Samsung’s Devastating Secret: The Tears of ‘Semiconductor Children’
“In a new series, The Huffington Post Korea and its media partner, The Hankyoreh, report that long-term exposure to toxic chemicals may not only have lasting effects for some former Samsung workers, but also for their children.”
Dumbfoundead and the Year of the Metal Tiger
Critically acclaimed rapper James “Nocando” McCall writes about Koreatown rapper Dumbfounded, also known as Parker, and his rise to national fame during the year of the Metal Tiger.
Rewriting the War, Japanese Right Attacks a Newspaper
“The Asahi Shimbun’s formal retraction of articles about ‘comfort women’ in World War II has led to an assault on the newspaper and on the view that Japan forced women into sexual slavery.” – The New York Times
Samsung Galaxy S6 Specs and Rumors
Here is an overview of what is already known about Saumsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S6 phone, based on leaks and rumors.
Eric Garner Case Resonates Among Asian Americans
“After a Staten Island grand jury decided to not indict white New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the choke-hold death of Eric Garner, Asian American activists and academics have been issuing calls for shows of solidarity for the family and community of Garner.”
Call for Papers: Third Annual Korea University Korean History Graduate Student Conference
The Korea University Korean History (KUKH) Graduate Student Conference invites graduate students from around the world and conducting research in Korean history to submit abstracts for its 2015 conference.
North Korea Has Room for Only One Jong-un
There can only be one Jong-un to rule them all. North Koreans are now banned from using their leader’s name, and those who share the same name will be forced to change it.
Harvard Professor Now Honorary Citizen of Seoul
Harvard University professor and political philosopher Michael Sandel, who is incredibly popular in Korea for his books Justice & Citizens’ Rights in Seoul, was made an honorary citizen of Seoul on Friday.
Kim Kardashian May Not Have Broken the Internet, But Psy’s “Gangnam Style” Just Did
Earlier this week, Psy’s viral song “Gangnam Style” reached the maximum number of views on YouTube, forcing YouTube and Google to upgrade its view counter.
14 Major Events in the Korean Music Industry in 2014
The year of 2014 has been one of the most tumultuous years for the K-pop industry as it was hit with scandals, tragedies and law suits. Koreaboo and Korean media portal Osen have compiled 14 of the most significant events to have occurred this year.
South Korean Unity Project Helps Kids Connect with Distant North
“Middle school students learn about differences in technology, food and lifestyles from North Korean defectors as part of reunification project.”
South Korea Tries Taxing Smoking into Oblivion
South Korea recently passed a new tax that doubles the average cost of cigarettes to 4,500 won ($4.05) in an effort to cut down on smoking.
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