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South Korea- NY Times

South Korea

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News about South Korea, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.

Chronology of Coverage

  1. Oct. 31, 2014
    South Korean court orders Japanese company Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp to compensate dozens of Koreans who were forced to work in its factory during Japanese colonial rule of Korea from 1910 to 1945. MORE
  2. Oct. 30, 2014
    Educational Testing Service, company that administers SAT tests around world, says it is withholding scores for thousands of Chinese and South Korean students following cheating allegations; announcement comes just days before early application deadlines for most American colleges and universities. MORE
  3. Oct. 30, 2014
    Skin care products from South Korea, where beauty standards focus on face, are finding a strong following in the United States. MORE
  4. Oct. 29, 2014
    Divers discover body inside sunken ferry, bringing to 295 number of victims from South Korea's worst peacetime disaster in decades. MORE
  5. Oct. 29, 2014
    South Korean court convicts two counterintelligence officials for fabricating Chinese government documents to build a spy case against a refugee from North Korea; conviction is latest blow to the image of country's National Intelligence Service. MORE

General Information on South Korea

Official Name: Republic of Korea
Capital: Seoul (Current local time)
Government Type: Republic
Population: 49.05 million
Area: 38,022 square miles; about the size of Indiana
Languages: Korean, English is widely taught in schools
Year of Independence: 1945
Web site: Korea.net

Articles

In Korean Baseball, Louder Cheers and More Squid

Professional baseball is thriving in South Korea, with the festivities in the stands both raucous and organized to a degree that American fans might find startling.
November 3, 2014, Monday
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The Biggest Ship in the World (Though It Isn’t Exactly a Ship)

Technically, this monstrous natural-gas refinery is a “floating facility,” not a “ship,” but c’mon.
November 2, 2014, Sunday

Chinese and South Korean Students Face Fallout From Suspicions of SAT Cheating

The Educational Testing Service, which administers the test worldwide, is withholding the scores of those who took it on Oct. 11 while the company investigates the allegations.
October 31, 2014, Friday

South Korean Court Orders Japanese Firm Nachi-Fujikoshi to Pay Forced Laborers

The company must give $75,800 to $94,800 to over a dozen people who were made to work in its factory during Japanese colonial rule of Korea.
October 31, 2014, Friday

SAT Cheating Inquiry Delays Scores for South Korea and China

The Educational Testing Service said it had reliable information that tests had been compromised for thousands of South Korean and Chinese students applying to American colleges and universities.
October 30, 2014, Thursday

Pressure in Japan to Forget Sins of War

Ultranationalist cyberactivists have menaced the village of Sarufutsu over a memorial to Korean laborers who died building an airfield there.
October 29, 2014, Wednesday

South Korean Divers Find Body in Sunken Ferry

The body found inside the ferry Sewol, which sank in April, would bring the confirmed death toll to 295.
October 29, 2014, Wednesday

Convictions Deal Blow to South Korean Intelligence Service

Two agents, who were sentenced to prison, faked Chinese government documents to build a spy case against a refugee from North Korea.
October 29, 2014, Wednesday

Death Penalty Is Sought for Captain in Sinking of South Korean Ferry

In their final argument, prosecutors said Lee Jun-seok, captain of the ferry Sewol, “did nothing to help rescue his passengers,” 304 of whom died in the accident.
October 28, 2014, Tuesday

European Stocks Decline After Most Banks Pass E.C.B. Stress Tests

Investors were trying to assess how much confidence to place in the European banking sector after a review of banks deemed the bulk of them healthy.
October 26, 2014, Sunday

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