguram's restor…Mon, 29 Sep 2014, 04:12 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • HIV and drug testing for Korean Government Scholarship Program applicants
    HIV and drug testing for Korean Government Scholarship Program applicants - In 2011, the Korean Government Scholarship Program Guidelines for foreign students studying in Korea (see page 15 here (link downloads a pdf)) had to this to say health examinations for successful app…Tue, 23 Sep 2014, 03:23 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com
  • Uncovering the truth about "The Korean Seductress Who Betrayed America"
    Uncovering the truth about "The Korean Seductress Who Betrayed America" - This AP article was pointed out to me the other day:Back in the days of Commies and pinkos, of Red scares, black lists, suspicion and smear, Kim Soo-im stood out as a one-woman axis of evil, a villain…Mon, 15 Sep 2014, 02:19 AM // populargusts.blogspot.com

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Chris in South Korea

  • The Phallic Shrine and Phra Nang Beach – phalluses only accessible by boat
    The Phallic Shrine and Phra Nang Beach – phalluses only accessible by boat - The side attraction for most was our main destination today. The beach was a nice bonus, though.     So it’s clear, you’ll arrive at the same place to reach Railay Beach West or East – in fact, just o…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 10:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • My new favorite, secret beach – Ao Nam Mao (southern Thailand)
    My new favorite, secret beach – Ao Nam Mao (southern Thailand) - I didn’t really want to write this post. I don’t want to see this magical place change one single iota. In fact, I’d rather you stop reading this post right now. Go on, read about some other touristy…Sun, 26 Oct 2014, 10:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • 1,237 steps to the top of the Tiger Cave – Wat Tham Sua, Krabi, southern Thailand
    1,237 steps to the top of the Tiger Cave – Wat Tham Sua, Krabi, southern Thailand - If you came to a beautiful beach-side town to hike an exhausting set of steps, you need to get your head examined.  Wat Tham Sua (also spelled Wat Thumsua, Wat Tham Suea, and also called the Tiger Cav…Thu, 23 Oct 2014, 10:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • Life as a Nomad: Hong Kong
    Life as a Nomad: Hong Kong - This Life as a Nomad post comes at you from the awesome Jonny Blair at dontstopliving.net. Want to tell your ‘Life as a Nomad‘ story? Head to this page for more information. So, tell me about Hong Kon…Tue, 21 Oct 2014, 10:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • Destination: Chokchai Farm – Thailand’s most tourist-friendly farm turned theme park
    Destination: Chokchai Farm – Thailand’s most tourist-friendly farm turned theme park -   Farm Chokchai – the farm where the cow is king. If you’ve seen an ‘Umm… Milk!’ ice cream location, you might have wondered where the milk came from. Whether you’re interested in the Chokchai legacy…Sun, 19 Oct 2014, 10:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • 31 random pictures from my recent travels
    31 random pictures from my recent travels - A quick note: if you’re not following the One Weird Globe Twitter account, start following now. Some of these get published there first for my followers. As always, random pictures are those photos th…Thu, 16 Oct 2014, 10:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • Travel Book Reviews: long-term traveling, luxury travel, Southeast Asia, and more
    Travel Book Reviews: long-term traveling, luxury travel, Southeast Asia, and more - This month: half a dozen books related to travel – whether you’re traveling long-term, on a budget, on the high-end, or simply want to disappear, there’s a little something for everyone. Alternatively…Tue, 14 Oct 2014, 10:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • Destination: Ban Prasat Archeological Site – lots of excavated prehistoric skeletons, anyone?
    Destination: Ban Prasat Archeological Site – lots of excavated prehistoric skeletons, anyone? - Whether you come for the skeletons dating back hundreds of thousands of years or excavations of an ancient community, there are millennia of history on display. Excavated in 1983 and 1984 as the secon…Sun, 12 Oct 2014, 10:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • How we moved ourselves and everything we owned across Thailand for $358.46
    How we moved ourselves and everything we owned across Thailand for $358.46 - Being nomads like us means a few things are a given. A few of them: You’ll make friends in different cities and countries around the world. You may never settle down in an area, even as you get to kno…Thu, 9 Oct 2014, 10:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com
  • Life as a Nomad: Madrid, Spain
    Life as a Nomad: Madrid, Spain - ‘Life as a Nomad‘ is an occasional series that focuses on the nomadic life and where we (or nomads like us) have lived it. This post is written by Auston over at Two Bad Tourists. So, tell me about Ma…Sun, 5 Oct 2014, 10:00 PM // chrisinsouthkorea.com

Korean Modern Lit in Translation

  • Park hyoung su’s awesome “Arpan” proves the bravery and literacy of the ASIA Publisher K-fiction series
    Park hyoung su’s awesome “Arpan” proves the bravery and literacy of the ASIA Publisher K-fiction series - Two line drives directly out of the park to kick this ASIA Publisher series off (that would be two “for-sixes”, “goals”, or “cabers tossed a very long distance” to some of you strange foreign people)…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 10:02 AM // ktlit.com
  • All the Korean Literature that is Free Online: NEW ADDITIONS by Jennifer Lopez
    All the Korean Literature that is Free Online: NEW ADDITIONS by Jennifer Lopez - More exciting additions from our write Jennifer has also explored some poetry^^. KTLIT seems to have temporarily lost links to some of Kim Young-ha’s work, but Jennifer gives us a new one! All of thes…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 08:27 PM // ktlit.com
  • Park Min-gyu’s amazing “Dinner with Buffett” kicks off ASIA Publisher series
    Park Min-gyu’s amazing “Dinner with Buffett” kicks off ASIA Publisher series - The ASIA Publishers K-fiction series kicks of with a powerful bang with Park Min-gyu’s novella, Dinner with Buffet (available on Amazon). It’s a powerful novella, compellingly written, and just about…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 02:00 AM // ktlit.com
  • Why you should go to Facebook (이중 언어 책) and “like” ASIA Publishers right now!
    Why you should go to Facebook (이중 언어 책) and “like” ASIA Publishers right now! - ASIA Publishers needs likes – if you are on FaceBook, go over to https://www.facebook.com/asiapublishers and immediately give them a like. KTLIT demands it!^^ (LOOK! Even Tony did it! And our intern A…Mon, 27 Oct 2014, 09:35 PM // ktlit.com
  • ASIA Publishers Wikipedia page goes up, feel free to add important info
    ASIA Publishers Wikipedia page goes up, feel free to add important info - In light of the awesome work they are doing and are planning to do, I’ve put up an ASIA Publisher Wikipedia page here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASIA_Publishers   Please feel free to go on and exp…Sun, 26 Oct 2014, 03:30 AM // ktlit.com
  • An Excerpt from Ch’oe In-ho’s “Another Man’s City” (Translated by the Fultons)
    An Excerpt from Ch’oe In-ho’s “Another Man’s City” (Translated by the Fultons) - As part of the next of the 5 Dalkey Press Korean Literature Series (more about that awesomeness tomorrow!), Ch’oe In ho’s Another Man’s City has been translated by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton, whose impr…Sat, 25 Oct 2014, 11:04 PM // ktlit.com
  • Another Korean Literature (Short Review) Contest! Win up to $500 on Amazon
    Another Korean Literature (Short Review) Contest! Win up to $500 on Amazon - To repeat: Win up to $500 on Amazon Sure… you were scared of the recent video contest – there’s a reason you live in a house without any mirrors.^^ And the previous essay contest was about older liter…Sat, 25 Oct 2014, 02:40 AM // ktlit.com
  • Asia Publishing has just put out 5 MORE bilingual translations of Korean Literature
    Asia Publishing has just put out 5 MORE bilingual translations of Korean Literature - Asia Publishing has just put out 5 MORE bilingual translations of Korean Literature on top of the 75 they’ve produced over the last two years. There will soon be a web page with the books, reviews, au…Mon, 20 Oct 2014, 08:40 AM // ktlit.com
  • Review: Shadow of the Void by Ynhui Park, poetry translated by Brother Anthony
    Review: Shadow of the Void by Ynhui Park, poetry translated by Brother Anthony - While the rest of us have been sleeping, Brother Anthony (An Sonjae). who apparently has nt such physical requirements^^ has been busy translating poetry again, this time Shadow of the Void by Korean…Sun, 12 Oct 2014, 08:29 AM // ktlit.com
  • Nice interview with Jay Rubin about the “voice” of the interpreter
    Nice interview with Jay Rubin about the “voice” of the interpreter - From Asympote Magazine Jay (who has been a regular translator or Haruki Murakami) makes an argument that there should be no such thing as a translational voice and also manages to be pretty damned amu…Sun, 12 Oct 2014, 02:42 AM // ktlit.com

The Grand Narrative

  • From The Archives: October
    From The Archives: October - (Source; CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Apropos of this quick look back at over 7 years of blogging, here’s a picture of an old ad close to my home that I must have passed hundreds of times in the last few years, w…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 06:39 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
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  • Korean Sociological Image #87: Normalizing Interracial Relationships
    Korean Sociological Image #87: Normalizing Interracial Relationships - An extended commercial for Yoplait ‘Yopa’ yogurt, featuring five quick, humorous stories of foreign men in relationships with Korean women. It’s unremarkable in itself, and frankly not all that funny,…Wed, 22 Oct 2014, 07:27 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Thinking About Getting Cosmetic Surgery in Korea? Make Sure You Read This First
    Thinking About Getting Cosmetic Surgery in Korea? Make Sure You Read This First - (Sources: left, dongA; right, The Kyunghyang Shinmun) The more operations, the more possibilities for complications, mistakes, and patient deaths. So, with the highest per capita number of cosmetic su…Tue, 21 Oct 2014, 04:30 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Announcements
    Announcements - (Source: Facebook Event Page) Hello everyone. Just to quickly let you know about an upcoming presentation not to be missed, some worthy causes, and some Youtubers that deserve more promoting. First up…Wed, 15 Oct 2014, 06:25 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Sunday Fun: Bottoms!
    Sunday Fun: Bottoms! - My 8 year-old daughter Alice is really into comics these days, often hiding our home phone under her pillow to keep reading when she’s supposed to be asleep. To my chagrin, she couldn’t care less if t…Sat, 11 Oct 2014, 10:32 PM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Korean Sociological Image #86: Sex and the Single Korean (Household)
    Korean Sociological Image #86: Sex and the Single Korean (Household) - As of last year, one in four Korean households had just one person. That was the same as Australia, and just shy of the US. Yet just four years earlier, only Seoul was remotely close to that figure, w…Fri, 10 Oct 2014, 10:05 PM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Korean Sociological Image #85: Just One 10 Minutes…to Improve Your Spouse’s Specs
    Korean Sociological Image #85: Just One 10 Minutes…to Improve Your Spouse’s Specs - (Source: Jinvas, left, right; edited) Two notebook covers, found by reader Stephanie Rosier at her local Kyobo bookstore. As she explains on the blog’s Facebook page, the left reads, “If I study for t…Mon, 6 Oct 2014, 06:01 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Policing the Student Body: Sookmyung Women’s University students told to cover up
    Policing the Student Body: Sookmyung Women’s University students told to cover up - (Source: TVChosun) Watching a news report about the controversial new dress code for last week’s festival at Sookmyung Women’s University, I was surprised to hear that it was the student union that wa…Mon, 29 Sep 2014, 05:30 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • Quick Hit: Harassment Framed as Affection
    Quick Hit: Harassment Framed as Affection - (Dummy Harassment by gaelx; CC BY-SA 2.0) Via The Korea Herald: Former National Assembly Speaker Park Hee-tae is to be questioned over allegations of molesting a golf caddie, police said Saturday… …Pa…Mon, 15 Sep 2014, 05:50 AM // thegrandnarrative.com
  • You are Beautiful, Stop Hating Your Body
    You are Beautiful, Stop Hating Your Body - (Source: 숭실 총여학생회 다락 Facebook Page) Oops, I haven’t written in a while. Time to find something about body-image, the media, or popular culture to complain about then. Seriously(?) though, there’s only…Sun, 14 Sep 2014, 01:10 AM // thegrandnarrative.com

