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The LTWK newsletter is a rundown of the previous two weeks’ news as written by HyungSik Yoon, a senior alumnus of KBC Creator Steven Bammel at Hanyang University and long-time participant in the Korean automobile industry.

Mr. Yun’s fun, tongue-in-cheek approach shares a unique and personal perspective on the Korean news that communicates both an understanding of the facts and a cultural and historical context, including a strong business component. He has been faithfully sending this out to his foreign business associates every two weeks for the last several years and is now sharing it with the KBC community too!

We hope you like it!

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22Jul, 2014

Last Two Weeks in Korea (July 22, 2014) – Samsung IT Products Stolen During World Cup

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July 22, 2014 Edition 1) Severance pay to be split in divorces The Supreme Court ruled that a retirement pension or severance payment expected in the future should be included in the property to be [...]

8Jul, 2014

Last Two Weeks in Korea (July 8, 2014) – Koreans Sued Over ‘Illegal Subtitles’ by U.S. TV Producers

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July 8, 2014 Edition 1) Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Seoul, prior to Pyongyang Xi Jinping visited Korea on July 3, the first time ever a Chinese leader made his first visit to South Korea, [...]

23Jun, 2014

Last Two Weeks in Korea (June 24, 2014) – Psy’s New Release Reaches No. 26 on Billboard

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June 24, 2014 Edition 1) Korea unlikely to advance to next round in Brazil Korean soccer team got a good start with 1-1 draw against Russia in the World Cup in Brazil, but fell into [...]

10Jun, 2014

Last Two Weeks in Korea (June 9, 2014) – Koreans Work Long Hours, and Also Years

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June 10, 2014 Edition 1) Nominee for PM withdraws Ahn Dae-hee, former Supreme Court judge known as Mr.Clean Hands, withdraw from his nomination as prime minister just six days after nomination, a setback for President [...]

27May, 2014

Last Two Weeks in Korea (May 27, 2014) – Ferry Owner on Most Wanted List

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May 27, 2014 Edition 1) Ferry owner on most wanted list Yoo Byung-eon, the owner of ill fated ferry operator and leader of a religious cult, is being chased by the police with 500 million [...]

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“Love HS’s commentaries. Some just plain funny, and fun coming from a Korean, and some really insightful. Thanks for adding that.”
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“I really enjoy reading H.S.’s articles. The personal aspect he brings gives a human touch not found elsewhere.”
Walter Foreman, Office of International Affairs, Korea University