Thursday, November 09, 2006

Japan-South Korea Editors Seminar Aims for Better Mutual Understanding [NSK News Bulletin]

The 43rd Japan-South Korea Editors Seminar in Tokyo on Oct. 25 engaged 24 editors from 14 Japanese media and 15 from 13 South Korean media in discussions on the theme, “Rebuilding Japan-South Korea Relations ? the Media's Role.” They covered the North Korean nuclear weapons test and the latest developments in bilateral relations.

Monday, November 06, 2006

High technology used in promoting tourism| News: "Date: November 07, 2006
Korea has a lot to show to both its own people and to foreigners. Is it doing a good job? Are there more effective ways of displaying Korea's attractions and helping people experience them?

Kim Jong-min, president of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), is constantly asking that question. He sees tourism as an industry, combining high tech and high touch.

“Tourism is an industry that steals away people's minds. Thus it requires the highest technology. The technology should also be a combination of technologies used in other various fields,” Kim said. "
Watching movies is favorite weekend pastime for Koreans: Survey | News: "
Date: November 07, 2006
A growing number of Koreans go to the movies in their free time on the weekend, but other types of entertainment like plays and concerts are not enjoying similar popularity, a government survey suggested Monday (Nov. 6). "
Korea eyes merger of communications, broadcast regulators| News:
"Date: November 02, 2006

Korea is considering the consolidation of the country’s communications and broadcasting regulators in an effort to expedite the convergence of the two sectors, a top policymaker said Wednesday (Nov. 1).

Under the plan, a special committee will be established to put the Ministry of Information and Communication and the Korean Broadcasting Commission under its wing, Information and Communication Minister Rho Jun-hyong said. "
Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea: "Samsung Sets Up Cell Phone Graduate Program

The world's third-largest mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics has joined hands with Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul to set up a graduate program for mobile handset technology. The program is the first of its kind in Korea, and will graduate 40 master's and 12 doctorate students every year. Samsung's head researchers and executive staff will take part in teaching courses. The company will set up another graduate program on mobile communications technology with Yonsei University.

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Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea: "Samsung to Release New Sub-Notebook
Samsung Electronics is releasing a new 12.1 inch-monitor sub-notebook, the Sens Q40. The new 1.18 kg unit makes use of “no fan” technology which will make using it in very quiet places like libraries less of an annoyance."
Asian int’l affairs journal makes debut:
"Seoul-based publication looks at world from Asian perspective"
Looking for the real enemy [cartoon]:
"The media, the prosecution, and an intelligence official are scrutinizing everyone with a magnifying glass in front of a series of signs."
As Koreans go mobile, pay phones face extinction