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[Voice] What is the future of Korean film?

After a first for the country at the Venice Film Festival ... What is the future of Korean film? Director Kim Ki-duk’s grand prize win at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 8 marked a new high for ...

Updated : 2012.09.17 20:42

[Voice] How should Korea combat pedophilia?

Children play at the elementary school in Naju attended by the 7-year-old victim of Ko Jong-seok. (Yonhap News) With the brutal rape of a child in Naju shocking the nation ... How should Korea comb...

Updated : 2012.09.10 20:45

[Voice] Is the patent system working?

In light of a Seoul court’s ruling in Samsung vs. Apple... Is the patent system working? The recent wins and losses in Samsung and Apple’s ongoing patent war have rekindled an age-old debate abou...

Updated : 2012.09.03 19:43

[Voice] How can N.E. Asia improve relations?

Chinese protest Japanese activists landing on one of the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands. (Yonhap News) With tensions running high across the region ... How can N.E. Asia improve relations? Northeast Asia ...

Updated : 2012.08.27 20:39

[Voice] Is Korea’s drug policy working?

With drug abuse having spread to more sectors of society ... Is Korea’s drug policy working? If law enforcement figures are any guide, Korea’s illegal drug problem pales in comparison with much o...

Updated : 2012.08.20 20:35

[Voice] How can Korea ensure energy security?

With growth in demand far outpacing increases in supply ... How can Korea ensure energy security? An unusually hot summer is raising fears of a repeat of last year’s country-wide blackouts. The Ko...

Updated : 2012.08.13 19:48

[Voice] How can Korea nurture better Olympians?

(Yonhap News) With expectations for success ever growing ... How can Korea nurture better Olympians? It has been a tumultuous first week for Korea at the 2012 London Olympic Games. The disqualific...

Updated : 2012.08.06 20:03

[Voice] Do planned cities work?

With ambitious new development on the rise ... Do planned cities work? Brasilia, Canberra, Sejong and Songdo all share a common trait: They are planned cities. Despite mixed assessments of the succ...

Updated : 2012.07.30 20:26

[VOICE] What should schools teach about sex?

With increasing numbers of Korean teens having sex ... What should schools teach about sex? In a country where sex is not to be spoken about, it is no surprise that sex education in schools is a se...

Updated : 2012.07.23 20:31

[VOICE] Should the law be tougher on alcohol?

With risky drinking on the rise ... Should the law be tougher on alcohol? Korea’s regulation of alcohol is decidedly laissez faire by international standards. Unlike in much of North America and E...

Updated : 2012.07.16 19:31

[VOICE] Are open primaries necessary?

With parties’ nomination processes in focus ... Are open primaries necessary? With the presidential election six months away, the process of how political parties choose their candidate is in the ...

Updated : 2012.07.09 20:09

[VOICE] Is green growth working?

After the Rio summit’s failure to adopt specific measures ... Is green growth working? “Green growth” has been an oft-used phrase in political, environmental and scientific circles in recent yea...

Updated : 2012.07.02 20:10

Should Koreans work less?

With the most hours clocked up in the OECD ... Should Koreans work less? It’s no secret that Koreans work the longest hours of any developed nation. In 2010, each worker put in an average of 2,111...

Updated : 2012.06.25 19:44

[VOICE] Can Korea ever accept homosexuals?

With discrimination still widespread ... Can Korea ever accept homosexuals? Homosexuality has long been taboo in Korean society. The traditional Confucian emphasis on familial bonds led homosexuali...

Updated : 2012.06.18 20:21

[VOICE] Does the media portray foreigners fairly?

With a recent MBC documentary angering expatriates ... Does the media portray foreigners fairly? For many Westerners here it was an all-too-familiar example of the media’s habitual vilification of...

Updated : 2012.06.11 20:01