Monday, June 09, 2008

The Korean wonders who at New York Times keep on writing these articles about contemporary Korean society -- does anyone else see articles about Korea in a much greater frequency than other Asian countries (minus China perhaps), or is it just the Korean?

At any rate, today's article is about how Korean fathers are left behind for children to learn English.


  1. It is perhaps due to the recent increase in American population in Korea.

  2. Norimitsu Onishi does seem to fancy himself a Koreanist, having written a number of articles dealing with cultural and social changes over the past few years. Some Korean commenters on blogs have speculated that Onishi is a Korean-Japanese. I think the reason for the disproportionate number of feature stories on Korea simply reflects the fact that Onishi, a regular contributor, has a strong interest in the country.

  3. I don't know about the rest of the world, but the Bloggers here picked it up a few days ago, so everyone who reads blogs have at the very least heard this story already.

    There were also a few theories that the separations have very little to do with studying English, in fact. Korea does not look friendly on divorce, after all.


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