Rain and Kim Tae-hee are getting married

Korean singer and actor Rain and
actress Kim Tae-hee, who is renowned as one
of the prettiest actresses in Korea,
are getting married after dating each other for five years.

Rain is widely known for his role
as the main character in the
Hollywood film Ninja Assassin (2009). 
Naomi Harris, who is more famous these days,
played a supporting role in the film.

The marriage between these top celebrities is
widely looked up in portal engines
worldwide. Of course, Rain and
Kim Tae-hee are not so well-known outside in Asia,
but these two celebrities's status would be akin to
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Asia. 


Full Korea welcomes 2017

Full Korea was launched in
January of 2010 as a private, non-profit
website designed to globally promote South Korea.

Full Korea gained many domestic readers but
has not attracted as many foreigners readers.
Full Korea has received support from
domestic organizations or celebrities,
but I think that has rather brought adverse effects.
This is the 7th year since Full Korea was founded.

Full Korea has not had conspicuous achievements or results.
There are many things going on around in the world.
People abroad are busy reading about their domestic issues.
The things occurring in remote
South Korea is not directly relevant
to their lives, so foreigners are less likely to
look up Korean news.

Despite these circumstances, 
Full Korea contents have been accessed by  
7,300 people from 10 countries in a week. 
About 1,000 people are visiting 
Full Korea and reading Korean news. 



The impeachment of the president, and Korea in 2017

Park Geun-hye.
That's the name of the South Korean president
who is impeached.
As of now, South Korea has no president.
The government is run by the acting president,
Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn.

On April 16th of 2014, a ferry carrying
about 300 passengers,
mostly high school teenagers, sank deep in the sea.
This vessel is Sewol.
I ask all of you around the world 
who are reading this blog to remember the name of this ship. 

The captain told the passengers to stay still in
their cabins and then fled the ship alone.

While the entire country was engulfed by panic,
South Korean president of the time,
Park Geun-hye, was busy getting her hair done.
Even after she was told that a ferry was sinking
and claiming the lives of hundreds of people,
she spent two hours bringing her hairdresser
and getting her hair done.
There are also speculations that she was getting
beauty treatments at the time.
Park arrived at the emergency management center
7 hours after she was first notified of the ship sinking.
And then she asked why it was difficult to find
passengers in life jackets, clearly showing that
she was unaware of how the crisis was unfolding.
An official had to inform her that the passengers
were trapped inside the ship and were below the water.

And Park's civilian friend, Choi Soon-sil,
extorted money from conglomerates like Samsung.
She told them it was the order from the president
and attained money here and there.

The reason that such outrageous things
happened all this time is because
many of the media corporations have connections
with the government.
It was a small broadcasting company that
shed light on the government's
corruption and negligence, and this led to
parliament to pass the motion
for the president's impeachment.

This is sadly the reality of South Korea.
Everything is rotten.


Have you heard of THAAD?

Have you heard of THAAD?
It stands for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense,
an anti-ballistic missile system
that the U.S. is planning to
use as a protection against North Korea's
growing nuclear threats.

The purpose of THAAD is to shoot down
North Korean missiles that target
South Korea's densely populated areas and
core infrastructures.

South Korea and the United States agreed to install THAAD
in South Korea's U.S. military base by the end of 2017.
To be more accurate, the U.S. decided to do so...
I am disappointed with Korea's diplomacy, as the deployment
of THAAD is angering China.

China is located right above the Korean peninsula.
Many Koreans are concerned that the installment of THAAD
could deal a blow to the nation's economy. In fact,
Korea's casino and travel-related stocks have dropped
by 3% as a result of the upcoming THAAD deployment.

A majority of foreign tourists in South Korea are Chinese.
Deploying THAAD will adversely affect not only the diplomatic
ties between Korea and China, but also jeopardize Korean citizens'
everyday lives, as we cannot disregard
China's influence on Korean
tourism industry and economy.
Would it be possible to deploy THAAD
without facing these negative

For South Korea, THAAD may be a defense mechanism
but in the perspective of China,
it could be seen as a threat.