More

DailyNK

  • EU 'Willing to Consider Review of Human Rights Draft if NK Requests'
    EU 'Willing to Consider Review of Human Rights Draft if NK Requests' - The European Union is willing to review the possibility ofrevising the UN North Korea human rights draft resolution it has been at thehelm of, if Pyongyang extends an official request, the Voice of Am…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 08:53 AM // dailynk.com
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  • Munsu Saturated While Homes Run Dry
    Munsu Saturated While Homes Run Dry - Despite the severe water shortage in NorthKorea from the spring drought that has even suspended operations at major powerplants, the country has been busy supplying water to Pyongyang’s Munsu Waterpar…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 03:53 AM // dailynk.com
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  • NKHR Hosts Hunger Banquet for Human Rights in NK
    NKHR Hosts Hunger Banquet for Human Rights in NK - North Korean Human Rights Rescue Fund, a volunteer-run group within the Seoul-basedNGO, Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights[NKHR], will host ahunger banquet event on November 6th at 7.p.m…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 10:52 PM // dailynk.com
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  • Interest in China's Economy Spreads in NK
    Interest in China's Economy Spreads in NK - Some North Koreans who travel across theborder to China with special permits are said to be coming together in groupsof five to six members to open a business and broaden their understanding ofthe mar…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 04:55 AM // dailynk.com
  • Former First Lady Likely to Visit North Korea
    Former First Lady Likely to Visit North Korea - For the first time since taking office,South Korea’s President Park Geun Hye met with the Kim Dae Jung’s widow,former first lady Lee Hee Ho, on October 28th. The late Kim Dae Jung, president of South…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 03:51 AM // dailynk.com
  • Ebola Fears Prompt Capital Restrictions
    Ebola Fears Prompt Capital Restrictions - In its effort to stamp out the potentialthreat of Ebola transmission that has ravaged West African countries, NorthKorea has placed travel restrictions on those entering Pyongyang, the Daily NKhas lea…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 03:43 AM // dailynk.com
  • Hope Dwindles for Oct.30th Inter-Korean Talks
    Hope Dwindles for Oct.30th Inter-Korean Talks - North Korea's National Defense Commissionsent a fax message to South Korea’s Blue House througha military hotline on October 29th, reiterating its protest against the launchof leaflets by private Sout…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 03:39 AM // dailynk.com
  • Remodeled May Day Stadium Opens
    Remodeled May Day Stadium Opens - Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 12:55 AM // dailynk.com
  • Racionamiento de patatas en Ryanggang: la mitad de la distribución del año pasado
    Racionamiento de patatas en Ryanggang: la mitad de la distribución del año pasado - Image: YonhapUna fuente interna informó de que, si bienha comenzado la distribución otoñal de patatas en la provincia Ryanggang, enCorea del Norte, las raciones son apenas la mitad en comparación a la…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 08:24 PM // dailynk.com
  • Corea del Norte solicita ayuda a Corea del Sur para la prevención del ébola
    Corea del Norte solicita ayuda a Corea del Sur para la prevención del ébola - Image: YonhapSe ha revelado que Corea del Norte hapedido ayuda a Corea del Sur en la prevención del ébola, enfermedad que hacausado gran preocupación en el mundo entero. Kim Sung Joo, presidente de la…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 08:12 PM // dailynk.com

More

OneFreeKorea

  • What else is Kim Jong Un buying instead of food? A new airport.
    What else is Kim Jong Un buying instead of food? A new airport. - The new airport, which is now in its final stages, is the latest of North Korea’s “speed campaigns,” mass mobilizations of labor shock brigades aimed at finishing top-priority projects inThu, 30 Oct 2014, 09:02 AM // freekorea.us
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  • Kirby presses China to support ICC referral of North Korea
    Kirby presses China to support ICC referral of North Korea - Western diplomats say China, North Korea’s principal protector on the UN Security Council, will likely use its veto power there to knock down any attempt to refer North Korea toWed, 29 Oct 2014, 12:38 PM // freekorea.us
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  • S. Korea: No signs of tunnels under Seoul
    S. Korea: No signs of tunnels under Seoul - Well, I assume that if the ROK Army saw any such signs, it would have followed them to the tunnels, right? (Actually, I’ve heard that it’s not so easy inWed, 29 Oct 2014, 08:58 AM // freekorea.us
  • Another North Korean money man vanishes
    Another North Korean money man vanishes - The head of a foreign currency-earning enterprise, which is said to be involved in managing Kim Jong Eun’s slush fund, has disappeared, raising questions as to why. The company, whichWed, 29 Oct 2014, 08:56 AM // freekorea.us
  • On Europe, the U.N., luxury goods, and the ethical limits of engagement.
    On Europe, the U.N., luxury goods, and the ethical limits of engagement. - The latest rant from Professor Lee and me is published here, on CNN International, in the hope that it will catch the eyes of European audiences (and maybe even giveTue, 28 Oct 2014, 06:37 PM // freekorea.us
  • Sue Terry v. John Delury and Moon Chung-In, on reunification
    Sue Terry v. John Delury and Moon Chung-In, on reunification - Although Delury and Moon may not like the idea of North Korea’s collapse, that is a far more likely scenario than their fantasy of “the gradual merging of North andTue, 28 Oct 2014, 06:18 PM // freekorea.us
  • NIS: Kim Jong Un recovering from ankle surgery
    NIS: Kim Jong Un recovering from ankle surgery - I don’t know if this is true, but it makes more sense than any other theory I’ve heard in the last month: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is recovering following an operationTue, 28 Oct 2014, 06:05 PM // freekorea.us
  • Associated Press perestroika watch
    Associated Press perestroika watch - The AP’s Pyongyang Bureau Chief, Eric Talmadge, has managed to coax the AP’s business partners at KCNA into letting him and photographer David Guttenfelder travel from Pyongyang to Mt. Paektu inTue, 28 Oct 2014, 09:20 AM // freekorea.us
  • Charm offensive: N. Korea threatens to nuke U.S., hands out Halloween candy
    Charm offensive: N. Korea threatens to nuke U.S., hands out Halloween candy - As near as I can figure, Kim Jong Un’s stages of grief over his potential indictment for crimes against humanity have included denial, homophobia, mendacity, engagement, racism, and (again) terrorism,…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 07:44 AM // freekorea.us
  • Joongang Ilbo: Several top N. Korean officials haven’t been seen since mid-August (updated)
    Joongang Ilbo: Several top N. Korean officials haven’t been seen since mid-August (updated) - Some new faces might be showing up on the back of milk cartons in Pyongyang — or would be, if Pyongyang had milk cartons (hey, at least they have milk).Mon, 27 Oct 2014, 09:04 PM // freekorea.us

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38 North

  • North Korea: Test Stand for Vertical Launch of Sea-Based Ballistic Missiles Spotted
    North Korea: Test Stand for Vertical Launch of Sea-Based Ballistic Missiles Spotted - Summary Recent press reports have raised the possibility that North Korea is developing the capability to launch ballistic missiles from submarines.[1] A review of commercial satellite imagery since 2…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 07:41 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Oral History Archive: The 1994 US-DPRK Agreed Framework
    Oral History Archive: The 1994 US-DPRK Agreed Framework - On October 21, 1994, the United States and North Korea signed an agreement–the Agreed Framework–calling upon Pyongyang to denuclearize in exchange for two light water reactors. An international consor…Tue, 21 Oct 2014, 06:38 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • The North Korean Navy Acquires a New Submarine
    The North Korean Navy Acquires a New Submarine - A review of commercial satellite imagery from 2010 until the present covering North Korea’s submarine bases and building shipyards has revealed the presence of a previously unidentified submarine moor…Sun, 19 Oct 2014, 07:45 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Book Review: “Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy”
    Book Review: “Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy” - Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy. A Memoir by Christopher R. Hill. New York: Simon & Schuster, October 2014. 448 pp. Christopher Hill is an American diplomat with a long career an…Fri, 17 Oct 2014, 07:52 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • A Human Rights Dialogue with North Korea: Real or Illusory?
    A Human Rights Dialogue with North Korea: Real or Illusory? - North Korea has made a number of intriguing gestures recently on human rights. At the United Nations, its Foreign Minister announced his country’s readiness to hold a “human rights dialogue with count…Thu, 16 Oct 2014, 11:24 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • North Korea Responds to the UN Commission of Inquiry
    North Korea Responds to the UN Commission of Inquiry - The UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) released its highly-critical report last February, of which, the findings and recommendations were strongly endorsed by UN Member States at the March UN Human Right…Thu, 16 Oct 2014, 11:19 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Inter-Korean Rivalry Takes the Field
    Inter-Korean Rivalry Takes the Field - Sports are always political. International sports competitions especially can serve many purposes, such as an outlet for nationalist sentiment—in a my-country-is-better-than-yours sort of way—or as a…Mon, 6 Oct 2014, 07:44 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • The NDC’s Fall Lineup: Results of the 13th SPA
    The NDC’s Fall Lineup: Results of the 13th SPA - The second session of the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly, held at Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang on September 25, 2014, appointed a new Vice Chairman and two new members to the DPRK National Defe…Mon, 6 Oct 2014, 07:31 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • North Korea’s Sohae Satellite Launching Station: Major Upgrade Program Completed; Facility Operational Again
    North Korea’s Sohae Satellite Launching Station: Major Upgrade Program Completed; Facility Operational Again - A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Nick Hansen Summary Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates that North Korea has completed a major construction program begun in late 2013 to upgrade the So…Wed, 1 Oct 2014, 03:31 PM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • The Two Koreas: So Near, So Far
    The Two Koreas: So Near, So Far - There are times when nothing much can happen between the Koreas. This is not one of them. Since I last wrote here about South-North relations a month ago, there have been several fresh developments. W…Tue, 30 Sep 2014, 02:17 PM // feeds.feedburner.com

North Korean Leadership Watch

  • Kim Jong Un Visits Airport Terminal Construction Site
    Kim Jong Un Visits Airport Terminal Construction Site - DPRK state media reported on 11 July (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the construction of a terminal at Pyongyang Airport.  Attending the visit were VMar Hwang Pyong So (Director of…Thu, 10 Jul 2014, 10:28 PM // nkleadershipwatch.wordpress.com
  • Jon Pyong Ho Funeral Held
    Jon Pyong Ho Funeral Held - The state funeral and burial ceremony for the former Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Secretary of Munitions Industry and DPRK National Defense Commission [NDC] Member Gen. Jon Pyong Ho (1926-2014) was h…Thu, 10 Jul 2014, 10:23 PM // nkleadershipwatch.wordpress.com
  • Kim Jong Un Pays Condolences at Jon Pyong Ho’s Wake
    Kim Jong Un Pays Condolences at Jon Pyong Ho’s Wake - Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) extended his condolences at the wake of former Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Secretary for Munitions Industry and National Defense Commission Member Jon Pyong Ho at Sojang…Wed, 9 Jul 2014, 07:14 PM // nkleadershipwatch.wordpress.com

