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On gambling ... Gambling should be legalized in Korea just like in other nations. First of all, gambling businesses stimulate the economy. Currently, the police in Korea restrict illegal gambling. ...

Updated : 2011.08.01 20:05

Should casinos allow Koreans?

With all but one of the country’s casinos foreigner-only ... Gambling and the law Gambling in Korea is in principle illegal, falling under articles 246 and 247 of the Criminal Act. There are excep...

Updated : 2011.08.01 19:18

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On abortion ... If someone tried to kill you while sleeping, what would you do? Maybe you would shout out “Robber! Help me!” for a neighbor to hear. Or you might call the police. The baby in a mot...

Updated : 2011.07.27 19:36

Should the abortion law be liberalized?

With the current statute largely ignored ... A common practice outside the law Abortion in South Korea is illegal in most circumstances, with only a limited number of exceptions listed under 1973’...

Updated : 2011.07.27 19:35

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On English lectures ... Korean students have studied English very hard at school, educational institutes and even gone abroad to study the language. We have invested enormous time and money in Engli...

Updated : 2011.07.20 19:49

Should a law ban sexualizing of K-pop teens?

Following the FTC’s guidelines to protect young entertainers ... K-pop groups with underage members such as KARA have caused controversy with their provocative dress and dance routines Drawing a l...

Updated : 2011.07.20 19:43

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On English lectures... I think the English lecture debate in Korea has two sides, which is good because it is an exciting moment to share ideas among students in English. However, it is true that it...

Updated : 2011.07.13 19:52

Should Korean colleges teach in English?

With Korea part of an ever more globalized world... Balancing globalization and reality in the lecture hall Lectures conducted in English have become commonplace at Korean universities in the last ...

Updated : 2011.07.13 19:50

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North Korean dictators are enjoying their luxurious lives through seizing the aid provided to help those on the streets. Even though the South knows that not all the food will reach those in need, S...

Updated : 2011.07.06 21:26

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On food aid... Food is a basic human need with water, shelter, education and primary health care. It is a prerequisite for health -- the most important component of human resource development. Food ...

Updated : 2011.07.06 20:29

Should food aid to N.K. be resumed?

Divisions over aid Ever since President Lee Myung-bak suspended food aid to North Korea upon taking office in 2008, the question of its resumption has been highly contentious. Lee ended the shipment...

Updated : 2011.07.06 20:20

Should Korea legalize prostitution?

With the industry strong despite police crackdowns ... Should Korea legalize prostitution? The sex trade in Korea Despite its illegality, the prostitution industry in South Korea is widespread and...

Updated : 2011.06.29 19:18

Is indirect corporal punishment right?

With teachers banned from striking their students...Is indirect corporal punishment right? Punishment in the classroom Indirect corporal punishment, such as push-ups, squats and laps, is permitted ...

Updated : 2011.06.22 19:20

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On indirect corporal punishment... The role of schools in society is to give children knowledge and to prepare them to succeed in adult life. Indirect corporal punishment teaches children that their...

Updated : 2011.06.22 19:14

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On fee-cut plan ... The plan itself is a really good plan. It’s been four years already with the GNP, however, there hasn’t been any change in college fees. GNP’s college tuition cut plan was one of...

Updated : 2011.06.15 19:02