Tag Archives: Korea

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of China Copying Everyone Else

Anyone who knows China well enough can attest to the fact that a lot of what you see in China was taken from elsewhere. That’s why there are high profile cases like the Huawei telecommunications company, which was featured on … Continue reading

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The International Gangnam Style Phenomenon

Music videos aren’t usually, in my opinion, news worthy. But one video has gone so viral that it should probably now be described as a worldwide infection. It seems like everyone has caught the “PSY” bug, and this English-speaking Berklee-educated … Continue reading

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The Ten Most Educated and Smartest Countries in 2012

An interesting ranking was recently reported by Yahoo! Finance, on the ten most educated countries of the world. That is, which countries have the highest percentage of people with post-secondary education. Apparently college and university graduation rates have increased in half a century … Continue reading

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Is Drinking Now Part of the University/College Experience?

Just what is being taught at school? The Western post-secondary education is supposed to be a place of intellectual discourse and personal exploration. However, new research is shining light on the exploration that people engage in as university or college students. … Continue reading

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Toxic Racism Against Japan Since the March 11 Disaster (Part3)

In Part 1, we looked at how America does not seem to be over the Pearl Harbor attacks. In Part 2, we saw that almost 4 out of 10 Americans agree with the disturbing internet troll known as “Tamtampamela,” who … Continue reading

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Japan’s New Prime Minister, and the Shrine to War Criminals

Japan welcomes a new prime minister, and he seems to have little problem with the shrine that has become associated with war criminals. Continue reading

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Skeptikai Notices (Aug9) – Video games, news, hacking, Japan, science

Video game technology advances robotics, hackers try to escape incarceration, researchers actually create sperm in a laboratory. Continue reading

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How Girl Groups Make it Big in Japan

How do Japanese idols make it big in Japan? There’s no magic formula, but they all seem to have a few things in common. Continue reading

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Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous – Korean Slave Edition

When one woman killed herself in 2009, she started drawing attention to the seedy underworld of the Korean entertainment industry. Celebrities have become modern-day slaves in Korea, and pop stars are getting fed up. Continue reading

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