NK News

  • North Korean domestic media publish Ebola pictorial
    North Korean domestic media publish Ebola pictorial - North Korea’s state run media outlet the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) published a unique multimedia feature on the Ebola virus Thursday, amid increased domestic coverage of the crisis. The articl…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 09:45 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • UN human rights rep meets N. Korean officials, talks potential visit
    UN human rights rep meets N. Korean officials, talks potential visit - UN human rights special rapporteur on North Korea Marzuki Darusman met again with North Korean diplomats on Wednesday to discuss a possible upcoming visit to the country to examine alleged human right…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 05:09 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • Human rights in North Korea: Are they actually improving?
    Human rights in North Korea: Are they actually improving? - Could human rights be improving in North Korea, a country long viewed as ranking among the worst of the worst when it comes to human rights abuses? From the unprecedented nature of North Korean diplom…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 04:00 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • North Korea and Russia seek to open visa-free regime
    North Korea and Russia seek to open visa-free regime - North Korea and Russia are seeking to create a visa-free regime between two countries, Russian news outlet RIA Novoski reported October on October 28. Russia’s Minister for the Development of the Far…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 03:45 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
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  • South Korean media: Planned high-level talks may be cancelled
    South Korean media: Planned high-level talks may be cancelled - North Korea has still not shown a clear stance toward the planned inter-Korean high-level talks set for Thursday, leading South Korean media outlets to label the talks more or less cancelled. This com…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 05:10 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Japan wants 12 abductees’ fates prioritized
    Japan wants 12 abductees’ fates prioritized - Japan wants North Korea to prioritize finding out what happened to the 12 Japanese abductees who may still be alive, it said Tuesday. A Japanese delegation – led by Junichiro Ihara, director general o…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 04:47 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Author Kim felt close, yet distant to N. Korean students
    Author Kim felt close, yet distant to N. Korean students - Novelist and nonfiction author Suki Kim chronicled her experiences in North Korea for her new book because she felt like people needed to see a more realistic, more humanized portrait of North Korea,…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 03:40 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Shinn: South Korea must work toward unification
    Shinn: South Korea must work toward unification - South Korean discourse on unification gained new energy earlier this year when President Park Geun-hye called unification a “jackpot” (daebak). While unification has never been far from the hearts of…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 03:17 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • Interview: DPRK artists come to the UK for fine art exhibition
    Interview: DPRK artists come to the UK for fine art exhibition - The Mansudae Art Studio in Pyongyang is the DPRK’s premier art production center and is responsible for the majority of artworks seen throughout the country, from scenic oil paintings to the country’s…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 12:49 AM // feeds.feedburner.com
  • North Korean diplomats and the illegal ivory trade
    North Korean diplomats and the illegal ivory trade - During the Cold War, Africa occupied a unique place in the North Korean consciousness, as it was a battleground with South Korea for votes in the United Nations, followers of its Juche ideology, and t…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 04:52 PM // feeds.feedburner.com

ZenKimchi

  • Seoul Food Buzz: It’s Jeon-eo Season!
    Seoul Food Buzz: It’s Jeon-eo Season! - Here is the latest talk on ZenKimchi’s Facebook g […]Wed, 10 Sep 2014, 01:28 AM // zenkimchi.com
  • Grilled Intestines in Gangnam–Yeontabal
    Grilled Intestines in Gangnam–Yeontabal - Location: Gangnam, Sinsa, Jongno Cuisine: Korean BBQ Re […]Tue, 12 Aug 2014, 10:45 PM // zenkimchi.com
  • Myongwolgwan 명월관
    Myongwolgwan 명월관 - Location: Sheraton Walkerhill Cuisine: Korean, Fine Din […]Tue, 12 Aug 2014, 04:24 AM // zenkimchi.com
  • PIERRE GAGNAIRE à Séoul
    PIERRE GAGNAIRE à Séoul - Location: City Hall, Lotte Hotel Cuisine: French, Korea […]Tue, 12 Aug 2014, 03:57 AM // zenkimchi.com
  • NEW TOUR: Simon Lee’s Korean War Tour
    NEW TOUR: Simon Lee’s Korean War Tour - We are happy to announce our latest tour. Here’s […]Wed, 6 Aug 2014, 02:10 AM // zenkimchi.com
  • Moved In
    Moved In - It’s early morning in Gimpo. I’m first stru […]Mon, 28 Jul 2014, 06:24 PM // zenkimchi.com
  • Time to Move On
    Time to Move On - I sit here in my bedroom on a cool summer night. The mo […]Sun, 27 Jul 2014, 09:57 AM // zenkimchi.com
  • Paris Baguette and the Soft Bigotry of Exoticism
    Paris Baguette and the Soft Bigotry of Exoticism - You may have heard the news. Korean bakery Paris Baguet […]Fri, 25 Jul 2014, 02:54 AM // zenkimchi.com
  • The Secret to Great Kimbap
    The Secret to Great Kimbap -   Put tasty grilled sausage in there. EJ threw som […]Mon, 14 Jul 2014, 05:52 AM // zenkimchi.com
  • Anthony Bourdain in Korea?
    Anthony Bourdain in Korea? - Well, the secret’s out. From tweets and Instagram […]Tue, 4 Dec 2001, 07:00 PM // zenkimchi.com

Seoul Eats

  • 50: An Unfortunate Restaurant that Doesn’t Fully Get Their Own Concept
    50: An Unfortunate Restaurant that Doesn’t Fully Get Their Own Concept - As a food writer and restauranteur, the rise and fall of restaurants fascinate me. I can usually tell within a few visits if a restaurant will be successful or not. Most restaurants I see these days m…Sat, 25 Oct 2014, 02:25 AM // seouleats.com
  • 종로 BREW 3.14와 함께 할 주중 및 주말 스텝을 구합니다
    종로 BREW 3.14와 함께 할 주중 및 주말 스텝을 구합니다 - 안녕하세요 종로 BREW 3.14와 함께 할 주중 및 주말 스텝을 구합니다. 모집인원: 주중(월~금)서빙 스텝 0명 주말(토~일)서빙 스텝 0명 주말(토~일)요리 및 조리사 스텝 0명 근무시간: 월~금 6:00~11:00PM(조정가능) 토~일 2:00~11:00PM(조정가능) 시 급: 6000원 우대조건: 영어 가능자, 인근 거주자, 유경험자, 활발한 성격…Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 06:29 AM // seouleats.com
  • Don Charlie’s Case to be the Undisputed Mexican Food Champion in Korea
    Don Charlie’s Case to be the Undisputed Mexican Food Champion in Korea - Seoulites are crazy passionate about their Mexican Food. A recent post of the Seouleats Facebook group set off a hailstorm of comments. In my last Mexican food review of Julios, I said I didn’t think…Mon, 20 Oct 2014, 07:49 PM // seouleats.com
  • Outdoor Namu: The Bistro
    Outdoor Namu: The Bistro - Located in the haughty Garusugil district, Outdoor Namu: The Bistro is another one of those restaurants that is trying to survive in the very competitive market. It has the elements to be successful a…Sun, 19 Oct 2014, 03:15 AM // seouleats.com
  • Twiga: Go for the Lamb, Stay for the Cheesecake
    Twiga: Go for the Lamb, Stay for the Cheesecake - I was lucky enough to be invited to the South African restaurant Twiga by the owner. It is located behind the Crown Hotel and across from the Saudi Arabian Embassy. Located on the 5th floor, it doesn’…Sun, 19 Oct 2014, 02:34 AM // seouleats.com

Koreanfornian Cooking

Maangchi

Korea IT Times

  • 비비고, 바쁜 직장인을 위한 '야근 도시락 캠페인' 실시
    비비고, 바쁜 직장인을 위한 '야근 도시락 캠페인' 실시 - 연말 맞아 '비비고 야근 어택' 이벤트 마련, 추첨 통해 총 6팀에 각 10만원 상당 도시락 증정 에너지 음료 또는 사이드 메뉴 무료 제공 Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com) SEOUL, KOREA - CJ푸드빌의 글로벌 한식 브랜드 비비고(www.bibigo.co.kr…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 01:17 PM // koreaittimes.com
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  • PP-14 strengthens commitment to youth leadership
    PP-14 strengthens commitment to youth leadership - Youth Programme designed to engage the next generation of ICT leaders underway at PP-14 Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com) BUSAN, KOREA - ITU is strengthening its com…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 12:47 PM // koreaittimes.com
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  • 美 '차광렬 줄기세포 상' 스탠포드대 발레스 박사 선정
    美 '차광렬 줄기세포 상' 스탠포드대 발레스 박사 선정 - 세계 최고 권위의 미국생식의학회 ‘차광렬 줄기세포 상’ 스페인 발렌시아 대학과 미국 스탠포드 겸임 임상교수 카를로스 시몬 발레스 (Carlos Simón Vallés) 교수 수상 Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com) SEOUL, KOREA - 차병원그룹은 하와이 컨벤션센터…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 12:22 PM // koreaittimes.com
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  • SiTime to be Acquired by MegaChips for $200M
    SiTime to be Acquired by MegaChips for $200M - Largest acquisition of a venture-backed semiconductor company in 2014 Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com) SUNNYVALE, Calif. - SiTime Corporation, a MEMS and analog sem…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 11:51 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • 현지 대형 외식 기업과 마스터프랜차이즈 협약 체결
    현지 대형 외식 기업과 마스터프랜차이즈 협약 체결 - 뚜레쥬르, 中 신장위구르자치구 진출… 업계 최다 Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com) 2014. 10. 30 – CJ푸드빌(대표 정문목)이 운영하는 재료부터 다른 건강한 베이커리 뚜레쥬르가 28일 中 신장위구르자치구(新疆维吾尔自治区, Xīnjiāng Wéiwúěr Zìzh…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 09:46 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • The World’s Unique Blue Showcase, blue carpet, blue stage, blue crown
    The World’s Unique Blue Showcase, blue carpet, blue stage, blue crown - Blue Sapphire is a holy, the Queen is honest, becomes a role model and noble than beautiful but is dishonest and greedy Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com) SEOUL, KORE…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 09:18 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • Paragon Software releases New Hard Disk Manager 15 – despite the name, it’s great for SSDs and virtual disks too!
    Paragon Software releases New Hard Disk Manager 15 – despite the name, it’s great for SSDs and virtual disks too! - New features include embedded Recovery Media Builder 3.0, file-level backup and restore for virtual containers, agentless protection of Hyper-V guest machines. Windows 10 users get a free update with…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 07:24 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • Brickstream Acquires NOMi to Become the Largest Player in the In-Store Analytics Space
    Brickstream Acquires NOMi to Become the Largest Player in the In-Store Analytics Space - Combined Companies to Offer the Most Comprehensive Platform for Understanding the Customer Experience Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com) ATLANTA, GA - Brickstream, th…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 07:22 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • SK Telecom and Ericsson Develop Smart Wake-Up Technology
    SK Telecom and Ericsson Develop Smart Wake-Up Technology - Smart Wake-Up Technology decreases interference between base stations and therefore improves data transmission speeds by controlling operation of idle base stations during late night and early mornin…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 07:17 AM // koreaittimes.com
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  • Phoseon Technology to Highlight UV LED Curing Products at the Shanghai Optical Lens & Camera Module Expo
    Phoseon Technology to Highlight UV LED Curing Products at the Shanghai Optical Lens & Camera Module Expo - Learn More About UV LED Curing for Camera Manufacturing Equipment Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Korea IT Times (info@koreaittimes.com) HILLSBORO, OR - Phoseon will showcase market leading UV LED curin…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 07:15 AM // koreaittimes.com
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PhysOrg

  • Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges
    Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges - Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than thr…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 04:20 AM // physorg.com
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  • 'Major' hacking attack in US looms: expert survey
    'Major' hacking attack in US looms: expert survey - Cyber attacks might be taking a toll now, but just wait: a survey of experts says things are likely to get even worse in the US over the next decade.Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 02:30 PM // physorg.com
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  • South Korea spy agency says North hacking smartphones
    South Korea spy agency says North hacking smartphones - North Korea attempted to hack tens of thousands of South Korean smartphones this year, using malware disguised in mobile gaming apps, the South's spy agency said in a report submitted to parliament th…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 05:20 AM // physorg.com
  • LG Electronics profit surges on smartphone sales
    LG Electronics profit surges on smartphone sales - South Korea's LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday its third-quarter profit jumped 87 percent over a year earlier as smartphone sales set a record high.Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 04:55 AM // physorg.com
  • E-waste inferno burning brighter in China's recycling capital
    E-waste inferno burning brighter in China's recycling capital - Mountains of discarded remote controls litter the warehouse floor. In a dimly-lit room, women on plastic stools pry open the devices, as if shucking oysters, to retrieve the circuitry inside.Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 03:22 AM // physorg.com
  • Off-grid German village banks on wind, sun, pig manure
    Off-grid German village banks on wind, sun, pig manure - If Germany has taken a pioneering though risky role in shifting to renewable energy, then the tiny village of Feldheim—population 150—is at its vanguard.Sun, 26 Oct 2014, 01:31 PM // physorg.com
  • Cloning whistle-blower: little change in S. Korea
    Cloning whistle-blower: little change in S. Korea - The whistle-blower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost un…Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 03:25 AM // physorg.com
  • Inauguration of second neutrino detector for Double Chooz experiment
    Inauguration of second neutrino detector for Double Chooz experiment - Work on a second neutrino detector has just been completed by CNRS and CEA near the Chooz nuclear power plant in northeastern France. Its measurements will supplement those of the first detector insta…Thu, 23 Oct 2014, 10:30 AM // physorg.com
  • Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks (w/ Video)
    Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks (w/ Video) - Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws.Wed, 22 Oct 2014, 01:58 PM // physorg.com
  • $58 million effort to study potential new energy source
    $58 million effort to study potential new energy source - A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded approximately $58 million to analyze deposits of frozen methane under the Gulf of Mexico that hold enormous potential to incre…Wed, 22 Oct 2014, 10:13 AM // physorg.com

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Korea.com

  • KakaoTalk Brings BIGBANG and Sherina for Indonesian Market
    KakaoTalk Brings BIGBANG and Sherina for Indonesian Market - Popular communication app company Kakao Corp. that develops KakaoTalk, KakaoStory and KakaoAlbum has chosen BIGBANG to be their ambassadors for the all-new CF alongside with Indonesian pop singer Sher…Fri, 29 Mar 2013, 11:00 AM // en.korea.com
  • LG Optimus G arrives in Europe
    LG Optimus G arrives in Europe - LG Electronics Inc. will release the Optimus G in Europe. The company announced on February 22 that they will initially release the Optimus G in Sweden. Every European version will ship with the newes…Sat, 23 Feb 2013, 04:15 AM // en.korea.com
  • Samsung unveils its new REX series of feature phones
    Samsung unveils its new REX series of feature phones - On February 14 (local time), Samsung Electronics held an event to reveal a new series of feature phones called REX in India. Over one hundred and fifty people from local media and allied markets atten…Sat, 16 Feb 2013, 04:45 AM // en.korea.com
  • Samsung doubles its tablet market share
    Samsung doubles its tablet market share - i Samsung Electronics has expanded its market reach, doubling its share of sales of tablet computers in the fourth quarter of 2012 and narrowing the gap between itself and the front runner, Apple. Acc…Sat, 2 Feb 2013, 04:45 AM // en.korea.com
  • LG Electronics releases the 15.6-inch screen Ultrabook U560
    LG Electronics releases the 15.6-inch screen Ultrabook U560 - On January 24, LG Electronics announced the release of the big-screen Ultrabook U560. The U560 has a 15.6-inch, but it is thin and lightweight compared to other notebook computers, with a thickness of…Fri, 25 Jan 2013, 04:15 AM // en.korea.com
  • Two new colors for the Galaxy Note II
    Two new colors for the Galaxy Note II - On January 17, Samsung Electronics announced that the Galaxy Note II will be available in two new colors, Amber Brown and Ruby Wine. The colors are used on both the front and back of the phone as well…Fri, 18 Jan 2013, 01:45 AM // en.korea.com
  • Iriver releases the ULALA smartphone for 148,000 won
    Iriver releases the ULALA smartphone for 148,000 won - Iriver has come out with a smartphone called the Iriver ULALA (model I-K1) on January 10. The phone can be used with any wireless carrier. The phone has an ARM Cortex A5 CPU and has the Android 2.3.5…Sat, 12 Jan 2013, 04:30 AM // en.korea.com
  • Picking the best portable personal heater
    Picking the best portable personal heater - These cold winter days make people miss the classic hand heater. People in their 30s and 40s, even generations in their 50s and older have, in the past, carried a small hand heater in their pocket to…Sat, 29 Dec 2012, 01:45 AM // en.korea.com
  • 4minute’s Hyun Ah is a new representative for FIFA Online 3
    4minute’s Hyun Ah is a new representative for FIFA Online 3 - Park Ji Sung, who plays midfield in the English Premier League, and 4minute’s Hyun Ah were recently selected to help promote the online soccer game EA Sports™ FIFA Online 3. As part of the promotional…Wed, 19 Dec 2012, 04:30 AM // en.korea.com
  • LG front-loading washing machines rank first in a product evaluation in Finland
    LG front-loading washing machines rank first in a product evaluation in Finland - Front-loading washing machines by LG ranked first in a recent product evaluation conducted in Finland. This makes the LG washers two-time champs in northern Europe after being ranking first in October…Tue, 4 Dec 2012, 08:10 PM // en.korea.com

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MK Business News

  • Govt: no additional pump-priming
    Govt: no additional pump-priming - The government will dramatically switch its focus on economic policies from a stimulus to economic innovation and restructuring. It will not take expansionary macroeconomic policies including liqui..Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 04:58 AM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Current allocation of election zones incompatible with constitution
    Current allocation of election zones incompatible with constitution - The Public Official Election Act which allows population deviation of up to 50 percent between parliamentary constituencies based on average population is incompatible with the constitution, the Co..Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 04:54 AM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Park says FA-50 represents successful model of creative economy
    Park says FA-50 represents successful model of creative economy - Our long-time wish to protect our airspace with South Korea-made aircraft has finally been fulfilled, said President Park Geun-hye Thursday regarding Koreas first homegrown assault fighter FA..Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 04:23 AM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Choinomics faces opposition from National Assembly
    Choinomics faces opposition from National Assembly - The National Assembly has put the brakes on the deputy prime minister of economy and finance minister Choi Kyung-hwans package of three measures to boost household income. The opposition came be..Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 03:07 AM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Chinas slowdown gives warning light to S. Korean exports
    Chinas slowdown gives warning light to S. Korean exports - Chinas slowdown is a warning light to South Korean exports, economists said at a seminar on Wednesday. In 2015, Chinas growth is predicted to slow down to 7.1 percent while the countrys major..Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 12:59 AM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Hyundai Motors inroads into west of China hampered
    Hyundai Motors inroads into west of China hampered - Hyundai Motor is facing setbacks in its attempt to tap into the western area of the Chinese market as the Chinese government is postponing granting the company permission to build a plant. This i..Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 10:19 PM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Presidential Office-ruling party reconciliation not on the horizon
    Presidential Office-ruling party reconciliation not on the horizon - After delivering a speech, President Park Geun-hye had a meeting with leaders of the ruling and opposition parties Wednesday, which served as an opportunity to spark communication between the Presi..Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 09:59 PM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • Moneual caught having raised $10mn secret funds
    Moneual caught having raised $10mn secret funds - Park Hong-seok, head of South Koreas robot vacuum cleaner manufacturer Moneual, who was accused of being involved in sales manipulations, were found to have raised 10 billion won ($9.48 million, ..Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 09:33 PM // news.mk.co.kr
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  • High-level inter-Korean contact cancelled due to anti-North leaflets
    High-level inter-Korean contact cancelled due to anti-North leaflets - The second South-Korea high-level contact that the South Korean government expects to be held on October 30 fell through after the tension between two nations mount over anti-North propaganda leafl..Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 04:58 AM // news.mk.co.kr
  • S. Korea to launch renmibi clearing and settlement
    S. Korea to launch renmibi clearing and settlement - South Korea will embark on renminbi clearing and settlement business for the first time on renminbi trading, as the governments initiative of the creation of a yuan hub is speeding up. Chinas ..Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 04:44 AM // news.mk.co.kr

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WSJ - Korea Real Time

  • China To Eclipse South Korea In Most Export Industries By 2018, Report Says
    China To Eclipse South Korea In Most Export Industries By 2018, Report Says - Is China doing to Korea what Korea did to Japan in manufacturing? Increasingly it looks like it, according to a recent report by a Seoul-based state research house. The Korea Institute for Industrial…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 04:02 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
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  • Five Takeaways From Samsung’s Earnings
    Five Takeaways From Samsung’s Earnings - Samsung Electronics said its third-quarter net profit nearly halved, as its mobile division continued to suffer from heightened global competition. Here's a look at five key takeaways from the company…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 01:38 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
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  • Heard in Seoul: The Ebola Virus
    Heard in Seoul: The Ebola Virus - Like many other countries, news and fear about the spread of the Ebola virus has been in the headlines in South Korea on a daily basis. The government recently announced plans to dispatch a medical te…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 10:28 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
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  • South Korea’s Coffee Obsession Goes High-Class
    South Korea’s Coffee Obsession Goes High-Class - Prices for specialty coffee beans are shooting up around the world, and part of the reason is people like Seu Pil-hoon.Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 02:18 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Samsung Earnings: What To Watch
    Samsung Earnings: What To Watch - Though Samsung is still the No. 1 smartphone maker globally, it has been losing market share. Its mobile unit, future devices and the company’s dividend outlook will be in focus when it reports its re…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 01:48 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • South Korea’s Export Weakness Puzzles Economists
    South Korea’s Export Weakness Puzzles Economists - South Korea’s exports to China have underperformed Taiwan’s this year, leaving economists scratching their heads. Both countries exports to China are similar: electronics, steel and chemical exports.…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 12:51 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • One in Four Koreans Would Break The Law To Earn $1 Million, Poll Shows
    One in Four Koreans Would Break The Law To Earn $1 Million, Poll Shows - Would you break the law to gain a million dollars? Almost one in four South Koreans said they would in a recent survey by Seoul-based Hyundai Research Institute.Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 12:15 AM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Seoul’s Public Transport Safe For Women—Unless They Need Help
    Seoul’s Public Transport Safe For Women—Unless They Need Help - How safe is Seoul’s public transport system for women? A new survey of the world's biggest capitals finds that while it's among the safer cities, it's not a great place to be for women who are looking…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 11:01 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • South Korean Presidents: So Much Power, So Little Time
    South Korean Presidents: So Much Power, So Little Time - Constitutional reform is suddenly all the rage in Seoul. The rage comes from President Park Geun-hye, who is dead set against it. Yet the head of her own party and half of all lawmakers support changi…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 09:41 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Next Up at LG: Post-It TVs, Foldable Smartphones And More
    Next Up at LG: Post-It TVs, Foldable Smartphones And More - Teams of engineers at LG Display—which makes screens used in Apple’s iPhones and iPads and LG Electronics’ G series smartphones—are absorbed in the research of see-through displays and paper-thin flex…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 08:44 PM // feeds2.feedburner.com

