- BusinessWeek has a focus on the trip by Hank Greenberg and H. Ross Perot to North Korea, where DPRK officials told them it would welcome investment. (Bloomberg also has it.)
- The Chosun Ilbo notes that half the cell phones sold in America were made in South Korea.
- Seoul apartment prices are up 44.6% over the past three years.
- South Korean conglomerates are joining the microlending movement.
- The Associated Press suggests that North Korea is taking a gamble by turning to air smuggling instead of shipping out arms by sea.
- A joint North-South tour of special industrial zones in Vietnam and China may have backfired as DPRK officials are now looking at higher wages for North Korean employees in Kaesŏng.
- South Korea is watching for any indication on Friday that Japan may, in its latest textbook guidelines, claim the ROK-controlled Tokto islets in the middle of the East Sea (Sea of Japan).
- In a bid to curb extracurricular English education and the associated costs, the Education Ministry says that starting in 2011, TOEIC and TOEFL test scores, along with awards in academic contests, will not be included in the admissions process.
- Insult is added to injury as a Tokyo court awards seven elderly South Korean women a non-inflation-adjusted 99 yen in pension for forced labor during World War II.
- A Japanese baseball team composed of ethnic Koreans has decided the haechi would be a better mascot than the Fighting Turtle Ships.
- The number of newborns in South Korea has gone up for the first time in twenty months, though the artwork in the following Korea Times graph makes it look like the babies are going to heaven.
- Kushibo is better educated, richer, but slightly shorter (and probably slightly older) than the perfect potential mate in Korea. Just sayin'.
- A profile of serial sex offenders in South Korea shows that the "loner" may be an inaccurate picture.
- "Nayŏng," the young victim of a notoriously brutal sexual assault, is seen as having a more positive outlook than before.
- The Korea Herald is focusing on the growing number of immigrant women in need.
- More foreign nationals means more foreign prisoners, so let's open another foreign prison.
- The Ukrainian embassy says that Seoul is exaggerating the severity of the accident where its ambassador was driving drunk.
- Lax privacy standards make it easy to steal information.
- See if you can make sense of what the Ministry of Education is saying about English education. I think they've designed the article as some sort of confusing reading comprehension passage.
- Comedian Jung Sunhee has spoken out about overcoming thoughts of suicide that came as she endured the suicide deaths of her husband and her best friend.
- Hot spots offering free Internet access are coming to Korea's train stations and KTX trains.
- Here's a focus on the weirdness surrounding a play that has nudity and simulated sex.
- The U-Haul van of a military family deploying to South Korea has been recovered.
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