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On mandatory quotas... It seems wrong to make a bill. However it is obvious many women have trouble getting promoted and feel prejudice in Korean society. Women have even more obstacles in many ways...

Updated : 2011.10.10 20:20

Should we force firms to hire more women?

With so few Korean women executives ... Should we force firms to hire more women? The business of gender South Korea has one of the lowest employment rates for women in the Organization for Econom...

Updated : 2011.10.10 20:20

On K-pop in the U.S. ...

On K-pop in the U.S. ... There’s nothing wrong with desiring a larger market, but there’s Europe and the rest of Asia where K-pop is already familiar. Knowing the U.S., they’d pirate it anyway. Few...

Updated : 2011.10.03 20:22

[Voice] Can K-pop break the U.S.?

With the Korean Wave making noise overseas ... Can K-pop break the U.S.? The Korean Wave stateside As part of the Korean Wave, K-pop has enjoyed considerable commercial success outside of South Ko...

Updated : 2011.10.03 20:21

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On naming suspects ... Trial by press is unacceptable for people who are just suspects. It could be argued that the West is wrong, as we have a duty to protect the identities of people ― there is a ...

Updated : 2011.09.26 19:23

Should criminal suspects be named?

With many of those arrested remaining anonymous ... Should criminal suspects be named? A balance of rights Unlike in jurisdictions such as the U.S., South Korean law and media convention in many c...

Updated : 2011.09.26 19:22

Should conscientious objectors be jailed?

With U.N. and Korean rights panel calling for Korea to end the practice ... Should conscientious objectors be jailed? Obligations of service All able-bodied Korean men are required to undertake at...

Updated : 2011.09.19 20:09

Who should win in the People vs. Apple?

With more than 27,000 iPhone users suing Apple over location tracking ... A man uses an Apple iPhone. Consumers bite back Korean users of Apple’s iPhone have filed a class action suit, arguing Ap...

Updated : 2011.08.29 19:46

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On the Apple class-action suit When I read about the 27,000 South Koreans who’ve filed a joint lawsuit against Apple, contending that their right to privacy was infringed upon, I took it as a joke. ...

Updated : 2011.08.29 19:45

Should all school kids get free meals?

As Seoul prepares to vote ... Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon campaigns ahead of the school meals referendum slated for August 24. (Yonhap News) A rocky road to a controversial vote After months of politic...

Updated : 2011.08.22 19:27

Readers’ VOICE

On school meals ... It should be subjective. Children who come from families of a low income should be able to get lunch in school for free. Those who come from higher income families should have to...

Updated : 2011.08.22 19:19

Do we need so many public NETs?

As Gyeonggi Province cuts foreign teacher numbers ... A native English teacher at the National Institute for International Education in Seoul. (Yonhap News) The future of NETs in Korea There are c...

Updated : 2011.08.15 18:39

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On teacher numbers ... Even if non-native speakers of English are relatively good at teaching conversational English, it’s very difficult to teach culture, slang, idioms, customs, etc. When I taught...

Updated : 2011.08.15 18:27

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On dog meat ... We eat many animals, why should dogs get special treatment? Perhaps because of their intelligence? Scientists tell us pigs are actually smarter, and yet we eat pork. Their status as ...

Updated : 2011.08.08 18:37

Should dog meat be banned?

As some restaurants serve up the dish for the summer ... Animal rights activists protest the consumpt ion of dog meat in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province. (Yonhap News) Eating man’s best friend The pr...

Updated : 2011.08.08 18:36