Tagged: South Korea

High School Education in Japan and South Korea

A while ago, a local college in Boston contacted me and asked if I could deliver a lecture for a group of Japanese high school students visiting the United States. After some days of negotiating on the compensation, I decided to do a lecture on U.S. foreign economic policies with a focus on Northeast Asia […]

Befriending India: The Next Economic Partner for South Korea and Japan

Prior to the reforms that the Indian government undertook in the early 1990s, India was known to the world as a country of abundant cultural heritage, but also a country in possession of the irrational caste system, with a vast majority of its citizens living in poverty. After almost two decades of economic and political transformation, India is taking the steps to reach out to its East Asian neighbors.

South Korea: Never-Ending Leadership Crises

The global economic crisis jeopardizes both politics and the economy

In the midst of a global economic turmoil, Northeast Asia’s leaders struggle to find an exit from the crisis. Domestic approval rates show that the incumbents, President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea has a long way to go.