Category Archives: Korea Times

A memoir: Shin Sang-ok, Choi Eun-hee and I By An Hong-kyoon My phone rang. The caller was the press officer at the Korean Embassy in Washington. “Mr. Shin Sang-ok and Ms. Choe Eun-hee are scheduled to hold a press conference. Our embassy wants you to act as … Continue reading

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Thug for Life Hanwha avoids delisting, but unruly boss could be its ruin By Kim Tong-hyung The massive corruption scandal surrounding Hanwha Chairman Kim Seung-youn cements his status as Korea’s most loathsome business figure and underlines the fragility of the company’s future … Continue reading

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More UNESCO World Heritage Listings Planned

By Chung Ah-young Staff Reporter Following a number of Korean cultural heritages being inscribed on UNESCO lists last year, the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) is seeking to promote the value of national cultural assets to the world. The Joseon … Continue reading

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Ten Culture Trends of 2008 By Han Sang-hee Staff Reporter 1. The Death of Celebrities in 2008 The suicide death of actor Ahn Jae-hwan because his debt shocked the nation. Then, the suicide death of Korea’s commercial queen and sweetheart, Choi Jin-sil, friend to … Continue reading

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Korea’s Promotion Overseas Mismanaged By David Kilburn Korea Times, 13 October 2008 The attraction of transforming a country into a brand is easy to understand. Brands add value, both for their owners and their consumers. According to U.S. brand expert John Gerzema, author … Continue reading

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You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

By Hyon O’Brien Korea Times May 16, 2008 When the feminist movement (also known as Women’s Liberation or Women’s Movement) storm was gathering in the United States in the 1960s, many companies began to target women as a distinct group … Continue reading

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Media Should See Press Room Closure As An Opportunity

By Michael Breen Intended for The Korea Times Friday, June 1, 2007 The war between President Roh and the mainstream media went nuclear last week when the government announced a plan to close press rooms in ministries and change how … Continue reading

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