Disclaimer: The following is a totally personal translation of an article appeared in The Kyunghyang Shinmun on Feb. 7, 2014, reporting a court ruling invalidating the 2009 mass layoff by Ssangyong Motors which claimed 24 lives and caused ever-reverberating social conundrums in Korea since. If upheld in Supreme Court, it will pave the way that […]

Disclaimer: The following is a totally personal translation of an article ‘변호인’ 어디까지 실화? “노무현이다 노무현이 아니다” on Dec. 20, 2013, reporting the big hit of a movie “Counsel” and its background. All rights regarding this post stay with the author(s) of the original article or with NocutNews and this post will be scrapped immediately […]

The following is totally personal translation of the so-called “Are you all fine?” wall poster a college student Mr. Hyun-woo Joo publicly put on his college wall in Dec. 10, 2013. In this wall poster, Mr. Joo asked if it was really fine for rising generation to stay sterile or dormant to social issues that […]

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <The Kyunghyang Shinmun> on Aug. 10, 2013, reporting mass candlelight rally against National Intelligence Service (NIS) that is under fire for its highly suspicious role during last presidential election and exposed interference with domestic politics which is strictly prohibited by law […]

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <Hankook Ilbo> on Aug. 20, 2013, reporting a 200-day long high place protest, a recent unfortunate development of over 2,000 days of workers’ rights struggle, by union workers of <JEI Corporation>, a company for home schooling and self-studying in Korea and other […]

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation (usually from Korean to English but, in this case, from English to Korean) of an article appeared in <Scientific American> on May 29, 2013, reporting perils of Gangjeong people due to unendorsed construction of naval base and their struggle against Korean bureaucratic authorities that push forward […]

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <Kookmin Ilbo> on April 28th, 2013, sketching South Korean workers’ and North Korean guards’ reaction to South Korean workers’ departure from Gaeseong Industrial Complex. All rights regarding this post stay with the author(s) of the original article or with <Kookmin Ilbo> and […]