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NYC Rally Against Missile Defense in South Korea

East Asian, Government, Manhattan August 1, 2017 at 5:46 pm

A diverse group of organizations spoke out in midtown Manhattan against the THAAD missile defense system in South Korea, reports Newsroh.

On May 9 at a restaurant in Palisades Park, New Jersey, Koreans watch TV news, waiting for the result of the South Korea’s presidential election. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Reactions to Korea Election Results Mixed in Metro Area

East Asian, New York, Politics May 9, 2017 at 10:54 pm

Koreans in the NYC metro area offered mixed reactions to the election of former human rights lawyer Moon Jae-in to be their country’s next president, Korea Daily reports.

On March 10, Koreans in Palisades Park, New Jersey, read local newspaper articles about South Korea’s court ruling to officially remove President Park Geun-hye from office. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Mixed Reactions to Park’s Ouster

East Asian, Metro Area, New York March 10, 2017 at 11:03 pm

Korea Daily reports on the range of reactions among Koreans in New York and New Jersey in response to news that the Constitutional Court had unanimously ruled to formally remove impeached President Park Geun-hye from office.

The Korean Independence Movement Day celebration in New York (Photo via The New York Ilbo)

Korean Americans Mark ‘Samiljeol

East Asian, History, New York March 2, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Korean Americans in the New York City area marked the 98th anniversary of Samiljeol, the independence movement against Japanese rule, The New York Ilbo reports.

Protestors gathered on 32nd St. to call for the immediate resignation, criminal investigation and imprisonment of Korean President Park Geun-hye following the passage of an impeachment bill on Dec. 9 (Photo via The Korea Times)

Impeachment of President Park Geun-hye: ‘The People’s Wish is Accepted’

East Asian, Manhattan, New York, Queens December 13, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Following the Dec. 9 impeachment vote of President Park Geun-hye by Korea’s National Assembly, views among Koreans in New York and New Jersey are mixed about how the Constitutional Court should proceed, and what the consequences for Korea may be, reports The Korea Times.

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Studying and Struggling, 7,000 Miles From Home

Education, Featured Posts, Parachute Children July 11, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Thousands of Korean children and teens travel to North America to study without their parents, a practice known as “chogi yuhak.” They hope to learn English, and to get a leg up in college admissions.

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Immigrants Own Businesses in NYC at Twice the National Rate

Business, Demographics June 26, 2012 at 6:29 pm

A recent report by the Fiscal Policy Institute found that immigrants own 36 percent of the small businesses in New York’s metro area. Nationwide, 18 percent of small business owners are foreign-born. Ethnic papers looked at the news from a Korean, Polish and Latino perspective.

Image of the planned NY Korea Center (Image via Korea Times)

The NY Korea Center: A Boondoggle?

Culture, East Asian August 10, 2017 at 4:58 pm

A member of Korea’s National Assembly says that the Korean Cultural Center New York has wasted money on a project that has not begun construction for nine years, reports The Korea Times.

Munyoung Cho displaying the stamp proving that she voted (Photo by Munyoung Cho for Voices of NY)

My First Vote in a Korean Presidential Election – in New York

East Asian, Featured Posts, Politics May 1, 2017 at 5:54 pm

Voices of NY intern Munyoung Cho writes an account of the first vote she cast in a Korean presidential election, in Flushing, Queens.

Woomin Lee and Sangmi Lee, who voted before heading to the airport. (Photo via the Korea Times)

Koreans in US Vote for Korea’s Next President

East Asian, Politics, Queens April 26, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Voters young and old flocked to the polling place in Queens to cast their votes in Korea’s presidential elections, The Korea Times reports.

(Photo via V Novom Svete)

Russian-Speaking and Without Papers

Eastern European, Immigration, New York April 5, 2017 at 5:07 pm

A Belarusian, a Russian and a Ukrainian immigrant, all without papers giving them legal status, spoke with V Novom Svete about their lives here.

U.S Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis at his swearing in on Jan. 27 (Official Dept. of Defense photo)

‘Fake News’ and the Korean Elections

East Asian, New York, Politics March 29, 2017 at 9:34 pm

Fake news is spreading in the Korean community in connection with the forthcoming elections in South Korea, reports The Korea Times.

Bayside resident Ted Han placed an advertisement celebrating the United States-South Korea alliance at the intersection of Northern and Parsons boulevards in Flushing. He worries that the states’ relationship will be hurt by the front-runner to become president of South Korea. (Photo provided to Queens Chronicle)

Generational Divide in Queens on Park’s Impeachment

East Asian, Politics, Queens March 23, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Queens Chronicle finds that much of the reaction among Korean Americans in the borough to the impeachment of the South Korean president is split along age lines.

On Nov. 17, dozens of Korean students at Columbia University in Upper Manhattan, New York City, demand the immediate resignation of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Students in NYC Urge Korean President to Resign

East Asian, Education, Manhattan November 18, 2016 at 3:36 pm

Korean students, and young Korean Americans with strong ties to Korea, have been protesting at universities in the U.S. against the government of President Park Geun-Hye because of a scandal that has enveloped the presidency.

At a book-release party on Sep. 1 in Flushing, Korean-language teachers of New York and New Jersey celebrate the release “Korean-Language Teachers in  New York.”
(Photo via Korea Daily)

A New Book on the Challenges for Korean-Language Teachers

East Asian, Education, New York September 7, 2016 at 12:38 pm

Korean-language teachers in the U.S. celebrated the release of a book of essays about their experiences, reports Korea Daily.