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  • 00:42

    JAPAN

    in Travel

    The Traveling Eye host, Ja'Vonne Harley has returned from Japan. She visited Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. Enjoyed the food, cuisine, shopping and famous sights. She flew on ANA and experienced their Business Class. Used the Japan Rail Pass and took the High Speed rail thru Japan. Stayed at the St Regis, Westin and Hilton Hotel chains. Now she is ready to tell you all. Listen in .

  • 00:24

    Jeju's 4.3 Massacre Remembered

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    On April 3rd, 1948, Jeju Island was caught in a civil war-like time of violence and human rights abuses. This is when the period known as the Jeju Uprising and Massacre began.

    The Korea File spoke with participants at the Jeju 4.3 Commemorative Street Festival last Friday to hear their impressions of this tragic event in Jeju's history.

    Live music performances include Hallasanhoe's Songs for Jeju 4.3, Dedicated to 4.3/Antiwar Peace by the Parkbo Band and The Changwon Grandmothers Singing Group's songs from yesteryear with "Girls’ High School Days”.

    Activist/Artist Lee Do-hee's work can be found at http://www.doheelee.com

    The image for this episode is a still from the film '?? (Jiseul)', a semi-fictionalized account of the events of 1948 and after. A review on the award-winning film can be found at Koreana, a quarterly journal of Korean arts and culture at http://www.koreana.or.kr/months/news_view.asp?b_idx=3025&lang=en&page_type=list and the film is wildly available online.

    For a long read on Jeju's 4.3 tragedy see the official governmental document The Jeju 4·3 Incident
    Investigation Report at http://www.jeju43peace.or.kr/report_eng.pdf

    For a brief summarization, go to http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Jeju_Uprising

  • 00:26

    TOMMY TRAN on Jeju's Unregulated Growth

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    Tommy Tran is a PhD student at the University of California at Los Angeles in the department of Asian Languages and Cultures. His primary focus is urban ethnography in Korean Studies.

    In this interview he discusses what happens when Jeju Island, a former periphery of Korea, becomes a premier testing ground for development highlighting the contradiction between urban expansion and cultural and ecological preservation.

    He also speaks about his (extremely painful) 7 day, 150 km pilgrimage around the entire perimeter of Jeju (in straw sandals) in 2011 and his relationship with Korean Son Buddhism.

    You can read more about his work at his blog, Jeju Palimpsest:
    https://jinmunhak.wordpress.com

    Music on this episode is ???? with ?? (Banigeoulseu- Wave) circa early '80s. Watch their video on youtube at
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL5hyxwUuRY

  • 00:14

    JON DUNBAR on Korea's Cults

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    In part one of a two-part interview, writer and journalist Jon Dunbar discusses the seedy reputation of Korean cult culture, including Cheonghaejin Marine, the company behind the sinking of the MV Sewol.

    For more on Cheonghaejin Marine's alleged culpability in the Sewol's sinking, go to
    http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140421001183

    Jon Dunbar's writing and photography can be found at http://daehanmindecline.com/

  • 00:25

    BEN SPENCER: Chuja Exit Interview

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    Ben Spencer made it through 6 months on the biggest hardship posting in Korea's EPIK public school program, the rapidly shrinking fishing community of 2000 on Chuja Island, 2 hours north-west of Jeju by ferry.

    I spoke with him in October and agreed to catch up again at the end of his contract to see how he had maintained morale and motivation in such an isolated environment.

    In this exit interview two days prior to leaving Korea forever and returning to life, love and home in Ireland, Spencer speaks about life in a one industry community, Chuja's lack of self-sufficiency and why he ended his teaching contract early. He also expands on some Chuja-related topics established by The Jeju Weekly article 'And You Thought Jeju Was Remote' from August, 2009.

