All About Korea

What’s going on in Korea? This one will cover the politics, economy, society and culture issues in Korea.

Justice Party

You, too! Kim Jong-cheol? 정의당 대표의 성범죄로 드러난 진보의 실체?

Mr. Kim Jong-cheol,  the leader of the liberal minor Justice Party stepped down from his post after the sex scandal. He admitted he sexually...

United We Stand For Oppositions 승리를 위한 단일 후보 전망

The two important mayoral elections are coming in Korea. In April, there will be new mayors in Seoul and Pusan. Especially, the Seoul election...

Iran considers Korea as a Sucker 이란이 한국을 호구로 보는 증거

  On January 5, 2021, it gets public that Iran took Korean oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz though the tanker was in the open...

Where is Waldo? We are Searching for Moon

Have you seen President Moon lately? While Korea is experiencing one of the most difficult times in modern history, we have some difficulty to...

Who are the “Walkers” in Korea ? 한국에 정치적 좀비들이 돌아다니고 있다?

The recent situation in Korea reminds us the popular TV series “Walking Dead.” There, those zombies (“walkers’) are the treat to the survival of...

Their Faults, Not Mine, O.K.? 모든 것은 이전 정권 탓이다?

I've heard it so many times so far. Economy sucks. Housing Policy sucks. Diplomacy sucks. Conona 19 policy sucks. Korea is becoming another Venezuela,...
Santa Claus

Santa Claus Fantasy and Socialists’ Paradise 산타 클로스 환타지와 사회주의 낙원

Let me ask you one thing. When did you get to know that there is no Santa Clause? No flying raindeers, no ho-ho-ho, no...

A Long U-Turn to K-Democracy?

Forget the "freedom of expression." It would be punishable in Korea if you express your own opinion on 5.18 Movement occurred in 1980 different...

Life of Hyphenated Person In the U.S.

You don't know how it is to live as a minority in the U.S. unless you are actually one of them. I am sick...

Enjoy Today As The End Is Near

It was 1952. An angry newspaper reporter from the West deplored saying that expecting democracy to bloom in Korea was like hoping for a...
Leopold Amery

“In The Name Of God, Go” A Cry For Change

On May 7, 1940,  Mr. Leopold Amery, in the House of Commons, rose and addressed to Chamberlain the famous words that Cromwell had said...

Do You Know Why Lady Justice Isn’t Blindfolded In Korea?

Themis is a Greek goddess of justice. Themis was famous for wisdom, foresight, and prophecy. She is a symbol of justice system in modern...
President Park Chung Hee

After All, This Was A Democratic Country, Wasn’t It?

Back in middle school, I had tasted the democracy in classes. One day, our teacher told us that “separation of power” among the three...

Living As A Gimjang Minority In Korea

"Have you finished Gimjang?" Whenever someone asks me this question, I usually say " Not yet." But I know what he is gonna say...

Korea As An Angry Nation

  Thomas Hobbes talked about "the war of all against all" in 17th centrury. Nowadays in Korea, it seems that the people's total war is...

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth is, Please

As of 2018, about 40 per cent of all working persons in Korea are not paying income taxes. The Constitution of Korea clearly states...

Christians as Typoid Marys in Korea

In Korea, a new type of Christian persecution is being enforced. In the name of quarantine measures, Christian churches are under severe attack from...

Sorry, We’ve Wasted All of Your Money

Yes. I know. I know we are in the middle of crisis. But I do not want to be a shameless grandfather in the...

The Looming Fear of Bio-Fascism in Korea

Korean government has leaked “by accident” the private information such as name and whereabouts of some Covid-19 patients recently. We are concerned at the...

Why We See Napoleon from Moon Jae In

South Korean president Moon Jae In and Napoleon in the famous story of “Animal Farm” by Georg Orwell share a lot of similarities. Let’s...

The Policy of “It’s All Your fault”

There was a mass demonstration at downtown Seoul on August 15, 2020. The people expressed their strong feeling of anger, distrust and protest against...

A Strange Type of Family Suicide in Korea

The on-going depression has caused many casualties in Korea. As in other countries, Korea has a lot of people who are taking their lives...

Where Is the Beef, By the Way?

We knew Japanese government was hiding the truth on the pandemic in Japan before it postponed the Olympic Games. While Japan was celebrating the...

No Stone Left Unturned, Even for Admiral Lee?

The sex scandal as well as suicide of Seoul mayor Won Soon Park ignited controversy on the issue of integrity of public figure. Some tried...

Snow White and Korean Politics

I was wrong. Maybe I was just too naïve. There used to be giants in Korean politics theater such as Park Chung Hee, Kim...

The One in Political Matrix

"Excuse me. But are you for Trump or against Trump?" Sooner or later people in the U.S. will start to ask this question to...
Thomas Jefferson

Mayor Park and President Jefferson

The sudden and tragic death of Seoul Mayor Won-soon Park ignited controversy and provoked responses. Some argue that he was a great man as...

Mayor Park Found Dead

Mr. Won Soon Park, the mayor of Seoul city, was found dead in a mountain in Seoul today. Police announced it had found...
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