Thursday, October 8, 2009

News links for October 8, 2009

  1. US President Barack Hussein Obama to visit Japan, Singapore, China, and South Korea in early November; may try Korean food during visit (Reuters, Yonhap)
  2. News Corp media mogul Rupert Murdoch visits South Korea and Japan in possible bid to create rival to's Kindle device (Reuters)
  3. French special envoy to North Korea Jack Lang, currently in South Korea, announces plan to visit DPRK next month (AFP)
  4. In wake of outrage over brutal "Nayŏng" rape case involving eight-year-old victim, Justice Ministry releases report saying 90% of parole applications were approved (Donga Ilbo)
  5. Justice Ministry says convicted pedophiles may be required to wear electronic monitoring anklets for life (Korea Herald)
  6. Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) opens its nine-day run (Yonhap)
  7. Health Ministry says Novartis Korea was illegally stockpiling antiviral treatment Tamiflu for employees and their families (Korea Herald)
  8. In Seoul speech, British Business secretary Peter Mandelson predicts EU-ROK free-trade agreement would expand trade by €66.8 billion, or $98.4 billion (Joongang Daily)
  9. To promote international adherence to unique digraphs of South Korea's Romanization system, VANK launches global effort to encourage English-speaking countries to pronounce "someone" as "소머네" (USA Today)


  1. I enjoy the fake posts you have, Kushi. Good stuff. My pick for Seoul's new name: 덕도신도시

  2. Fake posts?! What ever do you mean? :)


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