2014/11/27

8 Korean Shops Suffer Damage In Ferguson Riots

8 Korean Shops Suffer Damage In Ferguson Riots


At least two Korean-run shops were gutted and about six others suffered
property damage in violent demonstrations ongoing in the US town of Ferguson,Missouri.






A former Korean community leader in St. Louis, Lee Kye-song,
said a hair salon supplies store and a mobile phone shop were
completely burned. The two shops were located next to each other
along a street leading to the Ferguson police station.
Five or six other Korean-run shops were said to be either looted or
partly burned. Meanwhile, the protests sparked by the Ferguson case have now
spread internationally. In the UK on Wednesday,
about a thousand Britons protested outside the
United States embassy in London in sympathy with demonstrations across the
US over the killing of a black teenager by a white police officer.

Following the vigil at the embassy,
hundreds of protesters marched to the central London shopping district of
Oxford Street, where they stopped traffic.

2014/11/26

Full Korea, which is often visited from the U.S. and France

Full Korea, which is often visited from the U.S. and France



The following is the visiting record of Full Korea from the past week.
It shows that people in the U.S. and France visit our blog the most often.






Full Korea blog intends on spreading the current affairs of Korea
correctly to overseas countries.
Korea is seen as a very poor, difficult, and a country at the risk of a war.
It is certain that these problems must be fixed.

Korea has a small land, but uses the fastest internet in the world,
and the most advanced smartphones.
It is the only country where people use credit cards for all public transportations.
It is a country with strong global brands such as Samsung, Hyundai, and LG.

Korea is has 10th highest national competitiveness, and is a country
that achieved the most and best economic performances in the shortest time.
It is safer, has better medical services, 
and has fewer gaps between the rich and poor than in the U.S.
It has more strengths than weaknesses, which is only one of the few in the world.

We would like to show the good sides of Korea to the world.
We want to inform the problems and issues of Korea of the world.
This is why Full Korea exists.

IKEA faces Difficulties while trying to Enter the Korean Market

IKEA faces Difficulties while trying to Enter the Korean Market


IKEA is selling a map for props. Of course, it is for worldwide use.
However, the map marked the “East Sea,” named because it is located
on the right side of Korea, as “Sea of Japan” after an insistence from Japan.

Internationally, the name of the sea is “East Sea.”
Although Japan is being very zealous in distorting its historical
consciousness and promoting marketing through international press,
causing some confusion in the use of the name,
history does not change due to a country’s unilateral efforts.

Would Tokyo become a Korean territory even if Korea suddenly argues
“Tokyo belongs to Korea” oneday?
Would Toronto become a U.S. territory even if the U.S. suddenly claims
“Toronto belongs to the U.S.?”
Absolutely not.





IKEA Korea held a meeting and apologized for naming the East Sea as
Sea of Japan on its maps for the use of interior design.
However, , scheduled to be held in a subway station in Seoul,
had to be cancelled due to the opposition of the public.
The public opinion is that despite being a global firm,
it cannot step into Korea without a proper historical consciousness.
IKEA does not have to fit Koreans’ tastes to successfully enter the Korean market.
But it should refrain from behaviors against the international sentiment.

2014/11/24

Reactions from Abroad on Napoleon Chapeau

Reactions from Abroad on Napoleon Chapeau


Napoleon’s chapeau, the symbol of the Bonaparte family
(the French Royal family of Napoleon 1 and 3),
was auctioned off to a Korean at 1,884,000 euro.
The Korean man who successfully bid Napoleon’s chapeau
is an entrepreneur who runs a chicken restaurant.

The auction dealer expected the bid to be 500,000 euro, but
the chapeau was auctioned off at a much higher price at 1,884,000 euro.
The local press reported that it was the highest 
bidding price for a chapeau in history.      






The Korean entrepreneur who won the bid said that
“It is a collection that I have
always wanted to have without being concerned with the price
for me to develop my business with a mind to pioneer it further,”


It is said that there is a total of 120 Napoleon chapeaus and
only 19 are remained right now,
among which 17 of them are in museums and
only 2 have been allowed to be kept by regular people.
One of them was auctioned off by a Korean entrepreneur.
He said that he will display the chapeau in his business site in Korea,
and will allow regular people to see them soon.

2014/11/23

People all over the World are Swarming into Korea for its Advanced Medical Technology

People all over the World are Swarming into Korea for its Advanced Medical Technology


Seoul, the Capital of South Korea.
There is more number of foreign tourists from many countries in Seoul.
In particular, as the number of tourists to get medical and plastic surgeries during the tour has rapidly increased, the number of coordinators for foreign tourists in Seoul has also increased by 50.6% accordingly.

Those consider themselves as foreign tourists and patients
spend more on eating outs, shopping, and touring,
and stay longer in Seoul unlike other tourists, bringing bigger effects to the local economy.
A wind of change is blowing around hospitals,
starting from convenience stores and lodgings.
Obviously, part-timers at convenience stores speak English and
employees with medical knowledge are being hired in
hotels where foreign patients and guardians stay.




Korea’s medical technology is the best in the world.
Also, most Koreans have signed up for the national medical insurance.
It is unlike medical insurances where the U.S., Canada, and Europe barely participate.
Korea’s developed medical insurance and advanced medical technology
are drawing the attention  of people from all parts the world, including Asia.