Singer continues hunger strike for Sewol 2014/08/26, Source,
Singer Kim Jang-hoon collapsed yesterday after 21 days of hunger strike and then moved to a hospital. He voluntarily participated in a hunger strike to help people who had lost their families in the sinking of the Sewol Ferry in April. The families are currently protesting to pressure the government and legislature so that they would pass a law to form an independent fact-finding panel to investigate why the sinking occured, which killed more than 300 passengers, and why the rescue process couldn't be more promptly started,...More
Follow the Makgeolli Wanderers into charms of tradition 2014/08/23, Source,
Early last week, on August 11, a talking concert staged by the "Makgeolli Wanderers" (unofficial translation) took place in Namdaemun Market. Professor Seo Kyoung-duk of Sungshin Women's University and comedian Jeong Joon-ha were the hosts.
Finding a bowl of makgeolli in the hands of a farmer taking a late afternoon meal by the side of a field in the countryside, or even on the tables of young people in the makgeolli bars in Seoul's downtown, is an easy thing.
Instantly connecting the all-too-famous duo of pajeon and makgeolli with rainy weather is a commonly known fact to Koreans and non-Koreans familiar with Korean culture,...More
Star joins families in hunger strike 2014/08/04, Source,
Singer Kim Jang-hoon went on a hunger strike as of yesterday in solidarity with family members of the sunken Sewol ferry victims who are putting pressure on the government to pass a stalled law investigating the cause of the accident. Kim made the announcement about the hunger strike on his Facebook page yesterday. "I'll be joining the families from 2 p.m. in Gwanghwamun", he said. "The making of a special law is not only for the hurt families but for all of us and the country",...More
Kim Jang-hoon pays respect to Sewol victims 2014/06/07, Source,
Singer Kim Jang-hoon, who has been actively engaged in raising awareness of social affairs throughout the decade, visited an altar in Ansan, Gyeonggi, to commemorate the Danwon High School students and teachers who lost their lives in the Sewol tragedy on April 16. "People are beginning to forget about the tragedy. If we forget and let go of the lost souls, then this kind of tragedy will happen over and over", noted the veteran singer during a phone interview with Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of Korea JoongAng Daily, yesterday morning,...More
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