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South Korea Ferry Captain and Crew Face Arrest, Survivor Commits Suicide

South Korea Ferry Captain and Crew Face Arrest, Survivor Commits Suicide

South Korea prosecutors on Friday asked a court to issue warrants for the arrest of the captain and two members of his crew regarding the capsizing of a ferry with 475 people on board on Wednesday.  The Yonhap News Agency of Seoul has published a photograph that depicts Lee being escorted to court on Friday […]

South Korea Ferry Sinking: Nearly 290 Missing

South Korea Ferry Sinking: Nearly 290 Missing

Nearly 290 people are still missing many hours after a ferry sank off South Korea’s southwest coast on Wednesday. At least 14 people are confirmed dead and 55 injured. Officials said there were 475 people on board the ferry, most of them high school pupils, which was heading for the Jeju island when it sent […]

Samsung Group, ‘Chaebols’ Face Scrutiny for Dominance, Lack Transparency

Samsung Group, ‘Chaebols’ Face Scrutiny for Dominance, Lack Transparency

The Samsung Group and other chaebols, corporate conglomerates, faced increasing scrutiny this week for their dominance in the South Korean economy and for instances of lack of transparency. Newsjelly, a South Korean data journalism media group, debuted an interactive web application on their website earlier in the week to offer a seemingly balanced discussion of […]

Korea Immigrant Realizes American Dream as Restaurateur

Korea Immigrant Realizes American Dream as Restaurateur

Joy S. Lee emigrated with her husband from South Korea to Connecticut in 1983. In 1988 they moved to Boston, Massachusetts and made their home. She raised two beautiful daughters who are now self-sufficient women, making their own way in the world. Ten years ago she decided that she needed the freedom to pursue her […]

South Korea Proposes Aid for Arms in North Korea

South Korea Proposes Aid for Arms in North Korea

President Park Geun-hye of South Korea met this week in The Hague at a landmark meeting hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama. The meeting included Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and brought together world leaders to discuss denuclearizing North Korea and reunifying the North and the South. As an outcome of the meeting, President Park […]

N Korea Assaults South Leader Over Nuclear Remarks

N Korea Assaults South Leader Over Nuclear Remarks

South Korea President Park Geun-hye has been on a mission to reunify with North Korea. On March 24 the South Korean leader met at The Hague with U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. In the meeting, the leaders of the three countries pledged to cooperate vis à vis N Korea’s nuclear […]

Google Glass Dethroned by Korean K-Glass

Google Glass Dethroned by Korean K-Glass

Google Glass has been dethroned by its Korean rival, K-Glass which, unlike the already-famous product, uses a built-in augmented reality (AR) processor that only offers its user relevant information regarding the surroundings. Although the Korean product has not been released on the market yet, the AR process makes it faster than Google Glass and it […]

Yayoi Kusama: ‘A Dream I Dreamed’ Retrospective

Yayoi Kusama: ‘A Dream I Dreamed’ Retrospective

Yayoi Kusama is one of the most important contemporary artists in the world. Her work has bridged two significant 20th century art movements – pop art and minimalism – employing a myriad of mediums that consist of painting, environmental and immersion installations, performances and presentations, film and literary and fashion. Seen through “microscopic and macroscopic universes,” […]

Korea Family Reunions End With Tearful Goodbyes

Korea Family Reunions End With Tearful Goodbyes

The latest Korean family reunions ended with tearful goodbyes. Separated by a 60-year-old Asian Cold War, the two countries put aside their communist and capitalist ideologies for a few days to allow some of their citizens to simply say hello. People in their eighties and nineties, many of whom believed they would never see each […]

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