Financial Times - BeyondBrics

  • Nimbuzz messaging app – monetising India
    Nimbuzz messaging app – monetising India - Nimbuzz, a Netherlands-based but India-focused messaging app, was acquired by New Call Telecom of the UK this week in a deal that valued the company at about $250m. That is a tiny sum compared with th…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 05:59 AM // blogs.ft.com
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  • Guest post: time to tackle inequality
    Guest post: time to tackle inequality - By Mark Goldring of Oxfam From the IMF to the Pope, from President Barack Obama to the World Economic Forum, there is a growing consensus that extreme economic inequality is one of the defining challe…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 01:00 PM // blogs.ft.com
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    London morning espresso - ** FT News ** * Exit polls signal Ukraine’s shift to west | Parliamentary polls held against the backdrop of shaky ceasefire in east of country * Rousseff scores narrow victory in Brazil | President m…Mon, 27 Oct 2014, 12:35 AM // blogs.ft.com
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    New York morning espresso - ** FT News ** * US accuses allies of buying Isis oil | US Treasury accuses allies of buying smuggled oil and helping fund Islamist group * Japan blighted by zombie housing | Shrinking population and ‘…Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 06:44 AM // blogs.ft.com
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    London morning espresso - ** FT News ** * US accuses allies of buying Isis oil | US Treasury accuses allies of buying smuggled oil and helping fund Islamist group * Weak exports weigh on S Korea GDP | Rising consumption offset…Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 02:15 AM // blogs.ft.com
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    New York morning espresso - ** FT News ** * Total chief dies in Moscow air crash | Private jet carrying Christophe de Margerie hit snow-clearing machine * Pistorius given five years in jail | Former athlete sentenced for culpabl…Tue, 21 Oct 2014, 06:50 AM // blogs.ft.com
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    New York morning espresso - ** FT News ** * Russia widens crackdown on McDonald’s | The latest salvo subjects almost half of the US group’s outlets in Russia to regulatory probes * Rousseff admits to Petrobras wrongdoing | Brazi…Mon, 20 Oct 2014, 07:00 AM // blogs.ft.com
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    London morning espresso - ** FT News ** * Abe weighs tax rise against economy | Japan’s PM says consumption levy would be ‘meaningless’ if it encouraged deflation * Russia widens crackdown on McDonald’s | The latest salvo subj…Mon, 20 Oct 2014, 12:51 AM // blogs.ft.com
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  • Sip of CEPSI just the tonic for renewables
    Sip of CEPSI just the tonic for renewables -      Nearly 2,200 top executives of power suppliers, bureaucrats and scholars from 35 countries were at the ICC Jeju over five days from Oct. 26 to 30 the Conference of the Electric Power Supply Indus…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 05:00 PM // jejuweekly.com
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    Geotrail opens in northeast Jeju -      Jeju Tourism Organization (JTO) opened Jeju's third geotrail on Oct. 25th at Gimnyeong-ri and Woljeong-ri. The villages were selected due to their unique agricultural, fishing, and folk cultures…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 01:41 PM // jejuweekly.com
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  • Volcanic activity at Darangshi 10,600 years ago
    Volcanic activity at Darangshi 10,600 years ago -      The World Heritage Hallasan Research Institute has announced that Darangshi Oreum is at least 10,600 years old after radiocarbon dating soil found below volcanic debris about 2.1 k.m. north of th…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 06:04 PM // jejuweekly.com
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  • Neighborly spirit at UN Day celebrations
    Neighborly spirit at UN Day celebrations -      The UN Charter entered into force on Oct. 24, 1945, giving birth to the United Nations. In its preamble is a determination from the peoples of the world to practice tolerance and live together in…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 09:11 AM // jejuweekly.com
  • Hotels and guesthouses to showcase art
    Hotels and guesthouses to showcase art -      2014 Jeju Art Fair, Seom, Sseom and Sam (Island, Love and Life) opens from Nov. 7 to Jan. 31 at several hotels around Gwandeok-ro, Jeju City.There is also a three-day project from Nov. 7 to 9 in…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 01:49 PM // jejuweekly.com
  • Autumn Fusion Music Concert at Jeju Mokgwana
    Autumn Fusion Music Concert at Jeju Mokgwana -      Autumn Fusion Music ConcertFusion of Korean and western sytles in a traditional settingInvitation for 100 citizensOct. 31, 6 p.m.** In the event of rain, the event will be held Nov. 2Jeju Mokgwan…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 01:01 PM // jejuweekly.com
  • Korean healthcare no longer a headache
    Korean healthcare no longer a headache -      The author is a qualified doctor currently residing on Jeju Island.Health is invaluable to us all, so unfamiliar healthcare systems can be very stressful, even for doctors — as I found out while…Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 08:54 AM // jejuweekly.com
  • Jeju to get even smarter
    Jeju to get even smarter -      Governor Won Hee-ryong announced the Jeju Smart Island Plan to the Convergence Industries Foundation Seminar to develop Jeju into a world-class smart island. The event on Aug. 28 saw experts in I…Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 08:50 AM // jejuweekly.com
  • Record number of EVs to be on Jejus roads
    Record number of EVs to be on Jejus roads -      The governor of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Won Hee-ryong, has pledged to increase the number of electric vehicles (EVs) used for both public transportation and private use on the islan…Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 08:42 AM // jejuweekly.com
  • Sausage signals traditional marital bliss
    Sausage signals traditional marital bliss -      Traditionally, marriage was not so much a ritual between a man and woman to sanctify a loving partnership, but actually the formalization of a contract between families. While this tradition has…Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 08:39 AM // jejuweekly.com

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  • A New Chapter at UlsanOnline
    A New Chapter at UlsanOnline - It is with mixed emotions I write this note. My time here as Editor in Chief of UlsanOnline has come to an end. In the next few weeks I will be starting a very big personal project that is likely to e…Fri, 10 Oct 2014, 03:24 AM // ulsanonline.com
  • Unfair Firings: One Teacher’s Story, and What You Can Do if it Happens to You.
    Unfair Firings: One Teacher’s Story, and What You Can Do if it Happens to You. - This piece was requested by UlsanOnline.com after a recent unfair firing in which the teachers actually stuck around to take the process through the Labor Board. Too often, for various reasons, people…Tue, 7 Oct 2014, 11:46 PM // ulsanonline.com
  • Angle Magazine’s First Birthday Party
    Angle Magazine’s First Birthday Party - On the night of October 4th Angle Magazine promises an audiovisual feast at Ulsan’s Sticky Fingers in honour of our first birthday celebration. Over the past year, Angle Magazine has worked at showcas…Tue, 23 Sep 2014, 06:37 AM // ulsanonline.com
  • Ulsan World Music Festival – Oct 2-5, 2014
    Ulsan World Music Festival – Oct 2-5, 2014 - Arguably the best festival held in Ulsan, the World Music Festival brings musicians from different countries and different musical genres together in a weekend of great music. It takes place this year…Tue, 23 Sep 2014, 03:13 AM // ulsanonline.com
  • Your Rights When Being Stopped By The Police
    Your Rights When Being Stopped By The Police - What if this happened to you? Police Officer: Hello, could you please stop? I need you ask you some questions. Subject: (startled) What? Okay, what? Police Officer: Please show me your ID. There’s a p…Wed, 13 Aug 2014, 01:30 AM // ulsanonline.com
  • Counseling Resources
    Counseling Resources - As many people already know, counseling resources can be hard to come by in Korea. Mental health issues, which have a large stigma attached to them in Western cultures, are even less discussed here th…Thu, 7 Aug 2014, 03:41 AM // ulsanonline.com
  • Ulsan Summer Festival
    Ulsan Summer Festival - If you’re a fan of Korean music, then check out the Ulsan Summer Festival sponsored by MBC. It is taking place in various parts of the city over most of the weekends in August. For those that can’t re…Thu, 24 Jul 2014, 04:47 AM // ulsanonline.com
  • How to Beat the Heat and Humidity
    How to Beat the Heat and Humidity - Summer in Ulsan can be hard to handle, as the temperatures rise above 30*C (that’s 86*Fahrenheit for those that are metrically challenged) and humidity soars into the 70%-90% range. Hear are some meth…Mon, 21 Jul 2014, 05:33 AM // ulsanonline.com
  • What you should know about BAPS (Busan Abandoned Pet Sanctuary)
    What you should know about BAPS (Busan Abandoned Pet Sanctuary) - This article was written by Leo, one of the two people who run the Busan Abandoned Pet Sanctuary. It’s pretty much the only no-kill dog shelter in the Busan-Ulsan area. The article was written in resp…Thu, 17 Jul 2014, 05:53 AM // ulsanonline.com
  • What to do with a Stray Animal
    What to do with a Stray Animal - Regularly we get posts on the Ulsan Online Facebook group from kind-hearted people who have found a stray cat or dog (or sometimes even rabbit) on the streets, and want to help the creature out. Here…Fri, 11 Jul 2014, 04:38 AM // ulsanonline.com

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Waygook.org

  • Re: Hangover foods
    Re: Hangover foods - I'm  convinced that only time cures a hangover, or at least my hangovers. As for what I crave when I'm hungover, it's gotta be burger and fries, with a coke. I try to avoid soda at all costs, but afte…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 10:24 AM // waygook.org
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  • Re: As a NET, how strict can I be with my students?
    Re: As a NET, how strict can I be with my students? - Quote from: masta100 on Today at 12:06:25 AMStop trying to control the kids and just control them in love, patience, kindness, goodness, and meekness. Find something the kids will enjoy and keep them…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 10:01 AM // waygook.org
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  • Re: EPIK re-signing leave from 14 days to 7. Why?
    Re: EPIK re-signing leave from 14 days to 7. Why? - Because they can. Same reason you sit at school the other 3 weeks doing nothing.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 09:55 AM // waygook.org
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  • Re: Tell me your co-teaching woes
    Re: Tell me your co-teaching woes - I really hope the teacher who is giving this lecture doesn't share what one poster said about English class being a time for the Korean teacher to relax and do other things  My co-teacher does extreme…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 09:50 AM // waygook.org
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  • Re: Game Shows, Bomb/Wheel Games, Pass the Ball, Hangman, Trackers, More [20+ Files]
    Re: Game Shows, Bomb/Wheel Games, Pass the Ball, Hangman, Trackers, More [20+ Files] - Quote from: adelle56 on Yesterday at 04:43:45 PMas countless people have said, great games! But sadly, what does the fox say? loses all scoring data and team mascot data after spinning the fox head :(…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 09:48 AM // waygook.org
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  • Malaysia court hears Anwar sodomy appeal
    Malaysia court hears Anwar sodomy appeal - Top court begins hearing final appeal by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim against sodomy conviction.Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 10:54 AM // english.aljazeera.net
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    Australia: No immigration from Ebola nations - Temporary visa restriction targets immigrants from West African countries hit by the deadly outbreak.Mon, 27 Oct 2014, 06:18 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • Korea talks threatened by balloon launches
    Korea talks threatened by balloon launches - Planned high-level talks between North and South Korea look shaky after North refuses to confirm its participation.Mon, 27 Oct 2014, 05:36 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • Singapore activists charged over park protest
    Singapore activists charged over park protest - Two activists charged with causing a public nuisance by holding an illegal march at a place earmarked for protests.Mon, 27 Oct 2014, 04:47 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • China may scrap death penalty for nine crimes
    China may scrap death penalty for nine crimes - Nine offences, including smuggling weapons and counterfeiting money, being considered for reforms to sentencing laws.Mon, 27 Oct 2014, 02:17 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • Hong Kong protesters scrap planned referendum
    Hong Kong protesters scrap planned referendum - Activists cancel 'street vote' to decide future of month-long demonstrations for greater democracy in Chinese territory.Sun, 26 Oct 2014, 05:46 AM // english.aljazeera.net
  • Korea leaflet launch grounded by egg-throwers
    Korea leaflet launch grounded by egg-throwers - South Koreans living near border say protest balloons sent into North by activists put them at risk of retaliation.Sat, 25 Oct 2014, 11:43 AM // english.aljazeera.net

Asia Times

  • Melting glaciers add to woes at Kumtor
    Melting glaciers add to woes at Kumtor - Kumtor mine, the largest open pit gold deposit in Central Asia, is located amid important glaciers that feed Kyrgyzstan and neighboring countries with water. The same glaciers are melting at a rate th…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 07:00 AM // atimes.com
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  • Fighting for survival in the Sinai
    Fighting for survival in the Sinai - Following well-coordinated attacks that killed scores of security personnel in northeast Sinai on Friday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi accused a mysterious foreign hand of orchestrating the…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 07:00 AM // atimes.com
  • THE ROVING EYE The loser in Brazil is neoliberalis
    THE ROVING EYE The loser in Brazil is neoliberalism - Irate Brazilian taxpayers are desperate for decent roads, urban security, better public hospitals and schools and less red tape and bureaucracy. But a slim majority still decided to stick with Preside…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 07:00 AM // atimes.com
  • THE BEAR'S LAIR Silicon Valley is now a short
    THE BEAR'S LAIR Silicon Valley is now a short - Old age and decrepitude is settling inexorably over Silicon Valley. Its denizens will fight it, chasing frontier-tech acquisitions and seeking, through financial engineering, the magic drug that will…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 07:00 AM // atimes.com

