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  1. Fund: Open Up North Korea's Information CurtainRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | National Review Online

    ... report them to police. "The North Koreans are thirsty for any information from outside," Douglas Shin, a Korean-American pastor told the Los Angeles Times . "They have been prohibited from contact with outsiders for so long that they are like cactus ...

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  2. China arrests US aid worker near N. Korean borderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Newsday

    A Korean-American aid worker running a school in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region. Shanghai-based lawyer Zhang Peihong said he was notified by prosecutors in China's northeastern Yanbian prefecture of the arrest of Peter Hahn, a 74-year-old Christian who ran a vocational school for Chinese and Korean youth for more than a decade in the border town of Tumen.

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  3. Korean residents association in Japan considers registering as corporate bodyRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Korea Herald

    The main association representing Korean residents in Japan has begun to consider the possibility of becoming a Japanese corporate entity in a move aimed at boosting the organization's transparency, officials said Sunday. MINDAN was established in 1946, a year after Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule, to protect the rights and interests of Koreans living in Japan.

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  4. Sociodemographic factors associated with the use of mental health...Read the original story

    Saturday | BioMed Central

    Sociodemographic factors associated with the use of mental health services in depressed adults: results from the Korea national health and nutrition examination survey Department of Medical Nutrition, Graduate School of East-west Medical Science, Kyung Hee University, Yongin-si 446-701, Gyeonggi-do, Korea BackgroundThe aims of this study were to determine the utilization of mental health services by adults with a depressive mood and to identify the influencing sociodemographic factors, using a nationwide representative Korean sample.MethodsThe study included 2735 subjects, aged 19?years or older, who had experienced a depressive mood continuously for over 2?weeks within the previous year, using the data from KNHANES IV , which was performed between 2007 and 2009, and involved a nationally representative sample of the Korean community population who were visited at home.

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  5. Actor who portrays Kim Jong Un in 'The Interview' takes role in strideRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | KRAV-FM Tulsa

    ... reporter. Still, there were more reservations, leading Park to consult with his friends and leaders of the Korean-American community in Los Angeles, the largest of its kind in the United States, according to the Times. There is where Park was again ...

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  6. China arrests U.S. missionary near North Korea borderRead the original story

    Friday Dec 19 | Reuters

    China on Friday arrested Korean American missionary who was being held near the country's border with North Korea, signaling a toughening crackdown on Christian activists in the sensitive region. Zhang said he believed authorities were targeting Hahn because of his Christian faith and because he ran a non-governmental organization.

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  7. Korean church asks for 'mercy' from The ArcRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | The Maryland Gazette

    ... is money that could have gone to directly support children and adults." Del.-elect Mark Chang, the first Korean-American elected to public office in Anne Arundel County, said he knows of Korean congregations that hold their service at Seventh-day ...

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  8. China arrests US aid work in North Korean border townRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KEPR CBS 19

    A Korean-American aid worker working in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region. Shanghai-based lawyer Zhang Peihong said he was notified by prosecutors in China's northeastern Yanbian prefecture of the arrest of Peter Hahn, a 74-year-old Christian who ran a vocational school for Chinese and Korean youth for more than a decade in the border town of Tumen.

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  9. Bingo! I think was right in my suspisons tonight on on the Record at ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | GretaWire

    Bingo! I think was right in my suspisons tonight on ON THE RECORD at 7pm - it is Japan that North Korea thought it was targeting Check out this tweet - tweeted by the North Korean state run media. It says JAPANESE cinema and not US or American.

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  10. China arrests aid worker in N. Korean border townRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | The China Post

    A Korean-American aid worker working in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region. Shanghai-based lawyer Zhang Peihong said he was notified by prosecutors in China's northeastern Yanbian prefecture of the arrest of Peter Hahn, a 74-year-old Christian who ran a vocational school for Chinese and Korean youth for more than a decade in the border town of Tumen.

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  11. China arrests U.S. aid worker in N. Korean border townRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | Windsor Beacon

    A Korean-American aid worker working in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region. Shanghai-based lawyer Zhang Peihong said he was notified by prosecutors in China's northeastern Yanbian prefecture of the arrest of Peter Hahn, a 74-year-old Christian who ran a vocational school for Chinese and Korean youth for more than a decade in the border town of Tumen.

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  12. China Arrests American Aid Worker Near North Korean BorderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | Voice of America

    The entrance to a vocational school ran by Peter Hahn, a 74-year-old Korean-American in the Chinese border city of Tumen. Hahn was arrested Friday by Chinese authorities according to sources.

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  13. Comedian Margaret Cho to headline at San Jose ImprovRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Lowell Sun

    ... viewers alike, but before and after that painful experience Cho discovered comedy platinum in exploring her Korean-American heritage. Her views on her immigrant mother, complete with thick accent, is a familiar laugh-getter. So is her Emmy-nominated ... 24 comments

  14. Gender minister to visit home for wartime sex slavesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Korea Herald

    South Korea's gender minister plans to visit a shelter this week for the Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery for Japan's soldiers during World War II, ministry officials said Thursday. On Friday, Kim Hee-jung will visit the shelter in western Seoul to comfort two of these women, Kim Bok-dong and Kil Won-ok, and deliver warm winter items, according to the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family.

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  15. January 13 is now Korean-American Day in NYCRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | New York Daily News

    City Council approves Jan. 13 as Korean-American Day in New York City to recognize the contributions of the growing community City Councilman Peter Koo led the push to designate Jan. 13 as Korean-American Day in New York City. The date was chosen to commemorate the first arrival of Korean immigrants to the U.S. in 1903 when the SS Gaelic landed in Hawaii with about 100 men, women and children.

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  16. Chol Soo Lee, famed for murder conviction and release, dies at 62Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | SFGate

    Chol Soo Lee , who served nearly 10 years in prison for a Chinatown murder before a second jury cleared him, and whose case inspired a Hollywood film about the lawyer who helped win his freedom, died Dec. 2 in a San Francisco hospital from complications of a gastric disorder, friends said. He was 62. Mr. Lee, born in South Korea, came to the United States at 12 and was 20 when gang leader Yip Yee Tak was shot to death in broad daylight on a Chinatown street in June 1973.

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  17. All's well that ends well for 2 Korean-owned businesses that faced extinction in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Business Journal

    ... said. It was a similar story in January upstairs in the Exchange Building, where Beacon had ordered another Korean-American business, the Goodie Box, a tiny gift and sundry shop owned and operated by Paula Kim , to move out. Kim said Beacon had ...

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  18. Korean cabinet minister honors Korean War veteransRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | John's Creek Herald

    ... by the Korean government. "This was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the Veterans Walk and to welcome Korean-American veterans and Korean War veterans to their park," said Price. "The Republic of Korea was one of the benefactors to this ...

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  19. How could Shin's book become an `excellent book`?Read the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | English Dong-A

    How could Shin's book become an `excellent book`? . DECEMBER 17, 2014 03:37. . On her way to prosecutors' investigation on the controversial 'talk concert' tour, Shin Eun-mi, a Korean-American woman, said that what she said was all in her book, 'A Korean-American Woman Goes to North Korea,' which was selected as an excellent literary book of the Culture, Sports and Tourism Ministry last year.

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  20. Queer in Korea: Reconciling identitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Korea Herald

    ... Human Rights for Citizens was met with protest and the charter has since been delayed. But for Nick Neon, a Korean-American expat in Seoul, being gay is a privilege, not a burden, despite the discrimination he's faced here. Neon came to Korea in ...

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