Post Tagged with: "Korea"

Remembering the Victims of the Sewol Ferry Sinking, Three Years On

Remembering the Victims of the Sewol Ferry Sinking, Three Years On

East Asian, Featured Posts April 18, 2017 at 4:25 pm

On the third anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster, Koreans gathered in Brooklyn for a remembrance of the 304 victims.

According to the Consulate General of South Korea, the troubled Korean American Association of Greater New York will no longer be supported by the Korean government. (Photo from Newsis via The Korea Times)

Korean Government Shuns Community Group

East Asian, New York August 21, 2015 at 12:28 pm

The beleaguered Korean American Association of Greater New York, one of the largest Korean organizations in the diaspora, will no longer have the support of the Korean government, reports The Korea Times.

A palace located in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Gustavo M, Creative Commons license)

Travel to Korea Returns to Normal

East Asian, Health July 7, 2015 at 2:59 pm

With the emergence of new cases of MERS in Korea slowing considerably in recent weeks, Koreans in the U.S. are once again making plans to visit Korea, travel agents in the New York area told The Korea Times.

(Photo by David Camerer, Creative Commons license)

Fear of MERS Grows in Korean Community

East Asian, Health, Metro Area June 11, 2015 at 10:27 pm

Local Koreans who recently visited Korea report fearful reactions from co-workers and others, reports The Korea Times.

Third grader Phoenix holds up a card with his name written inKorean. (Photo by Yehyun Kim for Voices of NY)

Introducing Korea to Third Graders in Park Slope

Brooklyn, East Asian, Education, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks November 26, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Korean customs, language and history were introduced to students at P.S. 321 by visiting Korean university students.

Reprint of the map that originally ran in the New York Times, with the offending term circled by The Korea Times (Image from The Korea Times)

Sea of Japan? East Sea? Or Both?

East Asian, Media October 31, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Some Koreans are taking The New York Times to task for referring to the body of water between Korea and Japan as the “Sea of Japan,” The Korea Times reports.

The advertisement on Star Ledger. Denying that Japanese Army has no responsibility on Comfort Women issue during the World War II.

Japanese Ad Rekindles Comfort Women Controversy

East Asian, History, In the News November 20, 2012 at 3:09 pm

A Japanese group has published an “objection advertisement” in New Jersey’s Star Ledger newspaper, rebutting the “Do You Remember?” ad campaign launched by two Koreans, reported Korea Daily.

Mount Olivet Cemetery (Photo via Korea Daily)

Honoring Korean Laborers Buried a Century Ago in Queens

East Asian, History, Queens August 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm

After the discovery of 40 century-old unmarked graves of Korean laborers in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Queens, A group of Korean-Americans are trying to honor these early immigrants, who used their meager earnings to support Korean independence during the Japanese colonial era.

Korean Medical Tourists Report Overcharging, Unnecessary Surgeries

East Asian, Health August 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Korean medical tourism has become popular among Koreans living abroad. But, The Korea Times reports, some hospitals cheat the tourists by prescribing unnecessary treatments and overcharging patients.

Jaranero Beat (Cortesia via El Diario)

Voices in Focus: A Celebration of ‘Jaranero’ Music

Culture, Religion July 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm

In our roundup today: a memoir by a rabbi’s wife turned feminist artist; a Bronx high school student’s take on the role of family and religion; dueling petitions on a controversial monument in New Jersey; and a Mexican music festival.

Photo by Peter Moskowitz

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.

Hyuk ‘Jim’ Jee: ‘People Tell Me I’m Crazily Friendly’

Hyuk ‘Jim’ Jee: ‘People Tell Me I’m Crazily Friendly’

Parachute Children July 11, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Hyuk “Jim” Jee, 17, struggled to communicate and make friends when he first arrived as an 10th grader to North Babylon, on Long Island. In Korea, he said, “I didn’t really know how to socialize outside of academics,” but after a year here, he has become a “social person.”

Alex Yoo: ‘I’m Afraid My Younger Sister Will Forget My Face’

Alex Yoo: ‘I’m Afraid My Younger Sister Will Forget My Face’

Parachute Children July 11, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Alex Yoo, a 14-year-old studying in New Jersey, appreciates the opportunities he has in America to play sports, rather than spend all his time studying. But he misses his family in Korea, and sometimes wishes he could go home.

Jiha Ham: ‘No One Else in My High School was From Korea’

Jiha Ham: ‘No One Else in My High School was From Korea’

Parachute Children July 11, 2012 at 12:49 pm

After studying in Canada in his teens, Jiha Ham, 30, a reporter for the Korea Times in New York City, wrote a guide to the Korean practice of chogi yuhak, or early study abroad. “It’s a controversial issue,” he concedes — but for Ham the experience helped him find his path to journalism.

Comfort Women Poster (designed by Kyoungduk Seo)

Posters Seek to Raise Awareness of Comfort Women New York City

East Asian, History July 10, 2012 at 5:56 pm

A South Korean activist and eight Korean students distributed 2,500 posters in New York City commemorating the brutal World War II episode in which Asian women were forced into sexual slavery as “Comfort Women” for the Japanese army.