- Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world's largest shipbuilder, expects orders to drop for a third year.
- A new labor union is seeking a "third way" on labor issues that is less confrontational. Combative labor unions (some of them run by chinboistas) are a perennial complaint of businesses in Korea, both domestic and foreign.
- Samsung rival Sony is set to begin selling 3-D televisions in June. But will it be cooler than the iPad?
- Korea is set to export its e-government system to Japan, one hundred years after Japan forced administrative control onto Korea. Yeah, what a nasty angle to take by the Korea Herald.
- South Korea had the third highest growth in the OECD last year.
- The Hyundai Sonata has been named NADA's car of the month. They were going to give it to the Toyota Camry, but they couldn't get one to slow down long enough to hand them the plaque. What? Too soon?
- Here's an AP video of Kim Jong-ryul, who was Kim Jong-il's and Kim Ilsung's personal shopper. It includes video of a lively Kim Jong-il, but I don't think it was recently taken. The author says the North Koreans will now do whatever they can to capture and kill him.
- The AP reports that North Korea has recently created an army division in charge of newly developed intermediate-range missiles capable of striking US forces in Japan and Guam.
- Seoul is closely watching North Korea's opening of the Rajin port to China.
- The arrest of a repeat sex offender in the rape and murder of a teenage girl in Pusan has sparked debate over the lax monitoring of sex offenders. A similar story is at the Korea Times and the Korea Herald.
- An association of private-practice ob/gyn specialists has called for the state to protect a women's right to choose abortion.
- Political candidates are promising free wi-fi throughout the country.
- The government is considering incentives for bicycle commuters.
- Seoul will expand operating support of Korean schools abroad.
- The Korea Multicultural Congress will coordinate multicultural policy for the growing number of multicultural people in increasingly multicultural Korea. Today's Korean word is multicultural: 다문화주의, which means multi-culturalism, not all cultures-ism.
- The Washington Post has a review of Chang-rae Lee's latest book, The Surrendered.
- The Kogi truck has a rival, Baja Fresh-aligned Calbi, and they're coming to Orange County. I'm just glad they don't spell it Gogi and Galbi, which would remind me of the Golgi apparatus.
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