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Haenyeo: the Amazons of Jeju Island who created a system of gender equality

Haenyeo: the Amazons of Jeju Island who created a system of gender equality

Haenyeo are female divers living in Jeju Island who dive into the ocean water to gather various shellfish and seaweed among other seafood delicacies, without using any underwater diving equipment. While early records that some men were involved in this work, for at least the past few centuries, it has been purely the work of […]

Military action against North Korea ‘on the table’, says US

Military action against North Korea ‘on the table’, says US

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared an end to the Barack Obama administration’s policy of strategic patience in dealing with North Korea, vowing to explore all options including harsher sanctions and military action. The U.S. top diplomat also stressed the importance of China’s role in forcing Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile […]

The process of impeachment in Philippines and Indonesia

The process of impeachment in Philippines and Indonesia

The Constitutional Court upheld the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye last Friday, removing her from office after a 92-day leadership crisis, triggering a presidential election in the weeks to come. However, another case of impeachment has occurred: President Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines. The first impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte was filed on Thursday, […]

“Man is what he eats”: An overview of the Korean food culture

“Man is what he eats”: An overview of the Korean food culture

The interest with Korean food is increasing very quickly all over the world. The Instagram pages of famous channels related to food such as, “Bon Appétit Magazine,” are pushing a lot in order to sponsor Korean dishes. However, what surprised me most is the attention that Italian people are putting in this topic too. My […]

China’s THAAD strategy

China’s THAAD strategy

Lee Seong-hyon / The Korea Times South Korea should buckle up for a long, arduous ride against China’s tidy incremental economic pressure to backpedal on THAAD. China will continue to ratchet up its “economic card” as the primary means to inject pain into South Korea’s economic bloodstream because it proved very effective in making other […]

Harvard Univ. hires former UN chief Ban Ki-moon

Harvard Univ. hires former UN chief Ban Ki-moon

Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who withdrew from Korea’s presidential race, has a new pulpit ― Harvard University. Heading to the U.S. on Mar. 24, Ban, 72, will not teach regularly, but will hold occasional seminars as a visiting professor, according to Yonhap News Agency. The tenure, which the American university particularly reserves for […]

Inauguration of Gangwon Film Commission

Inauguration of Gangwon Film Commission

The inaugural ceremony of the Gangwon Film Commission was held on Thursday, March 16th. Gangwon province was last of 11 South Korean regions to organize and network a film association. Actress and director, Bang Eun-jin, who directed pieces such as <Princess Aurora 오로라 공주> and <Going Home 집으로 가는길> was appointed head of the Gangwon […]

S. Korea again tops global list of internet connection speed

S. Korea again tops global list of internet connection speed

South Korea has again topped a ranking of countries in terms of Internet connection speed, according to a quarterly survey released Tuesday. South Korea’s average Internet connection speed stood at 26.1 Mbps during the fourth quarter of last year, marking the only country with a speed of over 25 Mbps, according to the survey by […]

Criticising the citizen Park Geun-hye

Criticising the citizen Park Geun-hye

Today marks the first day former President Park will spend in her private residence as an ordinary citizen. After being criticized for staying in the Blue House two additional days since her impeachment, Park was driven to her home in Samseong-dong (Gangnam) late Sunday evening. Upon arriving at her residence, Park waved to longtime supporters […]

The “Real Asia Pivot”: Trump Will Do What Obama Only Talked About

The “Real Asia Pivot”: Trump Will Do What Obama Only Talked About

Former President Obama should be given credit for recognizing this and for attempting, however weakly and ineffectively, to transition American attention further east.  Ironically, due to his Administration’s failures, it is likely to be the successor to America’s self-purported “First Pacific President,” the ever-pugnacious but unabashedly pro-American Donald Trump, who will have to implement a […]

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