South Korea http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/18826/all en South Korea http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/south-korea <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-section-nav-icon"> <div class="field-label">Navigation Icon:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_section_nav_icon" width="300" height="127" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/nav-icons/nav-icon-south_korea.png?1294094947" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-section-article-icon"> <div class="field-label">In-Article Icons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_section_article_icon" width="97" height="97" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/section-icons/section-icon-south_korea.png?1294095184" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-seo"><legend>SEO</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-metatitle"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> South Korea News - Breaking News and Headlines from GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-metadesc"> <div class="field-label">Meta Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> South Korea News, South Korean News online at GlobalPost. 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Learn more about becoming a <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/members">GlobalPost member.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-sectionrss"><legend>RSS</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-rsstitle"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost — South Korea </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-sponsor"><legend>Sponsorship</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored-section"> <div class="field-label">Sponsored Section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> South Korea Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 5615910 at http://www.globalpost.com South Koreans shrug at news from the north http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/south-korea/081210/south-koreans-shrug-at-news-the-north <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How news of Kim Jong Il plays on South Korean streets. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jiyeon Lee </div> </div> </div> <p>SEOUL — Thursday was another confusing day on the Korean peninsula.</p> <p> </p> <p>Has North Korean leader Kim Jong Il named his youngest son to succeed him, as <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/south-korea">South Korea</a>'s Yonhap news agency reported?</p> <p> </p> <p>Would it be his eldest son, as another local report said?</p> <p> </p> <p>The National Intelligence Service, Seoul's top spy agency, could not confirm the reports, according to the Associated Press.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/south-korea/081210/south-koreans-shrug-at-news-the-north" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific Diplomacy South Korea Wed, 10 Dec 2008 22:06:32 +0000 Jiyeon Lee 1555 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090104/which-it-stands-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Obama (the city) on Obama (the President-elect), plus the growing strain on U.S.-Japanese relations </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rena Singer </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOKYO&nbsp;&mdash; Five hours southwest by train from Tokyo, Barack Obama's election brought cheers in a conveniently named place:&nbsp;Obama City.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> After all, think of the merchandising possibilities: coffee mugs, T-shirts, maybe even a few more tourists for this sleepy port town of 32,185. Thanks to the president-elect, Obama City suddenly feels as though it's on the map.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> But the rest of Japan has greeted the prospect of a President Barack Obama with more mixed emotions.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090104/which-it-stands-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific Diplomacy China Japan South Korea Thu, 08 Jan 2009 20:02:18 +0000 Rena Singer 7129 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: South Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090105/which-it-stands-south-korea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Once a savior, America's souring ties with South Korea demonstrate its complex task on the peninsula. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jiyeon Lee </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL &mdash; This city has felt different since Nov. 4.<br />&nbsp;<br />The angry masses who periodically flood the streets of Seoul protesting the presence of U.S. troops, or those who rallied against America's economic policies, are gone. The winds of change President-elect Barack Obama promised the American people seem to have also blown through the streets of Washington&rsquo;s close ally for the past 50 years.<br />&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090105/which-it-stands-south-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific South Korea Thu, 08 Jan 2009 19:10:25 +0000 Jiyeon Lee 7474 at http://www.globalpost.com Mostly Korean, but not quite http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/south-korea/090110/mostly-korean-not-quite <!--paging_filter--><p>Seoul has been home to me for more than 15 years now, but strangely enough, I still don&rsquo;t feel quite Korean. I spent most of my childhood playing on the sandy beaches of Papua New Guinea (welcome to emails if you want to know why) and grew up reading &quot;The Baby-Sitters Club.&quot; So coming back to a country that has its roots in a strict, hierarchic Confucian culture was not easy. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/south-korea/090110/mostly-korean-not-quite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific South Korea Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 11982 at http://www.globalpost.com Where children are "too expensive" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/south-korea/090112/where-children-are-too-expensive <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> South Korea struggles with its low birth rate. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jiyeon Lee </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;&quot;Give Birth Without Thought and Keep Living Like a Beggar.&quot;&nbsp;What sounds like a curse was actually a public campaign slogan used in the 1960s by the South Korean government to curb the then-skyrocketing birth rate.</p> <p>It was a time when the country was eager to boost its economy and saw the booming population as a drawback. Hence the threatening campaigns.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/south-korea/090112/where-children-are-too-expensive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Asia-Pacific South Korea Sat, 24 Jan 2009 19:47:44 +0000 Jiyeon Lee 18889 at http://www.globalpost.com Here come the Koreans: North American Car of the Year http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/wheels/090112/here-come-the-koreans-north-american-car-the-year <!--paging_filter--><p>As I have long written in this changing world of autos, &quot;here come the Koreans.&quot;</p> <p>Well, here they are, bold evidence of a malleable global automotive marketplace.</p> <p>For the first time, a Korean car, the 2009 Hyundai Genesis, has been selected as North American Car of the Year.