BBC

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    China denies shutting foreign sites - The director of China's internet regulator admits that some foreign websites cannot be visited but denies shutting them down.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 07:55 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
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  • Prison for S Korea bullying soldiers
    Prison for S Korea bullying soldiers - A military court in South Korea gives prison sentences ranging from 25 to 45 years to four soldiers involved in the death of a junior soldier.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 07:07 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • VIDEO: Becoming a mother at 70 in India
    VIDEO: Becoming a mother at 70 in India - The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 06:01 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • Kerala court upholds alcohol ban
    Kerala court upholds alcohol ban - The high court in the southern Indian state of Kerala upholds the government's decision to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the state's drink problem.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 05:32 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • Groups condemn Singapore gay ruling
    Groups condemn Singapore gay ruling - Human rights groups criticise a Singapore court's decision that a law banning gay sex is constitutional, saying it tramples on basic rights.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 04:23 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • Japan princess back in public eye
    Japan princess back in public eye - Japan's Crown Princess Masako - who has been hit by a stress-related illness - attends a banquet for Dutch royals, her first such appearance in 11 years.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 04:11 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk
  • India's Gujarat braces for cyclone
    India's Gujarat braces for cyclone - Authorities in Gujarat begin evacuating tens of thousands of people as a powerful cyclone heads for the western coast.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 03:27 AM // feeds.bbci.co.uk

CBC News

  • Japanese tourist missing in Yellowknife ‘shocks
    Japanese tourist missing in Yellowknife ‘shocks’ family - The brother of Atsumi Yoshikubo says he’s at a loss for words upon learning that an air and ground search is underway for his sister, who failed to check out of her hotel or catch her flight after a…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 09:38 AM // rss.cbc.ca
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  • Malala donating prize money to rebuild Gaza school
    Malala donating prize money to rebuild Gaza school - Malala Yousafzai is donating the proceeds of the $50,000 World Children's Prize to rebuild a United Nations school in Gaza.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 07:35 AM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Burkina Faso protesters march on presidency after
    Burkina Faso protesters march on presidency after burning parliament - Thousands of protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament and ransacked state television on Thursday, forcing it off the air ahead of a planned vote on a motion to allow the veteran president to exte…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 07:34 AM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Antares rocket explosion: Will it set back the com
    Antares rocket explosion: Will it set back the commercialization of space? - The explosion of an unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station has raised some questions as to whether the incident will pose a significant setback of the commerciali…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 05:00 AM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Voice calls during flights mulled by U.S.
    Voice calls during flights mulled by U.S. - A U.S. Department of Transportation committee is hearing testimony both for and against the idea of allowing passengers on airborne aircraft to make voice calls on cellphones.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 05:00 AM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Israeli police fatally shoot Palestinian suspected
    Israeli police fatally shoot Palestinian suspected of targeting activist - Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of an assassination attempt of a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, threatening to further inflame the already high tension…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 04:44 AM // rss.cbc.ca
  • Maine Nurse Kaci Hickox defies Ebola quarantine ag
    Maine Nurse Kaci Hickox defies Ebola quarantine again in Maine - Kaci Hickox, who promised to defy Maine's quarantine for health-care workers who've treated Ebola patients, has left her home to go for a bike ride with her boyfriend.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 03:25 AM // rss.cbc.ca

China.org.cn

  • Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'
    Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay' - The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Apple CEO the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 09:02 AM // china.org.cn
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  • World Internet leaders come to China in Nov.
    World Internet leaders come to China in Nov. - China will host an significant Internet conference next month, bringing together more than 1,000 representatives from tech firms and regulators, said China's top Internet regulator Lu Wei on Thursday.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 07:50 AM // china.org.cn
  • Beijing conference to build consensus on Afghanist
    Beijing conference to build consensus on Afghanistan - An upcoming international conference on Afghanistan to be held in China is conducive to building consensus among the Heart of Asia countries, a Chinese envoy to the United Nations said on Wednesday.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 04:24 AM // china.org.cn
  • Japanese prosecutors probe ex-minister's funds sca
    Japanese prosecutors probe ex-minister's funds scandal - Prosecutors raided the support groups of former trade and industry minister Yuko Obuchi and her secretary's home on Thursday to formally investigate the then political star's funds irregularity issue,…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 04:16 AM // china.org.cn
  • Hawaii lava crosses residential property
    Hawaii lava crosses residential property - A slow-moving river of molten lava from an erupting volcano crept over residential and farm property on Hawaii's Big Island on Oct 29, 2014.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 04:07 AM // china.org.cn
  • China offers US$82 mln anti-Ebola aid to Africa
    China offers US$82 mln anti-Ebola aid to Africa - China on Wednesday unveiled the details of its 4th batch of aid worth some US$82 million to help African countries' fight against the ebola virus.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 03:00 AM // china.org.cn
  • China urges Israel to halt settlement activities
    China urges Israel to halt settlement activities - China on Wednesday urged Israel to be serious in halting all settlement activities immediately for resuming peace talks with Palestine.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 12:44 AM // china.org.cn

CNN

  • Cheating claims delay SAT scores in China, South K
    Cheating claims delay SAT scores in China, South Korea - Thousands of Chinese and South Korean students applying for colleges and universities in the United States face an anxious wait amid claims of widespread cheating during recent SAT tests -- the measur…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 04:02 AM // rss.cnn.com
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  • Drone 'selfies' in the skies?
    Drone 'selfies' in the skies? - What comes in a white cardboard box, weighs little more than a kilogram and can be purchased in a few clicks from Amazon?Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 03:04 AM // rss.cnn.com
  • North Korea proposes human rights visit
    North Korea proposes human rights visit - Under unprecedented scrutiny over its human rights record, North Korean officials met with a UN human rights investigator on Tuesday for the first time in 10 years.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 03:00 AM // rss.cnn.com
  • Could tough new terror laws misfire?
    Could tough new terror laws misfire? - New Australian legislation that will allow the government to lock up foreign fighters runs roughshod over human rights issues and could easily backfire, one analyst says.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 01:50 AM // rss.cnn.com
  • At least 300 missing in Sri Lankan landslide
    At least 300 missing in Sri Lankan landslide - At least six people are dead and an emergency search operation has been launched to find 300 more missing after a landslide ripped through a village in Sri Lanka.Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 02:14 PM // rss.cnn.com
  • Who has most extravagant palace?
    Who has most extravagant palace? - A look through some of the most exquisite residences of leaders from across the world.Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 01:29 PM // rss.cnn.com
  • Indian bank heist sees culprits go underground
    Indian bank heist sees culprits go underground - In an incident that seems to be inspired by the Bollywood blockbuster movie series Dhoom, burglars dug a tunnel measuring at least 100 feet long into the vault of a state-run bank in northern India ov…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 10:48 AM // rss.cnn.com

The Economist

  • Illiberalism in South Korea: Insult to injury
    Illiberalism in South Korea: Insult to injury - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The war on Ebola Fly Title:  Illiberalism in South Korea Rubric:  Authoritarian tendencies resurface in a raucous democracy Location:  SEOUL Main image:  201…Thu, 16 Oct 2014, 10:59 AM // economist.com
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  • Busan film festival: Mellow drama
    Busan film festival: Mellow drama - KOREAN films engaging with social ills and family dynamics rarely pass up an opportunity for high drama. So it was refreshing to see at this year’s Busan International Film Festival—its 19th edition—a…Mon, 13 Oct 2014, 01:32 PM // economist.com
  • Global views on opportunity: The optimistic contin
    Global views on opportunity: The optimistic continent - A DREAM has motivated humanity for as long as parents have dreamed: that whatever life brings, it will be better for the next generation. In the West secular economic decline and the aftermath of the…Thu, 9 Oct 2014, 01:17 PM // economist.com
  • The Koreas: Till Kimdom come
    The Koreas: Till Kimdom come - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The gay divide Fly Title:  The Koreas Rubric:  An unusual visit to South Korea by a powerful Northern trio raises plenty of questions Location:  SEOUL Main i…Thu, 9 Oct 2014, 10:58 AM // economist.com
  • On Ukraine, Scotland, South Korea, Hungary, Syria,
    On Ukraine, Scotland, South Korea, Hungary, Syria, Oliver Wendell Holmes, addresses: Letters to the editor - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The gay divide Fly Title:  On Ukraine, Scotland, South Korea, Hungary, Syria, Oliver Wendell Holmes, addresses Ukraine’s proxy war SIR – You compared the sit…Thu, 9 Oct 2014, 10:58 AM // economist.com
  • Emerging economies: Arrested development
    Emerging economies: Arrested development - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The third great wave Fly Title:  Emerging economies Rubric:  The model of development through industrialisation is on its way out Main image:  20141004_SRD00…Thu, 2 Oct 2014, 11:00 AM // economist.com
  • Taxing corporate cash: A tempting target
    Taxing corporate cash: A tempting target - UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Mission relaunched Fly Title:  Taxing corporate cash Rubric:  South Korea’s government tries to get firms to spend their accumulated riches Location:  SEOUL…Thu, 25 Sep 2014, 11:03 AM // economist.com

ESPN

  • Pyeongchang organizers say all competition venues
    Pyeongchang organizers say all competition venues for 2018 Olympics are on track - Olympic organizers in Pyeongchang have broken ground on the speed skating rink for the 2018 Winter Games and say all six new competition venues now are on track to stage test events on schedule.Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 01:20 AM // search.espn.go.com
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  • Masters invite up for grabs this week at Asia-Paci
    Masters invite up for grabs this week at Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship -- golf - Yang Gunn is the U.S. Amateur champion from South Korea who plays at San Diego State. And he figures to have a home-field advantage when the Asia-Paci...Tue, 21 Oct 2014, 05:38 PM // search.espn.go.com
  • Kyu Jung Baek wins playoff to take LPGA KEB-HanaBa
    Kyu Jung Baek wins playoff to take LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship - Kyu Jung Baek of South Korea won a three-way playoff Sunday to claim the LPGA's KEB-HanaBank Championship.Sun, 19 Oct 2014, 01:01 AM // search.espn.go.com
  • Hee Kyung Bae, Kyu Jung Baek share lead at LPGA So
    Hee Kyung Bae, Kyu Jung Baek share lead at LPGA South Korea - South Koreans Hee Kyung Bae and Kyu Jung Baek both shot 68 to share the lead after the third round of the LPGA's KEB-HanaBank Championship on Saturday. Inbee Park and Suzann Pettersen are one stroke…Sat, 18 Oct 2014, 12:27 AM // search.espn.go.com
  • Asian Cup - Traditional top dogs South Korea Austr
    Asian Cup - Traditional top dogs South Korea Australia and Japan try to get right for Asian Cup - Asian CupFri, 17 Oct 2014, 10:55 PM // search.espn.go.com
  • Icher takes second-round lead at LPGA South Korea
    Icher takes second-round lead at LPGA South Korea - Karine Icher of France shot a second-round 4-under 68 to take a one-stroke lead atop the European-dominated leaderboard at the KEB-HanaBank Championship on Friday.Fri, 17 Oct 2014, 12:39 AM // search.espn.go.com
  • Haeji Kang leads packed field at LPGA's KEB-Hanaba
    Haeji Kang leads packed field at LPGA's KEB-Hanabank Championship in South Korea - Haeji Kang shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead over five players, including three fellow South Koreans, after the first round of the LPGA's KEB-Hanabank Championship.Thu, 16 Oct 2014, 01:04 AM // search.espn.go.com

