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Proposed Super City in South Korea Will Cost $275 Billion

Proposed Super City in South Korea Will Cost $275 Billion

In an attempt to boost the tourism industry, South Korea is proposing a super city that will cost approximately $275 billion. The giant metropolis will be built on the island of Yongyu-Muui in the port city of Incheon, adjacent to Incheon International Airport. It will be called City8 and will create an estimated 930,000 new […]

Tropical Cyclone Downgraded in US but New Storm Threatens Japan

Tropical Cyclone Downgraded in US but New Storm Threatens Japan

The first tropical cyclone to become a hurricane this year, Arthur, hit the U.S. and has now been downgraded to a post-tropical storm, but a new storm now threatens Japan. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center first upgraded Tropical Storm 08W from a tropical depression and has now labeled it Typhoon Neoguri. At its strongest stage […]

Skin Care Sales Man Up In Korea

Skin Care Sales Man Up In Korea

Skin care is important to Korean men and they are paying a lot of money to have beautiful skin. According to data compiled in April by Euromonitor, a market-research firm, Asia counts for 64 percent of the sales of men’s skin cremes, skin lighteners and lotions, and Korean men pay the most per person. Companies […]

South Korea Creates Pink Parking Spaces for Women Only

South Korea Creates Pink Parking Spaces for Women Only

Whether it is truly an effort to be more “female friendly” or just a boldly pink jab at the old adage that women are bad drivers, South Korea’s parking areas in the capital Seoul will now contain spaces reserved just for women. While some are calling this interesting addition to infrastructure rudely patronizing, and even […]

Dementia Patient Sets Hospice on Fire Which Kills 21

Dementia Patient Sets Hospice on Fire Which Kills 21

Police have detained an 81-year-old man who is suffering from dementia in connection to a South Korean hospice fire which killed 21 and injured seven others. Just last month South Korea was struck by an unrelated tragedy when a ferry sank in the ocean, claiming the lives of nearly 300 people. Now the country is faced with […]

North Korea Nuclear Tests Threaten the Region

North Korea Nuclear Tests Threaten the Region

The foreign ministers of South Korea and China have issued a public statement that nuclear tests by North Korea threaten peace and stability in the region. Recent activities at a nuclear test site indicate the North Koreans may be preparing for a nuclear test. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has held talks with South Korean […]

Deaths from Korean Ferry Sewol Accident Echo During May Festivals

Deaths from Korean Ferry Sewol Accident Echo During May Festivals

Last week a wire with orange-yellow ribbons with calligraphy messages hung outside Danwon high school in Ansan where many victims of the South Korean ferry Sewol accident were students.  This week those deaths echo during a period of May festivals as many travel home to be with family.  The struggle by President Park Geun-hye and the central government to […]

Sunken Korean Ferry Leads to Death, Jail, Suicide and Premier Resignation

Sunken Korean Ferry Leads to Death, Jail, Suicide and Premier Resignation

The sunken Korean ferry that went down off the South Korean coast has not only lead to the death of hundreds of people, but also to jail for crew members, the suicide of a teacher, and resignation of the country’s premier. Ten days after the tragic accident only 361 of the 476 passengers on board […]

Korean Ferry Political Disaster

Korean Ferry Political Disaster

After being the subject of much criticism, Chung Hong-won has offered to resign as South Korea’s Prime Minister. The Prime Minister believes that this is the most appropriate way to take responsibility for the South Korean government’s response to a riparian disaster that left more than 300 individuals of varying age groups dead or missing […]

South Korea Warns of Northern Plans for Nuclear Test Ahead of Obama Visit

South Korea Warns of Northern Plans for Nuclear Test Ahead of Obama Visit

South Korean officials have warned that the North may be planning to launch another nuclear test. This news has come ahead of the official visit by President Obama. But officials are not sure if the test is legitimate, or just a bluff on behalf of their northern counterparts. Kim Min-Seok, spokesman for the defence ministry […]

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