April 10, 2010
World Cup 2010: SOUTH KOREA FIFA ranking: 49 Overall World Cup record: 4-13-7 Coach: Huh Jung-Moo Best performance: Fourth place, 2002 Overview: No Asian team has been to the World Cup more often than South Korea, which is making its eighth appearance this summer. But the South Koreans have made it out of the first round only once, in 2002. Coach Huh Jung-Moo, a former national team star who is retiring after this World Cup, will be counting heavily on Manchester United striker Park Ji-Sung and playmaker Park Chu-Young.
January 1, 2010 |
When German-born fashion journalist Vera Hohleiter poked fun in print at the smell of kimchi and the short skirts of South Korean women, the cyber response was swift and nasty. Incensed Seoul Internet users flooded her blog with insults, calling her a racist and a Nazi, and demanded that she leave their country immediately. "For weeks, I went everywhere by taxi," said Hohleiter, 30, whose perceived transgressions were contained in a 2008 book, "Sleepless in Seoul," her memoir about a foreign woman hopelessly in love with a young Korean man. "I just didn't want to be confronted with this growing public anger."
May 2, 1994
Samsung, Nissan Plan Partnership: Samsung Co., South Korea's largest conglomerate, has chosen Japan's Nissan Motor Co. as its partner in a move into South Korea's fast-growing auto making industry. Samsung's link with Nissan, which is subject to government approval, comes amid heated debate over whether South Korea needs another big car company.
February 19, 2010 |
The young college graduate acknowledges that she has a job with pretty demanding hours -- like 3:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. Sometimes, to get any shut-eye at all, she shares a bed with a bunch of other trainees. Then there's the minder who rules her every moment, even in the shower, not to mention the marathon drinking sessions to get her in fighting shape. At 23, she's a cub reporter slogging her way through a grueling round-the-clock journalism training program that often plays out more like a college fraternity hazing.