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MAIN TOPIC

For the First Time in Years

https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2009/04/166_43299.html

Debate Heats Up Over Capital Punishment

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2009/04/160_40820.html

 

NEWS AND STUFF

South Korea takes first steps against swine flu.

National Assembly panel okays KORUS FTA.

Nine Arrests Made in Jang Ja-yeon Case
No justice for Jeon Ji-hyun, but hopefully for Jang Ja-yeon

Burying the Jang Ja-yeon investigation : Arts & Entertainment : Home

Rookie actress Woo Seung-yeon commits suicide
Wonder Girls’ Yoobin to netizens: You can bite my supposedly fat ass

South Korea’s squeeze on financial news – Los Angeles Times

Coyner’s Comment: Asian governments are not well known in skillfully handling international public relations. The worst are probably North Korea and China, with Japan running a close third. South Korea is not much better than Japan. At least Lee Myung-bak may have the right idea, assuming his strategy is based on positive proactive rather than insecure reactive reasons.

Headline of the day

Seven school staff killed in car accident.

Kim Jong-il’s youngest son elevated to post in military body

 

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO WHAA?

Forget Regular Boshintang: Time for DISCO Boshintang!

Korean the official language of Australia and New Zealand?

WiBro: On It’s Last Legs? Or Given a Leg Up?

Was the movie “JSA” prophetic about choco pies?

Koreans Addicted to Instant Coffee

The Kimchi Revolution May Finally Be Here

Facebook | Videos Posted by Stephannie White: OREO Economics

 

Korea Times presents Korean dining etiquette.

Report: Anti-Junk Food Law Toothless

Because it’s more of an anti-western food law–instant noodles are given more wiggle room compared to burgers

Will ‘Hagwon Curfew’ Work?

President Pledges Reform in College Entrance System

Mothers, others to help teach after-school classes – INSIDE JoongAng Daily

Ignorance from yet another big name in the English industry.

More ignorance about the outside world from government officials

“Famous Actors” Arrested for Selling, Using Drugs

“Sexy” as “Cute” in Korean Popular Culture


EXPAT COMMUNITY

Our Korean Apartment

Constant Crafter has left Korea

Commission Suggests Easing of E-2 Visa Rules

Foreigners Involved in Crimes Top 20,000

Oh this is good.

(a response to the Gwangju News by a fine upstanding English teacher)

 

Venturing Out in Land of Morning Calm

This week’s fun KT opinion

 

What your Korea Blog Sidebar Links Say About You:

 

TIME WASTERS OF THE WEEK

Couples gather by night to take in ‘frothy spouts’

Ahh… Well-being Yoga…

Well, there goes your Halloween lesson.

Feel like racing up Wolchulsan for charity?

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