The Poetry of Choi Yong-hearn
The Meiji Restoration by Satusma and Chosu samurai modernized
Your country, then colonized Korea and staged the Pacific War.
Then, two atomic bombs forced your Emperor to surrender and
Brought Liberation to Korea.
But your invitation of Russia at the ending of the Pacific War
Made Korea divided, even now.
You don’t seem guilty of your 40 years’ colonial rule
In the most critical time of the 20th century.
Try to restore East Sea on the water between Japan and Korea,
And Dokdo from Liancourt Rocks or Takeshima in all maps
And persuade the world with history:
Tell them the Sea of Japan should be shared with the East Sea in their maps, and
Tell them Dokdo was the legitimate single name.
Interview with Tony Hellmann, Communications Director for the Association for Teachers of Englsih in Korea (ATEK)
ATEK officially launched last week, and questions still brew amongst the expat community. Joe asks Mr. Hellmann some of the tougher questions the media aren’t asking.
NEWS AND STUFF
Four Koreans Killed in Yemen
Twelve people have been arrested in connection with the terrorist attack in Yemen
Has this even been on the radar of average Korean conversation-or in competition with whatever Korea vs. Japan sport is going on?
NK Partially Reopens Border to S. Koreans
The Gaesong industrial complex, the brainchild of the first inter-Korean summit in 2000, is the last remaining reconciliatory project since damaged relations led to the suspension of South Korean tours to North Korea’s scenic and historic spots last year.
Police Investigating Allegations of Abuse of Jang Ja-yeon
Jang Ja-yeon’s Suicide blamed on Abusive Producers and Entertainment Execs
THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO WHAA?
AIDS-Infected, Panty-Thieving Taxi Driver Had Sex With Countless Women: Police
School Uniforms Getting Shorter in Seoul
Teen Violence Video Shocks Netizens
Mom School warns about overreliance on hagwon – INSIDE JoongAng Daily
Japanese politician wants to buy Jeju.
Is Korea Over-Lawyered?
Hankyoreh: Bad Economy Making Retro Food More Popular
How Not to Get Drunk In Public
Problems at Gwangju mayor’s office, English-language radio station.
smoothies and menstration go together
Smoothie King giving out free maxi pads
E-2 Visa Holders Can Teach at Firms Legally
Illegal Immigrants Sue Government For… Arresting Them?
35% of Resident Foreigners Had Unpleasant Travel Experience in Korea
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Toast to Absent Friends
Ex-Pat Living (The Korea Herald)
ESL Planet Recruiting
One Year Birthday Show
Main Theme — Ben McPherson – “2wksnyc”
News — satya – “Silk Route Album Mix”
Things That Make You Go Whaa? — cjacks – “Candyland”
ExPat Community — Deyo – “Retro90210fun”
Time Wasters of the Week — EV Boyz – “Kickin’ It in Geumchon”
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