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May 26th, 2018 - 12:44 pm § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

Korea Moves Ahead Without the Donald

HUGS! South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un got together for a very friendly meeting aimed at staving off a return to U.S.-led pressure and sanctions against Pyongyang, threatened by Trump. Mr. Moon said he was “perplexed” by Mr. Trump’s cancellation of the Sin[...]

May 9th, 2017 - 7:40 am § in Foreign Affairs

Moon Jae-in leads exit polls in S.Korean presidential election by large margin

Moon Jae-in of the liberal Minjoo Party has been elected the new President of South Korea. Now it seems that Macron will have a partner in South Korea. Moon Jae-in is a former civil rights attorney .  He was imprisoned in the 1970s for protesting against the former dictator Park Chung-hee and late[...]

April 18th, 2017 - 8:43 am § in Donald Trump

TRUMPISM: Pence’s Mixed Message

‘AMERICA FIRST’ S. Korea-U.S. Trade Deal ‘Under Review’ Pence says agreement will be reformed amid trade deficit.  [...]

January 4th, 2017 - 12:29 pm § in Misc.

An Automaker Who Didn’t Make SUVs

Blindsided by SUV boom, Hyundai Motor trims costs, perks  SEOUL Headed for a fourth straight annual profit decline, Hyundai Motor is trimming its cost fat; scaling back on business class flights and annual family home trips for overseas employees, executives told Reuters.[...]

November 8th, 2016 - 1:29 am § in Jefferson, Misc.

Democracy Movement Forces Change of PM in South Korea

IN DEFEAT, SKOREAN PRESIDENT TO LET PARLIAMENT CHOOSE HER PMSEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea’s president said Tuesday she will allow parliament to choose her prime minister, a major political concession to growing anger as she scrambles to defuse an escalating influence-peddling sca[...]

March 20th, 2016 - 10:34 am § in Misc., UW

PHOTOGRAPHY: Remembering a UW Hero

A bit of UW history that has yet to be told.   Back during the McCarthy era, the House Unamerican Activities Committee  worked with the far right government of South Korea to pursue Koreans who stood for democracy.  That pursuit extended even to the US where the Korean spy agency worked to dep[...]

December 29th, 2013 - 3:08 am § in Hypocrisy, Religion

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: racism remains in Japan

The excuse of Japanese imperialism in WII was that Japan was (just) acting like a European power. But European Imperialism was about one thing .. race!  Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Japan’s war shrine shows that Japanese racism is still there.  Shinzo Abe’s public [...]