    Spencer's intriguing and articulate prose on Chuja life can be found at OBSERVATIONS FROM THE COUNTRYSIDE at https://countryobservations.wordpress.com/ and his earlier writings can be found at SPENCER COTTAGE INDUSTRIES at https://spencersteaandsympathy.wordpress.com/

    Music on this episode courtesy of '60s Korean girl-group THE PEARL SISTERS. An explainer on the group from kpopstarz.com: http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/81483/20140227/pearl-sisters-hate-it.htm

    A link to The jeju Weekly article can be found here:
    http://www.jejuweekly.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=179

  • 00:36

    Guest: Yuuichi Katsuura, CEO of Nippon Basic Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

    in Education

    Mr. Yuuichi Katsuura joined Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. in 1971. I engaged in business of sales of household water purifier. CLEANSUI Director, and became Managing Director of MRC Home Products Co., Ltd. Then he retired and took responsitility in managing the Koyo Sangyo Co., Ltd.  He built Nippon Basic Co. in May 2005 and was appointed as the Managing Director where he developed a car integrated water purifier used for producing drinking water at the crisis as disaster in the developing countries. 


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  • 03:00

    Coming Apocalypse

    in Current Events

    Nuclear Engineers agree that Fukushima Nuclear radiation can be an "Extinction Event". Could Fukushima Japan meltdown be the start of Wormwood prophised in the Bible? It is a myth that this disaster is being contained as radiation is spilling into the Pacific Ocean and in the soil of Japan and in the mist of the air around the world. North Korea's Kim Jong Un has just executed his Top 15 Seinor Officals and continues his reign of terror over the Korean people. Also Saudi Arabia King Salman has just appointed a "New Crown Prince" Mohammed bin Nayef age 55 a "Counter-Terrorism Chief" will be next in line for the Throne. Also in Antarcita the famous "Blood Falls" has stunned Scientists as they assumed the Red Flow was from Algee, but have now discovered it has bacterial life as it's origin. Also 293 girls and woman has been set free from Boko Haram in Nigeria. These and much more current news events and bible prophecy and the Powerful Word of God. Your Host Pastor Paul Begley of Indiana. 

  • 00:42

    Guest: Yuuichi Katsuura, CEO of Nippon Basic Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

    in Education

    Mr. Yuuichi Katsuura joined Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. in 1971. I engaged in business of sales of household water purifier. CLEANSUI Director, and became Managing Director of MRC Home Products Co., Ltd. Then he retired and took responsitility in managing the Koyo Sangyo Co., Ltd.  He built Nippon Basic Co. in May 2005 and was appointed as the Managing Director where he developed a car integrated water purifier used for producing drinking water at the crisis as disaster in the developing countries. 


    Hideko Nagashima...Host of the Show: 


    Mugihito Hirayama...Co-host of the Show


    Global Eco Talk Show is brought by SWACIN Inc.  Our radio shows are designed to convey difficult-to-understand problems in Nigeria such as witch-craft, corruption, lack of safety and the worst petroleum pollution in Africa to the International community in an aesthetic form so that people around the world can join solving the problems.  The regions contributes major cause of global warming and climate change.


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  • 00:26

    FANCY MAN live show + interview

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    Fancy folk trio FANCY MAN on playing in Jeju's music scene, using the school music room as a practice space and the joys of sharing a teaching gig with your bandmates.

    You can find more music and videos including Christmas Card From Korea (part 2) at http://www.timothycushing.com/

    This interview and live performance was recorded at Jeju City's Magpie Brewing Co. on 2/20/2015.

  • 01:56

    Send my rockets to the moon with a real life Rocket Scientist.

    in Current Events

    Spend a wonderful evening with me and my guest who is a real life rocket scientist and the author of 24 books and three on the way.  This dynamic woman is full of so much insightful knowledge about our universal and other trvia that you can't help but be amazed.  Please call in at 347-945-6003 and ask those questions that you always wanted to know about whether or not you believe or know that UFO's exist.

  • 00:25

    BROTHER ANTHONY: Korea's 20th Century

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    Brother Anthony (???) is President of the Royal Asiatic Society of Korea, an academic organization which has participated in Korean intellectual and cultural life since 1900 . He`s also a scholar of Korean studies, a translator of Korean poetry and an expert on The Korean Way of Tea.

    In the 2nd of a two-part conversation he speaks about his work translating poet Ko Un (??), the changes he's witnessed firsthand in Korean society in the last 35 years and the unreality created by the division between the two Koreas.

    For more on Brother Anthony, visit his website at http://hompi.sogang.ac.kr/anthony/

    For more on The Royal Asiatic Society of Korea visit http://www.raskb.com/

    This interview was recorded in Brother Anthony`s Sogang University neighbourhood office in December, 2014.

    Music on this episode: "Chuitaepyoung", Daegeum Solo, 1928