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  • North Korea to quarantine all foreigners because o
    North Korea to quarantine all foreigners because of Ebola fears - Pyongyang says foreign nationals will be put under medical observation for 21 days regardless of country or region of originNorth Korean officials have announced they will quarantine foreign nationals…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 10:22 AM // guardian.co.uk
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  • The North Korean defector who continues to defy re
    The North Korean defector who continues to defy regime live Q&A as it happened - Park Yeon-mi has become an outspoken critic of the country she escaped at 13. Shes agreed to join us live today from 1-2pm (GMT) to tell us more about her experiences 2.21pm GMT Its time to wrap up. T…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 10:21 AM // guardian.co.uk
  • Give me a ring: North Korean couples mark engageme
    Give me a ring: North Korean couples mark engagements with mobile phones - Mobile phones have become the preferred choice of engagement presents for young couples, reports DailyNKGiving engagement rings and exchanging weddings bands are not common practices in North Korea. I…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 01:00 AM // guardian.co.uk
  • South Korean spy agency claims Kim Jong-un had sur
    South Korean spy agency claims Kim Jong-un had surgery - Seoul intelligence service, which has erratic track record, says North Korean leader vanished from public life due to operationSouth Koreas spy agency claims it has solved the mystery of the North Kor…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 07:37 AM // guardian.co.uk
  • Prominent defector says North Korea has taken his
    Prominent defector says North Korea has taken his father hostage - Refugee who outlined human rights abuses to UN says newly released propaganda video shows his elderly father denouncing his activitiesA prominent North Korean defector who has advocated UN action to s…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 07:12 AM // guardian.co.uk
  • Japan and North Korea meet over abductions
    Japan and North Korea meet over abductions - First official talks held in a decade over fate of Japanese citizens whom regime admits snatching in 1970s and 80sJapanese and North Korean officials held talks in Pyongyang for the first time in 10 y…Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 02:30 AM // guardian.co.uk
  • Photo highlights of the day
    Photo highlights of the day - The Guardians picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including underwater pumpkin carving, beard championships and China fashion week Continue reading...Mon, 27 Oct 2014, 08:56 AM // guardian.co.uk

Herald de Paris

  • Freed N Korea detainee back in US
    Freed N Korea detainee back in US - A US citizen freed from detention in North Korea receives an emotional homecoming in Ohio as Washington works to release two other Americans. Go to SourceThu, 23 Oct 2014, 03:00 AM // heralddeparis.com
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  • Freed N Korea detainee back in US
    Freed N Korea detainee back in US - A US citizen freed from detention in North Korea receives an emotional homecoming in Ohio as Washington works to release two other Americans. Read MoreWed, 22 Oct 2014, 01:53 PM // heralddeparis.com
  • North Korea frees detained US man
    North Korea frees detained US man - Jeffrey Fowle, one of three US citizens held in North Korea, has been released and is on his way home, US officials say. Go to SourceTue, 21 Oct 2014, 02:38 PM // heralddeparis.com
  • North Korea’s big move on captured American
    North Korea’s big move on captured American - WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Departme…Tue, 21 Oct 2014, 02:13 PM // heralddeparis.com
  • North Korea frees detained US man
    North Korea frees detained US man - Jeffrey Fowle, one of three US citizens held in North Korea, has been released and is on his way home, US officials say. Read MoreTue, 21 Oct 2014, 01:59 PM // heralddeparis.com
  • North Korea’s release of detained American Jeffr
    North Korea’s release of detained American Jeffrey Fowle ‘welcomed’ by White House - JC FinleyWASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) — Jeffrey Fowle, a 56-year-old American man detained by North Korea since April for allegedly violating visa-related regulations, has been released. Go to SourceTue, 21 Oct 2014, 01:53 PM // heralddeparis.com
  • FRANCE – SYRIA – TURKEY: Korean-born convert i
    FRANCE – SYRIA – TURKEY: Korean-born convert in dock in France’s first Syria jihadist trial - 0 The first trial of a jihadist returned to France from Syria started on Friday. Flavien Moreau, who was born in South Korea and adopted by a French family, is a convert to Islam who left Syria after…Sat, 18 Oct 2014, 10:45 PM // heralddeparis.com

Huffington Post

  • South Korea Activists Launch Anti-Kim Balloons Des
    South Korea Activists Launch Anti-Kim Balloons Despite Pyongyang's Threat Of War - By Ju-min Park PAJU, South Korea, Oct 25 (Reuters) - South Korean activists launched balloons on Saturday to send leaflet... Read more: Reuters, South Korea, South Korea News, South Korea Balloons, So…Sat, 25 Oct 2014, 04:01 AM // huffingtonpost.com
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  • John Kerry: U.S. Won't Apologize To North Korea To
    John Kerry: U.S. Won't Apologize To North Korea To Free Americans - WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urged North Korea to release two detained Americans to build goodwill with the United Stat... Read more: John Kerry, North Korea, John Kerry N…Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 10:40 AM // huffingtonpost.com
  • Pentagon: North Korea Can Likely Build Nuke That C
    Pentagon: North Korea Can Likely Build Nuke That Could Hit U.S. - WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach U.S. soil, but because it has not tested such a we... Read more: Ap, Pentagon North Korea, North Korea…Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 09:53 AM // huffingtonpost.com
  • 40 Photos From An Epic Road Trip Through North Kor
    40 Photos From An Epic Road Trip Through North Korea - LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) — When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian government granted permiss... Read more: North Korea, North Korea Photos, Nort…Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 06:13 AM // huffingtonpost.com
  • Seok-Hyun Hong: How Would the Buddha Handle North
    Seok-Hyun Hong: How Would the Buddha Handle North Korea? Mindfulness in Diplomacy - Many assume that diplomacy is a ruthless game of hegemony in which one just gives lip service to harmony as a strategy for justifying one's actions. But what if harmony was actually the goal of diplom…Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 03:42 AM // huffingtonpost.com
  • Grace Ji-Sun Kim: Living in Hope: Kenneth Bae and
    Grace Ji-Sun Kim: Living in Hope: Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller - As we celebrate the release of Jeffrey Fowle, we remain deeply concerned for Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae, the two other Americans still in prison in North Korea. Read more: Kenneth Bae, Jeffrey Fow…Thu, 23 Oct 2014, 11:25 AM // huffingtonpost.com
  • North Korea Steps Up Ebola Measures, Possibly Bans
    North Korea Steps Up Ebola Measures, Possibly Bans Foreign Tourists - PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus into the reclusive country, state media r... Read more: Ebola, Ebola Outbreak, Ebola North Ko…Thu, 23 Oct 2014, 04:50 AM // huffingtonpost.com

Indian Express

  • World offers aid for typhoon-ravaged Philippines
    World offers aid for typhoon-ravaged Philippines - Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest on record, tore a path through islands in Philippines.Tue, 12 Nov 2013, 05:15 AM // syndication.indianexpress.com
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  • 'Miracle' baby born in Philippine Typhoon Haiyan r
    'Miracle' baby born in Philippine Typhoon Haiyan rubble - Emily Sagalis cried tears of joy after giving birth to a miracle girl in a Typhoon Haiyan-ravaged Philippine city, then named the baby after her mother who went missing in the storm.Mon, 11 Nov 2013, 02:20 AM // syndication.indianexpress.com
  • Philippines storm kills estimated 10,000, destruct
    Philippines storm kills estimated 10,000, destruction hampers rescue efforts - Roads, airports, bridges damaged; death toll could rise once isolated coastal villages are reached.Sun, 10 Nov 2013, 11:11 PM // syndication.indianexpress.com
  • Survivors 'walk like zombies for food' after Phili
    Survivors 'walk like zombies for food' after Philippine typhoon - Super typhoon Haiyan destroyed about 70 to 80 pc of the area in its path.Sun, 10 Nov 2013, 04:55 AM // syndication.indianexpress.com
  • Pentagon provides naval, aviation resources to typ
    Pentagon provides naval, aviation resources to typhoon-ravaged Philipinnes - With the death toll rising, UN is also sending emergency supplies to the stricken nation.Sun, 10 Nov 2013, 12:47 AM // syndication.indianexpress.com
  • China issues orange alert as Typhoon Haiyan hits c
    China issues orange alert as Typhoon Haiyan hits coast - Haiyan, the 30th and strongest typhoon to hit China this year, arrived at 6 pm on Saturday.Sun, 10 Nov 2013, 12:24 AM // syndication.indianexpress.com
  • Super typhoon destroys Philippine towns, more than
    Super typhoon destroys Philippine towns, more than 10,000 feared dead - Countless survivors across a huge swathe of the country remained without aid for a third day.Sat, 9 Nov 2013, 11:07 PM // syndication.indianexpress.com

Japan Today

  • World › Australia passes laws preventing young p
    World › Australia passes laws preventing young people from going to fight in overseas conflicts - Australia passed laws on Thursday aimed at preventing young people from becoming radicalised and going to fight in overseas conflicts such as those in Iraq and Syria, where scores of Australians have…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 01:03 AM // japantoday.com
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  • World › Obama says U.S. can't seal itself off in
    World › Obama says U.S. can't seal itself off in Ebola fight - President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon t…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 06:21 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › NATO reports large-scale Russian air act
    World › NATO reports large-scale Russian air activity in European airspace - NATO said Wednesday it had tracked and intercepted four groups of Russian warplanes conducting significant military maneuvers in European airspace over the past two days. These sizeable Russian flight…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 05:53 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Israeli leader lashes back at harsh U.S.
    World › Israeli leader lashes back at harsh U.S. criticism - Israel's prime minister said Wednesday that recent verbal attacks against him from the United States were merely because he was defending Israel and vowed to carry on with his policies despite the vit…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 05:50 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › IS jihadists execute more than 40 tribes
    World › IS jihadists execute more than 40 tribesmen in Iraq's Anbar - Jihadists from the Islamic State group executed Wednesday more than 40 members of a tribe that fought against them in Iraq's Anbar province, sources said. The men from the Albu Nimr tribe were killed…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 05:46 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › U.N. human rights investigator, North Ko
    World › U.N. human rights investigator, North Korea meet again - A U.N. human rights investigator met for a second time Wednesday with a North Korean official on a possible groundbreaking visit and the North's demand that a U.N. effort to refer the country's situat…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 05:08 PM // japantoday.com
  • World › Oxfam demands inequality action as numbe
    World › Oxfam demands inequality action as number of billionaires doubles - British-based charity Oxfam issued a rallying cry against inequality on Wednesday with the release of its Even it Up report, which found that the number of billionaires had doubled worldwide since the…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 01:44 PM // japantoday.com

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National Post

  • FP Tech Desk: Woman sues Google after map directio
    FP Tech Desk: Woman sues Google after map directions led onto busy highway - Walking directions on Google Maps led the Los Angeles woman onto a busy highway where she was struck by a carMon, 31 May 2010, 06:06 PM // nationalpost.com
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  • Violence flares as Ukraine extends base lease for
    Violence flares as Ukraine extends base lease for Russian fleet - Opposition lawmakers hurled eggs and smoke bombs inside Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday as the chamber approved an agreement allowing the Russian Navy to extend its stay in a Ukrainian port until 2042…Tue, 27 Apr 2010, 02:12 PM // nationalpost.com
  • Was Obama hug Republican’s political kiss of dea
    Was Obama hug Republican’s political kiss of death? - Charlie Crist, once was the highly-popular Republican governor of Florida, is on the verge of being drummed out of the GOP by tea partiersTue, 20 Apr 2010, 08:02 PM // nationalpost.com
  • Goldman Sachs: A true battle of the titans
    Goldman Sachs: A true battle of the titans - Newly invigorated SEC discards old rule book in accusing Goldman Sachs, Wall Street’s most dominant investment bank, of securities fraudFri, 16 Apr 2010, 08:02 PM // nationalpost.com
  • Clinton urges Israel to make 'difficult' choices f
    Clinton urges Israel to make 'difficult' choices for peace deal - Amid strained relations between the United States and Israel, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton argued Monday that the Israeli state’s survival depends on whether it can make the “difficult but…Mon, 22 Mar 2010, 06:02 PM // nationalpost.com
  • Intrigue and uncertainty follow arrest of 'Lady Ge
    Intrigue and uncertainty follow arrest of 'Lady Genocide' - The current Rwandan government had sought Agathe Habyarimana’s arrest over its allegations she helped plan Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, which left 800,000 deadWed, 3 Mar 2010, 12:02 AM // nationalpost.com
  • From Russia, maybe with love: mail-order brides a
    From Russia, maybe with love: mail-order brides a booming business - Mark Scrivener, a Martensville, Sask., man on Jan. 1 this year opened a Canadian branch of the Volga Girls mail-order bride service.Tue, 2 Mar 2010, 11:02 PM // nationalpost.com

