Forget it, Jacco. It’s Itaewon.

Episode 147

Apr 15, 2020

Jacco Zwetsloot

Jacco Zwetsloot

NK News Podcast | KBS World Radio

COVID-19 – What Korea did right

Korea’s treatment of foreigners compared to other countries.

Election season during the pandemic

What will change?


Joe McPherson

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About This Episode


  • What did Korea do right?
    • Is mask wearing a cultural matter?
    • What about the end of visa-free travel to korea?
  • Korea’s treatment of foreigners compared to other countries.
  • Election season during the pandemic
  • What do you think will change, if anything?

Harry Harris reportedly to resign after US presidential election in November

Harris purportedly upset with racist comments from S. Korean public


S. Korean schools begin online semester with no serious problems


Passing of long-time Korea expat Tom Pinansky last week

  • In Korea since the end of 1988. Prominent in business circles, AMCHAM, and so on.
  • The loss of 3 foreign lawyers in Korea in the last year who I knew personally
  • The longer you stay in a country the more people who you know will die

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