Tag Archives: Korea

The verdict of Sewol Captain Lee was handed down. While not guilty of murder, his sentence will put him to death, eventually. With APEC over, will HK clear their streets?

Sewol captain not guilty of murder, effectively gets death sentence; Will Hong Kong clear the streets?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Tuesday afternoon, South Korea’s Gwangju District Court found Captain Lee Jun-Seok guilty for abandoning the Sewol ferry that sank April 16th, claiming more than 300 lives,…

Reports are surfacing that North Korea is refitting Soviet ballistic subs, capable of firing nuclear weapons. Plus an update on the gruesome murder in Hong Kong.

TAB: North Korea developing nuclear launch sub and more

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 In what’s sure to further to disrupt tensions in and around the Korean Peninsula, the DPRK is said to be modernizing a decommissioned Soviet Golf II…

China may reduce number of crimes eligible for the death sentence. Hong Kong residents gear up on both sides. Abe to stand by Kono Statement.

TAB: China may reduce death sentence crimes; Hong Kong Protests gear up for long haul; Abe stands by Kono Statement

October 29, 2014 China is considering removing nine crimes from its list of offenses punishable by death. Currently 55 criminal activities are eligible for the death penalty, but the draft…

Today on The Asia Brief: Hong Kong protesters and government lay down rules for negotiations, a Japanese student may have tried to join ISIS, and the Sewol Capt. is in court.

TAB: Student-Government Talks in Hong Kong; Japanese Student Attempts to Join ISIS; Sewol Capt. In Court

It’s Wednesday, October 8, 2014, and this is The Asia Brief. Despite dwindling numbers on the streets of Hong Kong, it appears both sides are inching closer to an agreement…

The deadline for student groups to move out from Hong Kong's HQ area looms as CY Leung says the area is close to "anarchy." Plus updates on the DPRK & more.

TAB: Hong Kong Close to “Anarchy,” DPRK Visits South Korea, and Asian Volcanos

It’s Monday, October 6, 2014, and this is The Asia Brief. The Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong continued this weekend, but unlike the peaceful week-long of assembly, violence erupted on…

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THE ASIA BRIEF: 9.25.14

It’s Thursday, September 25, 2014, and this is The Asia Brief. The held Valiant Shield in the western Pacific. A massive military exercise aimed at disrupting enemy movement. As the…

Today on Asia Now, Yuna Kim and I try to track down the fate of 500 giant sequoias that were donated to South Korea in 1971.

ASIA NOW: American Sequoias in Korea

The Korean War began at dawn on Sunday, the 25th of June 1950. Three years later, an armistice was signed, ending a deadly conflict claiming some 1.2 million lives on…

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KAM Chats: Chuseok is coming

Chuseok, the “Korean Thanksgiving” is just a few weeks away. The three-day holiday starts off on a Sunday this year, but due to a new law, we get an extra…

Pope Francis recently visited South Korea. What was it like for those seeking a glimpse of the Holy See and what could the Pope’s visit to the ROK mean for the nation’s Protestants? It’s a conversation taking place in Asia… now.

ASIA NOW: Pope Francis in Korea

Pope Francis recently wrapped up a five-day visit to South Korea. It was the first papal visit in fifteen years. As one might expect, Pope Francis’ visit received a lot…

Teaching in Korea after EPIK is gone.

Teaching in Korea after EPIK is gone.

My thoughts on where education needs to go in Korea. EPIK, the main public school program has been a huge failure. The program is slowly being phased out, and I…