#Shigak returns with fresh analysis of South Korea’s declining export competitiveness, a mixed assessment of media freedom, a by-election drubbing or three for the NPAD, and the judicial outcome of an unseemly defamation lawsuit.
Interpreting economic data in and about North Korea is tricky; individual data points can balloon out of control. Christopher Green looks at the debate over North Korean economic growth and what really happened on May 30.
Is it in any sense possible to corroborate recent assertions that North Korea may have executed officials with massive 50-caliber machine guns?
Like everything else in South Korea, attitudes and values are undergoing change. Steven Denney contextualizes and translates.
The sex trade is a battleground wherever you go, and South Korea is no different. In this edition of #Shigak, the Constitutional Court in Seoul gears up to pass judgment on an unpopular 2004 law. Elsewhere, the state remembers the Cheonan for the final time.
Rapid demographic changes in South Korea have changed the cultural and ethnic makeup of the nation. While official government discourse is optimistic, a closer look at peoples’ actual opinions paints a different picture. Darcie Draudt translates.