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: Oh Young-jin
Thu, July 18, 2019 | 11:58
On Japan, retreat is no option for Moon
President Moon Jae-in has shown no sign that a compromise is an option in Japan's embargo on key items that can halt Korea's semiconductor making, the nation's bread-and-butter industry.
[INTERVIEW] Pellerin's task: disrupting US-China tech dominance
Fleur Pellerin is a digital activist, globalist, businesswoman, politician and many other things, all at once. And the former French culture minister and now CEO and founder of a startup incubator and venture capitalist can play all these roles with a hint of mastery over just 30 minutes. For any potential detractor, her utilitarian use of English words and French accent fini...
| 2019-07-10 17:13
What surprises would be in the next episode of the Trump Show?
What surprises might be in the next episode of the Trump Show, a realty show starring U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un? Do not blame me for calling the two “buddies'” affairs a reality show. After last Sunday's meeting at the truce village in Panmunjom in Korea's demilitarized zone, Yael Kushner, better known as Ivanka and Trump's daughter, call...
| 2019-07-05 17:17
Khashoggi question for Saudi crown prince and us
Nobody asked Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi during his June 26-27 visit to Korea. If anybody does during the G20 in Osaka, Japan, MbS's next destination, please let me know. In Seoul, the prince, 33, was insulated from those who could ask about his alleged involvement in the journalist's killing. There were no news co...
Where will Korea stand on US-China clash?
Kiron Skinner says the U.S. is fighting a racial war of civilizations pitting the Americans against a non-Caucasian foe in China for the first time. What about the Pacific War, part of World War II, waged between the U.S. and Japan? So the U.S. State Department's policy planning director is factually inaccurate. Also her being Afro-American may have tinted her lens, putting t...
Korean travel writer shot to death in Philippines
A well-known Korean travel writer has been shot dead in the Philippines, Korean police said Friday. Joo Yeong-wook, 58, a travel agency owner and a travel and culture columnist, was found shot in the head in a street of Antipolo, east of Manila, Sunday morning. Apparently, it took several days to identify him. Police said he had stayed in Makati, about 10 kilometers from wher...
Law & Crime
| 2019-06-21 09:19
Philippines murder stirs safety concerns
USFK Commander Abrams - 'Kimchi General'
There was a time when the word kimchi, Koreans' fermented cabbage side dish, was used with a derogatory connotation. One example was a Kimchi GI, a soldier with Korean ancestry who served in the U.S. military. Reflecting changing times - the popularity of K-pop band BTS, hansik or traditional Korean food and virtually anything Korean - even a four-star U.S. general might not ...
| 2019-06-18 15:21
Bike with name could make or break Seoul mayor presidential bid
Having said all that, here is how I think a bicycle could propel Park to the presidency. It is no ordinary bicycle, since it has a name and thousands use them daily. Its name is Ttareungyi, or an affectionate name of a bicycle from the sound of its bell in Korean, which is also the name of Seoul's bicycle ride-sharing program.
| 2019-06-14 10:35
SK's social experiment
SK Group is conducting an interesting experiment to address one big challenge facing World Inc. Recently, SK hosted Social Value Connect 2019 for more than 4,000 participants, double the expected number, and started a big debate about how the firms should pay back society.
Ambassador Harris' sense of humor at Royal Asiatic Society party at 'residence'
Last Saturday, the Royal Asiatic Society Korea held its annual garden party at Harris' Habib House residence. The envoys of the U.S. and the United Kingdom take turns in this annual “open house” event. The former U.S. Navy admiral displayed a sense of humor that at times had many guests, me included, in stitches and made his audience think awhile. He put everyone on the block...
| 2019-06-06 15:33
Ban on intrusive job interview questions comes into force
Typhoon barreling toward Korean Peninsula
McDonald's customer served 'almost completely raw' chicken burger
Hollys, Daiso struggling with tumbler fiasco
Psy unveils music video in collaboration with Suzy
Washington unwilling to actively mediate Seoul-Tokyo trade friction
Ex-Samsung engineer develops app for healthy diet
Skepticism growing over Korean economy
CEO brings Prestigious startup to Korea
Rockies' Oh Seung-hwan to undergo season-ending elbow surgery
Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
FINA World Championships 2019
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