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  1. President Park enters 3rd year in office: foreign policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Arirang TV

    A stronger alliance with the United States and a budding relationship with China are two of President Park Geun-hye's most notable diplomatic achievements. The signing of a free trade agreement deepened Seoul's economic cooperation with Beijing and the two neighbors have opened up military channels.

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  2. Hey, Bruce LeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | MetaFilter

    ... care whether or not the show was actually good. To me, at the tender age of 19, I felt validated as a young Korean-American." Thanks for posting.

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  3. Korean-American activist raps Suga's response to failed lawsuit against 'comfort woman' statueRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Japan Times

    A prominent member of California's Korean-American community hit back at the Japanese government's reaction to a federal judge's dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to remove a city memorial to the "comfort women."

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  4. Parliamentary health committee passes law revision for cigarette packagingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Arirang TV

    Anti-smoking messages cover just 30 percent of cigarette packs sold in Korea and are only written warnings, which are easy to ignore. In line with the government's tougher policy on smoking, the National Assembly's Health and Welfare Committee voted for passage of a revised law that forces cigarette companies to use pictures showing the harmful effects of the habit and written warnings that together should cover more than 50 percent of the packaging.

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  5. Ranking diplomats from Koreas to address...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Korea Herald

    South Korea's vice foreign minister plans to make a speech at a United Nations meeting on human rights in Geneva next week to raise awareness of North Korea's dismal human rights conditions and Japan's wartime sex slaves, officials said Thursday. South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul is expected on Tuesday to address Pyongyang's human rights issue and the promotion of women's rights at the high-level segment of the 28th session of the U.N. Human Rights Council that will run from March 2-5, according to the foreign ministry.

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  6. National Assembly to pass revised law on anti-smoking warningsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Arirang TV

    Anti-smoking messages cover just 30 percent of cigarette packs sold in Korea and are only written warnings, which are easy to ignore. In line with the government's tougher policy on smoking, a parliamentary health committee is pushing to have that changed.

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  7. Net adversaries: Phil Yu and Lela Lee. Photo: The Washington Post/Lela LeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | South China Morning Post

    For 14 years, dedicated readers of the popular Angry Asian Man blog have delighted as Phil Yu, a 36-year-old Korean-American from Los Angeles, mercilessly skewered mainstream media stereotypes of Asian-Americans as the model minority - bookish, quiet and submissive. Last week, Yu proved his point in a bluntly personal manner when he posted a detailed account of his nasty nine-month legal dispute with another trailblazing Asian-American activist - Lela Lee, 40, the creator two decades ago of the Angry Little Asian Girl comics and merchandise line that explores similar themes.

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  8. Our Korean women vs your Korean womenRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Sand Trap

    Have been watching the australian Women's Open and have been pondering the Olympic Games Golf gold medal battle in Rio We on Australia have our clutch of " ozzie" Koreans and have noted many representing other nations !! What are they doing right in Korea with ladies golf ? Obviously a lot going right ! The men left far behind ! What is it ? What's going on ? Have been watching the australian Women's Open and have been pondering the Olympic Games Golf gold medal battle in Rio We on Australia have our clutch of " ozzie" Koreans and have noted many representing other nations !! What are they doing right in Korea with ladies golf ? Obviously a lot going right ! The men left far behind ! What is it ? What's going on ? Golf is an important sport in Korea for women and men.

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  9. UCD aims at cancer among Asian-American womenRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Davis Enterprise

    Student clinic director Kristine Miller, center, works with Vietnamese interpreter Anne Nguyen to describe cervical-cancer screening to a patient. Physician preceptor Ilya Kharmishon is present to oversee Miller perform the Pap test.

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  10. Koreas to spar over N.K. human rights at U.N. sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Korea Herald

    South and North Korea are expected to clash over the communist country's human rights conditions at a United Nations meeting in Geneva next week, sources here said Tuesday. The high-level segment of the 28th session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, scheduled from March 2-5, will draw keen attention as ranking diplomats from the rival Koreas are scheduled to make keynote speeches on the North Korean human rights issue.

