South Korea

Becoming a Korean Lawyer–the Battle Between the Bar and Law School

By K. Koo

After finishing my undergraduate studies in New England two years ago, I came back home to pursue a career in law. All had been going well, and in November, I was preparing for final exams to finish my second year in law school. But on December 2, most my classmates reported hearing rumors that that the Ministry of Justice had put an embargo on a press conference to be held the next day. Reasons for the embargo had not been given. All we heard was that the conference would be about the phasing-out of the Judicial Exam (aka the Korean Bar).


Foreigner Tax Advice For Filing In South Korea

More than 500,000 foreigners are expected to file year-end tax settlements in South Korea for their 2015 income.

Korea FM spoke with Seoul Global Center CPA Lee Jung-se & tax consultant Katie Klemsen to discuss tax tips & how foreigners can get free advice to avoid costly errors.


South Korea Has World’s “Most Innovative Economy”

Bloomberg Business says “in the world of ideas, South Korea is king” as the ROK is the world’s most innovative economy for the 3rd year in a row.

Korea FM spoke with Bloomberg’s Michelle Jamrisko & the Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Cheng to learn which factors influenced the ranking & why South Korea “dominates” the index.


How Does The Death Of Internet Explorer Affect South Korea?

Microsoft has ended support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 & 10 in an effort to move users to IE’s final version & the company’s new web browser, Edge.

Korea FM spoke with SUNY Korea Professor James Larson & ZDnet reporter Philip Iglauer to find out what the change means for South Korea, a country where Internet Explorer has been adopted as the internet standard more than perhaps any other country in the world.


5 Awesome Things You Should Do in Jeju Island That You Won’t Regret

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Only In Korea Podcast: Businesses Continue To Ban Foreigners

The excuse by Hongdae bar “Green Light” that it’s “not racist” to refuse foreign customers because employees “are not able to communicate in English” is just the latest example of discrimination by South Korean businesses.

Hosts Chance & Travis discuss the story as reported by the Korea Herald, detail the results of an opinion poll on the topic from OinK Facebook members, and play an audio clip of one listener who fears how discrimination in Korea will affect his biracial children.


Awesome Incheon Intl. Airport Amenities You Probably Didn’t Know About

IMG_3235Besides the fact that Incheon Intl. Airport is highly reputed as one of the best airports worldwide, how much do you know about it?


Marmot’s Hole Podcast: War Of Words On The Korean Peninsula

Robert Koehler & Chance Dorland continue last week’s focus on rising tensions between North and South Korea.

The ROK is now questioning North Korea’s UN membership, President Park Geun-hye has called on the nation to remain on high alert over possible terrorist attacks, THAAD deployment as been delayed, & even name calling is taking place as North Korea has printed that President Park is a “crazy old b—-.”


Reflections on my time in Busan for weteachkorea.com

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A few weeks ago my friend Luke, who I travelled to Japan with a few years back and played football alongside while I was living in Korea, contacted me with regard to writing a lifestyle/opinion piece on my time in Busan for his new website; weteachkorea.com


South Korea Barely Makes Top 20 In “Best Countries” Ranking

South Korea barely made the top 20 in a new “Best Countries” ranking by US News & World Report.

Korea FM asked US News executive editor Tim Smart why South Korea was ranked lower than neighbors Japan & China, and how the ROK can improve its score.


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