On Sep. They are widely recognizable figures with a global following as well as recent winners of Golden Disk and Billboard Music Awards. Many South Korean feminists, however, condemned the choice. To them, BTS is representative of the misogynistic music scene in their country.
It was little more than a year ago that South Korean police descended on the home of Lee Jin-young in Seoul , arrested him and placed him in solitary confinement. Lee is a long-time activist who had already been jailed in the s for promoting democracy, but this time he was thrown in prison for different reasons. His so-called crime was running Labor Books, an online library of information on North Korea. Sadly, this is not a unique case in South Korea, where the looming threat of war with the North has taken a serious toll on personal freedoms. Rights groups have called for human rights violations in North Korea—which happen on an industrial scale through labour camps and mass executions—to remain on the table during discussions.
Anti-Korean sentiment involves hatred or dislike that is directed towards Korean people , culture or either of the two states North Korea or South Korea on the Korean Peninsula. Anti-Korean sentiment is present in China ,  Taiwan and Japan , and stems from such issues as nationalism, politics, economic competition, cultural influences, and historical disputes. In China, it has only come to prominence recently, due to issues such as the Summer Olympics torch relay ; which have accumulated over other issues over the years. In Japan, modern dislike for South Korea can be seen as a form of national rivalry; more recently this rivalry was heightened by events such as the FIFA World Cup , co-hosted by both nations.
They first met at the Christian Club when she was at university in Seoul. He was an architecture major, 26 years old like her, tall, clean-cut. They began dating, and after a year they had sex. She enjoyed it partly for the physical pleasure, but mostly because of the deep devotion she felt for him. They had mapped their future together--marriage, a family--all the things young Koreans are meant to desire.