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  11. Texas Women Lawyers Names Chief Judge Brenda Rhoades 2015 Pathfinder Award RecipientRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | PRWeb

    Texas Women Lawyers is honored to present the 2015 TWL Pathfinder Award to the Honorable Brenda T. Rhoades, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Texas. Judge Rhoades epitomizes a Pathfinder -- an individual who has been a champion promoting the advancement of women in the law and who exemplifies professionalism, leadership, and commitment to the public interest.

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  12. Competition Heats up Among Asian SupermarketsRead the original story

    Monday Feb 23 | WBOC-TV Salisbury

    ... survey showed. That makes sense because the Washington region has become home to the nation's third-largest Korean-American community, behind Southern California and the New York and New Jersey region, said Kyeyoung Park, associate professor of ...

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  13. Pressure building on Abe ahead of U.S. visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Korea Herald

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is coming under mounting pressure to defuse his revisionist views and embrace a more repentant attitude toward wartime history as some activists seek to submit a petition against his envisaged plan to address U.S. Congress this year. The Washington Coalition for Comfort Women Issues, a group consisting chiefly of Korean-American scholars and activists based in the U.S. capital, said it plans to send a letter to Rep. Ed Royce, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Relations, the speaker of the House, the president of the Senate and the White House, while carrying out a campaign to encourage other citizens to follow suit.

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  14. Ascent of Korean-American actorsRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 22 | Asia News Network

    ... playing charming, multidimensional characters who appeal to a wider audience. Here are three up-and-coming Korean-American actors who are chipping their way through the US entertainment industry's "bamboo ceiling", both in film and on network ...

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  15. Japan's Official Apology for Sexual Slavery Demanded in S. KoreaRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 22 | Korean News

    The 1 166th Wednesday meeting demanding the settlement of the issue of the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army took place in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul, according to a south Korean internet paper. Speakers at the meeting slammed Japan for evading an official apology and legal reparation for its past crimes though 70 years have passed since Japan's defeat.

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  16. Op Ed: Backsliding on the Comfort...Read the original story

    Sunday Feb 22 | Samoa News

    ... I worked with my good friend Mike Honda to see the adoption of House Resolution 121 which he introduced. The Korean-American community was instrumental in winning House support for passage of the Resolution. Mr. Dong Suk Kim and his organization, ...

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  17. Japanese PM likely to address U.S. Congress in spring: sourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | Arirang TV

    A source familiar with the issue says Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will likely give a speech before U.S. Congress during his planned visit to Washington in late April or early May. The source said Abe strongly expressed his will to a congressional delegation from the U.S. who recently visited Tokyo. Many U.S. congressional leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner, are known to be leaning toward letting Abe speak to Congress.

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  18. Foreign Ministry blasts Japan's Dokdo eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | Korea Herald

    Seoul on Sunday slammed the Japanese government's dispatch of a high-level official to a local event designed to stress its claim to the Korean islets of Dokdo. The Shinzo Abe administration sent a vice minister-level official for a third straight year since its launch to the "Takeshima Day" ceremony in Shimane Prefecture attended by some 500 politicians, local government officials and residents.

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  19. Korean Tailors Try To Keep The Lunar New Year Hanbok Ritual AliveRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 21 | National Public Radio

    ... New Year after picking up her seven-year-old daughter from Korean-language school. Lysa Anderson, who is Korean-American and also lives in Queens, says she is not getting a hanbok of her own for the new year, but she is getting her wardrobe ready ...

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  20. 'Ah! The smell of artificiality...' South Korean girls sample US snacks for the first timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Bakery & Snacks

    Pop Tarts, Lay's and Cheez-Its... How do young South Korean women tasting these US staple snacks for the first time rate them? The reactions in the recent videos below are surprising, and provide interesting insight into the cross-cultural potential, or otherwise, of certain products and flavors. What lessons can we draw out from this experiment in cross-cultural gastronomy? Well, a 2011 study by Lana Chung and colleagues compared the liking for and acceptance of Korean-style beverages between US and Korean consumers, looking at effects of sensory and non-sensory factors.

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