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Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (April 20, 2016)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (April 20, 2016)

1. Amid blood supply shortage, a military officer has donated his blood 152 times in the last ten years. 295 more words

Current Issues In Korea

Gwangju and Korean Democracy

Gwangju,the largest city in southwestern Korea, was once the provincial capital of South Jeolla province, but has since broken into its own separate metropolis (similar to Seoul, Busan, Daegu, and Daejeon). 702 more words

Travel

"The atmosphere there is strange"

Over recent months, I’ve slowly become addicted to the JoongAng Ilbo’s serialisation of the memoirs of Kim Jong-pil: founder of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency, … 1,233 more words

South Korea

S Korea to issue 'correct history textbook' to students

 Government announces it will “correct errors” by writing its own version of history, angering teachers and academics.

By Harry Fawcett

Seoul – The South Korean government has said it will replace the country’s school history books with a single text, which will be called the “correct history textbook”. 153 more words

Korean Kelloggs

I’ve fallen in to old habits. After two days I can no longer handle having cold soup for breakfast as is typical here. Instead I decided to buy some cereal so that I can eat breakfast in the comfort of the room without having to get dressed before breakfast – a phenomenon I very much enjoy. 155 more words

Park Guen-Hye presidency - a wind of change for the Korean Peninsula?

Her father, Park Chung-Hee, ruled South Korea with an iron fist for eighteen years (1961 – 1979). 34 years later, Park Geun-Hye won democratic elections and became… 1,001 more words

Women's Empowerment