- LG's eco-friendly phone sees sales of 1 million units in 100 days.
- An LG think tank says that Korea should learn from Japan's mistakes by having a freer economy that takes better care of its citizens.
- KEDI (Korea Educational Development Institute, whose materials I used many times while in grad school in Korea) says that French is the worst major for getting a job in Korea. I, however, would like to say that French and biology are the two best majors for doing well on the GRE.
- A Korea National Unification Institute survey says that 84% of South Koreans support a "grand bargain" with North Korea in which a security guarantee and international aid are offered to the DPRK in exchange for complete and verifiable denuclearization.
- The Wall Street Journal shares with us what we can learn from the North Korean census. Their population has grown despite severe famine, and the society is graying.
- Kim Jong-il watched a presentation given by the newly organized Song and Dance Ensemble of the Ministry of People's Security. No, I'm not making that up.
- After being canceled en masse last year due to fears of swine flu outbreak, overseas field trips will resume at many schools.
- During my morningly news trawl, a picture of Obama responding to North Korea's nuclear test with the headline "North Korea reports nuclear test" has been popping up in the Los Angeles Times for the past few days, making it look as if it just happened. It keeps freaking me out.
- Japanese skater Mao Asada is hoping a triple axel, a very difficult 3-1/2-revolution jump, will help her dethrone South Korean favorite Kim Yuna in Olympic figure skating. Reuters also has a report on Kim Yuna's "silent" arrival to Vancouver. The New York Times also has a report on the Kim-Asada rivalry. The Joongang Daily is also covering Ms Kim's arrival.
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