Jini says: This news has been on my radar for a while now not only because it’s one of the biggest issues in Korea right now but also because I was at the actual school where some of its leading faculty are on the forefront of this history textbook renationalization effort. It’s pretty cool to… Read More A statement by 210 overseas (outside South Korea) university/college faculty members whose research and teaching involve Korea.
The flight accident of Asiana Airline’s Boeing-777 aircraft in San Francisco Airport made headline news in most of Korean newspapers on July 7th 2013. The crash resulted in two casualties, as well as a wide range of injuries to at least half of the passengers on the plane. It took 10 minutes after the initial crash… Read More Asiana Airplane Accident: Unfortunate yet could have been worse
4미닛 현아, 도요다 코롤라 모델되다 – First it was Lee Min Ho with Toyota Camry’s “The One and Only” ads. Now Hyuna has joined hands with Toyota to create fun music videos promoting the Carolla. Jini and Cheryl were given a heads up about the impending ads at the Lee Min Ho Event in Los… Read More Hyuna Joins the Toyota Advertising Team
Is PSY the Jennifer Lopez of Korea? According to Forbes, that may be true. The full list for Forbes Korea’s “2013 Power Celebrity 40” was revealed this week with PSY unsurprisingly taking the top spot. He snatches the No. 1 position from Girls’ Generation who held it for two years and now settle in at No. 2.… Read More PSY, Girls Generation top Forbes’s Korea List
South Korea on Monday inaugurated its first female president, Park Geun-hye, who promptly warned North Korea that it will suffer the most if it continues pursuing its nuclear program… Read More First Woman S Korean President Inaugurated
The nominees have been announced for the Academy Awards and Minkyu Lee, whom we suspect to be Korean, is one of them with his short animation ‘Adam and Dog’. We have been researching him on various blogs to learn more about this animator and although information is very scarce, we want to congragulate him on this nomination.… Read More Minkyu Lee’s ‘Adam and Dog’ nominated for the Academy Award’s best short animated film!
Solitary islands in the land of morning calm. Why the Dokdo Island is important to Korea and what we should know. Information provided by “dokdo-takeshima.com”, a website with historical facts about Korea’s Dokdo Island. Dokdo is the easternmost territory of Korea and situated 87.4km to the SE of Ul-leung-do Island. It is not one island,… Read More Dokdo Island
Here is New York Time’s article about the newly elected president: and Huffington Post’s article (with a photo slideshow and descriptions) : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/19/park-geun-hye-elected_n_2330721.html The above photo is a screen capture of today’s Korea Daily newspaper front page cover. Headline roughly translates: “Nerve-racking night of waiting for the conclusion… Korea’s left and right rocks tumultuously.”
The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Hanwha Eagles left-handed pitcher Ryu Hyun-Jin to a 6 year, $36 Million contract. Hyun-Jin, known for his deceptive change-up and fastball, represented South Korea in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. Hyun-Jin was also a part of the Gold Medal winning South Korean National Baseball Team in the Olympic Games and Asian… Read More Los Angeles Dodgers sign Ryu Hyun-Jin