</p> <p>And in further affirmation of the crucible that the international auto business has become, a solid standby, with roots in the 1940s and one of the most popular vehicles on the planet, the Ford F-150 pickup truck, was named 2009 North American Truck of the Year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/wheels/090112/here-come-the-koreans-north-american-car-the-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific Technology South Korea Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 19484 at http://www.globalpost.com Video: Hey there, big eyes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/090116/video-hey-there-big-eyes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A contact lens fad in Thailand is sparking health worries. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick Winn </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BANGKOK, Thailand &mdash; For Thai teenagers, Japan and Korea emanate all that is hip: candy-colored sneakers, saccharine-sweet pop bands, hair spiked in impossible directions.</p> <p>Now, in Bangkok&rsquo;s after-school hangouts, a new trend has emerged. Thanks to imported cosmetic contact lenses, girls&rsquo; irises look cartoonishly huge.</p> <p>&ldquo;They make my eyes so pretty and colorful,&rdquo; said Ganika Kamsatta, 16, still in school uniform with her boyfriend at Bangkok&rsquo;s Siam Square shopping plaza. &ldquo;All my friends wear them.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/090116/video-hey-there-big-eyes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Asia-Pacific Japan South Korea Thailand Fri, 16 Jan 2009 17:31:44 +0000 Patrick Winn 58869 at http://www.globalpost.com A blogging mystery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/south-korea/090119/blogging-mystery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Coarse language, sarcasm, and an internet fall from grace in South Korea. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jiyeon Lee </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL &ndash; A&nbsp;&nbsp;blogger who rose to fame on the basis of his economic predictions&nbsp;was indicted Jan. 22 with spreading&nbsp;false information. The charges came 11 days after the blogger's arrest.&nbsp;</p> <p>The story of how the so-called economy president, who posted more than 100 commentaries on a portal site, went from stardom to defendant signals just how powerful the internet can be here in South Korea, which is commonly considered the most wired country in the world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/south-korea/090119/blogging-mystery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific South Korea Fri, 23 Jan 2009 17:04:40 +0000 Jiyeon Lee 112270 at http://www.globalpost.com Messages to President Obama from South Korea http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/south-korea/090119/messages-president-obama-south-korea <!--paging_filter--><p>There aren&rsquo;t any T-shirts, banners, or posters of America&rsquo;s first African-American president here in Seoul like there are on the streets of Harlem. South Koreans rarely get excited about the inauguration of their own president let alone another country&rsquo;s. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/south-korea/090119/messages-president-obama-south-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific South Korea Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 115503 at http://www.globalpost.com Protests and voices http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/south-korea/090121/protests-and-voices <!--paging_filter--><p>Six people died in a violent clash between the police and protestors on Tuesday in Seoul. Five were protestors and the other a police commando. </p> <p>The protest itself was against the demolition of a certain district in Seoul. There was strong criticism from the public and media about the way the police dealt with the situation. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/south-korea/090121/protests-and-voices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific South Korea Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 143800 at http://www.globalpost.com More diversity, but not enough understanding http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/south-korea/090122/more-diversity-not-enough-understanding <!--paging_filter--><p>The streets of Korea look a lot different from what they used to be like five years ago. Each time I came back to Seoul after spending short periods of time overseas, I noticed the quite visible increase in foreigners. Not only people from English speaking countries, but also from Southeast Asia, China and other parts of the world. </p> <p>A signal of economic status this country has achieved, perhaps. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/south-korea/090122/more-diversity-not-enough-understanding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific South Korea Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 166155 at http://www.globalpost.com Eviction and tragedy in South Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/south-korea/090202/eviction-and-tragedy-south-korea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Violence in the streets of Seoul. But why? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jiyeon Lee </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;The five-story building that less than two weeks ago was guarded by Molotov cocktails, slingshot-fired golf balls and scraps of metal still stands in the bustling district of Yongsan in the middle of Seoul.</p> <p>The windows are shattered, the walls charred from the fire that broke out while the police tried to remove evictees protesting the area's redevelopment. The encounter resulted in six deaths: five protestors and a police commando.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/south-korea/090202/eviction-and-tragedy-south-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific South Korea Wed, 04 Feb 2009 03:01:46 +0000 Jiyeon Lee 267035 at http://www.globalpost.com NK, What are you trying to do? http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/south-korea/090202/nk-what-are-you-trying-do <!--paging_filter--><p>It's been a while since North Korea has kicked up its rhetoric again. After a large number of reports circulated last year on the deteriorating health of &quot;Dear Leader&quot; Kim Jong-il, Kim started appearing again on tours to factories or military bases to prove to the world that he was still up and about holding the reins of the reclusive state.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/south-korea/090202/nk-what-are-you-trying-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific South Korea Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 267051 at http://www.globalpost.com Serial killings grip South Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/south-korea/090209/serial-killings-grip-south-korea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fear and horror sweep the country as gruesome murders form a disturbing pattern. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jiyeon Lee </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;Several feet below layers of carpeted grass near hole 8 at a public golf course about an hour away from Seoul lies the body of a 37-year-old woman. She was allegedly the fourth victim of a serial killer&nbsp;who raped or robbed six other women before strangling them to death.</p> <p>All the victims' bodies have been recovered, except for the one beneath this golf course, which blanketed the burial site: Beneath the grass are the remains of&nbsp;a karaoke bar employee identified only as Kim.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/south-korea/090209/serial-killings-grip-south-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific South Korea Fri, 13 Feb 2009 11:45:34 +0000 Jiyeon Lee 293542 at http://www.globalpost.com