In the political realm, South Korea is never a dull place. This issue of Shigak highlights some of the more noteworthy stories and reports on South Korea for the first half of September.
Despite the demand for a special investigation, the ruling and opposition parties have yet to find enough common ground to put the Sewol special bill to a vote. This topic and more are explored in the latest issue of Shigak.
The latest Shigak recaps the crucial July 30 by-elections and discusses what the Saenuri Party’s electoral victory means for South Korean politics going forward. Additional stories covered include: Korea’s rising immigrant population, issues of national identity, and the fate of private high schools, among others.
Ongoing battles over historical narratives, an upcoming “mini-general election,” and efforts to deal with and adjust to an increasingly multicultural population were some of the major issues covered in the Korean and foreign media over the last few weeks. These pressing issues and more are covered in the latest issue of Shigak.
President Park’s nominee for prime minister comes under fire and drags the administration and the ruling Saenuri party down with him. Chinese fishermen adds a new layer of problems for South Korea struggling to deter North Korea’s provocations along the Northern Limitation Line. These issues, and more, are explored in this issue of #Shigak.
The sinking of the Sewol has affected South Korea in various ways. This issue of #Shigak explores the broader political, economic, and social effects of the tragic ferry accident, in addition to exploring other noteworthy reports.