New York Times

  • Chinese and South Korean Students Face Fallout Fro
    Chinese and South Korean Students Face Fallout From Suspicions of SAT Cheating - The Educational Testing Service, which administers the test worldwide, is withholding the scores of those who took it on Oct. 11 while the company investigates the allegations.Fri, 31 Oct 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
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  • South Korean Court Orders Japanese Firm Nachi-Fuji
    South Korean Court Orders Japanese Firm Nachi-Fujikoshi to Pay Forced Laborers - The company must give $75,800 to $94,800 to over a dozen people who were made to work in its factory during Japanese colonial rule of Korea.Fri, 31 Oct 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • SAT Cheating Inquiry Delays Scores for South Korea
    SAT Cheating Inquiry Delays Scores for South Korea and China - The Educational Testing Service said it had reliable information that tests had been compromised for thousands of South Korean and Chinese students applying to American colleges and universities.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • Pressure in Japan to Forget Sins of War
    Pressure in Japan to Forget Sins of War - Ultranationalist cyberactivists have menaced the village of Sarufutsu over a memorial to Korean laborers who died building an airfield there.Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • Convictions Deal Blow to South Korean Intelligence
    Convictions Deal Blow to South Korean Intelligence Service - Two agents, who were sentenced to prison, faked Chinese government documents to build a spy case against a refugee from North Korea.Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • South Korean Divers Find Body in Sunken Ferry
    South Korean Divers Find Body in Sunken Ferry - The body found inside the ferry Sewol, which sank in April, would bring the confirmed death toll to 295.Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com
  • Death Penalty Is Sought for Captain in Sinking of
    Death Penalty Is Sought for Captain in Sinking of South Korean Ferry - In their final argument, prosecutors said Lee Jun-seok, captain of the ferry Sewol, “did nothing to help rescue his passengers,” 304 of whom died in the accident.Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 12:00 AM // topics.nytimes.com

New Zealand Herald

  • North Korea: Journey into the unknown
    North Korea: Journey into the unknown - When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian Government granted permission for a road trip so extensive that few North Koreans - let alone a pair of Amer…Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 01:00 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz
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  • Purge in North Korea
    Purge in North Korea - As many as six senior members of the North Korean regime have apparently been purged in the latest bout of blood-letting in Pyongyang. South Korean media reported that six officials - including the co…Thu, 23 Oct 2014, 06:05 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz
  • Kim Jong Un's back - but why the cane?
    Kim Jong Un's back - but why the cane? - After vanishing from the public eye for nearly six weeks, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is back, ending rumors that he was gravely ill, deposed or worse. Now, a new, albeit smaller, mystery has emer…Wed, 15 Oct 2014, 01:50 AM // rss.nzherald.co.nz
  • North Korean leader resurfaces after 40 day absenc
    North Korean leader resurfaces after 40 day absence - North Korean news agency says Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance in 40 days. KCNA says Kim gave field guidance on Tuesday at the newly built Wisong Scientists Residential District. The a…Mon, 13 Oct 2014, 07:30 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz
  • Where's Kim? World obsesses about North Korean lea
    Where's Kim? World obsesses about North Korean leader's whereabouts - Where is Kim Jong Un? He's nowhere to be seen, and yet ... he's everywhere. From Saturday Night Live spoofs to the wild theories of journalists across the globe trying to parse his five-week absence f…Mon, 13 Oct 2014, 05:32 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz
  • Big party but still no sign of leader
    Big party but still no sign of leader - North Korea's ruling party celebrated its 69th anniversary yesterday with no sign that leader Kim Jong Un might resurface after more than a month out of the public eye. Kim's unexplained absence has f…Fri, 10 Oct 2014, 01:00 PM // rss.nzherald.co.nz

news.com.au

  • Curtain clue may help find Maddie
    Curtain clue may help find Maddie - CURTAINS and strands of hair from the apartment where Madeleine McCann disappeared seven years ago may hold the key to who took her, police believe.Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 10:25 PM // feeds.news.com.au
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  • ‘Emergency’ facing world’s exorcists
    ‘Emergency’ facing world’s exorcists - SATAN is on a recruitment drive right now, and real-life exorcists are armed and ready. In Rome, 300 have gathered to warn of the busiest day on their calendar.Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 09:10 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Have they found Earhart’s plane?
    Have they found Earhart’s plane? - A FRAGMENT of Amelia Earhart’s lost aircraft — one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time — has been identified for the first time.Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 07:31 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Exploding rocket was ‘a joke’
    Exploding rocket was ‘a joke’ - WHEN this $200 million rocket exploded yesterday, some inside the industry were not surprised at all. Its 50-year-old Russian engines could be to blame.Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 06:31 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • White House ‘hacked by Russians’
    White House ‘hacked by Russians’ - THE White House’s unclassified computer network has been breached by intruders, with reports Russia may have been behind the attack.Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 04:57 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • Mudslide victims ‘buried alive’
    Mudslide victims ‘buried alive’ - A MAJOR mudslide at a tea plantation in Sri Lanka has killed about 100 people, with the victims buried alive.Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 04:46 PM // feeds.news.com.au
  • What’s Russia up to in Europe?
    What’s Russia up to in Europe? - BUSTED. Russia has been caught flying four groups of warplanes over Europe in a large scale operation where they conducted ‘significant military manoeuvres’.Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 04:17 PM // feeds.news.com.au

News on Japan

  • Tokyo beauty salon manager found dead
    Tokyo beauty salon manager found dead - Police in Komae City, Tokyo, on Thursday questioned the owner of a beauty salon over the murder of the salon manager whose body was found on the premises. (Japan Today)Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 07:51 AM // newsonjapan.com
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  • Tokyo stocks close up 0.67pc, Nikkei 225 index at
    Tokyo stocks close up 0.67pc, Nikkei 225 index at the TSE climbed 104.29 points - Tokyo stocks rose 0.67 percent on Thursday after the dollar hit a three-week high against the yen in response to the US Federal Reserve's decision to bring an end to its stimulus programme. (brecorder…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 07:47 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • Four launch campaigns to become Okinawa governor
    Four launch campaigns to become Okinawa governor - Four candidates have launched their campaigns to become the next governor of Okinawa. They're expected to focus on the debate over a US base relocation plan in Japan's southernmost prefecture. (NHK)Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 07:45 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • Host club employee arrested for threatening girlfr
    Host club employee arrested for threatening girlfriend - A 25-year-old man who works as a host at a club in Tokyo's Kabukicho district has been arrested for trying to extort 3 million yen from his girlfriend by threatening her. (Japan Today)Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 05:09 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • Prosecutors search home of ex-aide to Obuchi
    Prosecutors search home of ex-aide to Obuchi - Tokyo prosecutors are searching the house of a former aide to Lower House member Yuko Obuchi over the recent political funds scandal. The scandal drove Obuchi from her post as Economy, Trade and Indus…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 05:04 AM // newsonjapan.com
  • Big hopes riding on Hayabusa-2
    Big hopes riding on Hayabusa-2 - Two years after Hayabusa's challenging but successful return to Earth carrying samples from the Itokawa asteroid, its successor is scheduled to be launched next month to carry out a new mission. (The…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 10:04 PM // newsonjapan.com
  • Fukuoka police issue anti-yakuza manga
    Fukuoka police issue anti-yakuza manga - In spite of a recent fall in organized crime membership, Fukuoka Prefectural Police on Monday released a manga comic to discourage participation in yakuza gangs, reports the Nishi Nippon Shimbun (Oct.…Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 10:03 PM // newsonjapan.com

NPR

  • North Korean Officials Reportedly Executed For Wat
    North Korean Officials Reportedly Executed For Watching Soap Operas - At least 10 people have been put to death recently for viewing the daytime dramas smuggled in from South Korea, according to sources.Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 09:26 AM // npr.org
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  • As Great Barrier Reef Ails, Australia Scrambles To
    As Great Barrier Reef Ails, Australia Scrambles To Save It - One Australian report estimated the reef had lost more than half its coral since 1985. The government is considering a new 35-year plan to rescue the reef, but some say it falls short.Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 02:55 PM // npr.org
  • Thieves Tunnel Into Indian Bank Vault — From Acr
    Thieves Tunnel Into Indian Bank Vault — From Across The Street - When a bank in northern India opened for business Monday, the staff was surprised to find the strongroom breached from underground. Local media say the crime resembles a movie plot.Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 01:47 PM // npr.org
  • China May Drop 9 Crimes From List Of Death Penalty
    China May Drop 9 Crimes From List Of Death Penalty Offenses - The move appears to be part of a trend to reduce the use of the death penalty in a country that still executes more people than any other.Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 10:01 AM // npr.org
  • Death Penalty Reportedly Sought For Captain In Kor
    Death Penalty Reportedly Sought For Captain In Korean Ferry Disaster - Lee Joon-seok, master of the Sewol, is accused of abandoning his passengers when the vessel went down in April. More than 300 people died.Mon, 27 Oct 2014, 10:48 AM // npr.org
  • Love Is Saying 'Sari': The Quest To Save A South A
    Love Is Saying 'Sari': The Quest To Save A South Asian Tradition - Commentator Sandip Roy says the traditional sari has been falling out of fashion in the new India, but designers are turning to pop art prints and other changes to boost its appeal.Mon, 27 Oct 2014, 04:36 AM // npr.org
  • Blizzard In Nepal Deals A Blow To Porters As Well
    Blizzard In Nepal Deals A Blow To Porters As Well As Trekkers - Working as a porter in the mountains is a way out of poverty. But it's a job with great risk. After this month's killer storm, the government is calling for regulations to protect visitors and locals.Thu, 23 Oct 2014, 12:31 PM // npr.org

WSJ Asia Edition

  • Lenovo Completes Motorola Acquisition
    Lenovo Completes Motorola Acquisition - Lenovo Group said Thursday it has completed its $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, as the world’s largest personal-computer maker continues its expansion in the global smartphone market.…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 11:23 AM // online.wsj.com
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  • Stocks Fall; Visa Boosts Dow
    Stocks Fall; Visa Boosts Dow - U.S. stocks traded mostly lower, but a strong earnings report from Visa Inc. spurred gains for the Dow industrials.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 11:03 AM // online.wsj.com
  • Bad Loans Rise at China's Biggest Banks
    Bad Loans Rise at China's Biggest Banks - Sour loans on the books of China’s biggest banks have risen 22% since the start of the year, as slowing growth and overcapacity in some industries take a toll on the financial sector, adding to other…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 10:59 AM // online.wsj.com
  • Hong Kong Students Consider Taking Protest to Beij
    Hong Kong Students Consider Taking Protest to Beijing - Student leaders in Hong Kong say they are considering taking their demands for democracy to Chinese leaders in Beijing next month when China plays host to a global summit, something that would represe…Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 10:49 AM // online.wsj.com
  • Wal-Mart to Close 30 Japan Stores
    Wal-Mart to Close 30 Japan Stores - Wal-Mart Stores plans to close about 30 underperforming stores in Japan, which has proved to be a challenging market for the world’s largest retailer.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 10:34 AM // online.wsj.com
  • Former Ting Hsin Executives Indicted
    Former Ting Hsin Executives Indicted - Several former executives of Ting Hsin International and its suppliers were indicted in Taiwan, for allegedly selling cooking oil tainted with animal feed.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 10:13 AM // online.wsj.com
  • Samsung Electronics Third-Quarter Profit Falls
    Samsung Electronics Third-Quarter Profit Falls - Samsung Electronics’ quarterly net profit nearly halved, as its mobile business continued to lose ground to low-cost Chinese smartphone makers—a rivalry that is expected to intensify.Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 08:43 AM // online.wsj.com